Category: animals

The fleece of sheep is covered with yolk

The quality of sheep wool depends on the age and condition of the animal from which the wool is taken and on […]

09/16/2010. Category: animals. Tags: , ,

The eyes of a snail

A snail has 4 noses and 1 pair or 2 pairs of tentacles on its head. The longer pair houses the eyes […]

08/10/2010. Category: animals. Tags: , ,

Sightings of the Loch Ness monster

The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made by the Viking Adamnan in 565AD. He described how […]

08/01/2010. Category: animals. Tags: ,

Pigs on Wall Street

In the old days, sea captains kept pigs on board because they believed, should they be shipwrecked, pigs always swam toward the […]

08/01/2010. Category: animals. Tags: ,

Many important medicines discovered without testing on animals

If penicillin had been tested on guinea pigs, it might never have reached the public. It is lethal to guinea pigs and […]

08/01/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

Facts about cats

Whether your kitty meows or roars, it is a descendant of the Felis silvestris species, which is divided into the African wildcat, […]

02/03/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

Cow burps and global warming

Although a cow has no upper front teeth, it grazes up to 8 hours a day, taking in about 45 kg (100 […]

02/03/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

The remarkable busy bee

Bees can be used to detect landmines. Tiny radio plates the size of a rice grain will be attached to honey bees […]

02/03/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

Fascinating facts about the hippo

The hippo’s yawn is not a sign of sleepiness or boredom but is actually a threat gesture, displaying long, thick, razor-sharp canine […]

02/03/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

Largest and smallest frogs

There are close to 4,000 known species of frogs, including toads. They range in size from less than half an inch to […]

02/03/2010. Category: animals. Tags:

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