Thursday Thirteen! – Paige Tyler – New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Fun and Interesting Facts about Animals!

1. The oldest breed of dog is the Saluki.

2. An annoyed camel will spit at a person.

3. In Denmark there are twice as many pigs as people.

4. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 50cm (20 in) tongue.

5. The South American giant anteater eats more than 30,000 ants a day.

6. The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal: its eyes measure 16 inches (40 cm) in diameter.

7. Animals also are either right-handed or left-handed. Polar bears are left-handed – and so is Kermit the Frog.

8. Unlike other “big cats” the cheetah does not roar – however it does purr and make high pitched yelps, barks and chirruping sounds.

9. The slowest fish is the seahorse, which moves along at about 0.01 mph

10. Dolphins can reach speeds of 37 mph

11. Crocodiles’ tongues are attached to the roof of its mouth, so they can’t move it.

12. Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine

13. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs

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19 comments
Christine H says January 27, 2011

I loved those animals!! From the Cats and the Polar bears too. Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs, Christine

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

Christine – I so love animals, too! And those facts are just wild! LOL!

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Paige

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Kimberly Menozzi says January 27, 2011

I love anything to do with any sort of cats – big or small. Thanks for sharing these tidbits. 🙂

Happy TT!

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Tina Donahue says January 27, 2011

Fascinating facts, Paige. Love the pxs of the bears and the kittens.

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

Kimberly – I thought those facts were very cool, too!

Tina – I couldn't resist including pics!

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Paige

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Mary Quast says January 27, 2011

Great pix! I'm a critter lover.

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

Mary – Thanks! Me, too!

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Paige

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Alice Audrey says January 27, 2011

What good is a tongue you can't move?

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

AliceAudrey – LOL! I don't know. Guess they don't need to move it!

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Paige

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Heather says January 27, 2011

700 breeds of dogs, and I swear every one of them inhabits my building. Honestly, place sounds and smells more like a kennel every day. I miss the days when they only allowed nice, quiet kitty cats. Sigh…

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

Heather – We have a cat and a dog, and while I love both of them, I must admit, I'm totally a dog person! Love them!

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Paige

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Shelley Munro says January 27, 2011

The giraffe and his tongue – yuck. Just yuck!

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paigetyl says January 27, 2011

Shelley – LOL! But cool, too! In a yucky sort of way!

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Paige

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Savannah Chase says January 27, 2011

How fantastic. Animals are so interesting…

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Jennifer Leeland says January 27, 2011

Yes, a giraffe CAN clean its own ear with its tongue, but DOES it. LOL!
These are great fact, Paige.

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Darla M Sands says January 27, 2011

I learned some new things, for sure. Thank you!

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paigetyl says January 28, 2011

Savannah – I agree! They so are!

Jennifer – LOL! I don't know!

Darla – Me, too! And you're welcome!

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Paige

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Bratty says January 28, 2011

Wow. Okay then! I just heard about a new book called Inside of a Dog: what dogs see, smell and know by Alexandra Horowitz. You might check it out for that hard to come by, pet's eye view of the world. Then you can report back!

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paigetyl says January 28, 2011

Bratty – Sounds cool! I'll have to check it out!

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Paige

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