Thursday, January 4, 2018

10 Fun Animal Facts for National Trivia Day

   We are celebrating National Trivia Day with some fun facts about dogs, cats and other random animals. These could be helpful playing Jeopardy or be the answer to the million-dollar question! Bentley and Pierre will provide commentaries because they insisted.
Basset Hound looking at his Dr. Harvey's food being prepared 
• Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds.
Bentley: “Which explains why I love to eat so much. 
• A single elephant tooth can weigh 9 pounds.
Pierre: Can you imagine how bad it would hurt if an elephant bit its tongue while eating? OUCH! 

Black Manx with small barbell
• Cats have 32 muscles that control their outer ear and can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees.
Pierre: “Wow! If my ears would rotate like that, I could hear squirrels trying to sneak up behind me.”
• Tigers have striped skin AND fur.
Bentley: “I thought tigers were purple & gold…oh wait, that’s the LSU Tigers!”
Basset Hound with "need for speed." quote
• A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of their skeleton for greater flexibility when they run.
Bentley: “I still have a lot of get-up and go at 10 years old!”
• Sea otters hold hands when they are sleeping, eating or resting to prevent themselves from floating away. These groups are called rafts and can contain 2 or hundreds of sea otters!
Pierre: “Awww, that is so sweet. We should try holding paws when we sleep. There is no fear of us floating away but we would be absolutely adorable.”
Man,woman and two dogs at Grand Canyon
• A group of dogs is called a pack.
Bentley: “We do consider Mom and Dad part of our pack even though they are only human.”
• A group of cats is called a clowder.
Pierre: “Why do cats get a cool name and we get pack? We need to think of a better name for a bunch of dogs.”
Basset Hound close-up.
• Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.
Pierre: “We have to be more careful where we leave our nose art. Someone could use our nose prints to frame us.” 
• Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
Bentley: “I must be part cat.”

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30 comments :

  1. We learned a lot this morning - thank you! We love that last picture of you, Bentley♥

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    1. Thanks! He is easier to get a photo of when he is relaxing in the grass.

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  2. Thanks for some super fun facts to start off out day.

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    1. I was trying to impress you with my brain. Hee hee hee!

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  3. that#s interesting... cats have egg-sactly 30 muscles more than the mama... she has only two...around her mouth what she only uses for talking hehe

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    1. BOL! I won't tell her that you said that or you might end up on the pad of shame!

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  4. Very interesting facts. I had no idea elephant teeth weighed so much.

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    1. Isn't that crazy? I imagine their toothaches are horrible!

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  5. Wow! I didn't know about the name for a group of cats. How come they're not called a pride, like lions?

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    1. I was surprised by that too. I would have thought they were a pride.

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  6. That's a lot of fun and interesting facts ! We learned some cool stuff today ! Purrs

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    1. Feel free to impress your feline friends with the muscle fact!

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  7. OH these were superb!!! You know why a group of cats is called clowder...
    well this isn't official but it makes sense: they have claws and they are loud...thus combined Clowder. Just my 2 cents worth
    MOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. We think that is the purr-fect explanation! Thanks Madi.

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  8. BOL Bentley - I fink my Aunt Allison must be a cat too then!

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    1. Sleeping should be an Olympic sport. I'd bring home the gold. zzzzzz!

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  9. Those were some fun facts! We can't believe an elephant's tooth can weigh so much!

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    1. That is probably as much as some of y'all weigh!

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  10. Those were great fun facts! n
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. We thought they'd be fun to share. Happy Trivia Day!

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  11. Ha ha, very interesting, but your guy's comments were the best part!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. That is exactly what we told Mom. She can be as stubborn as a Basset Hound sometimes!

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  12. Those were some interesting facts! We were surprised about the taste buds cuz mom thought dogs didn't have a great sense of taste (she read it somewhere).

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Pierre is pretty finicky about what he eats but Bentley will try anything and everything at least once.

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  13. Oh, those are FABulous factoids guys!!!! I loves the nose one....I do have a FABulous snooter!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. We have always said that you have a great snooter!

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  14. What cool trivia. We should apply for the 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' game show now. Surely we'd win something armed with all this cool info.

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  15. What a fun post! I think the fun fact about the otters is my favorite!

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  16. Wagnificiently interesting facts.
    Thanks for sharing them.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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