There are twice as many bathrooms as necessary as the Pentagon because planners had to design the it for black and white employees, including β€œwhite” and β€œcolored” cafeterias. However, Pres. Roosevelt made Jim Crow laws illegal on Federal property prior to its opening and was never enforced. history.com/news/9-things…
A producer on Family Ties felt Michael J. Fox was too short for the role and tried to have him replaced saying β€œthis isn’t the face you'll see on a lunch-box." Fox later gave him a custom-made lunch-box with the inscription "this is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
A Dutch start-up company have been able to start training wild crows so that they pick up cigarette butts and put them in bins for peanut as a reward. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an all-female, multiracial band that toured in the Jim Crow South in the 1930s and ’40s, breaking both gender and racial barriers, with white bandmates wearing blackface to avoid charges of race-mixing. npr.org/2011/03/22/134766…
Ornithologists often use Cheetos to study behaviour in crows. Along with being easy to spot, they’re also one of the birds’ favourite snacks. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
The Nazis' anti-Jewish Nuremburg Laws were somewhat influenced by the American South's Jim Crow laws. press.princeton.edu/books…
Crows can hold grudges against humans that they had bad experiences with and they can pass this grudge to their young crows other crows not present at the time of those experiences. discovermagazine.com/plan…
Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
There is a Village in Japan whose population decreased from 300 to mere 27 due to depopulation and the locals started using scare-crows to substitute the people who had left or died. These scare-crows are placed everywhere (at bus stops, schools etc.). Today this village has 400 scare-crows en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag…
Brandon Lee was killed during the production of the movie The Crow. Several years later stuntman Marc Akerstream was killed during the production of a TV show based on the movie. variety.com/1998/tv/news/…
In 1911, a "witchcat" appeared near Pottsville PA. It caused hens to crow like rooster and pigs to bark like dogs. Thomas Howell, the man who saw it, died along with eight cows and horses, the deaths attributed to a hex. The family crafted a golden bullet to shoot the cat and break the hex. schuylkillhavenhistory.co…
Crows will sometimes *actively hunt* rabbits and have even been noted as chasing the bunnies off of fields and onto the road, where the rabbits are hit by cars and subsequently eaten by the birds! animals.mom.me/birds-eat-…
Crows can learn to make and use tools by observing other crows, or even just by seeing a tool. inverse.com/article/46535…
Today I learned about Helen Jones Woods, a trombonist with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female multi-racial band that toured the south in the era of Jim Crow. After retiring from music, she served as a nurse for 23 years and was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame in 2007. thehistorymakers.org/biog…
Today I learned about John β€œLiver Eatin’” Johnson, a Mexican-American War veteran turned mountain man, who in 1847 started a personal vendetta against the Crow Nation after they killed his Flathead wife, he is said to have killed and scalped more than 300 Crows and then ate their livers as a sign of disrespect latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Crows have been found to place nuts on the road so their tough shells can be broken open by passing vehicles. They even know to wait for the red light of traffic signals to retrieve the nuts. scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
Jim Crow was not a real person, but a character played by a white actor performing minstrel routines. history.com/news/was-jim-…
Birds in general and crows (because they’re black to us) have something called Ultraviolet Vision that makes them colorful to each other nwf.org/Magazines/Nationa…
Canuck the Crow, the infamous bird who stole a knife from a crime scene and became a local legend for his fearless interactions with the citizens of Vancouver (occasionally stealing whatever they were holding, even on public transportation) was a regular at the gym, where he would go take a nap. audubon.org/news/the-misa…
The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Sears used to sell houses during the Jim Crow era, and since they were sold through magazines, no one could deny selling the houses to blacks because of anonymity. nytimes.com/2018/10/20/op…
Today I learned of Joseph Medicine Crow who earned the title "Chief" by completing the four coups of leading a war party, touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, and stealing an enemy's horse - all against the Nazis in WWII. military.com/army-birthda…
Some crows have evolved the ability to drop hard-shelled nuts onto roads and wait for cars to crack them open. Some have even figured out that dropping them onto pedestrian crossings can give them the safety of retrieving the nut without getting run over. youtube.com/watch?v=NenEd…
