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Windex = just one more thing for spiders to attach their web
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Isn't how they're supposed to work - the gossamer threads streaming downwind from the Windex???
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I know from flying small planes that a cat and a duck were always useful tools when flying in reduced visibility. You put the cat on the daskboard, because you know cats always end up on their feet. That helps keep your wings level.

The duck? Well, everyone know that ducks don't like to fly in clouds. So you throw the duck out the window and follow him down to better weather.
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Windexes are also useful for telling how low a bridge is.

And they are useful for building your mandatiry 10 posts on sailnet while you ask how to repair a bent windex.
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You forgot the most important one they tell you the local bird populations and species.
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You want to impress someone? Spear one of those little bastards in mid-flight with your windex in 20 knots. Sure, it takes a lot of concentration and constant attention to sail trim and heading, but THAT'S sailing, bro.

Just look at the ad to your left and imagine an impaled titmouse on the pointy end. That's what I'm talkin' about.
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The Windex is a useful deviice on small boats as well as large boats especailly if you happen to lose your instruments.

Put the Boswains seat on, go up with a bottle of Tabasco sauce and a foam brush, coat, let dry, repeat.l

They get one taste of that Tabasco, they are gone in a snap!!
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Considering what birds eat, I can't imagine that they would even have taste buds. I mean, what would be the point when you're eating bugs, worms and seeds?
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You want to impress someone? Spear one of those little bastards in mid-flight with your windex in 20 knots. Sure, it takes a lot of concentration and constant attention to sail trim and heading, but THAT'S sailing, bro.

Just look at the ad to your left and imagine an impaled titmouse on the pointy end. That's what I'm talkin' about.
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Considering what birds eat, I can't imagine that they would even have taste buds. I mean, what would be the point when you're eating bugs, worms and seeds?
Birds have taste buds on the base of their tongues, but not nearly as many as man and other mammals. Rabbits have about 17,000 taste buds in their mouths. Humans have about 9,000. A domestic pigeon has 27-59.

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