A "condor" is the completion of a hole 4 shots below par. The odds are higher than a hole-in-one that golf's governing bodies don't regularly publish it. nationalclubgolfer.com/ne…
A study found that an Andean Condor can soar 100 miles without flapping its wings, staying airborne for up to 5 hours by surfing currents of rising air called thermals. It's the world's heaviest soaring bird at 33 pounds with a 10 foot wingspan. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When all remaining California condors were captured to ensure their survival, they were de-loused. In doing so, conservationists killed all remaining individuals of a species of louse (Colpocephalum californici) that lived exclusively on the California condor, inadvertantly causing an extinction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Andean condor can fly for over 5 hours without flapping, covering over 170 kilometres in the process. snippetscience.com/study-…
There were 22 California condors left in 1987 (0 in the wild). Thanks to conservation efforts, there are ~500 now. Its 3.0 m (9.8 ft) wingspan is the widest of any North American bird! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Johnny Cash caused a forest fire which burned hundreds of acres and killed 49 of the area's 53 endangered California Condors, nearly wiping them out in the region laweekly.com/the-time-joh…
There’s an extremely rare 4-under par score in golf called a β€œCondor” that is so rare there have only been 4 confirmed instances of them in history liveabout.com/condor-golf…
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…
In 1987, the entire world population of condors was 27. They were all captured and saved from extinction through captive breeding, leading to a world population of 488 in 2018. wildlife.ca.gov/Conservat…
In 1987, there were only 22 California Condors left on the planet. After an aggressive captive breeding and release program was implementedβ€”where all of the birds were caught to help preserve the speciesβ€”now there are 439 birds, 225 of which are in the wild. audubon.org/news/birds-ey…
Operation Condor was a United States-backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Hours before enemy planes attacked Pearl Harbor at 7:48 AM, Japanese midget submarines were already lurking beneath the ocean surface to join in the assault. At 03:42 AM, the minesweeper Condor spotted a midget submarine. USS Ward sank one submarine at 6:37AM. wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack…
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…
Johnny Cash once burned down a national forest and killed 49 endangered California Condors laweekly.com/the-time-joh…
Scoring a condor is the rarest event in golf. This is normally a hole in one at a par five and only four condors have ever been recorded: golftoday.co.uk/golf_a_z/…
Today I learned about The Condor Cluster, a supercomputer made of 1760 Playstation 3s created for the US Air Force and was at the time the 33rd largest supercomputer in the world. phys.org/news/2010-12-air…
Today I learned about Operation Condor, which was a United States backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Big Bird is a Golden Condor. During an episode in the 11th season of Mr. Rogers, Big Bird was asked if he was related to a cassowary, and Big Bird noted to Mr. Rogers that he was a Golden Condor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
In 1987, there were only 22 California Condors left on the planet. All of them were caught to help preserve the species, and now there are 435 birds, 237 of which are in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
A 'party truck' owned by Johnny Cash started a brush fire that "roasted, into near extinction, 49 of the 53 endangered California condors", the largest bird in North America, from their last habitat. When brought to court, Cash said "I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards." laweekly.com/music/the-ti…
It is theoretically possible to score a Condor in golf, which is 4 under par for the hole wikipedia.org/wiki/Par_(s…
California condor chicks were fed with condor puppets to increase egg laying rate and to avoid them imprinting on humans gizmodo.com/saving-califo…
The California condor captive breeding program led to the extinction of the louse Colpocephalum californici when all the remaining condors were treated with a pesticide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In 2012, the Bakersfield Condors hockey team celebrated β€œOur City Isn’t Bankrupt Night” during a home game against the Stockton Thunder to poke fun at Stockton filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy earlier that year. bakersfield.com/news/cond…
Harlan Ellison's original draft of the Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever included drug dealing, murder, and execution by firing squad. In the alternate dimension the Enterprise becomes the Condor and its crew are space pirates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Johnny Cash started a forest fire that destroyed over 500 acres and killed 49 of the refuge's 53 endangered condors. When confronted about it, he said "I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Diego Rivera had planned to cover the entire outside of the biggest stadium in Mexico with large designs like the condor and the eagle on a cactus. However he died when only a section was completed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est…
