When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley said in an interview that they would play again together β€œwhen Hell freezes over.” 14 years later, the Eagles released their comeback album, Hell Freezes Over. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_F…
The largest-ever bird's nest was built by a pair of bald eagles in Florida. It was 9.5ft wide, 20ft deep, and was estimated to weigh over 4,400 pounds. dukefarms.org/footer/blog…
During the reign of Tsar Peter the Great, it was customary for foreign dignitaries to drink from the "Cup of the White Eagle", a chalice containing 1.5 litres of vodka - so many nations' ambassadors travelled in pairs, with one official drinking the vodka, and the other discussing state issues mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The first dinosaur skeleton discovered in the US was in 1858 in Haddonfield, N.J. After excavations were complete the dig was ignored, became a dump, and was lost until 1984 when a local Boy Scout decided his community project to qualify for Eagle Scout would be rediscovering the original site. levins.com/marking.shtml
Despite their looks, falcons are more closely related to parrots than they are to hawks and eagles. amentian.com/post/6xwZ
In April 1985, Sports Illustrated ran a story about a prospective baseball pitcher named Sidd Finch, who could throw 168 miles per hour fast ball. Eagle-eyed readers caught on immediately: The first letters in the words of the story's secondary headline spelled out "Happy April Fools' Day." si.com/mlb/2014/10/15/cur…
The Presidential seal doesn't change in a time of war. The eagle usually faces the olive branch, but on the Resolute desk, it faces the arrows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
The story of Aeschylus. An ancient greek tragedian who was told as a boy he would die by a falling object. In 455 BC he was killed when an eagle dropped a tortoise from the sky hitting him in the head. ancient-literature.com/gr…
Today I learned of the Under the Eagle Pharmacy , in Krakow. Owned by Tadeusz Pankiewicz. It kept working in the PodgΓ³rze ghetto for Jews during WW2. He saved countless lives, by providing hair dyes used for rejuvenating the appearance, fenobarbital used to calm children smuggled in luggages and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eag…
Dexter Fletcher, the man who does the voiceover for the UK McDonalds adverts, directed Rocketman (2019), Eddie the Eagle (2015) and finished directing Bohemian Rhapsody (2018); and starred in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells (1998). wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter…
Kwihnai TosabitΚ‰ (White Eagle), a Comanche medicine man, convinced his tribe that they were invincible before a battle. After their defeat, he was blamed and thereafter known as Isatai'i (Coyote Vagina) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Members of federally recognized Native American tribes can collect and own naturally fallen eagle feathers. fws.gov/midwest/eagle/eag…
A Russian eagle named "Min" & 3 other eagles being tracked by scientists unexpectedly flew into Iran/Pakistan; the birds racked up so many out-of-network data roaming charges on SMS text transmitters that scientists had to take out a loan & ask for help on social media to pay off the phone bill. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Bald eagles share parenting duties: The male and the female take turns incubating the eggs, and they both feed their young. They usually mate for life too. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
In 1933 that FDR ordered over 400,000 Double Eagle $20 gold coins melted down into bars to aid recovery from the Great Depression. None were made available as legal tender. Two are preserved at the Smithsonian. A single 1933 DE coin would be worth $10 million today. usmoneyreserve.com/blog/w…
Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process to create and manufacture pliable, waterproof, moldable rubber. Goodyear was at the Eagle India Rubber Company where he accidentally discovered that combining rubber and sulfur over a hot stove caused the rubber to vulcanize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
When in 1988 Consumer Reports compared 4 American midsize cars, all suffered failures during the test - the Ford and Dodge had their A/C not work, the Eagle had a glovebox that did not close and an unopenable fuel filler door, and the Buick had a knocking engine and a broken door lock. curbsideclassic.com/vinta…
When a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it will lose a feather on the other in order to keep its balance. canadiangeographic.ca/art…
Today I learned about Beauty, a Bald Eagle whose beak was shot off by a hunter. Bird sanctuary workers 3D-printed a prosthetic beak for her until her actual beak grew back. birdsandblooms.com/birdin…
The 101st Airborne was nicknamed "The Chicken Men" by the NVA and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War because the Eagle insignia looks like a Chicken. North Vietnamese commander was warned to not fight with the "The Chicken Men", because you will surely lose the battle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101…
Bald Eagles are feeding in a suburban Seattle landfill and dropping their trash leftovers in nearby residents' yards. The official β€œbird management plan" sent drones to chase away birds but were ripped up in the sky by eagles. "Scarecrow" mannequins with safety vest and hard hat also failed. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
In 1987, a Boeing 737 hit a fish midair, about 400 feet past the runway. Upon inspection, they found a greasy spot with some scales, but no damage. The bald eagle which dropped the fish also escaped injury. telegraph.co.uk/travel/ne…
Bald eagle nests can be 13 feet deep, and 8 feet wide, and can weigh more than 1 ton. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
