Some chicken keepers may be secret arenophiles! They lug sand into the coop and use it for bedding Is that a good thing?
The word “arenophile” is a blend of Greek and Latin tracing back to ancient Rome
In those days crowds gathered in huge arenas to watch gladiators fight to a gory death
Before bouts workers covered the arena’s surface with a thick layer of sand to absorb blood Gross!
Fortunately, those violent days are gone Today the word “arenophile” generally means someone who collects samples of sand from such far-flung places as the beaches of Tahiti or Normandy Others may come