Jan 17, 2008

Useless trivia (Animal edition)

I have compiled this list from all sorts of places. I found these interesting... have a look!

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs. (who actually had a cow upstairs to test this?!?!)

There are as many chickens on this planet as humans.

A group of crows is called a murder.

Turkeys can reproduce without having sex. It's called parthenogenesis. (well.. THATS no fun!)

Pigs can't sweat because they don't have sweat glands.

A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. (now THAT sounds better than the turkeys!)

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

The turkey was wrongly named after what was thought to be it's country of origin.

You are 3 times more likely to be killed by a flying champagne cork than you are to be killed by the bite of a venomous spider.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A mole can dig about 92 metres in 1 night.

In rural areas, there are more insects in 1 square mile than there are humans on earth.

An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.

A flea can jump 350 times its own body length.

Out of 20,000 species of bees, only 4 make honey.

The average person eats eight spiders in their sleep in their whole entire lifetime! (THATS a nice thought!)

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

there.... doncha feel smarter now?

you can thank me later...
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