The Word “Tragedy” Comes from an Ancient Greek Word Meaning “Goat Song”

While “tragedy” is the word we use for a terrible event or a sad outcome, it has roots from the Middle English word “tragedie,” which can be traced back to Medieval Latin’s “tragēdia” and the Latin “tragoedia.” That word originates from the ancient Greek word “tragōidía,” meaning “goat song,” according to Oxford Dictionaries.

A commonly accepted theory for the etymology is that Greek tragedies were known as goat-songs because the prize in Athenian play competitions was a live goat.

Dinosaurs Aren’t Really Extinct

66 million years ago, an asteroid smashed into the earth and called almost all of the Dinosaurs. ALMOST all, Not ALL. There are still over 10,000 species of birds around now that were around and technically were Dinosaurs, but have done a shit ton of evolving over the last 66 million years. And then you have alligators. Which are basically smaller dinosaurs and haven’t really evolved at all in the last 100 million years outside of getting a little smaller.

Ostriches Don’t Hide Their Heads in the Sand

Everyone grows up thinking Ostriches have the worst defense mechanism of all time. If they stick their head in the sand and they can’t see a predator, then the predator cannot see them. Basically peek-a-boo. But that’s a complete load of crap. Ostriches don’t do that. If they see a predator they run, and run pretty damn fast. And as far as the head in the sand thing? Well, they do occationally stick their heads in the sand. It’s to turn their eggs that they have buried.