Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just The Facts: The Animal Kingdom

1. Nearly 80% of all animals have 6 legs.

2. The first contraceptive was crocodile dung used by the ancient Egyptians.

3. Count the number of cricket chirps in a 15-second period, add 37 and your result will be very close to the actual indoor Fahrenheit temperature.

4. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

5. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

6. Studies show, if a cat falls off a 7th floor building it has about a 30% less chance in surviving than a cat that falls off the 20th floor.  It supposedly takes about 8 floors for the cat to realize what is happening, relax and correct itself.

7. A whale's penis is called a dork.

8. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let go instantly.

9. An ostrich's eye is larger than its brain.

10. The male gypsy moth can "smell" a virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

11. A horse can look forward with one eye and back with the other eye.

12. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually in distinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they can be confused at a crime scene.

13. Over 1,000 birds die each year from smashing into windows.

14. If you place a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

15. A pig's orgasm last 30 minutes.


  1. You have been tagged! Go to my blog to answer "50 Random Questions".

  2. No wonder my ex got mad when I called her a pregnant goldfish. Now I get it. Gee, thanks!

  3. Wow. Those are great facts.

    I'll be careful who I call a dork from now on. And somehow...I still can't feel envious of the pig fact.

    Just sayin'

    Heh heh

  4. This could explain the constant state of happy (besides butcher days) on the pig farm....question are there any camels in Arizona?

  5. going to write into mythbusters and ask them to doublecheck #6.

    several times.

  6. @ Breath of Insanity - Gosh, I'll try to get to it by the end of the week.

    @ Don - Oh, boy...you are most welcome.

    @ Quirky Loon - LUCKY!

    @ Chaotically Calm - At one time, they were brought here for a wartime beast of burden.

    @ Nooter - Hey, I'm with you. Let me know if they take you up on it.

  7. Oh my god, I've been a whale penis all my life. And a small one at that!

  8. Now that I know about #12, I am SO bringing a koala to my next robbery.

    And whose job was it to find out #15? I assume Mike Rowe was involved.

  9. I knew it! OJ was set up by a Koala wearing Bruno Maglis.

  10. yeah, crocodile dung - - o'course!

    if you applied some to yourself,
    we wouldn't go near you with ANOTHER man's *ahem* nose.


  11. @ Mr. Dilemma - I'm so sorry to hear that.

    @ PhilipDyer - Wow, just think, the Koala's pay off would be in bamboo. You wouldn't have to cut him in for part of the booty. Mike Rowe is the king of Dirty Jobs.

    @ Chirs - Brilliant! You know what they say about a Koala with big feet.

    @ bARED-eYED-sUN - LMAO, contraceptive, indeed.

  12. I know some pregnant female humsn I'd like to call twits.

  13. Whooo hooo I actually knew one..number 7. "The man" made me stop calling him a whale penis months ago..and why can't humans be more like pigs?

  14. @ Mike - And I've known some male humans I have called "twits".

    @ nipsy - LOL, I guess "the man" failed to see the humor. Regarding the pig's orgasm, ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!

  15. Are you sure they're crime scene mixups? I'm fairly certain that koala bears are responsible for most of the unsolved crimes in the world. In fact, there are probably thousands of humans who have been wrongfully convicted when it was, in fact, koala bears that were the perpetrators. Sure, they look cute; that's why they're able to get away with so much.

    Oh, and thanks for ruining my vacation! Jeez, I had been planning to come to Arizona to bag me some camels, but I don't want to end up in jail. I guess I'll have to change my plans.

  16. LOL nice facts... I love the 13th... hahaha

  17. @ Joel - You are so right, their cuteness allows them to get away with murder. Sorry about your vacation, can I interest you in rattlesnake wrangling?

    @ Kelvin - All the birds that have hit my windows were only temporarily stunned. Now I have found a couple were imbedded in the grill of my truck that weren't as lucky. :(

  18. twit and dork suddenly become much funnier insults.
    Thank you for that info on the Koala. Now when I go to hold up the liquor store and later rob a bank, they won't be able to catch me. Now.. where to get a Koala?

  19. @ dizzblnd - Yep, pretty funny, especially if you use them in the same sentence. I have a few blogging buddies in Australia, maybe they would send a Koala over from down under. Better start planting Bamboo.


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