Monday, December 08, 2008

DDYK 12/8 - A Crow Left of the Murder

When Incubus came out with an album titled "A Crow Left of the Murder," I learned a valuable fact: a group of crows is not called a flock. It's called a murder.

So what other animals have weird group names? Check it out (I swear to God these are all 100% factual):

A shrewdness of apes
A wake of buzzards
A bed of clams
A bask of crocodiles
A brace of ducks
A convocation of eagles
A business of ferrets (or flies)
A stand of flamingoes
A tower of giraffes
An army of gorillas
An army of herring
A bloat of hippopotamuses
A passel of hogs
A smack of jellyfish
A troop of kangaroos
An exaltation of larks
A plague of locusts
A labor of moles
A romp of otters
A parliment of owls
A muster of peacocks
A prickle of porcupines
A warren of rabbits
An unkindness of ravens
A crash of rhinoceroses
A pod of seals (or whales)
A shiver of sharks
A streak of tigers
A knot of toads
A gang of turkeys

And now you know.

4 comments:

John Curtis said...

Another interesting one. Geese, when on the ground are referred to collectively as a gaggle. When they are in flight, a group of geese is called a wedge.

Extreme Brigs said...

I thought I was the only one with zingers!

smackofjellyfish said...

one of my favorites: a walk of snails!

Sarah
smackofjellyfish.com

Extreme Brigs said...

Sarah,

Thanks for commenting... your website is fantastic! I'll post a link!