The Oxford Junior Dictionary removed around 50 words that have to do with the natural world, in order to replace them with more "modern" words for today's tech-savvy children. Some of the removed words include acorn, dandelion, heron, newt, and otter. theguardian.com/books/201…
Gil Scott-Heron's song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" was a response to the spoken-word piece "When the Revolution Comes" by The Last Poets and which opens with the line "When the revolution comes some of us will probably catch it on TV". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Heron of Alexandria invented the first vending machine in the 1st century AD to prevent people from stealing holy water. Temple goers stuck a coin in the slot to apply pressure on a lever that released water. Once the coin reached the end of its path, no more water came out. io9.gizmodo.com/the-first…
A Greek man named Heron Alexandrinus, who was born in 10AD, invented the first steam engine, called an Aeolipile. His design was forgotten and never used until 1577. kotaku.com/5742457/the-an…
Ninety-nine per cent of crocodile offspring are eaten in the first year after birth, by large fish, herons, monitor lizards and adult crocodiles. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
Green herons, native to North and Central America, are one of the few species of bird known to use tools such as bread or insects as bait to lure fish. When a fish tries to take the bait, the green heron will grab it. They also feed on frogs and aquatic arthropods as they walk along shorelines. allaboutbirds.org/guide/G…
The first vending machine was created two thousand years ago by the Greek inventor Heron Alexandrinus. It dispensed holy water when a coin is inserted into to a slot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Martin Luther King Jr. Day resulted from a campaign by Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott Heron, the musician behind The Revolution Will Not Be Televised npr.org/templates/transcr…
Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior. tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
Blue Herons eat gophers. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Gil Scott-Heron's dad, Gil Heron, was the first black footballer to play for Glasgow Celtic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
A motionless Heron is often a good sign that it's just eaten and is digesting it's prey. countryfile.com/countrysi…
The first vending machine was invented 2000 years ago by Heron of Alexandria to dispense holy water. He also invented a primitive "robot" to put on plays that were over 10 minutes long. kotaku.com/5742457/the-an…
A group of ravens is called a conspiracy, an unkindness, or a constable of ravens. And a group of herons is a siege of herons. lyberty.com/encyc/article…
2000 yrs ago Heron of Alexandria invented the first vending machine, mechanically opening temple doors or binary operating machines for special effects in theater en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Vancouver has a Heron cam, were citizens of the city can watch Pacific Great Blue Herons and their mating cycles until the end of summer. vancouver.ca/parks-recrea…
Herons can swallow whole a wide variety of creatures- in this case, a duckling. [Nature] youtube.com/watch?v=9KEW5…
Gil Scot-Heron's most famous track 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', was playing in Tahrir Square during the attempt to overthrow Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. theguardian.com/music/201…
The Martial Eagle has a diet that includes Black Mambas, Young Ostriches, Herons, Foxes, Baboons and Other Monkeys, and Many More. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Rapper Gil Scott-Heron got a scholar to the Fieldston School, and when asked how he felt about not having money compared to other kids said "Same way as you. Y'all can't afford no limousine. How do you feel?' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil…
Hero or Heron of ancient Greece is credited with inventing the vending machine, a steam engine, automatic doors, and the windmill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
The first automatic door was created in the 1st century AD by Heron of Alexandria in Roman Egypt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…

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