In a flock without a rooster, the hen at the top of the pecking order may try to take on the role of the rooster- and so will display behaviours such as crowing, and attempting to mount the other hens. chickenandchicksinfo.com/…
The Roman punishment for the killing of parents was known as Poena cullei ('penalty of the sack') and it consisted of being sewn up in a leather sack, with an assortment of live animals including a dog, snake, monkey, and a chicken or rooster, and then being thrown into a body of water. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
The punishment for patricide in Ancient Rome was: to be beaten with a rod, sewn into a sack with a dog, rooster, viper and a monkey and finally tossed into the sea. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
The white mustache-looking skin above a pigeon's beak is called a wattle, and that it mainly serves to release excess heat from the bird's body. It's actually a trait that many birds have, such as the red piece of skin below a rooster's neck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
In 1911, a "witchcat" appeared near Pottsville PA. It caused hens to crow like rooster and pigs to bark like dogs. Thomas Howell, the man who saw it, died along with eight cows and horses, the deaths attributed to a hex. The family crafted a golden bullet to shoot the cat and break the hex. schuylkillhavenhistory.co…
Today I learned.. Roosters don’t have a penis blog.cacklehatchery.com/d…
Today I learned about the "Coolidge effect," male animals preferring to mate with new females. Pres. Coolidge and his wife visited a farm, & Mrs. Coolidge learning a rooster mated a dozen times a day, said "Tell Mr. Coolidge." Pres. Coolidge told the rooster had a new hen each time, said "Tell Mrs. Coolidge." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
Today I learned about Sgt. Siwash, the beer drinking duck who fought with the Marines in WWII, and received citations for battling a Japanese rooster. Siwash passed away in 1954 due to liver disease and their wake was held in a Chicago taxidermists shop. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
A treatment in the Middle Ages for venomous snakebite was to pluck the feathers from a rooster's arse and place it on the site of the bite. Apparently its anus could suck up the venom. It was considered a good sign if the rooster died. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The song "Rooster" by Alice In Chains (probably their most famous song) wasn't written by lead singer Layne Staley, but by Jerry Cantrell, the bands guitarist. The title refers to his Father's childhood nickname and the song details his Father's traumatic time in the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
The term "rooster" originated in the United States as a puritan euphemism to avoid the sexual connotation of the original English word "cock". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
When roosters open their beaks fully, their external auditory canals completely closed off. Basically, roosters have built in earplugs. This helps prevent them from damaging their hearing when they crow. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The Kosovo Long Crower Rooster can crow for (an excruciatingly long) 30 seconds straight. youtu.be/bB8ug5NHZm8
A 76-year-old Australian woman was pecked to death by a rooster while gathering eggs. It struck at her leg repeatedly and the hemorrhage caused her death, but it isn't the first time a rooster has killed someone. In 2011 a man was stabbed by a fighting rooster with a knife attached to its limb. usatoday.com/story/news/w…
About "Cock throwing" - a blood sport widely practised in England until the late 18th century. A rooster was tied to a post, and people took turns throwing sticks at the bird until it died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Today I learned of Gregory Blackstock, an autistic savant born in Seattle who spent his working life as a pot washer. He has created visual lists - astonishingly meticulous drawings of such diverse subjects as The Great Cabbage Family, Classical Clowns, Shoes, American Lighthouses and Great Italian Roosters. brainpickings.org/2011/12…
Hoy Fung Sriracha "Rooster Sauce", a billion dollar company, and one of the most recognizable hot sauce brands has never advertised its products, relying instead on word of mouth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huy…
In medieval times, criminal trials were held for accused animals. Even insects were trialled. Documented cases range from a donkey cleared of bestiality due to its β€œgood behaviour”, to a rooster sentenced for having apparently lain an egg. The practice lasted up until the 18th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
A California man was stabbed to death by a rooster at an illegal cockfight he was attending. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and got free beer for a year. foxnews.com/food-drink/ma…
In 1474, a chicken passing as a rooster was put on trial and burned alive "for the heinous and unnatural crime of laying an egg”. link.springer.com/chapter…
Today I learned about a rooster's Closing Canal. An evolutionary trait designed to protect them from going deaf by mechanically protecting the eardrum when opening the jaw to crow. audiology.org/news/rooste…
