Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sparky The Geordie Budgie






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Spiders web after rain

Tongue-twisting budgie is CD star. The linguistic skills of a Geordie budgie that died more than 40 years ago have been immortalised on a CD published by the British Library.
Sparky lived in Newcastle until 1962 and had a repertoire of more than 500 words and 380 sentences. His stuffed remains are on show at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle, where visitors hear examples of his mimicry.


Antcam - Natural History Museum. Great.

British Big Cats Society

Meow Mix. The first ever restaurant for cats.

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Fighting The International Dog Meat Trade (via)

2 comments:

bungers said...

I remember that crazy budgie!

You used to press a big brass button and it played one of his phrases!

NL trip to the shrine of Sparky anyone? ;)

ILuvNUFC said...

You had better hurry up if you want to go there as it's shutting for 3 years very soon. It's being extended to include the other museums around the area. it looks like it will be evn better when it gets re-opened