Saturday Word of the Day: Oology


Very topical for the Easter weekend.

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*Oology: the study of eggs (distinctively a branch of ornithology that studies birds eggs)

When your favorite hobby as a child is oology and you spend your days searching for birds nests it is rather safe to say when you grow up you’ll want to work with birds and their eggs. That at least is how Howard came to work in the hatchery of his local zoo. It was bliss for him in the hatchery where he could really buckle into oology, after all there was a much larger variety of birds at the zoo then in his backyard.

And oology had its perks he found, when you worked in such a bizarre field all your coworkers would likely be just as ostracized and nutty as you. Not to mention unlike most people they would view your hobby as fun and interesting. It was a coworker such as this that…

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