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1. Birds are dinosaurs. More specifically, they evolved from therapods, a carnivorous group of dinosaurs that existed during the Mesozoic time period. Neat. You can read more here.

2. Fire Stations are great places to bring food and drink left over from a party.

3. Helicopters carrying water to dump on a wildfire look a lot more interesting on television than they do when working to put out a fire right over the ridge from your house. Luckily the fire was contained within 2 hours, but that was enough excitement for an afternoon.

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