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Interesting Facts

Did You Know ….

  • Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  • The only dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue is the chow.
  • A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
  • Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs
  • Bulls are known to be colorblind. It’s a black-and-white life for them!
  • While a donkey will sink in quicksand, a mule will not.
  • The eyesight of dogs are better than that of human beings.
  • On an average a hen lays 19 dozen eggs in a year.
  • Dogs can see blues but not greens
  • Cats can see some colors, and can tell the difference between red, blue and yellow lights, as well as between red and green lights.Cats are able to distinguish between blues and violets better than between colors near the red end of the spectrum
  • A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running
  • Dachshunds were bred to fight badger in their dens
  • Dalmatians are completely white at birth
  • A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless
  • Touch is the first sense the dog develops. The entire body including the paws, is covered with touch-sensitive nerve endings
  • The Technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “Bezoar”
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10
  • A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. A cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human
  • Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear ( humans have only 6). A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees
  • Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquakes 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.