In 1161 the Bishop of Winchester was the largest brothel owner in the UK and his prostitutes were called the Winchester Geese.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Today I Learned: Canadian Geese can migrate as far as New Zealand, where they were they're considered pests.โ€ฆ
In the most widely circulated botany book of the 17th century Barnacle Geese were considered to be a vegetableโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
The US Army experimented with using "platoons" of geese to guard sites run by the 32nd Air Defense Commandโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Romans used geese as guard animals.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about whiffling. Geese can fly upside down to land faster.โ€ฆ
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"โ€ฆ
Thomas Jefferson bred and raised a special type of geese in order to supply himself with quill pens.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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."โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
French people have a color's name based on geese poop : "couleur caca d'oie" - for "greenish yellow"โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
After the US Airways flight collided with a flock of Canada geese (forcing it to land in the Hudson river), officials in New York captured and gassed 1200 Canada geese and destroyed 1700 eggs in an effort to prevent similar accidentsโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Geese have teeth on their tonguesโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Domestic geese do a perfect job of weeding mint fields. They hate mint, but love the plants that compete with it.โ€ฆ
Feeding wild waterfowl (like geese, swans, ducks etc) is actually detrimental to their health and causes many environmental problemsโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
Geese fly in a V-formation as to reduce wind resistance, therefore saving energy so they can fly farther before resting.โ€ฆ
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 โ€” or millions of dollarsโ€ฆ
Geese have an extra set of teeth on their tonguesโ€ฆ
Geese fly in a V formation to save energyโ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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.โ€ฆ
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 goslingsโ€ฆ
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 goslingsโ€ฆ
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. โ€˜400 people went into the river, 79 died, 59 of which were children.โ€™โ€ฆ
In 1845, 79 people died by falling off a bridge after it collapsed while they were all watching a clown in a tub being pulled by geese.โ€ฆ
After the event of US Airways Flight 1549 landing on the Hudson river, officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canada geese across different locations of NYC to prevent similar events.โ€ฆ
In 2017 a zoo opened in China with only inflatable penguins, a tortoise, and a handful of roosters and geese.โ€ฆ
342 geese died after landing at a contaminated former open pit copper mine in Montanaโ€ฆ
After a bird-strike forced a US Airways flight to land in the Hudson river in 2009, officials captured and gassed 1,235 Canada geese at 17 locations across New York City and coated 1,739 goose eggs with oil to smother the developing goslings in order to prevent similar incidents.โ€ฆ
Prisons in Brazil use geese as securityโ€ฆ
After the "Miracle on the Hudson", where an Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese, the US Department of Agriculture and Wildlife services gassed 1,235 Canadian Geese and coated 1,739 of their eggs in corn oil to suffocate the offspring.โ€ฆ
Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to keep watch at night. Geese are very territorial and have better vision than humans. news.nationalgeographic.cโ€ฆ
Geese and some other birds fly upside down when landing to lose height quickly. It's called whiffling.โ€ฆ
9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sent the FBI on wild goose chases, literally, by claiming that some geese in Central Park had explosives stuffed up their assโ€ฆ
It was once common belief that barnacles transformed into geese, much like caterpillars transform into butterflies
They were able to determine the exact quantity and sex of the geese that took down Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson river in 2009, based off the remains they found lodged in both engines.โ€ฆ
After US Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson, New York officials rounded up and gassed 1,235 Canada geese as well as coated 1,739 goose eggs with oil to smother the developing goslings.โ€ฆ
The difference between white and dark meat is due to the difference in fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles, respectively. This is why ground-based birds like chickens and turkeys have white meat for breasts and wings while flying birds like duck and geese have dark meat.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Johanna Westerdijk, the first female professor in the Netherlands. She told her school teacher she would make enough to pay someone to do her chores, was a noted party animal, and started a tradition of dressing geese in costumes and parading them around at university events.โ€ฆ
In 2009 after Canada geese caused an airplane to crash land in the Hudson River, authorities gassed over 1200 geese and smothered over 1700 geese eggsโ€ฆ
Russians have a breed fighting geese that fight like sumo wrestlers
Chinese police are using geese to help fight crimeโ€ฆ
Historically, Barnacle Geese were believed to spontaneously hatch off ships at sea. This belief led to special exceptions for Catholicism's Lent and Judaism's Kosher laws.โ€ฆ
Geese can shit 7 minutes after eating.โ€ฆ
The best shuttlecocks in badminton have their 16 feathers taken only from the left wings of geese, and a single goose can provide just 6-7 feathers. This is done to ensure the correct spin of the cock. badminton-information.comโ€ฆ
1,235 Canadian Geese were captured and gassed after US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to land in the Hudson River after flying into a flock of these birds.โ€ฆ
