The letter "A" was originally a pictogram of an Ox's head βˆ€ , the symbol was rotated several times in history until we ended up with the modern letter "A" (upside down symbol of an ox's head) that we know today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A
There is a psychological disorder called Boanthropy in which the afflicted believes that they are a cow/ox and behaves as such. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
The letter "A" is an upside down ox head - it's from an ancient Egyptian symbol of an ox, and "leads" the alphabet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Winnipeg's Portage and Main is considered the "most famous interesection in Canada". The downtown street is the widest of its kind due to its historic use as an ox cart trail. At its height, the muddy rut-rife passage through town was wide enough to accommodate up to 20 carts at once skyrisecities.com/news/20…
Today I learned about Marco Bragadin gruesomely killed, first dragged around with sacks of stone on his back; then tied to a chair and hoisted up a Turkish flagship, then tied to a column and flayed alive, then his skin was stuffed and redressed in his military clothes, then rode on an ox around town venetoinside.com/hidden-t…
, Nebuchadnezzar II, the longest-reigning and most powerful monarch of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, suffered from a psychological disorder called boanthropy in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox. pharmaceutical-journal.co…
The most prized delicacy in Ethiopia is raw meat. Ox is the most common meat consumed raw but the more expensive goat is gaining momentum. Despite official health warnings, Ethiopians still prefer to buy their animals live and slaughter them at home vice.com/en_us/article/53…
In Norse mythology, Thor once dressed as a bride and was presented to the giant thrym with loki as his bridesmaid. Thrym got a bit suspicious When Thor ate an entire ox, eight salmon, and many barrels of mead. norse-mythology.org/tales…
An ox is just a steer (or bull) that has been trained to pull a plow, not a separate species from cattle (cows). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox
Redbull and many other energy drinks contain an organic compound called "Taurine" which is used as a nervous system depressant. This compound is found in various animal tissues and gets its name from its first isolation from ox bile (Taurus = bull in Greek). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau…
The largest ox ever raised weighed 5000lbs and was named Mt. Katahdin. mainememory.net/sitebuild…
An acre was historically the amount of land tillable by one man behind one ox in one day. Poor farming technologies and the need for farmland to be close to the river means that acres were traditionally long and narrow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acr…
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox. wikipedia.org/wiki/Boanth…
Today I learned of Boanthropy, a psychological disorder in which a human believes himself or herself to be an ox or cow, and attempts to live and behave accordingly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
Humans can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy which makes them believe that they are a bovine(cow,buffalo,ox etc.) and they try to live and behave like one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
The Westcar Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian document has the first known account of magic. In it, King Khufu asks for a magician called Dedi. Dedi pulls the heads off a goose, a duck and an ox and then restores them to life. It might actually be β€˜the oldest trick in the book’. qi.com/infocloud/magic-tr…
Today I learned of Buphonia, an Athenian ritual where a laboring ox was sacrificed. This was a crime. So when a priest killed it with an ax, he had to throw it aside and flee. The ax would be brought to court, which charged the ax for the death. Sometimes it was absolved, other times it was cast into the sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bup…
Today I learned of the Norwegian insemination ox "Braut" who was famous in northern Europe for having very good semen. He fathered about 300000 calf and sold semen for 21 million NOK before his before his death. geno.no/Start/Geno-Avler-…
For cattle, a male is first a Bull Calf and grows into a Bull, unless it's castrated, which is then known as a Steer which grows into an Ox. A female is first a Heifer Cow and then grows into a Cow. britannica.com/animal/ste…
Today I learned about Boanthropy - where a person believes they are a cow or an ox en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa…
People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow or an ox, and they will act as one too. The most famous sufferer of this condition was King Nebuchadnezzar, who in the Book of Daniel β€œwas driven from men and did eat grass as oxen” pharmaceutical-journal.co…
Ancient Greeks made the first known hosepipe out of the intestines of an ox, with the stomach attached. Filled with water, and compressing the stomach, would shoot out a stream of water. They also used hoses as flame throwers at sea. hoselink.com.au/blog/hist…
Over 800 people tried to accurately guess the weight of an ox at a fair in 1906. Although not a single person guessed the correct weight, the mean (average) of all the guesses was within 0.8% of the ox's actual weight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Today I learned of an Ancient Greek device called the Brazen Bull. It was designed as a way of roasting prisoners alive. The person was put inside a hollowed out bronze bull and a fire was lit underneath so as to boil the victim alive. A system of tubes made the persons screams sound like an infuriated ox. medievalchronicles.com/me…
Taurine, a common ingredient in energy drinks, was first isolated from the bile of an ox, but now is synthesized in labs. Cat food is required by law to contain taurine, since cats without a taurine-rich diet will go blind, and lose their hair and teeth. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The hydrogen gasbags of the British Rigid Airship, R101, were constructed using the thin membranes lining the intestines of an ox. Nearly 60,000 ox intestines were needed for the gasbags. The ship crashed and burned a year after completion. youtube.com/watch?v=ixxXh…
An airship's hydrogen bags were made from ox intestines. Britain's R101 used the guts of 1.5 million oxen 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox. The most famous sufferer of this condition was King Nebuchadnezzar, who in the Book of Daniel β€œwas driven from men and did eat grass as oxen”. learning-mind.com/10-stra…
In 1981 India launched a satellite that was transported on an ox-cart, with the rocket parts carried on the back of bicycles. dailypioneer.com/todays-n…
The first nativity scene staged was by St Francis of Assissi in 1223. He got permission from Pope Honorious III to set up a manger with hay and two live animalsβ€”an ox and an ass - in Grecio, an Italian village. He invited villagers to view it while he preached. slate.com/articles/life/h…
A steer is a bull that has has been castrated and an ox is a mature steer. britannica.com/EBchecked/…
There is disorder named Boanthropy in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox. Babylon king Nebuchadnezzar is one of the famous sufferer. ispectrummagazine.com/wp/…
