The top 3 most expensive skateboards ever sold were a collaboration between Tony Hawk & Ben Harper to raise money for skateparks in low income communities. The highest price paid was $38,425 for a skateboard with the lyrics to "Blowin' in the Wind" personnally penned by Bob Dylan on it. moneyinc.com/most-expensi…
In the late 1990's Activsion offered Tony Hawk $500,000 for his name rights in the Tony Hawk video game franchise. Tony Hawk turned down the offer & the video games went on to generate over $1.4 billion in sales worldwide. cnbc.com/2019/06/13/tony-…
Falcons are more closely related to parrots and songbirds than they are to hawks. nsf.gov/news/news_summ.js…
Jim Coleman, a sportswriter made up the 'curse of Muldoon' to meet an editorial deadline. The curse supposedly prevented the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League from finishing in first place from 1938 to 1967. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
Today I learned about the Hummingbird hawk-moth, which are often mistaken for hummingbirds because of the similar way that they hover and feed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The Wright Bros. famous first flight at Kitty Hawk actually took place on an island off North Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
The sound commonly attributed to the Bald Eagle is actually the call of a Red-Tailed Hawk, whereas the Bald Eagle sounds more similar to a... Seagull youtube.com/watch?v=NVBxL…
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 had a day one patch amounting to more than 8GB as it turns out all said 8GB was the whole game and without the patch all you get is the already inaccessible tutorial. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_H…
Gray foxes can climb trees. β€œThey can climb trees that are straight up; they do not require leaning trees to climb. Not only will they climb trees to escape predators but they also climb to take a nap in a sunny location, and they have been known to hide or sleep in hawk and owl nests.” wildlifelandtrust.org/wil…
Many moth species have developed sonic defenses to help camouflage themselves from bats. One example is the male hawk moth which stridulates their genitalia mid flight to produce a sound at that effectively acts like a sonar jammer. pnas.org/content/112/20/6…
British comedian Tony Hawks became so frustrated with being mistaken for pro skateboarder Tony Hawk that he has published a book called "Tony Hawk's The A to Z of Skateboarding" that contains nothing about skateboarding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Tony Hawk Performed 50 Tricks in Celebration of Turning 50. The 50 tricks were among the 100+ tricks that he created since he started skating in '77. youtu.be/8Zx7fFFfPis
When a hawk moth caterpillar feels threatened, its body swells up taking the shape of a pit viper's head, with two huge black markings appearing as the snakes' eyes. The caterpillar also turns itself over to reveal its belly, completely transforming itself into a menacing predator. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
US Marine Reservist Hussein Mohamed Farrah Aidid served in Operation Restore Hope (the setting of Black Hawk Down). His father, Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, was the opposition leader. One weekend in 1995 he didn’t show up to drill because he was busy taking over as warlord. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Today I learned about the Tarantula Hawk, A Spider Wasp That Preys on Tarantulas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Mosquito hawks do not actually eat mosquitos. Instead, the larvae mostly feed on roots of forage crops, turf grasses, and seedling field crops, while adults, if they feed at all, feed primarily on liquids such as nectar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The Kremlin has a division of trained hawks that defend the building from crows. At first, keepers tried to use pre-recorded shrieks, but crows got used to them, so falcons-later hawks, were used. They are easier and cheaper to train. There’s also an eagle-owl that hunts at night. rbth.com/lifestyle/327146…
Hummingbirds build nests near and below hawk nests because their predators are scared of the hawks and tend to avoid hawk nests. Survival rates are higher for eggs laid in a cone-shaped area near/below hawk nests smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
"buzzards" are hawks, not vultures. Referring to vultures as "buzzards" is a strictly American English practice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The Hotel Del Coronado in southern CA uses a trained Hawk to keep seagulls from bothering guests who are dining outdoors. cbs8.com/mobile/article/n…
Owls have a reputation of being wise due to their large eyes, but are not smart enough to be trained - unlike parrots, hawks, and pigeons. They still have a complex brain, but it spends much of its time processing information from its optic nerves. scienceiq.com/Facts/WiseA…
