Friday, September 18, 2009

Useless Info about Animals

From The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

It is illegal in Alaska to give a moose an alcoholic drink.

A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse over short distances.

The opening to the cave in which a bear hibernates is always on a northern slope.

Shrews and platypuses are the only mammals that are poisonous.

Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes.

Human birth-control pills work on gorillas.

A lion's roar can be heard from five miles away.

Giraffes have no vocal cords.

The dumbest dogs in the world are Afghan hounds.

City dogs live about three years longer than country dogs.

Toy-dog breeds live an average seven years longer than large breeds.

Nose prints are the most reliable way of identifying dogs.

Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

A cat has thirty-two muscles in each ear.

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