The Turkey bird is named after the country with the same name in English, while in Portuguese it is called 'Peru', in Arabic it is Deek Rumi ('Roman Rooster'), in Polish it is 'Indyk' (after India), and in Turkish itself it is 'Hindi'. theweek.com/articles/5839…
The passengers of the first successful Hot Air Balloon launch were a sheep, a duck and a rooster! eballoon.org/history/hist…
In the absence of a Rooster, the alpha female chicken can take on male characteristics such as the large comb and waddle as well as spurs to protect the flock from predators. articles.extension.org/pa…
A rooster may mate up to 30 times per day depending on his ability and enthusiasm thehappychickencoop.com/h…
Steven Seagal once participated in a raid trying to uncover an illegal cockfighting ring because "Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves". The raid ended up killing more than 100 hens and roosters and the family dog. huffingtonpost.com/2011/0…
Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and got free beer for a year foxnews.com/food-drink/20…
Pico de gallo translates to Rooster's Beak. wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_d…
Roosters have evolved to not deafen themselves with their own loud crowing. The auditory canal closes as they open their mouths, preventing any hearing damage. This evolution does not appear on hens. sciencedirect.com/science…
During the 13th the sheriff of Essex plotted to attack London using cockerels (roosters) with firebombs attached to their feet. historyextra.com/period/p…
Hens do not need a rooster to lay an egg. These are commonly known as unfertilized eggs. Regardless whether there is a rooster involved, hen lays egg almost daily on their own simply according to light patterns. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
Chicken does not need relations with a rooster to lay eggs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg
A rooster was once put on trial in the city of Basel for "the heinous and unnatural crime of laying an egg" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and in return was gifted a years supply of beer for his life long commitment to the brand. esquire.com/entertainment…
In 1474 a chicken, mistaken for a rooster, laid an egg in Basel, Switzerland. The town then prosecuted it in court and later burned it alive as punishment for for being found guilty of an unnatural crime. link.springer.com/chapter…
The Rolling Stones' 1964 cover of "Little Red Rooster" was the only time a blues song topped the British singles charts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Chickens doesn't need rooster to lay eggs, they will do it regardless on regular schedule, thus not all hen eggs are fertilized ones. Also, egg yolk isn't what would become chicken, it's basically very rich in nutrients food for embryo if the egg is fertilized. localharvest.org/blog/269…
A rooster crow can reach 142.3 dB and they have a protective layer of tissue covering their ears as they tilt their head to crow. thunderplugs.com/blog/roo…
Roosters are genetically programmed to crow every morning just before dawn. When secluded in a dimly lit room they still crow just before dawn. news.discovery.com/animal…
In 2017 a zoo opened in China with only inflatable penguins, a tortoise, and a handful of roosters and geese. bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-tren…
A rooster in Basel, Switzerland was sentenced to burn at the stake for committing the "heinous and unnatural crime of laying an egg". books.google.com/books?id…
The cartoon rooster, Foghorn Leghorn, a master of nonsensical insults, ironically once said, β€œHe’s so dumb he thinks a Mexican border pays rent”. foghornleghornquotes.com/…
Every language in the world creates different onomatopoeia for the same animal sound. For example, in English a rooster says "Cock-a-doodle-doo" while in German it's "Kickeriki" and the way that the word is written and pronounced changes the speaker’s perceptions of the original sound. bootstrappin.com/2008/10/…
In ancient Rome the punishment for parricide, killing one's own parent(s), was to be whipped repeatedly and then sewn up in a leather sack along with a serpent, a dog, a rooster and a monkey. The sack was then thrown into a river. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe…
The largest cockfighting takedown and rooster rescue in New York State history where 3,000 birds were seized and more than 70 people rounded up was called "Operation Angry Birds". nydailynews.com/new-york/…
Roosters are often neutered and it makes the meat better. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Today I learned about the Helsinki Roosters, an American football team in Helsinki, Finland. They are a founding club of the American Football Association of Finland, started in 1979, and have won a record 20 titles in the Vaahteraliiga league, which is the highest level. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The first animals used in flight tests were a duck, sheep, and a rooster testing the effects of the upper atmosphere on living creatures , done in a hot air balloon 1783. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Today I learned of Rooster State Park, a state park in Oregon. The park's name comes from Rooster Rock, a large phallus shaped basalt formation. It was named Iwash (penis) by the Native Americans and Cock Rock by Lewis and Clark. The name was changed to Rooster Rock to avoid offending the public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…

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