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"That group," Dave Jackson, game department information officer, said of TAILFEATHERS, "couldn't tell a roadrunner from a turkey buzzard."
COACH OF THE YEAR
Some of us who wouldn't touch a "best team" poll with a 10-foot pole raised a cynical eyebrow when Illinois turned up last week as the nation's 19th best football team, according to the UPI's weekly poll of coaches. Illinois' record for the season was 2 won, 7 lost.
What happened was that one of the UPI's board of coaches voted Illinois as the 10th-best team in the nation, thus giving it enough points—one—to win 19th place.
Addressed primarily to "zoologists, animal breeders, physiologists, veterinarians, psychologists, philosophers, paleontologists and sociologists," and the like, a new book, The Behavior of Domestic Animals (Balli�re, Tindall & Cox, Ltd., London), might be of interest to a far wider audience were it not written in the jargon that scientists love so well. Why say "newborn" when you can say "neonate"? Anyway, we have culled from it some tidbits that should be of interest to the dog owner:
?Puppies eat 14 to 50% more food when fed in groups than when they are fed independently.
?Herding dogs can respond to hand signals at a distance of a mile.
?Greyhounds of average racing quality run at a rate of 37 miles per hour.