Today I learned of Chick Donohue, a merchant marine who took a bartender’s suggestion and made a daring visit to Vietnam in 1967 as a civilian to deliver beer to his soldier buddies taskandpurpose.com/histor…
Chick-fil-A Makes More Per Restaurant Than McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway Combined … and It's Closed on Sundays entrepreneur.com/article/…
In the California Condor Recovery Plan, researchers and breeders removed condor eggs and used condor puppets to raise and feed the chicks from those eggs. Parent condors would then lay more eggs to replace the taken eggs, thus increasing their reproductive rate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Today I learned of Truett's Luau, a special Hawaiian Luau themed Chick-fil-A in Fayetteville, GA. truettsluau.chic-fil-a.co…
Gouldian finch young have unusual mouth markings that biologists find intriguing. One study showed the markings might help finch parents judge the health and age of their chicks. Another study revealed the glowing bumps outside of the beak reflect light, serving as a built-in beacon for feeding. audubon.org/news/whats-we…
Wisdom the Albatross is the oldest wild bird in the world at 65+. She's sucessfully and continually reared nearly 40 chicks. Flying millions of miles in her life, she almost never lands for more than 15 minutes before she leaves her chicks to find more food. youtu.be/02RyxA1mC5s
To keep recently-hatched California Condor chicks from 'imprinting onto humans', their human raisers have constructed 'Condor Puppets' to feed them.... gizmodo.com/saving-califo…
Music legend Dolly Parton has won less Grammys than the Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, and Leontyne Price grammy.com/grammys/artist…
Poultry farmers and people that have chickens use a technique called "Egg Candling" to determine whether or not an egg has been fertilized and is developing a viable chick. wikihow.life/Candle-an-Eg…
Bald Eagle chicks develop a special egg tooth to help penetrate the interior membrane and exterior shell of an egg. They also have a "hatching muscle," or complexus muscle, that swells in their neck to help them emerge into the world. eagles.org/what-we-do/edu…
Certain species of Finch have Rorschach-like designs on their palates called "gape markings". Each species has a unique design. These are thought to help their parents feed them, and to differentiate between parasitic chicks, who are then rejected. Image gallery in link. efinch.com/gape.htm
Chick-fil-A was originally founded as the Dwarf Grill in 1946, changing the name to 'Dwarf House' until rebranding as Chick-fil-A in 1967. chick-fil-a.com/about/his…
The Greyheaded Albatross makes elevated nests and in recent decades more Antarctic storms plus higher winds are blowing chicks off the nest. Parents won't recognize it and let it die unless it can manage to get back inside. It is extremely endangered youtube.com/watch?v=9C9Ap…
There exists a bodyguard crew of rangers in Belize, known as the Scarlet Six Biomonitoring Team, who camp out in inclement weather, night and day for the 5-month long portion of the Scarlet Macaw breeding season when chicks are being cared for, dedicated to stopping insane poaching levels. audubon.org/magazine/spri…
Penguins will kidnap other families chick's if they have lost one of their own. youtube.com/watch?v=MLdLy…
The hoatzin's chicks have claws on their wings when they are born enabling them to crawl around like reptiles until they can fly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoa…
Eggs have pores for developing chicks to breathe in oxygen scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Chick-fil-A mascot used to be a chicken named Doodles. thedailymeal.com/eat/thin…
Today I learned of the law suit that ensued after Kim Basinger withdrew from starring in the movie 'Boxing Helena', nicknamed 'Chick in a Box'. The storyline involved a surgeon who amputated the limbs of a woman and kept her in a box. Basinger filed for bankruptcy and eventually settled for $3.8M. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box…
Most male baby chicks are killed by grinding, or other methods, shortly after hatching nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Cuckoo birds can be both parasitic AND symbiotic. The chicks of cuckoos that have crow hosts evolved a defense mechanism that deters predators, so the adult crows accept and raise the cuckoo because it protects the nest and the other crow chicks. arstechnica.com/science/2…
Determining chick sex is done by training the tester's intuition youtube.com/watch?v=TgRte…
"chicken sexers" are experts who can identify a chick's gender in about 3 seconds – over 1,000 birds per hour. Studying for this at the "Zen-Nippon Chick Sexing School" takes 2 years. psmag.com/magazine/the-lu…
