Hen fever can mean many things, I suppose. But in the late 1800s, there was money to be made in eggs. Especially eggs from the Cochin chickens, which were said to weigh as much as a pound. A nesting pair sold for the outrageous sum of $700, about ten thousand percent more than what chickens usually sold for. Remember the Emu craze?
In 1993, Texas had 83 little towns with six-man football teams. Today, there are about 125 tiny burgs. For a fun read, check out Carlton Stowers book about six-man football: Where Dreams Die Hard. In honor of the Super Bowl, sorta.
Ruppy is a real dog. And he really glows in the dark thanks to transgenics. The pup has genes transplanted from a sea anemone which makes him look like a red fluorescent hound. Somehow, that’s going to be helpful in medical research.
Cows with names give more milk. About six percent more. That’s the research conclusion of a study in England. Apparently humans who will name a cow will also treat the cow better. Calm cows give more milk.
Old joke but true story. A bear expert was lecturing a bicycle tour group about safety. Someone asked about using pepper spray as a deterrent. The expert answered by explaining you could identify bear scat on the trail by the faint aroma of pepper.
Breaking news: It is snowing again in Minneapolis.