The swift spends almost all of its life in the air, touching down only to reproduce. They will cling to a wall or rock-face to check a potential nest hole, and they […]
Frederick Locker-Lampson described Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s physique as “peculiar: curls like the pendent ears of a water spaniel, and poor little hands — so thin that when she welcomed you she gave […]
Confederate General Richard Ewell believed himself to be a bird, eating grains of wheat and sunflower seeds for meals. There were persistent stories from soldiers on guard duty claiming that the General […]
Aeschylus, the great Athenian author of tragedies, died in 455 BC. He was killed when an eagle mistook his head for a rock and tried to crack a tortoise’s shell by dropping […]
Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air.
In a 50-year lifetime, an albatross has flown, at least, 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers). source