Eddy's Good News: After 47 years this item was returned and new data about parrots!

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8 Dec 2022, 10:58

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Every day during his show on Virgin Radio, Eddy Temple-Morris brings you Good News stories from around the world, to help inject a bit of positivity into your day!Be sure to listen each day between 10am and 1pm (Monday - Friday) to hear Eddy's Good News stories (amongst the finest music of course), but if you miss any of them you can catch up on the transcripts of Eddy's most recent stories below:

Thursday 8th December 2022

Heart warming news from the USA as a man returns a library book 47 years late, with an apology letter and a cheque!

Say hello to, well, we don’t know because the letter was anonymous, but to a man from Minnesota who was evidently fixing a Mercedes and needed a book from the library to help him. However he moved house and the book was accidentally packed. He found it in an old trunk “along with some other interesting stuff from the seventies” and sent it back to the library with a handwritten letter explaining and apologising. He also enclosed a cheque to cover the cost of a new book and the library say they’re using it to buy an updated and full colour version of “Chilton’s Foreign Car Repair Manual”, whose pictures are currently all black and white and whose pages are now mustard yellow!

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org

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If you’re a parrot owner, listen up, you’re gonna love this story, as some new research has just landed where 900 parrot owners answered a survey, which revealed some fascinating data among the 73 species covered.

We already know parrots are amazing mimics and can even detect and copy the subtlety of regional accents but what the survey has revealed is that unlike humans, age is not a factor in their vocabulary. A five year old parrot will have the same vocab range as a fifty year old. Gender didn’t come into it either, but what did affect things was species. African Greys have a repertoire of around 60 words, while amazons, cockatoos, and macaws could muster anything from twenty to thirty words.

Interestingly both of those stats added together wouldn't reach the vocab of a crow which can master 120 words!

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org