The song "The First Cut is the Deepest," covered by Sheryl Crow (#1 Billboard Adult Top 40) and Rod Stewart (#1 UK Singles Chart), was actually written in 1965 by Cat Stevens. He sold the song for Β£30. youtube.com/watch?v=aBccr…
Scottish Musician Les Harvey of the band Stone the Crows was electrocuted in front of a live audience in 1972 when he touched an un-grounded microphone cable and his guitar at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
The Kremlin has a division of trained hawks that defend the building from crows. At first, keepers tried to use pre-recorded shrieks, but crows got used to them, so falcons-later hawks, were used. They are easier and cheaper to train. There’s also an eagle-owl that hunts at night. rbth.com/lifestyle/327146…
Japan had issues with crow nests on electric infrastructure, so they went and destroyed all of the nests....which prompted the local crow population to just build MORE nests, far in excess to what they actually needed nytimes.com/2008/05/07/wo…
The Kosovo Long Crower Rooster can crow for (an excruciatingly long) 30 seconds straight. youtu.be/bB8ug5NHZm8
A supernatural character was cut entirely from the 1994 hit film The Crow. The Skull Cowboy's actor had already shot several scenes in costume and was set to film many more, but with the tragic death of Brandon Lee the ability to film personable scenes together became impossible. io9.gizmodo.com/who-was-t…
Brad Pitt and Sheryl Crow when to college at the same time, had one class together, and both started their professional careers in the same year (1987) youtube.com/watch?t=62s&a…
New Caledonian crows have the remarkable ability to fashion tools for use in capturing prey. They are able to cleverly capture grubs in nooks or crevices by poking a twig at the grub to agitate it into biting the twig, which the crow then withdraws with the grub still attached (see gif) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Crows engage in necophelia and scientists aren't sure why audubon.org/news/think-cr…
Crows and ravens can mimic human languages youtube.com/watch?v=AfsnH…
Crows Sometimes Have Sex With Their Dead theatlantic.com/science/a…
The lyrics to Sheryl Crow's "Fun" come from a brilliant poem by Wyn Cooper. Crow's producer found a used copy of Cooper's book, of which only 500 copies were printed, in a bookstore around the corner from the recording studio. poets.org/text/words-and-…
Sheryl Crow used to advocate for "only one sheet" when using the toilet. theguardian.com/environme…
In 1949 Farmers blew up 1000 Acres of Wetlands in an attempt to kill 1000s of crows. The crows moved their Roost Prior to detonation, killing none syracuse.com/living/2019/…
When roosters open their beaks fully, their external auditory canals completely closed off. Basically, roosters have built in earplugs. This helps prevent them from damaging their hearing when they crow. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Crows are one of the smartest non-primate animals on earth, with the intelligence of a 7-year-old human. They use and manipulate tools, they have long-term memory including facial recognition, and they understand analogy. journals.plos.org/plosone…
Crows hold β€˜funerals’ and will avoid an area or thing that is deemed dangerous to their own species. In other words, they know what death is and know to fear it. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Crows have the ability to remember human faces and if they don’t like you they won’t forget you either. The children of the crows would later carry on the same grudge. cbc.ca/news/technology/cr…
Old Crow is the only Yukon community that cannot be reached by motor vehicle, requiring visitors to fly in. The people of Old Crow are dependent on the Porcupine caribou herd for food and clothing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
During the Jim Crow era in the U.S., the turban was used by people of color for "confounding the color lines"β€”in other words, if you could pass yourself off as something other than black, you might circumvent some amount of discrimination. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Crows drop rats on airport runways to kill them, since the friction from the landing shreds the rat open for consumption. They also drop nuts on roads for cars to run over so they can be opened/broken to pieces. westernfieldornithologist…
A startup company is teaching crows to clean up cigarette butts for peanuts. digitaltrends.com/cool-te…
The band Between the Buried and Me derived their name from a lyric in the song "Ghost Train" by Counting Crows. bandnameexplained.com/201…
The name of the lead crow in Dumbo is Jim Crow. He was also voiced by a white guy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Bob Dylan wrote song and recorded the song Wagon Wheel in 1973 but never released it. Critter Fuqua from Old Crow Medicine picked up a bootleg while growing up in London. Old Crow Medicine would later release the song in 2004. Darius Rucker famously covered the song about a decade later. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Crows in urban Japan and the United States have innovated a technique to crack hard-shelled nuts by dropping them onto crosswalks and letting them be run over and cracked by cars. Then they retrieve the cracked nuts when the cars are stopped at the red light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Jim Crow wasn't actually a real person/lawmaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Eating crow was popular in America during the 1930's, due to the efforts of Dr. T. W. Stallings, former county health superintendent and self-professed β€œcrow hater.” recipes.hypotheses.org/da…
