Plants make up 82% of the total biomass of Earth. Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals. Of all the birds on Earth, 70% are chicken and poultry, 30% are wild birds. The total biomass of the human race accounts for just 0.01% of all life on Earth. theguardian.com/environme…
When Leo Tolstoy became a vegetarian, two of his children followed, but his wife and aunt didn't. He didn't pressure them, but sometimes teased them. His aunt once came to dinner and found a knife and a chicken on her chair. Tolstoy said "We knew you wanted chicken, but none of us would kill it" veg.ca/1998/09/07/history…
Napoleon did not like to eat set meals, intead choosing to eat when he was hungry. Napoleon's preference forced his palace chefs to constantly have chickens roasting on spits to suit his erratic hunger. Additionally Napoleon preferred eating with hands rather than use utensils. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Feral chickens began terrorizing an island in the UK in 2019. A few escaped chickens multiplied exponentially due to lack of predators, and 100-bird gangs began attacking joggers, destroying yards, blocking traffic, and waking residents at 4am with their deafening crowing. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The band Rush stopped using guitar amps on stage, instead replacing them with useful appliances like washing machines. During their Snakes And Arrows tour, a roadie in a chicken suit basted rotisserie chickens behind them. youtu.be/QuL_euRslTc?t=60
Rotisserie chickens are often cheaper than whole raw chickens because grocery stores use them to bring more people into the store and also they are often made with poultry that is about to reach its best by date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
In the 10 days when he competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Usain Bolt ate over 100 Chicken McNuggets per day and nothing else olympics.nbcsports.com/20…
The Roman punishment for the killing of parents was known as Poena cullei ('penalty of the sack') and it consisted of being sewn up in a leather sack, with an assortment of live animals including a dog, snake, monkey, and a chicken or rooster, and then being thrown into a body of water. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
T Rex’s closest living relative is a domestic chicken, genetically speaking. wideopenpets.com/a-brief-…
50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. youtu.be/ZSPkcpGmflE
The chicken pox and shingles virus is a form of herpes. Not the same as normal herpes but still. verywellhealth.com/is-chi…
Scientists believe that the egg came first.The first chicken egg was laid by a bird who wasn't a chicken. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
KFC only became a success in Japan after a junior store manager lied about whether Kentucky Fried Chicken was a staple of American Christmas atlasobscura.com/articles…
Chickens love to eat styrofoam chickenandchicksinfo.com/…
William Castle, a b-movie maker, allowed audiences refunds if a movie was too scary. Many abused it, angering Castle. The abuse stopped when he made refund seekers go to a "Coward's Corner" in the theater as a record screamed "Watch the chicken!" and a yellow light followed across the theater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The common chicken does not exist on the wild, they are the result of the domestication of another species of bird called the "Red Junglefowl" that lives in South Asia. They look like chickens except they live on trees and can actually fly ebird.org/species/redjun
Chickens will still recognize flock-mates even when they are disguised to a certain extent. β€œModification of features has to be abrupt and quite pronounced to cause a loss of recognition.” sora.unm.edu/sites/defaul…
There is a mushroom called β€œChicken of the Woods.” It taste like chicken to some but to others it taste like crab or lobster. mushroom-appreciation.com…
Malaysia has chicken beauty pageants where chickens are judged on their appearance, confidence, and style. Prizes for winning can be as high as $10,000. rojakdaily.com/entertainm…
There's a dish called "bang bang chicken" (bΓ ng bΓ ng jΔ«) in China, which takes its name from the fact that the chicken is tenderized using a hammer or a big stick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
The tradition of breaking the wishbone is rooted in the Etruscan belief that chickens were oracles that were capable of telling the future. 12tomatoes.com/wishbone-t…
There is a frog that is called a mountain chicken which neither lives in a mountain or is a chicken api.nationalgeographic.co…
A chicken can be hypnotized, or put into a trance by drawing a line along the ground with a stick or a finger, starting at the beak and extending in front of the chicken. If the chicken is hypnotized in this manner, it will continue to stare at the line, remaining immobile for up to 30 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Weird Al wanted to make a parody of β€œLive and Let Die” titled β€œChicken Pot Pie”; but Paul McCartney refused because he is vegetarian, and couldn’t condone a song about eating meat. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
