Daily Brain Teasers for Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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What falls often but never gets hurt?What falls often but never gets hurt?
Look carefully the picture a...Look carefully the picture and guess the game name.
What does that one do?
A man entered a pet shop, wanting to buy a parrot. The shop owner pointed out three identical parrots on a perch and said, "The parrot to the left costs 500 dollars."
"Why does that parrot cost so much?" the man wondered.
The owner replied, "Well, it knows how to use a computer."
The man asked about the next parrot on the perch.
"That one costs 1,000 dollars because it can do everything the other parrot can do, plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system." Naturally, the startled customer asked about the third parrot.
"That one costs 2,000 dollars."
"And what does that one do?" the man asked.
The owner replied, "To be honest, I've never seen him do a thing, but the other two call him boss!"
I am a 7 letter word. Most h...I am a 7 letter word. Most humans want me. But they hate the first 4 letters of my name. If you get the 2nd, 3rd and 4th letter you are sick. The 5th, 6th and 7th is something with a charge. Who am I?
William MacGillivrayBorn 25 Jan 1796; died 5 Sep 1852 at age 56.Scottish botanist and zoologist. From 1831-41, he was Conservator at the Royal College of Surgeons Museum in Edinburgh, and thereafter Professor of Natural History at Aberdeen until his death. He is best known to botanists for his one-volume abridgment of Withering's Botanical Arrangement. He assisted Audubon in the technical part of his Birds of America. MacGillivray authored five volumes of a History of British Birds. He also wrote other manuals in botany, geology and conchology. Through extensive dissections, he made a thorough study of the internal structure of birds. His eldest son, John Macgillivray, accompanied Captain Stanley as naturalist in the voyage of the Rattlesnake.«[Image: engraving, considered to be a poor likeness, from self-portrait in oils, retouched after his death by a local artist. Published in Vertebrate Fauna of the Outer Hebrides, plate ii, by Harvie-Brown and Buckley.]