A diligent scholar is like a bee who takes honey from many different flowers and stores it in his hive.
—John Amos Comenius
The following notice appeared on page 7, column 3, of the March 31, 1943, issue of the Austrian newspaper Neue Warte am Inn:
A unique monstrosity was found among the stock of a farmer in Thundorf near Bad Reichenhall, a so-called bear-lamb ["Bärenlämmchen"]. Just as cows sometimes produce bear-cows ["Bärenkälber"], so in Thundorf a sheep today gave birth to a lamb with a stocky, round body, short feet and a bearlike head. The monstrosity lived an hour. The mother sheep died. [Translated by E. M. McCarthy. Original German.]
Thundorf is a village in Germany about three miles north of Bad Reichenhall.
By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).
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