Boxing's Strangest Fights: Incredible but true encounters by Graeme Kent PDF

By Graeme Kent

ISBN-10: 1910232432

ISBN-13: 9781910232439

That boxing has constantly attracted vibrant, larger-than-life figures is abundantly borne out via the unusual selection of actual tales accumulated jointly during this interesting ebook. Bringing jointly the wealthy heritage and folklore of the struggle video game, Graeme Kent, who first got interested in boxing after hearing the stories of his wearing grandmother, has accumulated over 100 occasions in over 250 years of the game. those exciting tales comprise that of the 2 boxers who scored a double knockout; the bout within which 4 diverse judgements got, and the unusual story of the boxer who had a part of his ear bitten off, in addition to many different along with. In compiling this assortment Graeme Kent has interviewed many warring parties and fans of boxing, and the humorous and infrequently tragic stories stated right here offer a wealthy and offbeat substitute background of this ever-popular activity.

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32 In all sorts of ways. Many basic life skills such as finding food are learned by watching and imitating their parents, though innate instinct also plays a part. Thus male birds kept in isolation from others of their species still learn to sing, though not as well as if they had been able to hear other singing males. Birds also use a process of trial and error: if they eat an insect or plant which makes them ill, they are unlikely to do so again. Finally, birds are also capable of learning through observation of cause and effect, such as when Herring Gulls learn to drop a mollusc onto a hard surface in order to get at its contents, or Blue Tits discover how to peck through the foil tops of milk bottles to reach the cream below.

32 In all sorts of ways. Many basic life skills such as finding food are learned by watching and imitating their parents, though innate instinct also plays a part. Thus male birds kept in isolation from others of their species still learn to sing, though not as well as if they had been able to hear other singing males. Birds also use a process of trial and error: if they eat an insect or plant which makes them ill, they are unlikely to do so again. Finally, birds are also capable of learning through observation of cause and effect, such as when Herring Gulls learn to drop a mollusc onto a hard surface in order to get at its contents, or Blue Tits discover how to peck through the foil tops of milk bottles to reach the cream below.

It is now known that poorwills can maintain this state for up to 100 days. Other groups such as hummingbirds and swifts can also shut down most of their body mechanisms to achieve a state of torpor, but for much shorter periods. How long do birds live? Anything from a few hours to almost as long as us, depending on the kind of bird and the hazards it faces. Many birds die very early in their lives, due to starvation or attack by predators. If a bird survives its first year, then lifespan varies between species: most songbirds live for between two and ten years, waders from about five to ten years, and raptors from five to 20 or even 30 years.

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