Saturday, March 20, 2010

Did you know........ #7

Did you know............................................... that hummingbirds are among the smallest birds on earth, and they are the only birds that can fly backwards. SDRAWKCAB. It took me about 40 seconds to spell "backwards" backwards and hummingbirds can fly backwards with no trouble at all. Wow! Isn't God amazing?

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



8 comments:

Chloƫ said...

I love hummingbirds! Partly because they're so intiguing and partly because they beautifully show the Master's handiwork!

Clara Van Nattan said...

I love trivia, and although I have never posted comments on your blog before, I sometimes comment on Jenna's blog. The editor in me couldn't help pointing out you spelled backwards wrong backwards!! It's hard to spell backwards!! (You don't have to post this comment - just thought I'd point it out) :) Love your trivia posts (and hearing about your farming experiences etc). Keep serving the Lord, He will bless you. Regards, Clara

Camden said...

That's sweet. Not only that, but they beat their wings up to 200 times... a second! I don't know about you, but I don't think I can do 200 of ANYTHING in a second. Hummingbirds really are one of God's masterpieces.

Camden

Joshua said...

Clara,
Thanks for pointing that out. I will fix it right away. Sometimes I just can't spell, especially when trying to spell words backwards. Thanks!

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Bethany said...

I love watching hummingbirds. We have a feeder right up on our back deck and they will even come right up to while we are eating outside. Such beautiful, intriguing birds! God's handiwork is awesome!

~Bethany~

Joshua said...

Camden,
I don't think I could do anything 200 times a second as well. Only God can do that through tiny birds. He is definitely awesome!

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Chloe,
Hummingbirds are one of my favorite birds as well. They seem so calm and collected around humans.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Joshua said...

Bethany,
I enjoy watching them too. They are very intriguing to watch because they come up very close to you and just stare at you, while they flap their wings so fast. Very beautiful birds. I agree.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Tracy Berard said...

Did you know that they also piggyback on ducks and geese to fly south for the winter? Pretty cool, huh?