Owls make almost no noise from flying, even when tested in a room with multiple microphones youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEa…
Crows and Owls hate each other. On their own Great Horned Owls will behead and eat Crows. But if caught unaware a Crow will serveil and call for reinforcements. Then the Murder of Crows will Mob the Owl and give chase. If the Murder grows into the dozens or so they can even kill the Owl. goodmorninggloucester.com…
Screech owls bring Texas blind snakes into their nests so the snakes will eat the parasites that feed on the owlets. audubon.org/news/what-wou…
Today I learned about Dan O'brien, a USA decathlete who in 1992 was considered so transcendent and perfect that olympic gold was a fait accompli. Reebok built a marketing campaign around his coming gold a year hence (Superb Owl commercial launch). Dan failed making the US team with zero points in pole vault marketplace.org/2018/02/0…
Unlike most owls, pueo are active during the day and are commonly seen hovering or soaring over open areas. The species is thought to have colonized the Hawaiian Islands sometime after the arrival of Polynesians. They are very sacred to Hawaiians because they protect individuals from harm. fws.gov/refuge/Hakalau_Fo…
Studies on the subject indicate Morning People are generally happier and less inclined to develop bad habits, while Night Owls are generally a bit more intelligent and sexually promiscuous fastcompany.com/3046391/m…
Screech Owls keep blind snakes as pets/housekeepers. The snakes are carried to the owl's nest, and then burrow into it and eat bugs that would otherwise pose a threat to the owl's young. earthtouchnews.com/natura…
Owls have long legs that are covered in a mass of feathers so only their feet are exposed. boredpanda.com/owl-long-l…
The Bohemian Grove is a private campground in California where the rich and powerful go to party. In 2000 a camera was sneaked into the campground and shot the infamous video which showed the members acting out a 'Ritual' known as the Cremation of Care in front of a 30 foot owl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boh…
I learned that Owls can't move their eyes at all - they can only look straight ahead. To compensate, they use their long, flexible necks to move their eyes through 270 degrees of rotation. Their eye 'structures' provide fantastic vision and account for up to five percent of their body weight. animalquestions.org/birds…
Owls have tubular eyes instead of spherical, making them unable to move their eyes in other directions. Instead of moving their eyes, they swivel their heads to view their surroundings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl…
Owls are associated with knowledge in Western tradition because they are the companion animal of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, in Greek mythology. However, the origins of this relationship are largely unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl…
A Group of Owls Is Called A Parliament worldbirds.org/what-is-a-…
Cartoonist Gary Larson's publisher accidently "scooped" scientist Dale Clayton's description of Strigiphilus garylarsoni (a parasitic feather louse specific to owls) when they sent "The Prehisotry of the Far Side" to print. Clayton had to cite the comic when he finally published his paper. attheu.utah.edu/facultyst…
Owls actually have long legs and small body that is almost the same size as their Skull. boredpanda.com/owls-witho…
This Giant Prehistoric Owl Was an Actual Cannibal smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
A barred owl, shot in New England, was found to have a long-eared owl inside its stomach which in turn had an eastern screech-owl in its own stomach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…
Owls do not have eyeballs. Rather tube like eyes. This prevents them from being able to move them. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Owls don't have eyeballs. The eyes are long and shaped more like a tube. Owl eyes can't turn in their sockets because of this shape. journeynorth.org/tm/sprin…
The first letters of the episode titles for season one of The Owl House spell out, "A WITCH LOSES A TRUE WAY". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Ogre Faced Spider's eyes are more sensitive than both a cat's and an owls, but every day at dawn the photosensitive portion of it's eyes are destroyed by the sun, and the arachnid has to regrow this portion each and every evening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dei…
Owls don't build their own nests, instead they take over abandoned ones. These old nests are often in such poor condition that fallen young owls frequently must be re-nested in man-made baskets so that they don't just fall again. audubon.org/news/the-men-…
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…
Today I learned of the book On the Trail of the Golden Owl, an armchair treasure hunt that offers an owl statue made of gold, silver, and diamonds worth over €150,000 to the winner. Published in 1993, and despite the author releasing several clues, it remains unsolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
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…
