The Irish used to celebrate the day after Christmas by killing wrens. The Norse origin theory for this tradition maintains that wrens betrayed Irish soldiers by beating their wings on Irish shields whilst fighting against Viking invaders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
A cat named Tibbles once started bringing dead birds to a lighthouse that were discovered to be a new species, the Stephens Island wren. They went extinct shortly after and Tibbles the cat was accused of being the only single living creature to eradicate a species. wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephe…
It took architect Christopher Wren 35 years to complete London's St. Paul's Cathedral. After he died twelve years later in 1723, he was entombed inside, and Wren's son placed a dedication nearby, which contains the words "Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A lighthouse keeper's cat named Tibbles is said to have single-handedly driven an entire species of wren into extinction, making the bird "the only known species on Earth to be entirely wiped out by a single being". h2g2.com/approved_entry/A…
A cat named Tibbles single-pawedly caused the extinction of the endemic Stephen's Island Wren in NZ in 1894. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Today I learned of the Stephens Island Wren; a flightless bird who, one year after discovery and soon after declaration as a new species, was almost immediately declared extinct due to the discovering scientists escaped pregnant house cat and her descendants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lya…
MMA Fighter Justin Wren Left The Octagon, Fighting Slavery And Oppression In Africa. Wren Helped Dig Wells For Clean Water, Grow & Harvest Food, Buy Back Land That Was Taken From The Pygmies. He's Replanting Trees, Which Deforested By Companies Seeing To Exploit Minerals There. theguardian.com/sport/201…
One of the last-seen specimens of the now-extinct Stephens Island wren was killed by the lighthouse keeper's cat, Tibbles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Justin Wren former UFC fighter, ultimate fighter contestant and current Bellator fighter gave up fighting five years ago to dig water wells for Pygmy populations in the Congo Www.fightfortheforgotten.…
The extinction of the San Benedicto Rock Wren, a previously unendangered species, can be traced almost to the minute on the morning of August 1st, 1952, when a volcanic eruption covered their entire island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
MMA fighter Justin Wren went on a five-year hiatus to live among and serve a Congolese pygmy tribe. sportsworld.nbcsports.com…
A bird called the Wood Wren composed the notes of Beethoven's most famous fifth symphony (da da da dahhhh, da da da dahhh) and Beethoven literally transcribed the notes from the woodwren's song. youtube.com/watch?v=ZRz7X…
An entire species of flightless songbird, the Stephen's Island Wren, was hunted to extinction by a cat named Tibbles and her kittens kcc.org.nz/stephen%E2%80%…
The San Benedicto Rock Wren became extinct around 9 AM on August 1 1952. The extinction was recorded with such precision because observers were offshore, documenting how the island was being blasted with ejecta from a volcanic eruption. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Boxing Day was once celebrated by sending groups of young boys out to catch wrens. They would then tie the birds to poles, pluck them whilst they were still alive and eventually bury the corpses beneath the town church. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
Superb fairy-wrens have set up a password system to stop cuckoos from invading their nests. sciencedaily.com/releases…
Queen Anne visited London's rebuilt St. Paul's Cathedral in 1710 and told architect Sir Christopher Wren, the architect, that it was "awful and artificial", high praise in the language of the day! It inspired awe and artifice! englishonline.org.cn/en/n…
Today I learned of the Stephen's Island Wren, a flightless island songbird that was driven to extinction by a single cat named Tibbles bbc.co.uk/dna/place-lanca…
The Cuckoo catfish lays its eggs among the eggs of the mouth brooding cichlid fish, which carries its young in its mouth. The catfish eggs hatch first inside the cichlid mother's mouth then proceed to eat the cichlid eggs present before being released by the cichlid. youtube.com/watch?v=tnvbV…

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