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
WILLIAM IVWilliam IV became King in 1830 at the age of 64, on the death of... MORE
ADVERTISINGIn 1996, Daihatsu became the first car manufacturer to advertise a new model by placing... MORE
TRIVIAIf you wish to praise this site, the word you seek may well be 'adoxography'... MORE
CRIPPENDr Hawley Harvey Crippen, who went down in history as the first criminal to be... MORE
CHARLES IEven before his head was cut off, Charles I was only 4ft 7in tall.... MORE
BATIn 1943 the US army developed a new incendiary bomb involving bats with napalm strapped... MORE
ALCOHOLResearch has shown that around 4,500 years ago workers on the pyramids had three drink-breaks... MORE
LUNCHA lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett was sold for $2.6million (£1.76m) in June 2010,... MORE
RABBITThe word 'rabbit' originally was used only to refer to a young rabbit.
Adult rabbits were... MORE
LOYALTYAccording to a survey carried out by Santander in 2010, the average person in the... MORE
LIFETIMEIn an average lifetime, a person will...
Walk a distance equivalent to three... MORE
BANKINGIn a rare interview given by a living goddess in Nepal in April 2010, Chanira... MORE
HOUDINIThe great escapologist's real name was Erich Weiss. ... MORE
CIRCUSThe history of the modern circus dates back to 9 January 1768, when Philip Astley... MORE
LUNCHEONThe word 'luncheon' originally meant a thick slice or a hunk. ... MORE
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