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Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2020-03-31T14:00:43
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  • “Cock-throwing”, a sport in which a chicken was tied to a post, and players threw sticks at it with the goal of knocking it down or killing it, was practiced in England as early as 1409.

  • A papal edict issued by Nicholas I in the 9th century required all churches to use only the image of a cock as their steeple weathervanes.