A White parakeet might be an albino?
The other thing that I've learnt is that basketball is popular somewhere outside North America. Who knew? (Apart from the 73% of people taking this quiz, obviously)
Interesting country. Lithuanian-Americans were very prominent (disproportionately so) in the establishment of physical culture in the USA in the mid-century. Walter Zagurski, the first editor of Strength and Health, which was, for at least a few decades, probably the most prominent physical culture magazine published in the USA, and AAU Mr. Americas Jules (Bacanskas) Bacon (1943) and Alan (Albert Steponitis) Stephan (1946), all, collectively, bear testament to this.
The dissolution of the huge Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the retracted status of Lithuania from its glory when it was a Grand Duchy, trailing down to its apparent persecution by bigger powers over the last century or two, is a very intriguing and concerning one.
I should also add that the near extinction of the close-by Livonian culture and Language adds to the gravity of the diminished identity of the peoples of that area of the world. (Then again, fishermen have always had a very tough time of it.)
For me, the "animal attraction" for Lithuania is not really there, despite its uniquely attractive and striking appearance, beckon, and bouquet. But it is a mystifyingly intriguing area, perched on the Eastern edge of the Baltic Sea, and it does cast a cool spell of its own.
Mostly, to me, it is an interesting country that can best be likened to a very nice-looking family that commands respect and one with whom I would be honored to be acquainted.
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