Funny Facts and Fun Trivia about Animals
Infant beavers are called kittens. Insects shiver when they're cold. 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. It takes a lobster approximately seven years to grow to be one pound. Korea's poshintang - dog meat soup - is a popular item on summertime menus, despite out-cry from other nations. The soup is believed to cure summer heat ailments, improve male virility, and improve women's complexions. India has a Bill of Rights for cows. It takes forty minutes to hard boil an ostrich egg. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump. Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main "actor" was named Pal. Lassie, the TV collie, first appeared in a 1930s short novel titled Lassie Come-Home written by Eric Mowbray Knight. The dog in the novel was based on Knight's real life collie, Toots. Lions are the only truly social cat species, and usually every female in a pride, ranging from 5 to 30 individuals, is closely related. Macaroni, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Emperor are types of penguins. Male Lions may mate 50 times a day. Marie Antoinette's dog was a spaniel named Thisbe. Mockingbirds can imitate any sound from a squeaking door to a cat meowing. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day Mosquitoes are the common vector for malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever and dengue fever. Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes. Neutering a cat extends its life span by two or three years. No two spider webs are the same. Only full-grown male crickets can chirp. Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes. Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words, however Tymhoney Greys and African Greys have been know to carry vocabularies in excess of 100 words.