Billions of cockroaches are being farmed in China to solve urban waste, provide medicinal treatment, develop beauty products, and feed livestock. One particular company has raised over six billion and prevents their escape by surrounding them in a moat filled with fish. businessinsider.com/chine…
Today I learned about the Walls of Nicosia, battlements, strongholds, and a moat arrayed around the capital city of Cyprus in the form of an 11-pointed star when the island was held by the Venetians around 1567 CE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Today I learned of Fred the labrador, resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in England, who adopted 9 orphaned ducklings who were wandering the castle grounds after the mother duck disappeared. When Fred goes swimming the the castle moat, the ducks follow him in. independent.ie/entertainm…
Ex-England football star Paul Gascoigne tried to help save the fugitive murderer Raoul Moat by seeking him out in his dressing gown, with a fishing rod and a cooked chicken. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
There is a bear filled moat in Czech Republic. castle.ckrumlov.cz/docs/e…
"Chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others." And "Given the chance to get food by pulling a chain that would also deliver an electric shock to a companion, Rhesus monkeys will starve themselves for several days." nytimes.com/2007/03/20/sc…
There stands a castle in the Czech Republic that to this day has a moat filled with BEARS. It's called the "Bear Moat" and it was first filled with bears in 1707, if not earlier. castle.ckrumlov.cz/docs/e…
888,246 red ceramic poppies were "planted" in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate every man from Britain and the Commonwealth who died during WWI. telegraph.co.uk/gardening…
The tomb China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has not been explored partly because it is buried deep underground and surrounded by a moat of poisonous mercury livescience.com/22454-anc…
Today I learned of the great escape attempt of Juan, an Andean spectacled bear in Berlin zoo. Juan paddled across a moat using a log as a raft, scaled a wall and then finally appeared to commandeer a bicycle before being shot with a tranquiliser gun. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
That "Chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others." And "Given the chance to get food by pulling a chain that would also deliver an electric shock to a companion, Rhesus monkeys will starve themselves for several days." nytimes.com/2007/03/20/sc…
There is a Castle in the Czech Republic that has had a 'Bear Moat' filled with actual bears for the past 300 years. castle.ckrumlov.cz/docs/e…
The primary purpose of a Castle's moat was to prevent attackers from tunnelling under the walls. medievalcastles.stormthec…
Despite showing similarity to the design of castles, features such as the moat, walls, and towers at The ChΓ’teau de Chambord were decorative and not intended to provide defense against an actual enemy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%…
"Moat" originally referred to the dry mound on which a castle was built ('motte' means 'mound' or 'hillock' in Old French). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa…
Today I learned of Dawn Fraser, an Australian swimmer in the 1964 Olympics, who was accused of crossing a moat outside of the Japanese emperor Hirohito to steal a Japanese flag, a charge she denied but was suspended for 10 years by the Australian Swimming Union anyway en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daw…
A British MP used government money to pay for the moat around his country home to be cleared news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
A island by Shanghai was once mostly owned by a powerful and wealthy family who lived in a mini-palace with a moat and they invited all islanders over for banquet on Chinese New Year. It was destroyed after the war, when their land was confiscated and it is unknown where the family is today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
In Wadsworth, Illinois there is a completely 24-karat gold plated, 17,000 square foot house that is surrounded by a moat and a Ramses II statue. goldpyramid.com/index.htm…
During WW2 the moat around the Tower of London was dried out and used for growing vegetables history.co.uk/study-topic…
The world's largest man-made structure was a series of walls and moats in Nigeria that was four times longer than the Great Wall of China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
There is a castle in Germany where they have moat bears tic-torgau.de/eng/hartenf…
In 1969 seven polar bears escaped their enclosure by swimming the moat separating them from visitors after heavy rains had flooded it. Their first order of business was to raid the snack stand directly across from their enclosure where they made off with packs of marshmallows. news.google.com/newspaper…
:The new US Embassy in London will be one of the most expensive and secure embassies in the world at $1 billion [it will have a nice moat like feature] london.usembassy.gov/new_…
Tom Brady has a moat around his house deadspin.com/5979224/tom-…
During WW1 pioneer seargent Kunze captured a French fort single handedly after being blown into its moat by a stray artillery shell. jarrelook.co.uk/Urbex/Ver…
The original UFC octagon design ideas included electric fences and moats filled with alligators. Since Vale Tudo fighters often tried to escape through the ropes in boxing rings, the cage was ultimately chosen as a way to Keep fighters from leaving prematurely. mmafighting.com/2013/11/1…
Some of the early ideas for the UFC octagon were electric fences and an alligator moat to keep the fighters inside. cagepotato.com/ufc-origin…
Ray Mears was enlisted by the Northumbria Police to help track Raoul Moat.

Seriously: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_mears#Educational_role_and_expert

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