19 March 2013

flamingo.....

Flamingos are pink because of the shrimp they eat. Flamingos that do not eat shrimp are white.
 
 
Ancient Romans ate the tongues of flamingos
and considered them a delicacy
 
1 out of 300 people have an irrational phobia of flamingos
 

 
Flamingos feel most secure when they
are crowded together in a group
 
 
 
Don Featherstone from Massachusetts created the pink lawn ornament in 1957. Today his company sells an average of 250,000 to 500,000 pink plastic flamingos per year.
 
There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones
 
 
 
 
So…
 
Eat lots of shrimp to stay in the pink, travel in groups, fear no one, and bite your tongue if someone tries to sell you a pink plastic flamingo (unless you absolutely must have one)
 
 
 
 
it's just embroidery, have fun with it!
 

6 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty design and very interesting information, Cathy! I had no idea they ate shrimp. Maybe I should eat more shrimp to keep that rosiness to my face. : )

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE this design and the flamingoes!!

The Buzz Blog said...

We love these birds so much... we even have them on our iPhone cases! Nothing like being in the pink on this snowy day - thanks for the smiles, Cathy.
xxoo
C + C

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I always want a flock of flamingos (plastic)!! So far, I haven't been able convince my husband. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Naturally Carol said...

My daughter and I share a love of flamingos...plastic ones included! They always remind me of the 1950's and Florida.

Sarah said...

There used to be a local plant center that would "flock" ones yard for special occasions. They kept their flock of pink flamingos on a hill side in front of their nursery. Sometimes they dressed them for special occasions. It was a riot. Now, no longer in business. '-(
Cute post, Cathy.......Sarah