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  1. While attacking a series of machine gun nests during WW2, Daniel Inouye had most his right arm shot off while arming a grenade. He pried the grenade out of his severed hand and destroyed a bunker with it before finishing the last resistance in the bunker with a one-handed Tommy gun burst.

  2. A 96-year-old self-taught conservationist dedicated the last 40 years of his life to saving North American bluebird populations, building and monitoring 350 nest boxes all across southeast Idaho. In part from his conservation efforts, bluebird populations have significantly rebounded.

  3. Scientists attached stilts to the legs of ants to prove that ants return to their nests by counting their steps. The ants with stilts overshot their nest by roughly 50% due to the new length of their steps.

  4. The Harpy Eagle parents prey on harder to catch food further away from the nest so that when the child eagle finally begins to hunt on its own, an abundant amount of easy to catch prey (sloths and monkeys) are available close to the nest.

  5. Ants have designated paramedics that are assigned to rescue their wounded soldiers, carry them back to their nest and help them heal by gently holding the hurt limb in place with their mandibles and front legs while intensely “licking” the wound for up to 4 minutes.

  6. Wisdom—the world’s oldest albatross who reunited with the man who first tagged her in 1956. Having spent 40 years apart, Chandler Robbins picked her up by chance among a colony of more than 250,000 nests and discovered she’d also become the oldest albatross to ever give birth to a chick.

  7. When roach poisons claim to kill the whole nest, it's not because roaches share food with others. Roaches are cannibals and a single dose of poison can often be eaten many times and still be deadly.

  8. Scientists attached stilts to the legs of ants to prove that they return to their nests by counting their steps. The ants with stilts overshot their nest by roughly 50% due to the new length of their steps.

  9. The mugger crocodile has been observed balancing sticks on its head to lure in birds searching for sticks for their nests. This is the first known example of tool use in a reptile.

  10. The eagle featured on U.S. currency was modeled on a real bald eagle named Peter who used to live on top of the U.S. Mint. After his death in 1836, Peter was stuffed and is still on display inside the very building upon which he once nested.

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I got a Nest thermostat in 2015, and have been logging the monthly usage reports ever since. Green line at bottom is after getting a new A/C last Oct.

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My Nest kept cycling the heat on and off until I fixed it Thursday morning.

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Australia’s largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, is so territorial it will attack helicopters and small planes to defend its nest sites.

Hummingbirds build nests near and below hawk nests because their predators are scared of the hawks and tend to avoid hawk nests. Survival rates are higher for eggs laid in a cone-shaped area near/below hawk nests

The Jack Nicholson film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' was filmed in an actual mental hospital and many of the extras were actually mental patients

Penguin prostitutes have sex with unattached males and take a pebble from the male's nest after having sex

Cardinal birds are romantic; they mate for life, travel together, sing before nesting, and during courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak.

Scientists attached stilts to the legs of ants to prove that ants return to their nests by counting their steps. The ants with stilts overshot their nest by roughly 50% due to the new length of their steps.

Most species of bee are solitary and don't live in hives or colonies, instead nesting in the ground, aerially, or even in old snail shells

Ants can combine multiple colonies into "Supercolonies" which contain multiple queens. One of the largest on record included an estimated 306 million worker ants and one million queen ants living in 45,000 interconnected nests.

City birds have learned to line their nests with cigarette butts in order to ward of parasites, as burnt nicotine works as an insecticide to ward off mites, lice and fleas.

Bumblebees have parasitic "doppelgangers" called cuckoo bumblebees that resemble a specific race enough to be able to sneak into their nest, kill the queen, and trick all the workers into feeding their offspring and ultimately taking over the whole nest before moving onto their next target.

Dodo birds didn't die of extinction on Mauritius because the Portuguese ate them. The Dutch arrived later and brought pigs to the island which ate the Dodo eggs out of their nests. Dodo birds kept their nests on the ground because there weren't any predators before.

Alligators in Louisiana have learned to balance sticks on their snouts specifically during egret and heron nesting season, when the birds are actively searching for nest materials. This is the first known case of predators using lures based on seasonal prey behavior.

Christopher Lloyd was 37 in 1975 when he landed his first movie role "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." He's been in a movie nearly every year since and has been in 124 movies to date.

A man spent several years acting as the mate of a female whooping crane - sleeping, dancing, and building nests with her - as part of an effort to save the species from extinction. And it worked!

Darwin's finches, a classic example of evolution, are being rapidly killed due to an infectious parasite that damages their beaks, preventing them from producing mating calls and as a result, reproducing. The larvae also infest the nests and feed on the blood and tissue of the nestlings.

US Marine John Kelly was the last person to be awarded 2 Medals of Honor. He ran 100 yards in advance of the front line and attacked an enemy machine gun nest, killed the gunner with a grenade, shot another man with his pistol, and returned with 8 prisoners. He was 19.

Wildlife researchers around the world have caught deer on film eating birds, in some cases "actually eating living baby birds right out of the nests"

In order to charge more for cinnamon Arab traders claimed that the sticks were used by deadly birds to build their nest. The only way to get it was to trick the bird into trying fill its nest with heavy pieces of meat. The nest would fall and the cinnamon would be taken before the birds attacked

Bird's nest custody" is a specific form of joint custody in which, rather than having the children go from one parent's house to the other parent's house, the parents move in and out of the house that the children constantly reside in.

Some owls keep blind snakes as pets. They feed on parasitic larvae, and a study conducted by Baylor University scientists found that Eastern Screech-Owl chicks grew faster and healthier in nests kept parasite-free by these “domesticated blind snakes”.

The reason you never see a baby pigeon is because they live in the nest for 30 days, at which point they look like adult pigeons.

New York City has the highest concentration of nesting Peregrine falcons in the world. The birds can soar over the city by taking advantage of updrafts from skyscrapers. Pigeons are widely available for food, which also negates their need to migrate.

Chuck Feeney, an Irish-American buisinessman once worth about 8 billion dollars, who has given away so much of his money that he now lives with the remaining 2 million dollar nest egg

The author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was an experimental test subject of the CIA's MK Ultra program.

The Sahara Desert Ant is able to form a direct route back to its nest after foraging by adding and subtracting the vectors of its path in its head, thereby creating a short and distinct return path.

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My Nest kept cycling the heat on and off every few minutes until I fixed it Thursday morning

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Stock Market Overview using a nested Treemap in Tableau