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Love eating chicken? Thank hungry Medieval Catholics.

Two legs good, four legs bad
chickens behind a fence

A gene that makes chickens get along may come from Medieval Europe—and Christianity may have helped it spread.

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Before they gave us nuggets, fillets, and scrambled eggs, chickens started out as wild birds in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Humans started breeding and raising chickens some

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