Undeniable Fact: This one's a hoot!

Friday, September 15, 2006

The European gilded owl is the only bird which incorporates real gold into its plumage. This nearly led to its extinction in the early 17th century, until it was protected by royal decree to preserve its status as the Lithuanian national bird. An adult male typically has so much gold in its feathers just before molting season that it can weigh up to 140 pounds or more and can barely get off the ground.

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Blogger kjhk said...

If an owl had gold in it (140 pounds worth), they would be extinct or at least farmed for gold.

Besides, that amount of gold inside of a bird would kill it for sure, or possibly crush it, or even immobilize it, killing the bird.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I GOOOGLE'd it and there is no such thing as a European Gilded Owl. Why don't you ever support your claims with actual proof?

2:34 AM  
Blogger mike said...

u bullshitter

5:10 AM  
Blogger rkhan09 said...

gold owls, nice one. I saw one the other day in the next cage to a two headed llama.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

This site is a damn JOKE, don't you get it? It even mochingly says: "trust me" under the pic.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Ahem. I refer you to the following, those of you who are up in arms about the inconsistencies of the "data" on this wonderfully satirical blog.


1:15 AM  

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