Young, captive California Condors are trained to avoid power lines before release into the wild. They live with a mock power pole in their pen, which gives a slight shock when touched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
There are two scores in golf that rank above an Eagle. They are an Albatross (3 under par) and a Condor (4 under par) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The lowest possible individual score recorded in golf is known as a "condor". It's four under par, and can be done by hitting a hole in one on a par-5 hole. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
California Condors can communicate through changing the color of their head and neck in accordance with their mood defenders.org/california-…
Chinese novel "The Condor Heroes" was adapted into 8 different TV series since '76, and the 9th one is in making en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1987 there were only 22 California Condors left in existence. Now, through an extensive recovery plan, there are more than 400! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Henry Kissinger, winner of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize, was involved in the secret 1969–1975 bombings of North Vietnamese Army troops in Cambodia, Operation Condor; a campaign of kidnappings and murder and the death of French nationals under the Chilean junta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…
In golf, the terms for shooting 4 under, 5 under, and 6 under on one hole are, respectively: condor, ostrich, and Phoenix. golfrepublic.org/t18230-b…
Jonny Cash was sued by the Federal government for starting a Forrest fire that destroyed 508 acres and drove off 49 of the refuge's 53 endangered condors. When the judge asked why he did it, Cash responded, "I didn't do it, my truck did, and its dead, so you can't question it." laweekly.com/music/the-ti…
Johnny Cash's camper(which he used to go out into the wilderness and binge on amphetamines) once started a forest fire due to an oil leak. It killed all but 9 of the endangered Condors at the refuge. Johnny Cash's response: "I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Johnny Cash once set fire to a National Forest in California and killed 49 of the 53 remaining endangered condors living there. He supposedly reacted by saying, "I don't care about your damn yellow buzzards." laweekly.com/music/the-ti…
Vultures and Condors are not actually closely related, but superficially similar only due to convergent evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
The best score for a hole in golf, four under par, is called a Condor, and has only been recorded four times. golftoday.co.uk/golf_a_z/…
Today I learned of Operation Condor, in which right-wing South American dictatorships cooperated to suppress political opposition, and which is estimated to have killed at least 60,000 people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Because Californian Condor numbers bottlenecked from 27 to over 300, 10% of these birds carry the recessive allele for chondrodystrophy, a lethal form of dwarfism in chicks. blogs.sandiegozoo.org/201…
Johnny Cash was responsible for wiping out 50% of the California Condor population. popnhop.com/5-mega-stars-…
During the Spanish Civil War, Herman GΓΆring sold arms to the Republican forces with whom his own troops (Condor Legion allied to Franco) were fighting in direct combat. It's estimated he personally received one pound sterling per rifle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
New golf terms: 3 under par is an Albatross, 4 under is a Condor, and 5 under is the elusive Ostrich en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
One of the leading causes of death for California Condors is electrocution. If they land on a power pole and brush two of the transformers with it's 9 foot wingspan, 17,000 volts will run through the bird. articles.latimes.com/1993…
California Condors, because they have been extinct from much of Baja California since the 1930s, don't know how to find food in the area. Dr Wallace, a 35 year researcher of California Condors, has began testing drones in 2014 to teach the condors to scavange locally. scienceupdate.com/2014/02…
During Argentina's Dirty War and Operation Condor, many people who were considered to be a political or ideological threat to the military junta were drugged and loaded onto planes, from which they were thrown alive while over the Atlantic Ocean so as to leave no trace of their death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
The best possible shot in golf is called Condor, or Double Albatross, or Triple Eagle golf.about.com/od/golfter…
Johnny Cash accidentally started a forest fire that killed 49 endangered condors and burned down 550 acres mobile.omg-facts.com/Cele…

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