Sunday, May 2, 2010

Important Facts About the Animal Kingdom

Not sure if they're true, but they're interesting!

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it !)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!)

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (In my next life, I want to be a pig..)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.) (I'm still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour (Don't try this at home, maybe at work)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off. (Honey, I'm home. What the...?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. (30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day. (I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet. (Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Hmmmmmm.......)

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. (If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump. (Okay, so that would be a good thing)

A cat's urine glows under a black light.. (I wonder who was paid to figure that out.)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains (I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed. (If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (What about that pig??)


marybelle said...

I LOVED these. I laughed through the whole list. The comments had a lot to do with that I'm sure. The phrase happy as a pig in mud kept popping into my head.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Very entertaining:) Put me in the column that wants to come back as a pig!

Just so you know, I won't be around for a couple of weeks or so. We're having another Sisters Week...of sorts...starting tomorrow. Unfortunately it won't be a totally fun time. My youngest sister has to have both knees replaced and she's opted to do one at a time. The first surgery will be on Tuesday. My other sister and myself will be staying with her until she can function on her own again. It's good that we all have a sense of humor....

With three of us and one PC, my on-line time will be limited but hopefully I'll be able to drop in, at least occasionally. If that's not the case, I'll check in on my return.

Later my friend....Nancy:)

Carol L. said...

Amazing and interesting.Elephants don't jump. Thank God. lol
Carol L.

Dawn said...

Oooh! Pick me, pick me. I want to be a pig, too ;-)

Christine H said...

These were some very interesting facts. Unbeliveable some of them. LOL

Tory Richards said...

I got a good chuckle, too, Marybelle. There's another expression about pigs, and it aint mud! LOL

Nancy, you have a great time with your sisters. Sorry to hear the one has to have surgery but I'm sure the time will fly while you're all together...probably raising hell:)

Yeah, I'm thinking that's a good thing too, Carol:)

I guess there could be worse things than being a pig, Dawn:)

The one about the dolphins, for one Christine. I mean, how do they know they're having sex for pleasure?