In the wake of the "Miracle on the Hudson" , environmental agencies embarked on a 2-day roundup of nearly 1,300 Canadian Geese in New York and proceeded to gas them.โ€ฆ
During Lent in medieval Europe, the definition of "fish" was often broadened to include whales, geese, puffins, and beaver tails. The nobility would also mould fish into the shape of ham and make imitation eggs by stuffing egg shells with fish roe and almond milk.โ€ฆ
In ancient Rome, dogs would be crucified and paraded around the city in an annual festival, while geese were decked out in purple and gold to commemorate geese making noise to warn the city guards of an invasion by the Gauls in 390 BCE while the guard dogs stayed silentโ€ฆ
After U.S. Airways Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River due to a bird strike, workers from various agriculture agencies rounded up and gassed 1,235 Canadian Geese. They also sprayed 1,739 eggs with oil, killing developing goslings by depriving them of air.โ€ฆ
It's only a 'gaggle' of geese if the flock isn't in flight. Once in the air, they're actually a 'skein' of geese.โ€ฆ
Geese have serrated tonguesโ€ฆ
The Chinese police uses geese as guard animals. unexplained-mysteries.comโ€ฆ
A man and a gray Toulouse goose named Maria formed a close relationship. She would wait for him every morning at a park where they would walk together. She even chases away other geese and any dogs that get too close to him.โ€ฆ
The Byzantine Empress Theodora began her life as an actress of ill repute in the hippodrome and was even rumored to perform shows where geese would eat barley off of her naked body in front of thousands of people.โ€ฆ
It is common practice in Asia to feed fish pig and geese feces, pack them in ice using water often found to be contaminated with bacteria, and then it is shipped to the U.S. where the FDA is only able to inspect <3% of all shipments.โ€ฆ
Chinese police increasingly use geese instead of police dogs because of their aggressiveness and superior vision.โ€ฆ
The phrase 'bitten by a Winchester goose' was a common euphemism for syphilis in the 16th century and prostitutes of South London were nicknamed 'Winchester Geese'. I learned this while reading about goose bumps.โ€ฆ
After US Airway Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson River from a bird strike, workers in the US parks services gassed 1,235 Canadian Geese and suffocated 1,739 gosling eggs.โ€ฆ
In addition to swans, some types of geese (namely Greylag geese) can also be gay. Technically, this means it's possible one could find an entire 'gaggle of gay geese'.โ€ฆ
Today I Learned Canada geese have as many as 13 different calls for everything from greetings and warnings to happiness.โ€ฆ
A bridge in Great Yarmouth, England, collapsed because too many people had gathered on it to watch a clown in a barrel being towed by four geese!โ€ฆ
One of the oldest herbicide alternatives are geese, also known as weeder geese, who are super picky eaters and thus do not eat things like garlic, strawberries, potatoes, cotton and a bunch of others. They literally work for food.โ€ฆ
In 1845 a suspension bridge crowded with children collapsed under their weight killing 79. They had gathered to watch a clown in a barrel being pulled by geese down the river.โ€ฆ
The tail number of the plane involved in the Miracle on the Hudson - which was brought down when both engines ingested Canada Geese -having becoming available after the plane was totaled for insurance purposes, now belongs to a man named Douglas Geese.โ€ฆ
In an 1827 effort to bring people to Niagara Falls, hoteliers put on a grand stunt: Watch a boat full of animals plunge down the Falls to see whoโ€™ll survive. The event was a success, bringing in about 15,000 viewers; however, of the 14+ animals on board, only 2 bears and 2 geese survived. images.maritimehistoryoftโ€ฆ
Geese, ducks, and other birds undergo "Live Plucking" up to 6 times a year and their wounds from it are sewn up without anesthetic.โ€ฆ
A team of entrepreneurs advertised a "cargo of living animals" would be thrown over Niagara Falls in 1827, attracting crowds of up to 10,000. Two bears, a buffalo, two foxes, a raccoon, an eagle, a dog, and 15 geese went over in a boat. The bears swam over to an island and only a goose livedโ€ฆ
In the aftermath of the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency plane landing, 1,235 Canadian geese were rounded up, stuffed in crates and shipped off to be euthanized.โ€ฆ
There is a type of yeast found in the rectal swabs of geese that can absorb toxic metals out water.โ€ฆ
Bar-headed geese migrate at an altitude of 30,000+ feet over Mount Everest where the air is minus 60 degrees Fโ€ฆ
2000 geese were gassed in 2009 for "airspace safety", 1600 more were killed last year, and more killings are planned this year.โ€ฆ
To circumvent the Bible's rules, Catholics pretended that puffins, guinea pigs, turtles and geese were fish.โ€ฆ
Much like you can have a murder of crows or a flock of geese, you can also have an "implausibility of gnus"โ€ฆ
A bunch of geese on the ground may be a gaggle, but once in the air, they are referred to as a skein.โ€ฆ
'Gaggle' is a flock of geese when not in flightโ€ฆ
Over 3000 Canadian geese were gassed or killed as a result of Captain Sully's US Airways Flight 1549 Bird Strike incident known as the Miracle on the Hudson.โ€ฆ
Some people keep geese and ducks as pets, and diaper them.โ€ฆ
In Jurassic Park, Dolphin screams, walruses bellowing, geese hissing, an African crane's mating call, and human rasps were mixed to formulate various raptor sounds.โ€ฆ
Prisons with low funding use geese to prevent escapesโ€ฆ
Geese were domesticated in Egypt over 4,000 years agoโ€ฆ
In 1845, a suspension bridge in Yarmouth, England collapsed, killing 79 people, mostly children. The crowd had gathered to watch a Clown go down in the river in a barrel pulled by geese. (4th down)โ€ฆ
Ducks and geese will think they are what they see when they are born and this will affect them throughout their entire lifeโ€ฆ
Australian Shepherd dogs are used to work with unusual livestock such as geese, rabbits and ducks due to their adaptable and highly energetic nature.โ€ฆ

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