From the movie “Ray”:
Ray Charles: I hear like you see. Like that hummingbird outside the window, for instance.
Della Bea Robinson: [astonished] I can’t hear her.
Ray: You have to listen.
Della: [closes her eyes and listens] YES!
Ray: Yeah. Yes, you can… Uh-oh…did you hear that?
Ray: Her heart just skipped a beat.
We have several ruby-throated hummingbirds migrating through The Briar Patch these days. Their hearts (the size of a grain of rice) beat approximately 1250 times per minute. Their wings beat 50 times per second. Per second!
Oh, and they’re trusting… Here’s a video and a few pictures of these phenomenal little creatures:
Check out Zeke’s new book, Man on the Run, here!