A French court ruled that the geese and ducks of Dominique Douthe may continue to quack, rejecting the unnamed neighbor's complaint that the fowl noise prevented him/her from enjoying time in the garden & sleeping with windows open. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
North American turkeys were sort of named after the country of the same name. Europeans referred to the Guinea Fowl as "turkeys" due to their origin in Turkish regions. When European settlers arrived in North America, they called the new bird a "turkey" as well, due to the resemblance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
97% of birds don't have penises. Birds in possession of penises include flightless birds, and water fowl. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of the 'rΓ΄ti sans pareil'β€”a bustard stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an ortolan bunting, a garden warbler, an anchovy, an olive, and a single caper vice.com/en_ca/article/7b…
Nearly 200 years before turducken became popular, there was the RΓ΄ti Sans Pareil: a bustard stuffed with a turkey-goose-pheasant-chicken-duck-guinea fowl-teal-woodcock-partridge-plover-lapwing-quail-thrush-lark-ortolan-bunting and garden warbler, the last being just big enough to hold an olive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
What a penguin tastes like... "The penguin, as an animal, seems to be made up of an equal proportion of a mammal, fish, and fowl...[it tastes like] a piece of beef, an odriferous codfish, and a canvas-back duck, roasted in a pot, with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce" south-pole.com/p0000083.h…
A parisian gastronomist invented the "rΓ΄ti sans pareil", a warbler, stuffed inside a bunting, inside a lark, inside a thrush, inside a quail...lapwing, plover, partridge, woodcock, teal, guinea fowl, duck, chicken, pheasant, goose, turkey, bustard. A 17-bird stuffed meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Modern chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl humanesociety.org/news/ne…
There was a thing called a "punt gun" it was used in water fowl hunting. It was said to kill over 50 waterfowl at one time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
Today I learned about Kapparot, the Orthodox Jewish custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a fowl jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
The scientist Francis Bacon died of pneumonia which he got after stuffing a fowl with snow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Actor Nicolas Cage only eats animals who have "dignified" sex. This include fish and fowl but not pigs. telegraph.co.uk/news/cele…
Turkeys are named after the country of Turkey. The first Europeans to encounter the bird misidentified it as a guineafowl, a bird known as a "turkey fowl" at that time because it had been introduced into Europe via Turkey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pou…
Stuffing made in a pan outside of cooked poultry is called 'dressing' and if made inside the fowl, it's called 'stuffing.' butterball.com/how-tos/st…
Orthodox Jews symbolically transfer their sins to a fowl via the ritual of Kapparot, performed before Yom Kippur jewishvirtuallibrary.org/…
In 1992, you couldn't be a police officer in Texas if you had "sexual contact with a member of the same sex since age 15,'' or any sexual contact with ''an animal or fowl since age 17." articles.baltimoresun.com…
A Punt Gun unloaded over a pound of shot and was capable of killing up to 50 water fowl per trigger pull. It was outlawed by the 1960's. rarehistoricalphotos.com/…
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…
Nicolas Cage has a love for "fish, birds, whales – sentient life – insects and reptiles". Cage claims to choose the way he eats according to the way animals have sex. Cage finds fish and birds to be dignified with sex, but not pigs. "So I don't eat pig meat. I eat fish and fowl" says Cage. smh.com.au/lifestyle/cele…
Every year, in a small village north of Belgrade, Serbians take to the streets to cheer on fighting fowl at the World Gander Fighting Championship.Unlike other forms of animal fighting, the gander do no get seriously injured, and usually lose just a few feathers. mashable.com/2015/03/01/w…
There is a sixth Hitchhiker's Guide book, written by Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to follow Adams' desire of ending the series on a "slightly more upbeat note" than Mostly Harmless en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
" [Mr.] Rogers stopped eating meat, fish, and fowl, including succulent turkey, in the early 1970s, not long after Frances Moore Lappe published Diet for a Small Planet, a major critique of meat production and a compelling argument for a plant-based diet that can help alleviate world hunger." m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6…
There is a term for a horse having a long neck with its head carried high like that of a fowl: cock-throttled. merriam-webster.com/dicti…
The original Loveday (arbitration) existed way before Geoffrey Chaucer wrote of St Valentine's Day in The Parliament of Fowls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
Pea-cock refers only to the male of the species and pea-hen refers to the female. They are all pea-fowl. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Black soldier flies are remarked as one of the few beneficial species of fly to humanity, being vital to composting, reducing the population of more annoying and dangerous flies, and their larvae can be used as feed for many pets and domesticated fowl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The turkey got its name from the guinea fowl that were brought from Turkey, which became Turkey fowl, which was shortened to turkey. In Turkey, the turkey fowl is called a hindi, which literally means "Indian" blog.dictionary.com/turke…
Francis Bacon died after stuffing snow in a fowl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The earliest recipes come from Babylonian Cuneiform tablets dating to 1700 BC. All of the recipes have one thing in common: every one of the finished dishes relies on combinations of meat, fowl, vegetables, or grain cooked in water. Cooking in water was an enormous innovation historyofinformation.com/…
Unicorns was a valid word describing rhinos, narwhales and fowls about 200 years ago machaut.uchicago.edu/?res…
Carvings in Egyptian tombs show that the force-feeding of fowl to produce foie gras is at least 5,000 years old eater.com/2015/1/14/75288…
"Angel wing", a deformity in water fowl that renders them unable to fly, is thought to be caused by high calorie diet due to humans. Disease is seen only in birds near and fed by people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
"Why did the chicken cross the road?" has an alternate punchline: "It would be a fowl proceeding." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why…
The name of the weight class 'bantamweight' is derived from the name of the smaller-sized poultry from Bantam Province that european sailors used to restock their live fowl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…

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