OK, I guess my Riddle 3 was too difficult after all:
So, what do you think happened for the first time 30 years ago?
The answer to this riddle is: first selection for GROM. At that selection the first generation of GROM special operators was chosen - they were the ones who created this unit from scratch with the help of new allies: Americans and the British. Americans equipped and trained them (Delta Force) and later on they were trained by the British SAS.
Americans only asked Poles not to waste it all away and they didn't. They passed all the knowledge and skills to future generations. GROM has become the most elite special forces unit in Poland and is on par with the best special forces in the world :)
Btw, yes, I've read about Elżbieta Zawacka :)
I hear them here on the northern edge of Warsaw probably most nights in season
Lucky you, I've only ever heard owl's hooting while being in or near a forest at night... And I've never seen one live in the wild :/
@Lenka, that's cool, I've never even seen a hedgehog in real life, everyone seem to be seeing them, even in the city, except for me lol ;P
So she gave him some numbers which were her body measurements.
Good one lol
Not totally true and that wasn't your question.
It is true and that was one of my questions ("What do these animals have in common?").
I know that the Eurasian lynx (the one that lives in Poland) and the bobcat belong to the same genus (Lynx) - I've checked everything before I posted my response to your answer. But that isn't a bobcat in the photo. Bobcats live only in the Northern America, not in Poland. So, if you wrote more generally - "lynx", instead of "bobcat" - then it would be correct. But you didn't - you wrote "bobcat".
In short - every bobcat is a Lynx, but not every lynx is a bobcat :))
Also, you wrote yourself that bisons and "buffalos" are distinct animals. Yes, I know that they belong to the same genus (Bison), but that isn't a "buffalo" in the photo. It's an European bison (Bison bonasus) - in Polish it's called "żubr". American bison (Bison bison) is called "bizon" in Polish. We don't mix their names up in Poland, because they even look different:
Since "buffalo" is the standard name used in the US for an American bison I figured you meant the American species. If you wrote more generally - "bison" - I could count that as the correct answer.
Porcupines live only in Southern Europe. There are no porcupines in Poland, only hedgehogs (and that's a hedgehog in the photo).
You were simply too American-centric in your answer :)) Don't forget that this thread is about Poland.
Many Poles assume that English terminology is unified the same way it is in Polish
It isn't about that. The problem wasn't in that the same species have different names in American and British English, but the fact that those are two separate species (of the same genus). And it wasn't a general riddle about animals, but about specific animals native to Poland. So, I couldn't recognise "bobcat" and "buffalo" as correct answers, because there was no "bobcat" and no "buffalo" in that photo collage. And there are no dolphins and porcupines living in Poland. Johnny_reb should've done some research.
For example, I had no idea that there are no hedgehogs in the US and that they are considered to be "exotic" animals over there :):
I guess this is why johnny_reb mistook it for a porcupine.
Funny, for me the hedgehog is such a typical and obvious animal that I thought they're common also in Northern America :)