The idea of cats having multiple lives is found around the world, but the number of lives is inconsistent. While Americans say a cat has nine lives, Germans and Italians say a cat has seven lives, and in many regions of the Middle East, they are believed to have only six.
Thanks to Spanish explorers bringing the bird back from the Americas, by the end of the 16th century, turkey was widely eaten across England.
Chickens have light and dark meat, just like turkeys, but Americans have a distinct preference for light chicken meat. The majority of chickens slaughtered in the U.S. are effectively split in half for sale with the white meat staying in the U.S. and, historically, the dark meat being shipped to Russia and Asia.
February, thanks to its already short length and leap days, has missed having a full moon several times in recorded history. In 1999, not only did February have no full moon, but the misalignment between the human calendar and the lunar calendar led to January and April each having two full moons.