In Roman mythology Cupid shot Apollo with an arrow and he fell in love with this chick Daphne but she wasn't into it so she turned herself into a tree. Happy Valentine’s Day! greeka.com/greece-myths/a…
Squirrels and Chipmunks are actually omnivores who often raid bird nests, and have been sighted multiple times hunting and eating both chicks and adult birds. askanaturalist.com/is-eat…
Today I learned about Roy and Silo, a pair of male Chinstrap penguins who were noted performing mating rituals together as well as trying to hatch a rock thinking it was an egg. The Zookeepers gave them an egg from a pair who could not hatch it, the resulting chick was named Tango en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
A "Chicken Sexer" is a profession whereby you check a chicks anus to determine the sex bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
L. Ron Hubbard the creator of scientology, composed an album called Space Jazz for his book Battlefield Earth, the recording includes jazz stars such as Chick Corea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Because male chicks are virtually useless to the meat industry, soon after they hatch they are put into a maceration a large high-speed grinder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Crows can hold grudges and are even known to pass it on to its chicks. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The world's oldest known wild bird is Wisdom the Laysan albatross. At 67 years old she is still laying viable eggs and raising chicks. Wisdom has outlived several mates and raised anywhere from 30 to 35 chicks. news.nationalgeographic.c…
There is a Chick-Fil-A INSIDE the headquarters of Delta Airlines chick-fil-a.com/locations…
Marlon Wayans, of White Chicks fame, was originally cast as Robin in Batman Returns and Two Face in Batman Forever but was cut from both. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Chick Fil A is closed on Sundays because Truett Cathy founded the company he wanted the seventh day of the week to be for rest and worship. They follow this so strictly that the franchise in the Atlanta Falcons stadium is closed on Sundays . espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
The Dixie Chicks song β€œGoodbye Earl” was written as a way to kill off the popular character Earl in 90s country songs written by Dennis Linde wideopencountry.com/goodb…
"Burning Love" by Elvis Presley and "Goodbye Earl" by the Dixie Chicks were written by the same man, 30 years apart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Adam Sandler's reason as to why he made a 4-picture contract with Netflix was because, β€œWhen these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only. Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks.” theguardian.com/film/2014…
During 8 years living in a UK animal shelter, a dog named Jasmine was a β€˜surrogate mother’ to over 50 rescued animals; including puppies, foxes, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer and a goose. She nursed each with affection, taking care of them as soon as they arrived. candogseat-this.com/jasmi…
There are companies that offer mail-order day-old chicks. There is a 72-hour window for mailing them, as that's how long they can survive on the nutrients they hatch with. countryliving.com/life/ki…
Darwin’s Finches are being attached by maggots and larger fly larvae that take up temporary residence in a chick’s nostril and dine until morning where they then squirm back into the entwined twigs where they wait until night comes again. knowablemagazine.org/arti…
Male chicks are of no use to the egg industry,so they are either suffocated in garbage bags with waste,or shoveled together by the hundreds and conveyed into a grinder to be torn apart while still alive articles.nydailynews.com/…
Chick Sexers are trained professionals whose jobs are to determine the gender of a newborn chick. Average salary is $60,000/year. nbcnews.com/business/care…
California condor chicks were fed with condor puppets to increase egg laying rate and to avoid them imprinting on humans gizmodo.com/saving-califo…
If Chick-fil-a franchisees meet their sales goals, they get a free Ford vehicle of their choice to drive for a year, and if they meet the goal the next year, the vehicle is theirs to keep! amp.businessinsider.com/c…
Male chicks of egg-laying chicken strains serve no purpose in agriculture and are killed by high speed grinders, poisonous gas, neck breaking, electrocution, or suffocation as soon as their sex is determinable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Swans are highly protective of their nests. They will viciously attack anything that they perceive as a threat to their chicks, including humans. One man was suspected to have drowned in such an attack after a swan used its neck to strangle him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
