How to seduce a turkey: a bizarre sex experiments of the 1960s

Two men lurking over the pen. Meanwhile a large, male turkey walked in a circle, readying his mating dance, waiting for the right moment. The moment arrived and, clueless and giddy, the animal excitedly fluffed his feathers and approached his object of desire: the severed head of a taxidermied, female turkey, mounted on a stick. It was the early 1960s, and Dr. Martin Schein and Dr. Edward Hale were working hard at Pennsylvania State University to find out what makes domestic turkeys literally…interested in sex. They began with a taxidermically…

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#TodayInHistory – November 29

November 29 – Some important events on this day. 526 👉🏼 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people 1349 👉🏼 Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred 1745 👉🏼 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army moves into Manchester and occupies Carlisle 1781 👉🏼 Crew of slave ship Zong murder about 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea, to claim insurance 1864 👉🏼 Sand Creek massacre On this day, peaceful band of Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe Native Americans are massacred by Colonel…

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