The Egyptian Sphinx came in types and wasn't just the one we see today. There are written records describing Sphinxes in different Egyptian cities with the heads of both Rams and Hawks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sph…
A Tarantula Hawk is a spider wasp that preys on tarantulas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The small elephant hawk moth (Deilephila porcellus) gets its common name for the caterpillar head's resemblance to an elephant's trunk. Hawk moths are also known as sphinx moths because the caterpillar resembles the Great Sphinx of Giza when resting. They are found in Europe and northern Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dei…
Female birds of prey (Hawks, falcons, etc.) are generally significantly larger than their male counterparts. audubon.org/news/most-fem…
16,000 homing pigeons were parachuted into France on D Day, with the intention that anyone who found them could send valuable information back to Britain. Only 1,800 made it back, and the remainder either perished unfound in their containers, or fell victim to nazi hawks stationed along the coas news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Today I learned of the Tarantula Hawk, a giant member of the wasp family whose sting is described as an "immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one's ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations." It's the state insect of New Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
A 40 acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power lines while clutching a large snake. The wriggling snake touched a second power line, completing the circuit and electrocuting both animals with up to 700,000 volts. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
In 2003 WB approached Tony Hawk to make Skate Jam, a skater-themed sequel to Space Jam, but it was cancelled after Looney Tunes: Back in Action bombed. It was one of several sequel ideas, including Spy Jam (starring Jackie Chan), Race Jam (starring Jeff Gordon), and a film with Tiger Woods. slashfilm.com/space-jam-s…
In 1903, the New York Times declared that "flying machines" were essentially a waste of timeβ€”only a week before the Wright brothers successfully flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. nytimes.com/1903/10/09/ar…
Neil Armstrong took souvenirs to the Moon. Specifically, he carried cloth and pieces of propeller from the original Wright Flyer, which Wilbur and Orville flew at Kitty Hawk. Armstrong specifically requested to take the items, and they were counted as his personal belongings. time.com/5418950/first-ma…
The Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster was one of the worst industrial accidents in the US. Between 476 & 1,000 workers eventually died of silicosis in the 1930s after a silica vein was struck boring the tunnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
The "caw" sound associated with the bald eagle is usually dubbed with the call of the red tailed hawk. In reality, bald eagles sound more like seagulls. youtu.be/PQ2uMauyBow?t=36
Certain species of hawk in Australia have been known to purposely spread wildfires beyond firebreaks in order to force prey out into the open news.nationalgeographic.c…
The Tarantula Hawk is a Spider Wasp which hunts Tarantulas. They have the highest rating (4) on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. The pain is described as "blinding, fierce, and shockingly electric. A running hair dryer has been dropped into your bubble bath." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
A Hawk named Timber is trained to keep seagulls, crows and ravens away from tourist at a San Diego hotel. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
It is considered good luck in Japan to dream of Mount Fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant in your first dream of the new year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat…
The Army pressured the filmmakers of Black Hawk Down to change the name of the war hero portrayed by Ewan McGregor because the real life soldier is serving a 30 year prison term for raping his six year old daughter ratical.org/ratville/JFK/…
Today I learned of the tarantula hawk wasp that has a non-deadly sting so painful, experienced professionals will just suggest you to lie down & scream if stung, because most people lose verbal & physical coordination afterwards. wired.com/2015/07/absurd-…
The majestic call of the American Bald Eagle is a myth. The sound we associate with eagles is actually that of the red-tailed hawk, which is dubbed over. For such a powerful bird, the Bald Eagle emits surprisingly weak-sounding callsβ€”usually a series of high-pitched whistling or piping notes. npr.org/templates/story/s…
"Less Than Zero" and "The Lost Boys" actress Jami Gertz is a part-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Skateboard legend, Tony Hawk was tested to have an IQ of 144. the-talks.com/interview/t…
Space Jam almost had a whole cinematic universe: Spy Jam with Jackie Chan, Race Jam with Gordon, Skate Jam with Hawk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
