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Panda

OK so I looked up my own ‘random’ article.  The generated ones were strange.  I looked up the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda , where I learned that a panda’s name means cat-foot-black and white!  Until you read the discussions, one of which says;

The name “panda” originates from a Himalayan language, possibly Nepali. As used in the West the name was originally applied to the red panda. Until its relation to the red panda was discovered in 1901, the giant panda was known as “Mottled Bear” (Ailuropus melanoleucus) or “Particolored Bear”.

The Chinese name for the giant panda, 大熊貓, literally translates to “large bear cat,” or just “bear cat” (熊貓).  So now you know.

Also there was a picture

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All tagged up

I really like the delicious bookmarking, liked using other people’s tags.  I shall try it at home!  Could be useful for the blimming pc in the meeting room which has no favourites on it…

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