According to Maori legend New Zealanders were prey to giant eagles; Haast Eagles, which could catch prey up to 510 lbs and had a wingspan up to 9.8 ft, went extinct around 1400. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haa…
In USA, picking up an eagle feather that you found can end you up in jail with thousands of dollars in fines blogs.findlaw.com/law_and…
The Eagles have two of the top three highest-selling albums of all time in the US. businessinsider.com/50-be…
During the filming of 'Where Eagles Dare' actor Richard Burton was drinking up to four bottles of vodka a day, and ending up knocking himself out at one point while drunk. as well as disappearing for several days during one of his drinking binges wikipedia.com/en/Where_Ea…
Steppe eagle named Min was set out with SMS tracker attached by Russian researchers. Little did they know Min, a globetrotting eagle appeared in Iran and sent hundreds of texts with roaming rates that bankrupt scientific study. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Philippine eagle is the only bird of prey with blue-grey eyes philippineeaglefoundation…
The American flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was inserted only seven inches deep and was placed about 27 feet from the Eagle landing craft. As a result, it was blown over by the blast of the rocket exhaust during the takeoff back to Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
In November 1942, the Holy Cross Crusaders beat the Boston College Eagles. The Eagles had scheduled a presumptive victory party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, but cancelled it after the loss. Therefore, they were absent when the club caught fire, killing 492 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
The murderous 'Mad Trapper of Rat River' led police on a month-long manhunt in the Canadian wilderness. The pursuit ended after a 150 mi (240 km) run and a shootout in which Albert Johnson (believed to be a pseudonym) was fatally wounded on the Eagle River, Yukon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Although Benjamin Franklin never tried to get the turkey as the national bird, he did think eagles were bad moral creatures and that turkeys were much more respectable. history.com/news/did-benj…
Eagles are good swimmers, but may drown while dragging heavier prey to shore. Not because they can't let go, but because they think the prey is worth it. adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…
The US federal government has an office that receives dead eagles, which are then used by Native Americans for religious purposes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
In the early 70s the US Fish and Wildlife Service established the National Eagle Repository as a hub to receive and then redistribute eagle parts found dead around the US to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives for religious purposes. fws.gov/eaglerepository/a…
Jean Keene, "Eagle Lady". An activist who fed bald eagles on her farm in Homer, Alaska. She fed an estimated 227kg of fish every day and environmentalists are concerned that she changed the eagles migratory pattern. Homer now forbids bird feeding as they have become a general public menace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
A U.S. Army veteran used his military sharp-shooting skills to rescue a bald eagle which had been hanging upside down in a tree for days with its leg tangled in a rope, 70 ft from the ground; Jason Galvin fired 150 shots from a .22 rifle with scope at the rope until it released the eagle. abcnews.go.com/US/sharp-s…
The sound commonly attributed to the Bald Eagle is actually the call of a Red-Tailed Hawk, whereas the Bald Eagle sounds more similar to a... Seagull youtube.com/watch?v=NVBxL…
The Philippine eagle, the national bird of the Philippines, is easily recognized by its shaggy, brown and white, mane-like crest. It is the only blue-eyed bird of prey in the world and has 8 times the visual acuity of humans. Females lay only one egg every two years. Its lifespan is ~60 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Rihanna is among the best-selling artists of all time, with 277.9 MILLION certified units sold, beating out artists such as: Queen, Eagles, Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, Guns'n'Roses, Britney Spears, and the Queen B herself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
After a woman died, a multimillion dollar painting she owned was re-assessed at $0 due to it containing part of a bald eagle. In America, it is illegal to buy or sell them without a permit. The IRS disagreed and put a $65M tax on it. But her heirs cannot sell the painting due to the eagle. baroquepotion.com/2012/07…
Today I learned of "Challenger", a bald eagle that was blown from his nest at 3-4 weeks old and could not be released back into the wild due to his dependance on humans. Challenger became an insprational embassador flying over sports stadiums. eagles.org/meet-our-birds…
The New York Jets have never beaten the Philadelphia Eagles (American football) footballdb.com/teams/nfl/…
A bald eagle's nest weighs between 1-3 tons! sdpb.org/blogs/news-and-i…
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…
Eagle-Eye Cherry's real name is in fact, Eagle-Eye Cherry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eag…
While the Bald Eagle is widely known as a national symbol of the United States, the American Bison is the national mammal. The population of American Bison, once 60+ million, dropped to <600 by 1889, but due to conservation efforts is now 500k and growing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
An army veteran rescued a bald eagle dangling upside down from a rope in 75-foot tree by mowing down the branches with his rifle al.com/news/2016/07/minne…
There is a famous golf course in California called Pebble Beach. This golf course has a seagull problem, where the seagulls would come and take the people's belongings. As a result, they "hired" an eagle to scare them away. ksbw.com/article/eagle-hi…

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