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Need some last-minute Valentines for your friends??  Look no further than these high-quality pigeon cards!  Made from the finest pictures I found on Google Images and this one website that was entirely pictures of pigeons (or so it claimed).

Guaranteed to elicit some sort of reaction!

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There are more than three dozen species in the family Paradisaeidae, more commonly known as the birds of paradise. Most are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green. These colors distinguish them as some of the world’s most dramatic and attractive birds. Males often sport vibrant feathered ruffs or amazingly elongated feathers, which are known as wires or streamers. Some species have enormous head plumes or other distinctive ornaments, such as breast shields or head fans.

Males put their bright colors and unusual ornaments to good use when they display for females. Their elaborate dances, poses, and other rituals accentuate their appearance and put on a phenomenal show for both female birds and any humans lucky enough to be in the vicinity. Such displays can last for hours, and in many species they consume a significant part of the male’s time.

September 11th

When the attacks happened, I was too young to understand. I knew something was wrong, judging by the chaos in my preschool class, but even then I sat there and cried. Eleven years later, I fully understand what and why this happened. My heart and 100% full respect goes out to any innocent person involved in these attacks, anyone who lost a life to save another, etc. We lost a piece of sunshine that day that we’ll never get back. But by staying and sticking together as a country, we can recover, but never forget.