Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Here's a nice little Straight Dope piece about storks and babies. Storks are cool. For some reason you don't see too many around Catalonia but they're not uncommon in Castile and the rest of central Spain. I remember some especially handsome nesting storks all over the bell towers and castle in Segovia last time I was there. By the way, in Spain the stork doesn't bring babies; they come from Paris. And the English-language meme about storks bringing babies must have come from England a long time ago, because it's the expression used in American English and there are no storks in America.

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