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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Who knew that a world conqueror would be such a dumb cluck?   ( smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-08 09:52:25 AM  
Why did the chicken conquer the world? To get to the other... what? round? Guess I'll just stick my head in the oven.
2012-06-08 11:58:23 AM  
Once again history is about the strongest cock.
2012-06-08 01:09:57 PM  
The chicken heart that ate New York?
2012-06-08 01:24:53 PM  
This is what happens when you wear a disguise to look like human guys.
2012-06-08 01:41:31 PM  
The researchers found important mutations in a gene designated TBC1D1, which regulates glucose metabolism. In the human genome, mutations in this gene have been associated with obesity, but it's a positive trait in a creature destined for the dinner table


fat Americans...
drug-addled cannibals...

2012-06-08 02:20:46 PM  
"For the Romans, the chicken's killer app was fortunetelling, especially during wartime."

"...the chicken's
killer app was fortunetelling..."

"...killer app..."

2012-06-08 02:55:31 PM  
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2012-06-08 03:04:20 PM  
The article didn't explain my Chick-fil-a addiction.
2012-06-08 03:35:27 PM  
"But one major religious tradition ... failed to imbue chickens with much religious significance. ... The rooster plays a small but crucial role in the Gospels in helping to fulfill the prophecy that Peter would deny Jesus "before the cock crows." (In the ninth century, Pope Nicholas I decreed that a figure of a rooster should be placed atop every church as a reminder of the incident-which is why many churches still have cockerel-shaped weather vanes.)"

While not particularly religious this Peter connection is involved in a lot of slang terms for penis - peter, cock, pecker ...

"priapus gallinaceus" from The phallic 'Savior of the World' hidden in the Vatican
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Bronze sculpture hidden in the Vatican treasury of the Cock, symbol of St. Peter. Inscription reads "Savior of the World."
I guess all those Catholic priests didn't want to be public in their cock worship.
2012-06-08 03:41:05 PM  

Tastes like chicken

Damn near every movie you've ever seen uses this phrase. So does Fark.

2012-06-08 04:43:31 PM  
Fight the future!

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2012-06-08 05:22:01 PM  
You wear a disguise to look like human guys.
But you're not a man,
You're a Chicken Boo.
2012-06-08 05:35:22 PM  
HairBolus, you're chicken walking a fine line there.
Is it premature to say "welcome to Bannedville?"
2012-06-08 10:27:52 PM  
It seems to me that we ought to find a way to have chickens on the Moon. Just completely cover the place with them. And then when we looked up at the Moon at night we could say, "See, that place? It's full of chickens!"
2012-06-08 10:44:17 PM  
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2012-06-10 04:29:19 AM  

Hector Remarkable: It seems to me that we ought to find a way to have chickens on the Moon. Just completely cover the place with them. And then when we looked up at the Moon at night we could say, "See, that place? It's full of chickens!"

I couldn't help but read that in the voice of Jack Handy.
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