Ostrich Fun Facts

To accompany my ostrich photo, I can’t resist the urge to provide some fun facts.

  • If you make an omelet from an ostrich egg, it will be enough to feed 8 people. I’m not sure where you’ll get a skillet large enough to cook it. 
  • Diodorus of Sicily, a historian of the first century BC, believed the ostrich was the missing link between birds and camels. That makes about as much sense as today’s theory of evolution. Perhaps Darwin stole his ideas from Diodorus. 
  • In a survey of 200 thousand ostriches over 8 years, not one admitted that it buried its head in the sand. In fact, 93% of respondents were offended by that question. 


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