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 AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS




* Snakes have two sex organs.
* It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2000 balloons.
* Blue and fin whales can create the loudest sound by animals ever recorded.
* One quarter of all creatures on the planet are beetles.
* Lobsters have pale blue blood.
* A crocodile's tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth and he cannot move it.
* An Octopus has 3 hearts.
* Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.
* The Nile catfish swim upside down.
* There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog.
* A shrimp's heart is in its head.
* Snakes have one lung.
* Minnows have teeth in their throat.
* Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.
* If it isn't moving a frog can't see it. If the frog can't see it, he won't eat it.


* The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
* Some species of fish have voices!
* Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures!
* Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
* Cats cannot taste sweet things.
* Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!
* There are more than one million animal species on Earth!
* The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!
* All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
* When it comes time to give birth, the female shark loses her appetite so she won't be tempted to eat her own pups.
* Hippo milk is pink.
* Turtles can breathe through their butts.

* A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.

* Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
* Drivers kill more deer than hunters.
* All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
* A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
* A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is off the ground.
* Hippo milk is pink.
* Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
* Porcupines float in water!
* Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures!
* Parrots have 500 pounds per square inch of pressure in their beaks.
* Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
* The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
* Dalmatians are born without spots.
* An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.
* World's heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur!
* The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
* The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
* The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and 1 inch in thick.
* The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!
* In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
* If it isn't moving a frog can't see it. If the frog can't see it, he won't eat it.
* Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.
* Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards
* Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.
* Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
* Cats cannot taste sweet things.
* Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.
* Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
* Vultures fly without flapping their wings.
* Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
* There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.
* Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
* Minnows have teeth in their throat.
* On some Caribbean islands, the oysters can climb trees.
* The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.
* The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
* Starfish don't have brains.
* A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours
* A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
* A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!
* The only food that cockroaches wont eat are Cucumbers!
* The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!
* The octopus' testicles are located in its head.
* In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
* Giraffes are unable to cough.
* Kittens are born both blind and deaf.

* In just about every species of mammal, the female lives longer than the male.
* Giraffes are unable to cough.
* Kittens are born both blind and deaf.
* The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
* The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.
* The Slave-Maker Ant (Polyergus Rufescens) raids the nests of other ants and steals their pupae. When these new ants hatch, they work as slaves within the colony.
* All the pet hamsters in the world are descended from a single wild golden Hamster found in Syria in 1930!
* Catgut(Surgical Thread) comes from sheep not cats.
* Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same way men do.
* Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
* The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
* Vultures fly without flapping their wings.
* A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!
* A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
* A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
* A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long!
* A mole can dig a hole 300 feet deep in one night.
* A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
* A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
* A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
* A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.
* Mammals are the only creatures that have flaps around their ears. 
* The oldest breed of a dog known to mankind is the ‘Saluki’. 
* The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making it the fastest swimmer. The Sea Horse is the slowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h. 
* A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.
* The donkey’s eye placement helps it see all its four feet at a time.
* A porcupine if gets in the water and can easily float.
* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
* Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
* Salamanders breath through their skin.
Salamanders are known to come out of wood when it was burning inside a fireplace, this is because Salamanders hibernate in wood.
* No dentist for this creature! Crocodiles, through their life grow new teeth that replace the old set!
* Dogs and cats are either right or left-pawed!
* A coin is heavier than a hummingbird! and are the only animal that can also fly backwards.
* A cow's only sweat glands are in its nose.
* A swan is the only bird with a penis
* An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years
* The egg of the hummingbird is the world's smallest bird's egg; the egg of the ostrich, the world's largest.
* The American turkey vulture helps human engineers detect cracked or broken underground fuel pipes. The leaking fuel smells like vulture food (they eat carrion), and the clustered birds show repair people where the lines need fixing.
* A bird's normal body temperature is usually 7-8 degrees hotter than a human's. Up to three-quarters of the air a bird breathes is used just for cooling down since they are unable to sweat.
* The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose.
* Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
* No two zebras have stripes that are exactly alike.
*Goat is considered as universal mother ;the fat molecules in goat milk are 5 times smaller than those found in cow milk. It takes 20 minutes for the stomach to breakdown as opposed to the hour that it takes to break down cow milk.
* Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
* When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from its eyes.
* Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you.
* Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
* When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
* US secret service sniffer dogs are put up in five-star hotels during overseas presidential visits.
* It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.



DOGGY QUOTES

"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails."
-MAX EASTMAN
 "The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can't afford to keep a yes-man."
ROBERTSON DAVIES
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
GILDA RADNER
 "Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage."
AGNES REPPLIER
 "Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window."
STEVE BLUESTONE
 "Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
DAVE BARRY
 “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.” -UNKNOWN
 “To err is human, to forgive canine.” -UNKNOWN
"Dogs are miracles with paws."
-SUSAN KENNEDY
"Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
-ANN LANDERS
"With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog."
-EDWARD JESSE
"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that."
-W.DAYTON WEDGEFARTH
“They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation''
-JEROME K.JEROME
“Outside of a dog, a book is probably man’s best friend, and inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read"
-GROUCHO MARX.
“Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage."
-AGNES REPPLIER.
“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”
-LOUIS SABIN
“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.”
-STANLEY LEINWOLL
“To my blind eyes, if God allows me the power of seeing for few seconds I would like to see first a child , and then a dog.”
-HELEN KELLER
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”
-WOODROW WILSON
“So long as a single dog of my country remains without food it is my religion to feed it. Everything else is irreligion.”
-SWAMY VIVEKANANDA
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you, that is the principal difference between dog and man.”
-MARK TWAIN
“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will be not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too”.
-SAMUEL BUTLER

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