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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Little Known Facts

#6 There are four cities in the United States that have the word "chicken" in their name: Chicken, Alaska; Chicken Bristle, Illinois; Chicken Bristle, Kentucky; and Chicken Town, Pennsylvania.

#7 The greatest number of yolks ever found in a single chicken egg was nine

#8 Chickens experience REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

#9 The chicken is the closest living relative of the tyrannosaurus-rex.


"Scientists have at last uncovered the closest living relative of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, the most feared and famous of all the dinosaurs. For the first time, researchers have managed to sequence proteins from the long-extinct creature, leading them to the discovery that many of the molecules show a remarkable similarity to those of the humble chicken."  - guardian.uk.co

#10 In Gainesville, Georgia, (the chicken capital of the world), a local ordinance makes it illegal to eat your chicken with a fork. 

Apparently Gainesville, GA is considered the chicken capital of the world because there are so many poultry processing plants there. Probably not a favorite spot for feathered families to vacation.

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