When Vincent Van Gogh cut his left ear with a razor, he was taken to hospital and treated by Dr Felix Rey. Van Gogh painted a portrait of Rey and gave it to him, who used it to repair a chicken coop, then gave it away. In 2016, it was valued at over $50 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
The term "Cockney" literally means "cock's egg" in Middle English. It originally referred to the small, yolkless eggs that farmers sometimes find in their chicken coops, and later became slang for a feeble and useless personβ€”such as a city dweller. oed.com/view/Entry/35467
Turkey eggs have a richer taste than chicken eggs and were considered a delicacy by the Navajo. They are rare today only because turkeys do not yield as many eggs and cost more to house and feed. slate.com/human-interest/…
In 2015, KFC ran a promotional bucket campaign called the "Memory Bucket". This bucket could receive pictures from bluetooth and print out pictures of you and your friends eating their chicken. This was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of KFC in Canada. cnet.com/videos/kfc-memor…
Dark meat in chicken and turkey is the legs and thighs due to the protein myoglobin showing up in muscles that are predominately used, whereas the dark meat in a duck is in the breast meat. bestfoodfacts.org/differe…
American chicken eggs are banned in Europe and European eggs are banned in America. youtu.be/bo3PDWeHb58
Due to dark chicken meat being disliked in the US, they export it to other countries that do prefer it such as Russia. Their trade with Russia began in 1991 after the fall of the USSR. The chicken legs became so popular that they're nicknamed "Bush legs" after then President Bush Sr. slate.com/human-interest/…
Some farmers in Bangladesh are now raising ducks instead of chicken because ducks can float during floods. theatlantic.com/internati…
Today I learned of the Silkie, a breed of chicken named for its fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
There is a chicken breed with black skin, bones, and organs! amusingplanet.com/2014/08…
Chickens have earlobes, and the color of a hen's eggs corresponds to the earlobe color. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Today I learned of Sila Sutharat, a roadside vendor in Phetchaburi, Thailand, who for 20 years has used a grill made of 1,000 mirrors to focus sunlight to cook chicken and pork. A chicken cooks in about 12 minutes. bangkokpost.com/learning/…
Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders was from Indiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
McDonald's chicken nuggets come in 4 shapes: Bowtie, boot, ball, and bell eatthis.com/mcdonalds-chi…
Even though humans are quite numerous inhabitants of the earth, we are outnumbered by chickens by a bit more than 3 times and we are still rapidly increasing their numbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets come in only 4 shapes, the boot, the ball, the bell and the bone. youtu.be/33Ko3loegTA
Dyeing baby chickens for Easter is a tradition in some places. The dye is either injected into the egg or sprayed onto the chick. Some disagree with this practice though. mynorthwest.com/36243/do-…
Chickens will sometimes eat their eggs and develop a taste for them. Sometimes, this can be caused by a calcium deficiency in their diet but other times, they just develop a taste for the rich food source and have to be culled or they can teach this to the other hens. bestnestbox.com/blogs/new…
The Malaysian Serama bantam is the smallest breed of chicken in the world, weighing less than 500g. They are only 15-25 centimetres tall. thehappychickencoop.com/s…
Koreans eat about 600 million chickens per year and Korean fried chicken (or KFC) and beer is so popular that its facination has spread to China via Korean soap operas. A Chinese company once flew all 4500 of its employees to Korea so they all can have KFC and beer. vice.com/en_us/article/vv…
Within one year a single acre of maggots can produce more protein than 3,000 acres of cattle or 130 acres of soybeans. That's equal to 130,000 pounds of protein per year and greater than the per-acre protein yield of cattle (about 40 pounds), soybeans (950 pounds) or chickens (1,800 pounds) scmp.com/magazines/post-m…
The word Geek was originally an early 20th-century term for a carnival worker who was so unskilled that the only thing they could do at a carnival to attract a crowd was to bite off the heads of live animals such as chickens, snakes and rats and swallow them britannica.com/story/wher…
The state of colorado considers chicken wings to be a sandwich by law inthespiritofthelaw.com/2…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Not only is it illegal to keep guinea pigs alone in Switzerland – it’s also illegal to force a chicken to wear glasses. swissinfo.ch/eng/loo-flus…
In 2004, Burger King held a "cockfight" to determine which of their chicken sandwiches was superior - it aired once on DirecTV youtu.be/RxOT_2Ih_d8

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