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Famous People and Their Unusual Pets

Famous People and Their Unusual Pets

Eddie Deezen November 30, 2012 0

1) George Clooney was given a pet Vietnamese black bristled potbelly pig named “Max” by his then girlfriend, Kelly Preston.  George loved Max and not only was the pig allowed in the house, but

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How Do Shellfish Have Sex?

How Do Shellfish Have Sex?

Eddie Deezen November 28, 2012 1

Lina asks: How do shellfish have sex? Shellfishly? *crickets* They don’t have any trendy, happening nightclubs. They don’t have flowers, jewelry, or boxes of chocolates.  They have no Viagra, stiff drinks, or cheesy pickup

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Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

Noreen November 22, 2012 0

Text Version: Humans enjoy five or more different tastes namely:  sour, bitter, salty, umami (associated with meat), and sweet. We can taste sweet things thanks to two proteins generated by two separate genes.  Cats,

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The Longest Living Mammal On The Planet

The Longest Living Mammal On The Planet

Noreen November 21, 2012 0

Text Version: The Bowhead Whale is also known as the Arctic whale, because it lives only in Arctic waters unlike other whales that migrate to feed. The Bowhead whale is by far the longest

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A Male Octopus’ Reproductive Organ Is One of Its Arms

A Male Octopus’ Reproductive Organ Is One of Its Arms

Noreen November 6, 2012 0

Text Version: If you ever get tangled up with a male octopus, be careful which arm you touch. If you reach out to touch the third right arm, it’s more than just his arm,

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Mice Don’t Like Cheese

Mice Don’t Like Cheese

Daven Hiskey September 29, 2012 7

Myth: Mice love cheese and it makes a great bait for mouse traps. In fact, as any pest exterminator or pet shop owner knows, mice don’t really like cheese at all and they’ll even

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The Male White-Fronted Parrot Vomits in the Female’s Mouth During Their Mating Ritual

The Male White-Fronted Parrot Vomits in the Female’s Mouth During Their Mating Ritual

Daven Hiskey September 15, 2012 8

Today I found out the male White-fronted Parrot will vomit in the female’s mouth during their mating ritual White-fronted Parrots, also known as “White-fronted Amazons” or “Spectacled Amazon Parrots”, begin their mating season around

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15 Shark Facts

15 Shark Facts

List25 August 27, 2012 3

Note: This is a guest post contributed by List25.com. An ancient shark called Carcharodon Megalodon (“rough tooth, big tooth”) had teeth measuring more than six inches long (the largest shark teeth ever found), jaws

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Difference Between a Donkey and a Mule

Difference Between a Donkey and a Mule

Daven Hiskey August 15, 2012 4

Today I found out the difference between a donkey and a mule. Put simply, a donkey is the descendant of the African wild ass (of which there are only about 500 left in the

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Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male’s Mouth

Before Mating, the Female Giraffe Will First Urinate in the Male’s Mouth

Daven Hiskey July 31, 2012 6

Today I found out male giraffes take a mouthful of the female’s urine to determine if she’d be a good mate. This is known as the “Flehmen sequence”, where the male giraffe will approach

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10 Amazing Animal Facts (Part-3)

10 Amazing Animal Facts (Part-3)

Noreen July 28, 2012 2

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Crocodiles Really Do Shed Tears When They Eat

Crocodiles Really Do Shed Tears When They Eat

Scott July 5, 2012 2

Today I found out crocodiles really do shed tears when they eat. It has been known for centuries that crocodiles weep while eating. One of the earliest references to this comes from the 14th

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Earthworms are Hermaphrodites

Earthworms are Hermaphrodites

Daven Hiskey June 27, 2012 0

Earthworms are hermaphrodites.  When two worms mate, both worms produce children.  The worms mate by getting in more or less a 69 position and exchanging sperm with one another.  Much later, a cocoon is

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Dolphins Teach Their Young to Use Tools

Dolphins Teach Their Young to Use Tools

Daven Hiskey May 25, 2012 0

Dolphins have been observed to teach their young to use tools.  They also have a complex communication system and have been observed to display a variety of cultural characteristics such as holding a type

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Certain Ants are Used as Living Food Storage Vessels

Certain Ants are Used as Living Food Storage Vessels

Daven Hiskey May 22, 2012 1

Today I found out some ants are used as living food storage vessels by their colony. While honey bees will collect and store their food in combs, certain species of ants take a different

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Porcupine Quills are Just Extremely Enlarged Hairs

Porcupine Quills are Just Extremely Enlarged Hairs

Daven Hiskey May 15, 2012 0

A porcupine’s quills are just extremely enlarged specialized hairs that have unusually (compared to other mammals) thick layers of keratin, which is the main structural component of hair and finger nails, among other things. 

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Dolphins Don’t Have a Sense of Smell

Dolphins Don’t Have a Sense of Smell

Daven Hiskey May 14, 2012 0

Dolphins have no sense of smell due to lacking any olfactory nerve or lobes.  Instead, they use their sense of taste much like we use our sense of smell.  Dolphins will often taste the

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Komodo Dragons and Hammerhead Sharks Can Reproduce Asexually

Komodo Dragons and Hammerhead Sharks Can Reproduce Asexually

Daven Hiskey May 10, 2012 0

Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, Brahminy blind snakes, water fleas, certain types of bees, scorpions, wasps, and even some types of birds, among others, are capable of reproducing asexually, if necessary. References

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