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A Salt Lake City flamingo named Pink Floyd escaped in 1987 and now lives a lonely life in the Utah wilderness!

Flamingos are warm weather birds. They hail from places like Chile, Florida and Peru. However, at least one of them has proven his survival skills in colder climates. In 1988, a flamingo named Pink Floyd escaped from the Salt Lake City zoo. His wings weren't clipped, unlike most birds in captivity, so he was able to fly away.

Instead of heading south, Pink Floyd decided to make a home on the shores of the Great Salt Lake during the winter. In the summer, he sometimes heads to the Lima Reservoir and Camas NWR near the Idaho-Montana border. He has been spotted by numerous people who are often incredulous enough to snap photos of him.

What does a newly freed flamingo need to survive? Companionship for one thing. Pink Floyd has been seen hanging around with gulls and Tundra swans. He also needs food and has survived on brine shrimp that live in the Great Salt Lake.


Ron Pearlman dressed up as Hellboy to make a kid's Make-A-Wish wish!

The Make a Wish Foundation was looking for someone to play Hellboy, there was only one person they wanted. Ron Perlman is known for playing the title character in Guillermo del Toro's film's "Hellboy" and "Hellboy 2." When the 62-year-old actor heard that six-year-old Zachary's wish was to meet Hellboy, he was all for it.

Zachary, who was suffering from leukemia, told the Make a Wish Foundation that he wanted to "meet and become Hellboy." So they made it happen. Perlman underwent the four hours of makeup and costuming required to make himself Hellboy and then met with Zachary.

The two then spent the day together. Later, Zachary got the chance to become a miniature Hellboy himself.


Milkshakes were originally alcoholic!

The term "milkshake" first appeared in print in 1885. In this context, it was referring to an alcoholic beverage, not the sweet, creamy, non-alcoholic drinks we know today. This alcoholic drink was described as healthful and sturdy and included, among other ingredients, whiskey and eggs.

By 1900, the milkshake better resembled the drink we know today. It was made of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry syrups. It really became popular in 1922 when Walgreens employee Ivar "Pop" Coulson took a "malted milk" drink (milk, chocolate and malt) and added ice cream to it.

The drink became very popular very quickly and was soon being requested by young adults across the country. With the invention of freon-cooled refrigerators in the 1930s, milkshakes making was automated. And then in the 1950s, salesman Ray Kroc bought exclusive rights to a milkshake maker. This machine sped up the production process in major fast food chains like the ones we have today.


7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hockey

An average professional hockey player loses 7 pounds in one game!

Hockey players are on the ice for only one minute shifts. The workout of the game is one of the most intense in professional sports. Players say that the time on the ice is spent holding their breath. They are pushing and shoving so much that they feel they exhale almost the whole time they are on the ice. 

Players don’t have time off in the off-season like they used to, either. The sport is so demanding that they do everything possible to stay in shape. Players can lose from 5 to 8 pounds in a single game. Of course most of the loss is water weight, but it causes the players to be very conscious of the amount of their fluid intake.

Goalies don’t make it to the bench as much as other players and can lose as much weight as a forward or defenseman. They began putting water bottles on top of the goals. Sometimes, the water bottles move when goals are made, and judges and announcers have actually used this more than once to determine if a goal counted or not!


The Guinness World Record for the 'highest formal dinner' was set at 6805 meters!

The Guinness Book of World Records has a lot of crazy records in it. And a few obscure ones like the record for "highest formal dinner." This record was set by a group of ten British men on the Lhakpa Ri peak in Tibet.

In order to obtain the record, the group had to have a formal dinner with at least 6 diners and 3 courses. They had to carry all the challenge-related equipment up the mountain and remove it all when they were done. And they had to sit on a formal chair at a formal table and be dressed in formal attire.

The men lugged all their dining equipment to the summit of Lhakpa Ri but were forced to descend slightly due to high winds. They settled at 6805 meters up and proceeded to have a five course meal that included duck, couscous, biscuits, vegetables and birthday cake.

As part of their effort to break the record, the group also fundraised over 25,000 pounds for the British Lung Foundation. The cause was close to their hearts as their leader, Henry Shelford had suffered and was then cured of a lung disease called Sarcoidosis.



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