Guinness World Records were started by the Guinness Breweries to settle arguments about records debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland when their managing director got involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the red grouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
Chickens can be successfully hybridized with a number of other birds including "peafowl, chachalacas, capercaillie, grouse, quail, curassows, pheasants and guans." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gam…
Today I learned of the Body-Popping sage grouse which have declined in population from 16 million 100 years ago to between 300,000 and 500,000 today. They also make quite a remarkable sound with their bodies. youtube.com/watch?v=cLnbi…
Towser the Mouser was a tortoiseshell cat that caught more than 28,000 mice at the Famous Grouse Whiskey distillery in Scotland. She's in the Guinness Book of Records as best mouser, and they have a statue of her at the distillery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
Today I learned about Operation Grouse, the SOE's sabotage of the Norsk Hydro heavy water plant. They completed the mission without a single fatality on either side. General von Falkenhorst was so impressed that he said of the attack: β€œThis is the most splendid coup I have seen in this war.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
The bird with the world's shortest migration is the North American blue grouse. It travels just 300 meters. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Guinness World Records was founded in 1951 after Sir Hugh Beaver, a director of Guinness Breweries in Ireland had an argument while on a shooting party on which was the fastest gamebird in Europe between the golden plover or red grouse. blog.whsmith.co.uk/the-hi…
In 1951 the managing director of Guinness Breweries became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe (the golden plover or the grouse). He was unable to confirm the answer using reference books of the time. Shortly after, the Guinness World Records were born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
There is a falconry hunting season in Pennsylvania. A falconer can train his falcon to hunt squirrels, quail, ruffed grouse, cottontail rabbits and ringed-neck pheasants. portal.state.pa.us/portal…
Grouses attack when surprised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruf…
An argument about whether the golden plover or the red grouse is the fastest flier led to the publication of the Guinness Book of Records en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
The greater sage grouse can do the weirdest damn thing with its neck [video] youtube.com/watch?v=m0M8p…
Oliver Reed died after downing three bottles of Captain Morgan's Jamaica rum, eight bottles of German beer, numerous doubles of Famous Grouse whiskey and Hennessy cognac, and beating five much younger Royal Navy sailors at arm-wrestling. imdb.com/name/nm0001657/
Despite being the world's largest country, Russia iss home to only one endemic species of bird - The Siberian Grouse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Male Sage Grouse Declare Their Bill of Health in Mating Through the Appearance of Their Yellow Skin Pouches youtu.be/XB-8Grn6sRo?t=53…
There is a bird that lacks a singing voice to attract mates -- instead it beats its wings faster than the speed of sound to create sonic booms that can be heard by all the females in the area northernwoodlands.org/out…
Australia named a swimming centre after one of their Prime Ministers... who went missing and was later declared dead after swimming in the ocean en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
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