19 May 2014

Millions of Pigeons Nesting at Chatfield Minnesota

The Chatfield Democrat has been informed by a person who has counted the pigeons in the "Roost" near that village, that they number precisely 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. As each nest is supposed to turn out two "squabs," the Democrat desires that some gentleman, who has the necessary leisure and mathematical ability, will calculate how many pigeons there will be in that roost "when the young 'uns are hatched." ...

May 11, 1864. Fillmore County. Winona Daily Republican 5(1351): 3.