pigeons, Mesopotamian, hypothesis, domesticated, Scientists

Pigeons make "milk."

pigeons, Mesopotamian, hypothesis, domesticated, Scientists

Of course, they do not make milk; only animals can do so. It is, nevertheless, fundamentally the same as milk in that it is a white liquid containing all of the antioxidants, lipids, minerals, and proteins that a newborn bird requires. Another thing it has in common with animal milk is that its synthesis is controlled by the hormone prolactin. This milk is produced by both male and female mature pigeons in their crop. The crop is a small part of a bird's esophagus used for food storage and, in this case, crop milk production. Pigeons are one of just a few birds that produce crop milk, along with doves, flamingos, and male emperor penguins.

Related Facts
tianna marsh, bmw, new zealand, herald, april fool, tom, bmw newmarket, nissan avenir, vehicle

As an April Fool joke, BMW gave away a new car.

wisdom tooth, gums, teeth, painful, extra teeth, genetics

"The number of wisdom teeth varies by individual."


A soufflé is only fluffy and puffy for 5 or 10 minutes.

Chhath puja, vrat, bihar, india, culture, hinduism



It’s illegal to hold salmon under suspicious circumstances

Coca-Cola, Coca Cola, Coca Cola facts, Coca Cola fact, the great depression, coke facts, facts about

Did you Know? A pharmacist invented Coca-Cola.

cambodia, cambodia facts, facts about cambodia

Did you Know? Cambodians celebrate the New Year in April

introverts, introverts facts, introverts writer, creative writers

Did you Know? Introverts make the best writers

plane, fact about planes, facts about airplane, facts about aircraft

If someone dies on your flight, their body might stay in the cabin with you.

 Sleep Positions

Certain Sleep Positions May Leave Lines

Wyoming,  William Bradford Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross,  female governor

Wyoming has the nation's first female governor.


University Is Inexpensive-Ish

Golf balls

Golf balls were once made from lobsters shells.

machu, picchu, machupicchu, pachacuti, inca, yupanqui, empire, roman, llama, petra, treasury, worldf

Petra is near a famous biblical site

taiwan, china taiwan, is taiwan a country, taiwan news, china taiwan news, taiwan flag, is taiwan pa

The national dish is stinky tofu

sea  lamprey, Atlantic Ocean, Welland Canal, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie,

The marine lamprey is thought to have originated in the Atlantic rather than the Great Lakes.

Indian, street dog, dogs

The all-arounder for Indian conditions is the Indian Pariah dog.

spain, italy vs spain, map of spain, spain flag, travel to spain from uk, amazon spain, passenger lo

The center of Spain

Milan, Italy

It’s a legal requirement to smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals in Milan, Italy

lamborghini, lamborghini facts, facts about lamborghini

Did you Know? Lamborghini Created A Motorcycle

automobile, races, WWII, formulaone, valentinopark, turin, italy, alfaromeo, drugfueled, champion, g

What Did You Know? India's very first automobile



yogurt, skin container, milk, shepherd, rediscovered

It can help strengthen your immune system.

transsiberian, russia, railways, bridges, passangers, eight

A one-way trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway involves crossing 3,901 bridges.

ashwagandha, herb, withaferins, withanolide glycosides, saponins, alkaloids,  acylsteril glycosides

Withanolides are found in Ashwagandha.