During WW2 Joe Medicine Crow, a native American, completed all four feats required to be a war chief: touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, leading a war party and stealing 50 horses from the SS, singing a Crow honour song as he rode away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Today I learned about the Crow Paradox. Crows have no difficulty telling humans apart, and even hold grudges against individuals, but for humans it's almost impossible to recognize individual crows npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Today I learned of BΓ­awacheeitchish, a female chief of the Crow Nation who had four wives. She frequently went raiding with crow soldiers. She was a skilled marksman and rider. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Eight-year-old Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington receives gifts from crows in her garden. She feeds the crows regularly and little "treasures" are given in return including a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a blue Lego piece, and a pearl colored heart. bbc.com/news/magazine-316…
When researchers from the University of Washington trapped and banded crows for an experiment, they wore caveman masks to hide their their identities. They could walk freely in the area without masks, but if they donned the masks again, the crows remembered them as evil and dive-bombed them. audubon.org/magazine/marc…
Brandon Lee's stunt double in "The Crow" was later used as a stand-in for Lee after his death and CGI was used to digitally superimpose Lee's face onto the head of the double. The stunt double was Chad Stahelski who later directed "John Wick" and "John Wick: Chapter 2". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Owls and crows instinctively hate one another, even if they've had no prior exposure. If crows see an owl out in daylight, they try to kill it. capeandislands.org/post/c…
Today I learned about a rooster's Closing Canal. An evolutionary trait designed to protect them from going deaf by mechanically protecting the eardrum when opening the jaw to crow. audiology.org/news/rooste…
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…
Crows will divebomb you if they think you're a threat spca.bc.ca/faqs/%e2%80%8b…
A Spoonerism is an error in speech in which corresponding sounds are switched between two words in a phrase. For example, a "Blushing Crow" instead of "Crushing Blow." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spo…
The story of "Canuck the Crow", an infamous bird in Vancouver Canada known for stealing a knife from a crime scene, breaking into a McDonalds, chasing the mail man, and is still being tracked and swooping people to this day. ctvnews.ca/canada/canuck-…
Chad Stahelski the director of John Wick was the body/stunt double for Brandon Lee on The Crow. yahoo.com/amphtml/enterta…
Brandon Lee was cast in the lead role of an action film called 'Simon Says', but due to his death on the set of 'The Crow', the film was scrapped, and after a few rewrites, the screenplay eventually turned into 'Die Hard 3.' theactionelite.com/die-ha…
When Pope Francis released white doves from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square in Rome the "symbol-of-peace" birds were immediately attacked by a seagull and a crow. news.nationalgeographic.c…
A Hawk named Timber is trained to keep seagulls, crows and ravens away from tourist at a San Diego hotel. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
Crows in New Caledonia were found to be bending twigs into hooks to extract food hidden in wooden logs. This confirms that wild birds can make tools. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee's son) was accidentally shot and killed during the filming of the movie The Crow. The prop gun had a bullet lodged in it's barrel that became a projectile when a blank round was fired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there's a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Bran means Crow in Welsh en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%…
Crows and other birds have the same number of neurons as some primates, which explains their intelligent behavior. pnas.org/content/113/26/7…
Jim Crow-era "Literacy Tests" were frequently not even legitimate tests of reading skills but instead were a series of incredibly confusing trick questions such as "Print the word vote upside down, but in the correct order." slate.com/blogs/the_vault…
New Caledonian crows create their own hooks to pull out insects from hard to reach crevices. They are the only non-primate that manufacture their own tools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee was accidentally shot and killed on the set of his first big movie, The Crow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
As the crow flies is an idiom for the most direct path between two points. This meaning is attested from the early 19th century, and appeared in Charles Dickens's novel Oliver Twist: "We cut over the fields at the back with him between us – straight as the crow flies" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_…
