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Cedar Waxwings: Party Animals?
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

The cedar waxwing is the only bird I know that gets drunk. How does this happen? About 85 to 90 percent of their diet consists of fruits and berries. They descend on the tree or bush and really gorge themselves until they are all round-bellied and satisfied. They eat voraciously, sometimes feeding on...

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1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
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Castaic Lake
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