The movie White Chicks was nominated for five Razzies, including the Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Couple. Film critic Richard Roeper even put the film as the #1 worst film of 2004. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Many nesting bird chicks excrete feces in a self-contained sack that the parent carries away, so it doesn't reveal the nest location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fec…
Owls have been observed bringing Texas Blind Snakes to their nest, where the will eat the parasites that affect the owl chicks (Guardians of Ga'hoole was not making that up). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lep…
Chick-Fil-A is suing a Vermont man for printing shirts that say 'Eat More Kale' because it is too similar to their 'Eat Mor Chikin' slogan youtube.com/watch?v=h_8UH…
On Scottish Isle of Rhum, the red deer population decapitate small bird chicks and eat the skulls for minerals like calcium. The deer have adapted this behavior because the island’s vegetation lacks the key minerals. asknature.org/strategy/di…
Robin eggs are blue for a good reason. The male Robin responds to the colour of the eggs depending on the shade of blue they are. The paler the eggs are are, less time will be spent on the chicks once they hatch. The darker the shade of blue and the male will feed the chick twice as much. youtu.be/8H3vKG6PpBk
Some birds "pay" for protection from alligators by letting them eat their chicks smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Gouldian Finch chicks are born with blue beads around their beaks which glow in the dark. This helps their parent’s to feed them in the dark. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Dove (all women are beautiful) and Axe (hot chicks will swarm you) are owned by the same company. unilever.com/brands/perso…
Hens (female chickens) don't need to have sex to lay eggs. These are the eggs you buy at the supermarket. There's no male involved. The eggs are unfertilized and will never hatch - never become chicks. kb.rspca.org.au/Do-I-need…
An Albatross named Wisdom is the world's oldest known wild bird (66 y/o) and is still having chicks! fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Ato…
Giant shoebill birds only raise one chick and lets the weaker chicks die as they were only insurance against their favourite chick dying. youtube.com/watch?v=4Arjl…
Cuckoo bird chicks hatch earlier than the host's chicks so that it can push the legitimate unhatched eggs out of the nest. As this happens very soon after the cuckoo chick hatches, the behavior is entirely instinctual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
Bird embryos start to develop dinosaur hands, but the fingers merge with the wing before the chicks hatch. youtube.com/watch?v=tmjd5…
The CFO, Adam Smith, Who Made $200K Per Year is Now On Food Stamps Three Years After His Abusive Chick-fil-A Video nextshark.com/chick-fil-a…
Chick-fil-A uses recycled plastic to make the polo shirts worn by their employees. youtu.be/KRoRmIJo0-0
Emus are a sex-role reversed species. The female emus battle each other for mating rights, while male emus will construct the nest, brood the eggs, and rear the chicks, usually alone, though the female may remain to protect him during incubation. Females may mate with three males a season. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu…
Dixie Chicks had to suffer abuse and boycotts for their stand against the 2003 US war on Iraq thenation.com/article/ten…
Hens lay unfertilized eggs daily. Before they are packaged and sent to the market, they shine a bright light through the shell (called candling)β€”which highlights any irregularities, such as a developing chick. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
Birds keep their nests clean by hauling away chick poo in β€œfecal sacs”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fec…
Male chicks are ground up alive by egg factories since they have no use for them blogs.discovery.com/anima…
A hen in Sri Lanka gave live birth to a chick. blogs.discovery.com/anima…
In 2012, an albatross named 'Wisdom' hatched a new chick at the age of 62 and may have been the 'oldest mom in the bird world' blog.nationalgeographic.o…
The hoatzin is the last surviving species of a line of birds that diverged from all other birds 64 million years ago, just after the dinosaur extinction event, and that hoatzin chicks have claws on their wings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoa…