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…
Florence Nightingale had a pet owl she rescued in Greece, named Athens, and that it would ride in her pocket with her. trin.cam.ac.uk/news/night…
Terry Gilliam's movie version of Watchmen was going to end with Doctor Manhattan going back in time to save himself from becoming Doctor Manhattan. Causing Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre to be transported to an alternate universe where The Watchmen only exist in comic form io9.gizmodo.com/this-is-t…
The "Sky Beam" that shoots out of the Luxor Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas attracts so many insects that it has established a new ecosystem of moths, bats, and owls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux…
The main predators of owls are other species of owls en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tru…
Owls make almost no noise from flying, even when tested in a room with multiple microphones youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEa…
"Monty Python’s Flying Circus" considered other names before settling on the one they did, among them "Arthur Megapode’s Cheap Show", "Owl Stretching Time", "Vaseline Parade" and "A Clump of Plinths" spectator.co.uk/article/a…
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) has excellent low-light vision and extremely quiet flight, and can easily find prey at night by sight, however, its ability to locate prey by sound alone is the best of any owl species that scientists have tested. The North American subspecies of barn owl is the largest. allaboutbirds.org/guide/B…
Owls and crows instinctively hate one another, even if they've had no prior exposure. If crows see an owl out in daylight, they try to kill it. capeandislands.org/post/c…
, Owl is known for the silent flight. Where other birds have stiff feathers that make a whooshing sound when they fly, owl feathers have soft edges that allow the birds to fly silently.This is important for owls, as they can swoop down on prey without being heard. justfunfacts.com/interest…
Hen harriers, native to Eurasia, hunt by surprising prey while flying low to the ground in open fields, often circling an area several times looking and listening for small birds and mammals.Its owl-like facial disc affords this diurnal raptor exceptional auditory acuity.Males practice polygyny. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
There's a human man who can turn his head 180 degrees around (backwards) like an owl can. youtu.be/bHjRORiMl7E
Owl wings among other birds wings light up under UV light and the glow/brightness can be used to determine which feathers are newer versus older atlasobscura.com/articles…
Birds that migrate South in the winter stop at a destination where they can survive. Some birds only require a slightly warmer temperature. Because of this, some species of birds from the North can be seen in cities during the wintertime. For example, snowy owls can be seen in Toronto in winter. torontosun.com/2016/02/13…
Today I learned of Timothy Hunter, a DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman seven years before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He wears glasses, lost his mother when he was young, discovered he was destined to be a powerful wizard, and has a pet owl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Before Monty Python settled on "Flying Circus", other ideas included "Owl Stretching Time" and "The Toad Elevating Moment". At one point, Michael Palin had the idea to name it after a random woman from the newspaper, thinking it would be funny for her to find out she had her own TV show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Not only do snowy owls nest on the ground, but that in good hunting conditions will construct a nest out of dead lemmings. pri.org/stories/2014-03-2…
A psycopomp is a being that strictly guides the souls of the dead to the afterlife. They can take the form of various animals such as horses, deer, ravens and owls. Some examples of psycopomps include the Egyptian god Anubis, the Norse valkyries, Irish banshees and even the Grim Reaper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
Instead of moving their eyes, owls swivel their heads to view their surroundings. Owls' heads are capable of swiveling through an angle of roughly 270Β°, easily enabling them to see behind them without relocating the torso. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl
Crows and owls hate each other and will instinctively attack each other on site, even when they've had no previous exposure. capeandislands.org/post/c…
~12,000 years ago, there existed a flightless species of owl that stood over 120cm (3.9ft) tall prehistoric-fauna.com/Orn…
Owls fly silently due to specially designed edges of their primary feathers. When most birds fly, turbulence from air gushing over their wings creating noise. However, owls have their primary feathers serrated like a comb, which divides turbulence into tiny currents aka micro-turbulences. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Shaquille O'Neal has a role as an extra in the music video of "Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City youtu.be/pIz2K3ArrWk?t=14…

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