A about Pale Male, the 30 year old red tailed hawk, the patriarch of NYC urban dwelling raptor dynasty. One of the first wild hawks to be observed dwelling in a man made structure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
The majestic call we associate with Bald Eagles is actually a Red-Tail Hawk npr.org/templates/story/s…
Henery Hawk of the Looney Tunes first debuted in the 1942 short "The Squawkin' Hawk", four years before Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The tarantula hawk stings and paralyzes a tarantula, drags the specimen to a brooding nest, and lays a single egg on the spider’s abdomen. The wasp larva hatches, creates a hole in the spider's abdomen, and enters to feed, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep the spider alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Hawk moths scare off bats by rubbing their genitalia to jam the bat’s sonar arstechnica.com/science/2…
The son of Mohamed Farrah Aidid - the Somali warlord who clashed with American forces during the events of Black Hawk Down - later immigrated to the US, became a Marine, and served in Somalia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moh…
In 1946 some american war-hawks wanted to drop atomic bomb on Ljubljana, Zagreb or Belgrade. rtvslo.si/news-in-english…
Malaysia's Peacekeeping force under the UN played a significant role in the rescue of american forces from Somalia in Black Hawk Down says.com/my/news/us-thank…
The oddly shaped exterior of the F-117 Night Hawk stealth fighter earned it the nickname "hopeless diamond". f117sfa.org/f117-developm…
The pain caused by the Bullet Ant's sting is reported to be greater than that of any other hymenopteran, and is ranked as the most painful according to the Schmidt sting pain index, given a "4+" rating, above the tarantula hawk wasp and Synoeca (warrior wasp). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Today I learned of the Tarantula Hawk. One of the largest wasps, they use their sting to paralyze their prey before dragging it to a brood nest as living food; a single egg is laid on the prey, hatching to a larva which eats the still-living prey. It also has one of the most painful stings in the entire world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The cargo hold of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one foot longer than the entire length of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Adult Mosquito Hawks (aka Mosquito Catchers or Mosquito Eaters) do not actually eat mosquitoes insectcop.net/mosquito-ea…
There's an British comedian called 'Tony Hawks' who is frequently confused with the American skateboarder 'Tony Hawk'. He receives hundreds of emails from skater-Tony's fans and publishes his comedic replies to them on his site. youtube.com/watch?v=6rQeY…
When the Atlanta Hawks went undefeated in January 2015 (17-0), the starting 5 (Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver) were named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. sports.yahoo.com/the-hawk…
Despite their looks, falcons are more closely related to parrots than they are to hawks and eagles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Today I learned of the most successful avian predator, killing prey on 49.3% of attempts. The Bat Hawk specializes in hunting bats at dusk, and catches all the food it needs for the day in a matter of minutesβ€”swallowing it whole with its giant gape en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The classic bald eagle screech sound effect we hear in most movies and tv shows is actually the sound of a red tailed hawk screech dubbed over. Bald Eagles make more of a little cackling type of a laugh sound. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Tony Hawk was tested to have an I.Q. of 144 during school. cbsnews.com/news/tony-haw…
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has an IQ of 144 and was bullied for being a skater in high school. the-talks.com/interviews/…
Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield was drafted by 4 teams in 3 Major League Sports coming out of college in 1973 (MLB: Padres, NBA: Hawks, ABA: Stars, NFL: Vikings) sports.yahoo.com/one-play…
The sound most of us have associated with Bald Eagles our entire lives is actually a Red tailed Hawk, because the Eagles cry is much less impressive. Also, most of the Bald Eagle's we see pictured are females because they are much larger than the males of the species. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Wimbledon employs a bird of prey, Rufus the Hawk, to keep pigeons away from the tennis courts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruf…
Falcons are more closely related to parrots than hawks or eagles birdnote.org/blog/2015/02…
A t-rex probably tasted like a hawk smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Tony Hawk the professional skateboarder has an IQ of 144 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The world's largest aircraft is so big that if the Wright brothers had begun their initial Kitty Hawk flight at the tip of one its wings, they could have completed the journey and done it twice more before they reached the other end. wired.com/story/stratolau…
