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Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 05, 2014
In 1920, 10,000 people lined the streets of Newark, New Jersey, to pay their respects to a local pet canary called Jimmy, who was carried in a coffin by a 500 strong funeral possession complete with a 15 piece band. Studies have shown that hospital patients in rooms with views of trees recover quicker than patients with no views or windows revealing brick walls. Women did not run in the Olympic races longer than 800 M until the 1972 Munich Olympics.
paulsub63 over 8 years ago
I wonder if nature murals on the walls of hospital rooms would also help?
Templo S.U.D. over 8 years ago
Jimmy has been dead for almost a hundred years now. I wonder if his owners’ descendants still remember the stories.
MJKesquire over 8 years ago
I have had small funerals for each of my 12 parakeets,just me and my Daughter, saying a few words, andburying them in the back yard wherever I was living at the time! I had each bird about 7 or 8 years!
moe_the_cat over 8 years ago
When the Panama Canal was under construction a hospital put trees outside the windows in pots of water.The water attracted mosquitoes and spread malaria.Rough times!
tuslog64 over 8 years ago
A friend had a parakeet trained to say:“Here kitty kitty!”
SharkNose over 8 years ago
“We decided to have the budgie put down…”