Professor Hoopoe

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Professor Hoopoe’s ancestors have been advisors to The Royal Hoopoe Family for centuries. They've been responsible for education of all the hoopoes since King Solomon’s times. After hoopoes saved his life, King Solomon appointed the wisest among the hoopoes, Nu-Man, to be his special adviser. And it takes a truly special bird to be given such an honor from a legendary king! Not only was Nu-Man Solomon’s special messenger, he was also named the wisest bird in the world by the Persian poet Attar of Nishapur in his 1177 epic, The Conference of the Birds

Professor Hoopoe is a direct descendant of Nu-Man, that special bird, carrying on the light of knowledge. His father, Doctor Hoopoe, is most famous for missionary work among young hoopoes of South Africa. He served as an inspiration for the logo of the University of Johannesburg.

While, like all teachers, he can sometimes be a little irritable, Professor Hoopoe usually tries to remain composed. Though he is the wisest hoopoe alive, and everybody respects his advice, he is often too distracted to be substantially authoritative. 

Professor Hoopoe writes a blog on interesting science, you can check it at Overblog.


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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.