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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #13

Since I'm always learning interestin' things from Professor Daisy and Skeezix the Cat, I thought that I'd provide a public service of an informative nature, too ... Prepare to be enlightened!

Thirteen Fun Facts/Rules of Thumb About Animals from The Dog Hause


1. To breed buffaloes, you need at least 1 bull buffalo for every 15 cows.

2. To estimate the weight of a gray whale, figure one ton per foot in length.

3. Keep baby animals in a secure environment that is 90 to 95 degrees F until their eyes are open, then lower the temperature 5 degrees a week to room temperature.

4. A grown rat can pass through a whole the size of a quarter.

5. Some breeds of sheep look like goats and some breads of goats look like sheep. In general, sheep's tail stand down and goats tails stand up.

6. Bears can outrun, out climb, and out swim a human. Your only hope is to run downhill. A bear's center of gravity makes it difficult for them to run downhill.
That reminds me of a joke ...
Hikers, hunters, and fishermen are advised to wear small bells on their clothing to alert bears to their presence and to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter. They should also watch out for fresh signs of bear activity recognizing the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain lots of berries and fur. Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper.



7. It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound.
And grandma about six minutes to eat one! BTW: Cockroaches and lobsters are kissin'-cousins! Yuck!

8. A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.

9. The circumference of an elephant's front foot is equal to the height to the shoulder from the ground up.

10. Fish have vertical tails. Mammals, reptiles, and birds have horizontal tails.

11. A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.
I CANNOT imagine havin' a DOZEN hoots! Can you???

12. Zigzag to outrun a crocodile.
This seems like a good piece of information for Daisy the Curly Cat since she encounters them when she's out strollin'!

13. When stuffed tarantulas are displayed in a glass case, two out of four people will find them interesting. One person will refuse to look and one will want to inspect them closely. All will coil at the idea of the top of the display case being removed.
Humans are such wusses ... Big, furry spiders are DELICIOUS!

13 comments:

Phoebe said...

Tracy told me a bear joke, too. Two men were running from a bear. One stopped to put on his tennis shoes. The other one said, "What are you doing? You know you can't outrun a bear!" The other said, "I don't have to outrun him. I only have to outrun you..."

I was very careful of my punctuation and grammar since you are a professor of English. How did I do?

Boy said...

Woah...I wearnt wots fwom you!

One of us said...

rat girls haf 12 hoots too ~Poiland Tribe

jeter harris said...

wut'z a "hoot" ...
iz it sumthin to laff an laff at?
luv--yer frend--jh

Daisy said...

Jeter, you are too funny!

DaisyMae, this was a very interesting list. I love learning new things. My favorite is about the tarantulas. I think I would like to study them closely... behind glass. And I am memorizing the tip about alligators, just in case!

Parker said...

Mommy can't even look at pictures of spiders without shivering! Me - I think they are a tasty snack! Yum!

The Meezers said...

good informashun - but I fink the "Mythbusters" might haf busted the run in zig zag myth about the croks. It was just on a couple of weeks ago.

mommy loves that bear joke, and she is fankful that she is 'lergic to seafood - she doesn't want to eat no waterlogged roach.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

My, what a great source of information you are DaisyMae! But, next time Mom goes to Red Lobster, she's going to think about roaches. Ewwww.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That is a very interesting list, DaisyMae. I hadn't thought about how fish tails are but I do like to eat fish, especially Tuna! Yummy!

Purrrs, China Cat

P.S. I tagged you today for a meme.

Luna said...

That is a very interesting list!!!
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Tara said...

What a great list DMM! Mom went yuck at number 4. And she wouldn't recoil on number 13, in the fall the adult males migrate around on the roads looking for females. She often catches one for the local kids to see, and lets it crawl all over her! I hope she catches one for me!

Tara

Jake and Bathsheba said...

I'll have to tell Mom and Dad about number 6 because they sometimes go hiking or camping in bear country!

Those were great facts. You're just as smart as Professor Daisy the Curly Cat. Or smarter since you're my sweetie.

~Jake

Kim and Oscar said...

You are very full of interesting stuff. My Mommy is too, but they call her Clif Clavin for some reason. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

OH!!!, Mommy keeps forgetting to tell you that she is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Of course, since she's in her late 30s, she sometimes keeps that under wraps. July can't come soon enough for her!