Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!


Thirteen Fun and Interesting Facts about Animals!



1. The oldest breed of dog is the Saluki.



2. An annoyed camel will spit at a person.



3. In Denmark there are twice as many pigs as people.



4. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 50cm (20 in) tongue.



5. The South American giant anteater eats more than 30,000 ants a day.



6. The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal: its eyes measure 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter.



7. Animals also are either right-handed or left-handed. Polar bears are left-handed – and so is Kermit the Frog.



8. Unlike other "big cats" the cheetah does not roar - however it does purr and make high pitched yelps, barks and chirruping sounds.



9. The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph



10. Dolphins can reach speeds of 37 mph



11. Crocodiles' tongues are attached to the roof of its mouth, so they can't move it.



12. Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine



13. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs

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19 comments:

Christine H said...

I loved those animals!! From the Cats and the Polar bears too. Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs, Christine

Paige Tyler said...

Christine - I so love animals, too! And those facts are just wild! LOL!

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Paige

Kimberly Menozzi said...

I love anything to do with any sort of cats - big or small. Thanks for sharing these tidbits. :)

Happy TT!

Tina Donahue said...

Fascinating facts, Paige. Love the pxs of the bears and the kittens.

Paige Tyler said...

Kimberly - I thought those facts were very cool, too!

Tina - I couldn't resist including pics!

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Paige

Mary Quast said...

Great pix! I'm a critter lover.

Paige Tyler said...

Mary - Thanks! Me, too!

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Paige

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Alice Audrey said...

What good is a tongue you can't move?

Paige Tyler said...

AliceAudrey - LOL! I don't know. Guess they don't need to move it!

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Paige

Heather said...

700 breeds of dogs, and I swear every one of them inhabits my building. Honestly, place sounds and smells more like a kennel every day. I miss the days when they only allowed nice, quiet kitty cats. Sigh...

Paige Tyler said...

Heather - We have a cat and a dog, and while I love both of them, I must admit, I'm totally a dog person! Love them!

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Paige

Shelley Munro said...

The giraffe and his tongue - yuck. Just yuck!

Paige Tyler said...

Shelley - LOL! But cool, too! In a yucky sort of way!

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Paige

Savannah Chase said...

How fantastic. Animals are so interesting...

Jennifer Leeland said...

Yes, a giraffe CAN clean its own ear with its tongue, but DOES it. LOL!
These are great fact, Paige.

Darla M Sands said...

I learned some new things, for sure. Thank you!

Paige Tyler said...

Savannah - I agree! They so are!

Jennifer - LOL! I don't know!

Darla - Me, too! And you're welcome!

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Paige

Bratty said...

Wow. Okay then! I just heard about a new book called Inside of a Dog: what dogs see, smell and know by Alexandra Horowitz. You might check it out for that hard to come by, pet's eye view of the world. Then you can report back!

Paige Tyler said...

Bratty - Sounds cool! I'll have to check it out!

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Paige