The first flamingo to be fitted with an artificial leg was a bird known only as B9720, in Lincoln Park Zoo, Illinois. The operation was performed on 21 August 1997. The leg was plastic.
DINOSAURDinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.
After roaming the Earth in... MORE
DOODLEThe verb 'to doodle' originally meant 'to make a fool of '. The word 'doodle'... MORE
GROUNDHOG DAYGroundhog Day is celebrated each year on 2 February at a place called Gobbler's Knob... MORE
HESITATIONAccording to research published in 2002, English speakers say 'um' before a long pause and... MORE
MOBILE PHONEThe first call on a hand-held mobile phone was made on 3 April 1973 by... MORE
UNIVERSITIESNo one can say when university education began. Indeed, they cannot even give a definite... MORE
SCISSORSThe first open international championship at the game of Scissors-Paper-Stone was held in Toronto in... MORE
GATESWilliam Henry ('Bill') Gates III was the son of William Henry Gates II.
The total value... MORE
COWA cow has four stomachs, the first and largest of which is called the paunch... MORE
PICNICThe word 'picnic' came from the French pique-nique, which is thought to have been formed... MORE
ALEThe Aberdeen brewery Brew Dog in July 2010 created 12 bottles of a super-strength ale... MORE
CATEighteen thousand mummified cats were sold at one auction in Liverpool in March 1890.
They went... MORE
POTATO'Spud' originally meant a short knife. Nobody knows how the meaning transferred to a slang... MORE
BERLUSCONIA "Pizza Berlusconi", made in Finland and topped with smoked reindeer, won first prize at... MORE
ACNESTISThe point on a mammal's back where it cannot reach to scratch is called the... MORE
CAKEAccording to the biography of former Dutch prime minister Dries von Agt published in 2008,... MORE
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