Friday Trivia #2 About Animals

I don’t know about you but I really love to read trivia questions.  I am NOT however good at playing Trivial Pursuit.  I think those things don’t stick in my brain very long….today its so darn interesting and tomorrow I’ll think now what was it I read??? well its almost gone that fast…

I am sharing some animal trivia with you today.  There are some very interesting animal facts out there…some worth remembering and some?…well some not so worth fretting over cuz you forgot already…

After reading what was the most interesting snippit of information?  I would never have thought that its physically impossible for a pig to look up into the sky…!

The first bird domesticated by man was the goose.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine.

The average hen will lay 227 eggs a year

Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their necks.

A group of geese on the ground is gaggle, a group of geese in the air is skein.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

Chickens that lay brown eggs have red ear lobes. There is a genetic link between the two.

The female pig is the fastest barnyard mama. Miss Piggy gestates in three months, three weeks, and three days.

The underside of a horse’s hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.

The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ head enables it to see all four feet at all times.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cows’ knees can’t bend properly to walk back down.

Lots of animal trivia.

A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.

A pig is a hog — hog is a generic name for all swine — but a hog is not a pig. In the terminology of hog raising, a pig is a baby hog less than ten weeks old. Source: “2201 Fascinating Facts”

Twelve or more cows are known as a “flink.”

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

A Holstein’s spots are like fingerprints — no two cows have the same pattern of spots.

A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

A pig’s penis is shaped like a corkscrew.

A pig’s skin is thickest at the back — 1/6 of an inch.

The “wild” horses of western North America are actually feral, not wild.

Over the average lifespan of 11 years, a dog will cost you $13,350.00.

When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.

The way to get more mules is to mate a male donkey with a female horse.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.

Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.

Today’s cattle are descended from two species: wild aurochs — fierce and agile herd animals that populated Asia, North Africa and Europe — and eotragus — anantelope-like, Asian forest creature.

Horses cannot vomit.

Goat’s eyes have rectangular pupils.

A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it’s own weight each year.

A capon is a castrated rooster.

A Cornish game hen is really a young chicken, usually 5 to 6 weeks of age, that weighs no more than 2 pounds.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

A normal cow’s stomach has four compartments: the rumen, the recticulum (storage area), the omasum (where water is absorbed), and the abomasum ( the only compartment with digestive juices).

A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.

It is physically impossible for pigs to lookup into the sky.

Brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes; white eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes.  Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavor.

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6 responses to “Friday Trivia #2 About Animals

  1. wow! that’s LOT of goodies I didn’t know!! That’s amazing…..I especially love the “brown” egg facts….I buy the brown all the time, I always think they taste better, LOL! Guess it doens’t matter!

  2. The cow doing the stairs is interesting to me. I’ve had both knees replaced, and I can tell you that it’s harder to go down a step than up! Maybe they fitted me with cow’s knees!

  3. I wonder if that is why they say and pigs can fly….as they do not look up to know what flying is?

  4. I have saved these animal trivia facts to share with my grandkids. You can find out about cow parade by visiting the official website: http://cowparade.com I have 194 figurines that I have collected over the past five years. My husband gives them to me everytime he has to go out of town. There are a few I have bought on ebay because they were retired. I keep them in cabinets with glass doors in the dining room. I am so pleased you like them. They make me smile everytime I look at them.

  5. Hi!
    I am so sorry! Our power was out all day yesterday due to a rain storm and I had no computer access. I am playing catch up right now! I received your sweet tote giveaway on Thursday. It is so lovely. Thank you so much. I plan on doing a blog post on it in the next couple of days. I really appreciate your generosity.
    Hugs,
    Penny

  6. There were a lot of pieces of information that I didn’t know! I love reading stuff like this.

    take care,
    Dawn

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