Crows and owls hate each other and will instinctively attack each other on site, even when they've had no previous exposure. capeandislands.org/post/c…
Today I learned of John "Liver Eating" Johnson, a mountain man who killed over 300 Crow Indians and ate their livers in revenge for his wife's murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
Crows can hold grudges and are even known to pass it on to its chicks. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Homer Plessy, the mixed-race American whose arrest for sitting in a "whites-only" train car led the Supreme Court to uphold "separate but equal" Jim Crow laws in 1896, was chosen for the test case because he was light-skinned enough to pass as white who2.com/bio/homer-plessy…
Joseph Medicine Crow, a Native American of the Crow tribe, served in World War II and completed all the requirements to become a war chief while at war, making him the last Crow member to do so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Chinese were allowed to attend white only schools in Jim Crow Mississippi and several were on the White Citizens Council that enforced racial segregation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
Crows are monogamous and raise families together. Offspring from previous seasons even remain with the family to help rear new nestlings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Crows were the cause of the exploding toad mystery in Germany simply because they wanted to eat toad liver. odditycentral.com/animals…
The 1972 movie Jeremiah Johnson was based on the life of John "Liver-Eating" Johnson, a mountain man of the American Old West. Johnson's nickname stemmed from a feud with the Crow Indian tribe. He was said to have killed and scalped more than 300 Crow Indians and devoured their livers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
In Louisiana and Oregon, a jury can convict a murder suspect with just a 10-2 vote. In Louisiana, this law came from Jim Crow. In Oregon, it's from anti-Semitism in the 30s. nola.com/crime/index.ssf/…
Jim Crow Laws, the laws that segregated whites and African Americans in the US, were named after the stage character Jim Crow, whose persona was an African American stereotype of being "lazy, stupid, inherently less human, and unworthy of integration". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
During the Jim Crow Era, newspapers in the south would sometimes publicize lynchings in advance, and special trains even brought in more distant community members to attend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyn…
Tippi Hedren was traumatized while filming Hitchcock’s The Birds. He told her mechanical birds were to be used during the famous bedroom scene. Instead she endured 5 days of prop men flinging dozens of live gulls, ravens and crows at her. One of the birds gouged her cheek and just missed her eye en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
Crows use cars to crack open nuts. To avoid being run over, they drop their nuts at pedestrian crossing. bbc.com/earth/storyoflife…
An officer was transferred off the Titanic shortly before she sailed. He packed his quarters quickly and accidentally left the ship with a key in his pocket - the key to the crow's nest cabinet where they kept the lookout's binoculars. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Future John Wick director Chad Stahelski doubled for his friend Brandon Lee following Lee's death on the set of The Crow. The two had the same martial arts instructor, Dan Inosanto. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Crows (and other corvids) can remember individual human faces, hold grudges against us, and teach their crow brothers and sisters to dislike us too. seattlemet.com/articles/2…
Crows have a basic understanding of language and can use words like β€œHello,” correctly inferring its use as a greeting rumble.com/v4hin0-talking…
There is no consistent distinction between Crows and Ravens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rav…
"Liver-eating Johnson" was an American mountain man rumored to have killed, scalped, and/or eaten the livers of up to 300 Crow Indians after a group of Crow braves murdered his wife. He ate the liver because it had significance for Crow beliefs about the afterlife wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver-…
The Tesla space roadster is now closer to Mars and Venus (as the crow flies) than Earth whereisroadster.com
The New Caledonian Crow is better at toolmaking than any primate (other than humans) and invents new tools by modifying existing ones, then passing these innovations to other individuals and generations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
The name "BrΓ’n" in Welsh is usually translated as crow or raven, and there was a mythological king of Britain in Welsh mythology called BrΓ’n the Blessed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%…
Solomon Burke made and sold sandwiches, macaroni and drinks at increasingly inflated prices to other performers on the Chitlin Circuit, who were refused service at restaurants in the Jim Crow era. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…

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