A condition among waterfowl called angel wing can be caused by eating bread. In ducks and geese with angel wing, their wings become deformed because the carpal joint grows incorrectly making them unable to migrate. instead of bread, feed corn and peas to ducks and geese. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
A badminton shuttlecock (or birdie) can only be made of the left wings of geese inverse.com/article/19768…
Today I learned about egg addling, where wildlife control will stealthily sterilize goose eggs in order to control population. The geese must not suspect anything or they will begin laying more eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Today I learned of I-mutation; the raising of back vowels (a, o ,u) when they are followed by a syllable containing /i/, /Δ«/ or /j/ (in English the ⟨y⟩ as in "yes"); and the reason behind the etymologies of certain English plurals such as: manβ†’men, footβ†’feet, gooseβ†’geese, toothβ†’teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
In the early 19th Century, employees of the Bank of England went through about 1.5 million quill pens per year, or about five pens per employee per day. Quill pens were usually made out of feathers from geese wings. bankofengland.co.uk/-/med…
G2-4T, and G2-9T from the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland were two of the recycled animatronic Singing Geese from the America Sings attraction at Disneyland. endorexpress.net/star-war…
In 1161 the Bishop of Winchester was the largest brothel owner in the UK and his prostitutes were called the Winchester Geese. wikipedia.org/wiki/Libert…
Medieval people thought geese hatched from barnacles and were classified as fish britannica.com/animal/goo…
Today I learned about the Berkeley Pit, a 270-metre deep US "lake" filled with liquid toxins and acid. Thousands of geese died upon landing in it one night; today, birds are scared off the site with gunshots. The state of Montana charges every visitor to the lake 2 dollars. It has its own gift shop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Australia has a native species of Geese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Chimney sweeps use to use live geese to sweep chimneys. blackgoosechimney.com/abo…
A clown in a washtub pulled by four geese was to float down the River Bure on May 2nd, 1845. Hundreds of people gathered on a bridge to watch the spectacle. The bridge collapsed and 79 people (mostly children) died. wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarmou…
Today I Learned: Canadian Geese can migrate as far as New Zealand, where they were they're considered pests. doc.govt.nz/about-us/our-…
Geese are one of the oldest groups of birds, having changed very little from the age of the dinosaurs. Relying on water for food and burrows for nesting is thought to have played a big part in surviving the K-T extinction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ans…
Guard geese have been used in place of guard dogs because they have excellent eyesight, are "watchful and inquisitive", and have with strong territorial instincts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Romans used geese as guard animals. motherearthnews.com/homes…
The US Army experimented with using "platoons" of geese to guard sites run by the 32nd Air Defense Command content.time.com/time/mag…
Traditional Japanese calendars have 24 15-day seasons split into 72 five-day microseasons. Right now is "Farmers drain fields," followed by "Wild geese return" and "Chrysanthemums bloom." nippon.com/en/features/h0…
In the most widely circulated botany book of the 17th century Barnacle Geese were considered to be a vegetable canterbury-cathedral.org/…
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…
Atlantic brants are medium-sized marine geese that can be seen in inshore waters along the U.S. east coast from Maine to Georgia as well as in parts of Europe. Also called brent geese or pale-bellied brants, they mainly eat eel grass, sea lettuce and seaweed in shallow tidal estuaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
People used to think that The Barnacle Goose grew out of Barnacles. Since migratory patterns weren't really known yet, they never saw the Geese offspring and assumed that the geese must come from barnacles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Police stations in Xinjiang Uygur, China have begun to use geese as sentries. Although geese are not normally associated with police work, their alertness and ability to create a ruckus makes them perfect for sentry duty. chinadaily.com.cn/china/2…
Thomas Jefferson bred and raised a special type of geese in order to supply himself with quill pens. history.org/foundation/jo…
Today I learned about whiffling. Geese can fly upside down to land faster. sciencefocus.com/nature/c…
Canada Geese can consume up to 4lbs of grass per day, resulting in about 3lbs of fecal matter daily. The geese themselves weigh approximately 12lbs. des.nh.gov/organization/c…
Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary supports nearly 30% of the breeding geese in Canada, making it the largest goose colony in the world. Up to two million birds of various species use the area for summer nesting, and it is also "habitat for one of Canada's major barren-ground caribou herds" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dew…
13 white geese permanently live in the cloister of the Barcelona Cathedral in honor of Saint Eulalia, who was martyred at age 13 for her Catholic faith, and whose remains are interred in the crypt of the Cathedral. patrickcomerford.com/2016…
The collective nouns we use for animals (gaggle of geese, herd of deer etc.) mostly come from the Book of St Alban's published in 1486. It also included terms for professions such as a melody of harpists, a sentence of judges and a superfluity of nuns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Geese Can Fly Over Mt. Everest. The geese have been directly recorded at heights of more than 7,000m (23,000 ft) and mountaineers have claimed they have seen the birds fly over Mount Everest. bbc.com/news/av/science-e…
The collective noun for geese changes based on what they're doing. On the ground, they're a gaggle or a flock. In flight, they're a skein, wedge or chevron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
French people have a color's name based on geese poop : "couleur caca d'oie" - for "greenish yellow" fr.bab.la/dictionnaire/fr…
Domestic geese do a perfect job of weeding mint fields. They hate mint, but love the plants that compete with it. geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmic…
After the "Miracle on the Hudson" incident with US Airways Flight 1549, officials gassed 1,235 Canadian geese at 17 locations across NYC and coated 1,739 goose eggs with oil to smother the developing goslings and to prevent another bird strike incident with planes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
The Air Force learned by flying its C-17s in a large V formation similar to geese, they saved more than 10 percent of fuel β€” or millions of dollars popularmechanics.com/mili…
After the US Airways Flight 1549 ditching on the Hudson (aka "Miracle on the Hudson"), officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canadian geese and destroyed 1,739 goose eggs across New York City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
There is more than one collective noun for geese. When on land they are a gaggle, on water they are a plump, and in the air they can be called a skein, wedge, or a team. thespruce.com/flock-names…
Geese have teeth on their tongues justbirding.com/geese-tee…
Geese have an extra set of teeth on their tongues azula.com/geese-teeth-247…
Geese fly in a V-formation as to reduce wind resistance, therefore saving energy so they can fly farther before resting. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Feeding wild waterfowl (like geese, swans, ducks etc) is actually detrimental to their health and causes many environmental problems hardeybordercollies.com/i…
The ancient Romans crucified dogs because of failure to warn them of a stealth attack by the Gauls. Geese were later honored for saving the city. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
After Captain Sullenberger's heroic Miracle on the Hudson, NYC officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canada geese in an effort to prevent similar incidents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_…
On May 2, 1845, a bridge in Great Yarmouth, England, collapsed when thousands gathered on it to watch a clown travel down the river in a tub pulled by geese. β€˜400 people went into the river, 79 died, 59 of which were children.’ bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
In an effort to prevent similar accidents after a Flight 1549 was forced to land on the Hudson, officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canada geese at 17 locations across New York City in mid-2009 and coated 1,739 goose eggs with oil to smother the developing goslings nytimes.com/2009/10/03/ny…
In an effort to prevent similar accidents of Canadian Geese with planes, officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canada geese at 17 locations across New York City in mid-2009 and coated 1,739 goose eggs with oil to smother the developing goslings nytimes.com/2009/10/03/ny…
Geese fly in a V formation to save energy nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Many collective nouns, such as a gaggle of geese or a superfluity of nuns, comes from the Book of Saint Albans (1486), via the popular 1595 edition by Gervase Markham in his The Gentleman's Academic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Prisons in Brazil use geese as security huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
342 geese died after landing at a contaminated former open pit copper mine in Montana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…

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