When Ivar the Boneless led the Great Heathen Army against England, Ivar tricked King Γ†lla into giving them land to occupy an ox hide in exchange for peace. The ox hide was cut so long that the length of the hide granted a large enough piece of land to take control of a large fortress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
Our alphabet is a distant descendant of Egyptian hieroglyphs, via the Phoenician alphabet. "A" is an ox, "D" a door, "K" a hand, "N" a snake, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
That, contrary to popular belief, cherubim are a multi headed mix of lion, man, ox and eagle. The cute baby angels are actually called putti. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Bowser, from the Mario franchise, was originally sketched as an ox by Miyamoto. His drawings were misinterpreted by animator Yoichi Kotabe as a turtle. theguardian.com/technolog…
The term "bulimia" refers not to vomiting or other purging behaviors, but the binge eating that precedes it. The word historically was just another term for overeating and originated from the Greek "βουλιμία" literally meaning "hunger of an ox" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
The Durham Ox was a castrated bull who became famous in the early 19th century for his shape, size and weight. He was an early example of what became the Shorthorn breed of cattle, and helped establish the standards by which the breed was to be defined. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Cartoon character Li'l Abner worked part time as a mattress tester for the Stunned Ox Mattress Co, he slept in a store window. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li%…
'Oxford' literally means 'Ox-ford', i.e, a crossing for oxen or other cattle. etymonline.com/index.php?…
British potato chips/crisps come in flavors such as Haggis & Cracked Pepper, Roast Ox, and Prawn Cocktail bbcamerica.com/anglopheni…
All modern cattle are descendant from a small herd of about 80 wild ox that were domesticated more then 10,000 years ago. ucl.ac.uk/news/news-artic…
John Hurt played the evil chancellor in V for Vendetta and the oppressed worker in the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), completely opposing roles. He also played Mr. Ollivander from Harry Potter, and the Ox from Indiana Jones 4 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A group of gnus (ox-like antelope) is called an implausibility of gnus mudfooted.com/unusual-nam…
Cherubs aren't fat winged angels (those are called Puttis). A real cherub is a being with 4 faces, 4 wings with eyes over them and ox's feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned about the Brazen Bull: "The head of the ox was designed with a complex system of tubes and stops so that the prisoner's screams were converted into sounds like the bellowing of an infuriated bull." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
An acre is the amount of land 1 man with 1 ox can plow in 1 day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acr…
The letter 'A' comes from an image of an (upside down) ox head; the triangle is the head and the protruding lines are the two horns. The Phoenicians word for ox was 'Aleph', which is where 'Alpha' comes from. (more in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A#H…
A type of soup is traditionally eaten to chase away hangovers in Korea. The basic recipe of congealed ox blood, Napa cabbage and other vegetables has remained the same since mentioned in centuries-old text as "soup to get sober". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hae…
Greek, stone-chiselled text used to be written 'as the ox ploughs'; i.e written left to right, then right to left, then to left to right again... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
Today I learned that when Knud Rasmussen visited the Musk Ox, Canada Inuit populations in the early 1920s he found that every male adult had been involved in a homicide related to a quarrel over a woman. books.google.com/books?id…
An acre was the amount of land tillable by one man behind one ox in one day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acr…
Was a real ox at the end of Apocalypse Now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Before silicone and saline were implemented as breast implant material in the early 60's, people used ox cartilage to try and increase their bust plusbrainpower.com/galler…
'Ox' refers to any bovine trained as a draft animal, not a species or breed of animal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxe…
Bone China is called that because it contains actual bone, as much as 50% and usually ox or cattle that is low in iron. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
The letter 'A' is an upside down ox head. books.google.com/books?id…
Greek, stone-chiselled text used to be written 'as the ox ploughs'; i.e written left to right, then right to left on alternating lines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
Ivory, glass balls, ground rubber, ox cartilage, Terylene wool, gutta-percha, Dicora, polyethylene chips, Ivalon, Etheron, Polystan strips wound into a ball, polyester Silastic rubber, teflon-silicone prostheses and even paraffin have been used to augment the female breast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
The first shovels were made out of ox scapulas by people in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain. livescience.com/32907-gre…
An IBM 650 punch card machine was hauled by an ox to its destination www-03.ibm.com/ibm/histor…
An Ancient Greek ritual involved the murder of an ox in sacrifice to Zeus. The murder weapon was then put on trial and either acquitted or thrown into the sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bup…
The letter "A" dirives from an upside-down ox head en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The first fire hoses were made of ox intestines connected to an ox bladder. madehow.com/Volume-4/Fire…
The difference between a bull and an ox is that the bull still has its testicles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
An ox is anything trained as a draft animal. They're usually castrated male cattle. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…
You can adopt a musk ox for only $100 muskoxfarm.org/adoption
There was an annual ritual in ancient Greece wherein a man from a particular family illegally slays an ox with an ax and the ax is convicted of murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bup…
The letter A is believed to have originated as a depiction of an ox's head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Stem Cell Biologist Robert Lanza successfully cloned a virtually extinct species of a southeastern Asian ox known as a Gaur. tosubtitles.com/through-t…
The letter "A" originated from a hieroglyphic depiction of an ox's head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
A number of bizarre materials were experimented with for breast implants in the 1950s, including ivory, glass balls, ox cartilage and ground rubber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
Bowser was originally an ox until designer Takashi Tezuka pointed out thathe looked more like a turtle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow…

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