The iconic podium used by the President of the United States is nicknamed "The Blue Goose" and is actually bulletproof, doubling as a shield in the event of a attempted attack. inproduction.net/news/mee…
In Top Gun, Maverick goes into a flat spin which he cannot recover and crashes into the ocean, killing Goose. During production the stunt pilot hired to perform and film the scene went into the flat spin but couldn't recover, crashed into the ocean and died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top…
Thomas the blind, bisexual goose, died at 40 years old, and had been in a relationship with two swans, raising 68 cygnets with them over a period of 6 years. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Nabisco ("National Biscuit Company") originally released Oreos in 1912 as a part of a "Trio" pack. The other two cookies in the trio, the Mother Goose Biscuit and the Veronese Biscuit, did not survive. foodtimeline.org/foodcook…
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…
Throughout the 16th and 17th century, a Goose or Capon (castrated/neutered cockerel) was commonly served for Christmas dinner in England. The rich sometimes dined on Peacock or Swan. Popular history tells of Henry VIII being the first English monarch to have a Turkey for Christmas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
The term "goose" is properly used for a female bird, while "gander" refers specifically to a male. Young birds before fledging are called goslings. A group on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
β€œgoose bumps” are a result of a human vestigial behavior. The formation of goose bumps in humans under stress is a vestigial reflex; its function in human ancestors was to raise the body's hair, making the ancestor appear larger and scaring off predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
'Wawa' in Ojibwe means 'wild goose', which explains why there's a flying goose in the Wawa corporate logo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waw…
Today I learned about Andy the goose who was born in Hastings, Nebraska with no feet. A local inventor named Gene Fleming heard of this and fitted Andy with specially made Nike baby shoes. Andy gained fame as a role model for disabled children and Nike provided him with a lifetime supply of shoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
There was a blind bisexual goose who fell in love with two swans and helped raise 60+ of their babies bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Today I learned about Goose Pulling, where people would tie a goose upside down and grease its neck, then ride past it and try to pull its head off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
A single Canada Goose has between 20 and 25 thousand feathers. Just a fraction of an inch of this feather insulation can keep a bird's body temperature at 104 degrees, even in freezing weather. birdnote.org/show/how-fea…
Canada Goose was originally made for rangers & police departments. In 2001, the company only had $3 million in revenue but chose to remain in Canada rather than outsource labor to Asia where it was cheaper. In 2014, the company revenue was around $200 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
While high on substances and during a meeting with a CBS exec in Germany, Ozzy Osbourne performed a Nazi goose-step on the executive's table before dipping his testicles in the executive's wine and then urinating in it. He only came to find out what he had done later by Sharon Osbourne. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozz…
Shakespeare coined or popularized many of the phrases we use today. Some of these include: β€œGood riddance. In my heart of hearts. Laughing stock. Wild-goose chase. Devil incarnate. Brave new world. As luck would have it. All our yesterdays. Break the ice. Full circle.” bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
Hawaii's state bird, a goose known locally as the nΔ“nΔ“, was at one point down to a population of only 30 in the wild. After 60 years of conservation efforts to restore the population, the nΔ“nΔ“ have rebounded and there are now roughly 2,800 birds roaming the islands. hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/12…
The US once fed information to the USSR about an extremely deadly nerve gas called "GJ" that was nearly impossible to create. Although initially intended to waste Soviet resources on a wild goose chase, the project to replicate "GJ" ended up producing the now-infamous Novichok agents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The sound effects for the velociraptors in Jurassic Park were created by modifying the sounds of a goose, horse, and tortoises mating youtu.be/Y0qs5oclDkI
Poo-phoria occurs when your bowel movement stimulates the vagus nerve, which descends from the brain stem to the colon. It takes a particularly "large mass of stool" to trigger poo-phoria and its vagal-nerve-induced feelings of exhilaration, intense relaxation, and goose bumps. outsideonline.com/1784611…
The percussion cap was invented by a Scottish reverend whose guns were too slow for goose and wild game hunting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Fabio killed a goose with his face on a roller coaster dailypress.com/entertainm…
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…
Tim Hortons, Hudson Bay Company, Canada Goose, Molson Canadian are all no longer Canadian companies o.canada.com/business/are…
In 1888 a hailstorm in India killed 246 people with hail as large as goose eggs, oranges, and cricket balls. The storm holds the record of being the highest mortality from hail ever recorded to this day. wmo.asu.edu/content/world…
Fabio once got hit in the head with a 10lb goose while on a roller coaster going over 70 mph. esquire.com/entertainment…
After thinking Johhny Cash covering his song 'hurt' was a bit "gimmicky", Trent Reznor heard it and said "tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... that song isn't mine anymore" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
When future Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage had a rough streak after joining NY Yankees, Mickey Rivers once jumped on the bullpen cart screaming "Don't let him in the game!" latimes.com/archives/la-x…
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…
Theodor Seuss Geisel pronounced Seuss "zoice" as in voice. He changed the pronunciation to sound like goose when he became Dr. Seuss, to sound like Mother Goose. usatoday.com/story/money/…
The City of Chicago banned the sale of Fois Gras (livers of Force-fed duck/goose) in 2006 with a $250-$500 fine for violating it. Some Chefs violated the law and sued Chicago to be allowed to continue. Other, smarter chefs, gave Fois Gras away for free, since the ban was on selling it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foi…
The first ever aerial photograph of an American city is of Boston in 1860. The photo, made from a hot air balloon, is titled: β€œBoston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It” oldphotohistory.org/the-o…
Denver absorbs more than 5,000 pounds of goose droppings daily nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The first artificial Christmas tree were made using goose feathers that were dyed green. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
During 8 years living in a UK animal shelter, a dog named Jasmine was a β€˜surrogate mother’ to over 50 rescued animals; including puppies, foxes, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer and a goose. She nursed each with affection, taking care of them as soon as they arrived. candogseat-this.com/jasmi…
The giant Canada goose was once thought to be extinct, yet was brought back by successful breeding programs and was distributed to 83 separate sites in North Dakota en.wikipedia.org/wiki/can…
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…
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_…
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_…
β€œGhost” was originally spelled 'gost', but when Flemish typesetters came to England in the 15th century, they decided to spell it like its Flemish counterpart, with an H. The typesetters also added H to β€œgoose,” β€œgoat,” and β€œgirl,” but those spellings never caught on. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
, the arrector pili are muscles which connect to hair follicles in mammals. They contract to make the hair stand up, which is commonly called "goose bumps". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arr…
The goose was the first bird domesticated by humans birdwatchersdigest.com/bw…
The "Goose Step" march is used by the military of over 70 countries, comprising three-fifths of the world's population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Minnesotans call the game "duck, duck, goose" "duck, duck, gray duck" startribune.com/minnesota…
The reason we get goose bumps when feeling strong emotions is because the reflex caused our ancestors’ body hair to raise up and make them appear larger and scare off predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
There are people who can control their goose bumps in a phenomenon known as voluntary pilorection msn.com/en-us/health/well…
Mummified remains of Ancient Egyptian priests bear the unmistakable signs of damaged arteries and heart disease. Much of what they ate, such as goose and fortified fat bread, was rich in saturated fat and would be classified today as ''junk food'' telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
A Bar-headed Goose is the highest flying bird in the world. They regularly fly over 21,000 feet during summer migration to high altitude lakes in the Himalayas. There are also reports of them flying above Mt Makalu (27,825 feet) and even Mt Everest (29,029 feet). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…

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