Thursday, November 12, 2015

Upside Down Goose

Upside down goose with right-side up head.- Dailymail.UK
Lisa Berger caught us asleep at the blog yesterday.  Wednesday I mislabeled an insect picture as "dorsal" while it was obviously ventral with its legs up in the air.  After making the correction, I was trying find a witty response to her email when I came across this fantastic fact.  Geese will on occasion fly upside down!

The Dailymail.UK had this posting about a technique called "whiffling"
that geese use to slow down for landing in a high wind.  The picture above shows an upside-down goose with its head turned 180 degrees.  If you still don't get it, (I had a hard time at first) check out this video.  This turns the phrase "dumb as a goose" on its head, so to speak.

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