Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Do You Know ?

* Ants don't sleep.

* Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes.

* A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.

* The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.

* A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.

* A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

* The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae - "Island of Dogs."

* There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

* A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
* Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.

* A baby bat is called a pup.

* German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

* A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time.

* It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver - 15; fox - 15 to 25; ermine - 150; chinchilla - 60 to 100.

* The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.

* The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.

* Cats respond most readily to names that end in an "ee" sound.

* A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

* Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

* Snakes are immune to their own poison.

* An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.

* Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

* The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).

* Most lipstick contains fish scales.

* Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

* Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.

* A shrimp's heart is in their head.

* A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

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