The assertion from Jurassic Park that T-Rex was unable to see anything not moving is false and a study suggests that they even had better vision than modern day hawks and eagles. iflscience.com/plants-and…
The tarantula hawk, a type of wasp that lives in the USA, is said to have the most painful insect sting in the world. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Abraham Lincoln served in the 1832 Black Hawk War and was elected company captain. A story tells of a Potawotami man who Lincoln's men assumed was a spy. Lincoln threw himself in front of his men's muskets, knocking their weapons upward and protecting the Potawotami until his men backed down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abr…
The infamous Tarantula Hawk can get so drunk on fermented fruit that they struggle to fly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
The Mosquito Hawk/Skeeter Eater doesn't actually kill or eat any mosquitos. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
Today I learned of the unintended effect the film "Black Hawk Down" had on the Somalis in Mogadishu. They cheered during a screening of their bootleg copy every time an American was killed, and some were even proud of how they were portrayed in the film. edition.cnn.com/2002/WORL…
Tony Hawk was the Pizza Hut delivery truck driver in "Gleaming the Cube" uncletnuc.com/2016/12/06/…
The Harris hawk is the only raptor that hunts in packs. Their strategy is similar to that of wolves. newscientist.com/article/…
"Mosquito Hawks" are not giant mosquitoes (nor hawks) and don't bite or sting...or even eat. They live only a few days to breed, then die. entomologytoday.org/2015/…
Falcons and Hawks track rodents with UV light reflected by the rodents urine and feces hawkwatch.org/blog/item/1…
Tony Hawk has an I.Q. of 144 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Jerry Lee Lewis tried to make a comeback after his scandal under a pseudonym, "The Hawk", in 1960. However, the radio station recognized his distinctive piano style and he was dropped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Breton is an actual Celtic derived language spoken in parts of Brittany, France and is the language sung in "Gortoz A Ran" from the ending of Black Hawk Down youtu.be/1c-6Uz08p4c
In 2008 the NBA allowed the final 51.9 seconds of a game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks to be replayed because Shaquille O'Neal was incorrectly given his sixth foul when it was actually only his fifth. espn.com/nba/news/story?i…
Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down, GTA: Vice City) is mixed race. His black grandfather warned him to keep his ethnicity a secret to make it in Hollywood. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
The tarantula hawk stings and paralyzes a tarantula, drags the specimen to a brooding nest, and lays a single egg on the spider’s abdomen. The wasp larva hatches, creates a hole in the spider's abdomen, and enters to feed, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep the spider alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
A young red-tailed hawk was "adopted" by a pair of bald eagles at a bird sanctuary in British Columbia news.nationalgeographic.c…
A luxury hotel in Cannes, France, has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas. msn.com/en-us/news/offbea…
A hawk's eyesight is so good that it will fly to an altitude of 15,000 feet and scan the ground for small rodents. largestfastestsmartest.co…
Crows have different warning calls – one for cats, and one for hawks, and another for humans – 250 in all avesnoir.com/american-cro…
When you hear a "bald eagle noise" in movies is actually a dubbed-over hawk. That's because bald eagles actually have a distinctly un-ferocious cry . npr.org/templates/story/s…
Hawks can see ultra violet colors, have an indented fovea, which magnifies the center of their visual field. And adaptations to detect polarised light and magnetic fields! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
The red-tailed hawk's screech is commonly dubbed over the bald eagle's in television and movies. npr.org/templates/story/s…
At 42yrs old Tony Hawk still lands The 900 "I'm 42 and I did a 900 today." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Eagles, unlike almost all other birds of prey, do not look back before or after they strike prey. All hawks look back, from the smallest to the largest. "Eagles, as befits the true kings of the sky, do not look back." dinoanimals.com/animals/t…
Films and tv use a red tail hawk's cry for bald eagles npr.org/templates/story/s…
Whenever you hear the sound of a bald eagle on TV, you're actually hearing a red-tailed hawk. Bald eagles actually have more of a chirp. leeyounger.com/post/24164…
The Bullet Ant has the most painful sting, with the Tarantula Hawk wasp being the second most painful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…

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