Man Meat Mondays: December 26th, 2011

It’s Monday, December 26th, and that makes it Boxing Day, traditionally a day when rich folk in the U.K. would give a box containing a gift to their servants. Today, Boxing Day is the day we swarm stores looking for deals to buy the stuff we wanted but didn’t get for Christmas. Speaking of not getting what you wanted, here’s a big chunk of man beef getting all wet ‘n wild.

Happy Man Meat Monday.

Today’s Flapping Factoids

Thousands of Americans got up early this morning to take part in a tradition more than 100 years old — the Christmas Bird Count.

Started in 1900, the count was the idea of Frank Chapman — as an alternative to the tradition of the Christmas “side hunt,” in which hunters competed to see how many birds they could kill, regardless of their rarity or use as food.

The first Christmas bird count saw 27 people take part. Recently, more than 50,000 volunteers have participated. Their work is coordinated by the Audubon Society and has become a valuable tool in assessing the health of bird populations and guiding conservation efforts. This year’s count runs through January 5th.

Nearly 14 million people annually in the U.S. enjoy bird watching.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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