Chick-fil-A headquarters in Atlanta has a car museum, including an original Batmobile from Batman Returns localadventurer.com/chick…
Chick-Fil-A recycles their used styrofoam cups and turns them into benches. youtube.com/watch?v=lWBq6…
Chick Hearn, the long time basketball announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers, is credited with coining the terms slam dunk, air ball, finger roll, give and go, and no-look pass, among many others. abbaroo.com/lakers/chick.…
The oldest known wild bird is an albatross named Wisdom, who was at least 66 years old when she hatched a chick last February. news.nationalgeographic.c…
There is a breed of Indonesian fowl (chicken) that buries its eggs. The chicks must dig themselves out after hatching. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
There is a unique pheasant-like bird which digests like cattle and has chicks with claws on their wings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoa…
In February 2011, Virgin/EMI label executives asked European radio stations to remove David Guetta's Who's That Chick? from their playlists because they think Rihanna had too much songs on the chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
It only costs $5000 to open a Chick-Fil-A Franchise franchises.about.com/b/20…
There's a restaurant whose goal is to make people fat. obese people eat for free and hot chicks dressed as nurses spank you if you don't finish your food. heartattackgrill.com/phon…
For kazahk boy's to become men, they must steal a eagle chick from its nest and then train it to hunt foxes. youtube.com/watch?v=-Y3Dl…
A peacock is specifically a male. Females are peahens and babies are peachicks. They're properly called Peafowl. Bonus pic of peahen and her chicks inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
The basketball terms "slam dunk," "air ball," and "no harm, no foul" were all coined by famed NBA sportscaster Chick Hearn, who also coined various similar phrases while casting labeled "Chickisms." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The Fertile Crescent was home to the eight Neolithic founder crops important in early agriculture (wheat, einkorn, barley, flax, chick pea, pea, lentil, bitter vetch), and four of the five most important species of domesticated animalsβ€”cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
The chicken meat industry can trace its origins back to 1923 when an Ocean View, Delaware farm received 500 chicks instead of the 50 they ordered delawareonline.com/story/…
The American Civil Liberties Union defended Chick-fil-a and Dan Cathy following his statement of opposition to same-sex position charismanews.com/us/33892…
Cuckoo birds will put their eggs into another bird's nest and the chick will kick the other eggs/chicks out. youtu.be/SO1WccH2_YM
Cuckoo birds will lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. The cuckoo chicks will hatch earlier than the other chicks and then it will deliberately knock the other eggs of the host bird out of the nest, forcing the non-cuckoo host mother to feed only it and keep up with its huge growth rate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
At Chick-Fil-A you can trade in the toy that comes in the kids meals for ice cream! savvymoxie.com/2011/05/ch…
At just a couple of days old, barnacle goose chicks must cliff dive 400ft in order to reach their parents. thedailybeast.com/article…
Kea parrots from New Zealand are carnivorous and will dig into the ground to capture chicks to eat. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00m…
Chick sexing is the method of distinguishing the sex of chicken and other hatchlings, usually by a trained person called a chick sexer or chicken sexer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The oldest known human ceramic is from 29,000-25,000BCE: And it's a naked chick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
You can get a pregnant chick pregnant. time.com/time/health/arti…
Chick-fil-A gets 20,000 new franchise applications annually, but only accepts 75-80 of them. slate.com/blogs/business_…
The Piping Plover fakes a broken wing injury to draw attention to themselves and away from the chicks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip…
Jumping spiders do old-timey dances to pick up chicks youtube.com/watch?v=UTbHp…
Whenever a new Chick-Fil-a opens, the first 100 customers win free Chick-Fil-a for a year. chick-fil-a.com/Locations…
Baby chicks can count. rspb.royalsocietypublishi…
There is a Chick-Fil-A called The Dwarf House that, on Saturdays, has an all you can eat breakfast buffet with unlimited chicken patties. cfarestaurant.com/woodsto…

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