today i learned – sun 4th june 2017

currently, we’re sat on the m42 in the rain, driving along at 50mph #souldestroying. but, we are on the way to see one our lovely family members in a show … so, you know, it all balances out 😁😁 (well, i was at the time of writing … this just didn’t go live πŸ™ƒ)

as boring as that first paragraph may have been, it’s actually relevant; today’s fact is the product of one of our family conversations πŸ¦….

#tdil the reason why a group of crows is called a ‘murder of crows’ ☠️ … (i imagine that suicide squad is also considered a ‘murder’ rather than a gang 😏 just because it’s so much cooler).

after some interneet research, it actually turns out that there are a few possible reasons for the terminology … most of which relate to the period in time the term originates – a time of folklore and superstition. 
so, reason one for the term – there’s a folk tale that crows will gather together when they decide that another crow deserves capital punishment. there’s also the belief that groups of crows will gather where an animal (or human) is shortly going to die … like when sharks circle injured prey 😳.

however you slice it, it is widely accepted that the term ‘a murder of crows’ is more a reflection of the time that created it … they had a thing back then for naming groups of animals crazy things! πŸ˜‚ for example: an ostentation of peacocks or a parliament of owls πŸ¦‰. 

how’s that for some interesting brain food?! the reason for the mad murder of crows name 😬. that’s everything for tonight beautiful people 😘

laterz everyone 😜 #tdil

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(i’m actually legit allowed to use today’s image without getting sued 😬😬😬 how exciting is that?! came from a website of public domain images πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»)

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