Thursday’s 13: Been Rainin’ Cats and Dogs, and there are Poodles in the Street

EASY AS A, B, C . . . from BB

I won’t guarantee that all these “facts” and “laws” concerning animals are current/accurate, but they are fun!  (extrapolated from www.strangefacts.com )

  1. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food
  2. Slugs have 4 noses
  3. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day
  4. In Utah, birds have the right-of-way on any public highway
  5. In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done
    before 4:00 p.m.
  6. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
  7. It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them
  8. There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses
  9. There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo
  10. In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight
  11. Dogs can hear sounds that you can’t
  12. There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S.
  13. Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year

See you day-after-tomorrow for “Saturday’s Softcover”

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3 responses to “Thursday’s 13: Been Rainin’ Cats and Dogs, and there are Poodles in the Street

  1. Fascinating, Brenda. I especially love the ridiculous old laws.

  2. Yeah, me too. Ridiculous laws ALWAYS make me wonder what the heck people had been doing for lawmakers to have to WRITE such a law !

  3. Susan Knight

    When my grandmother was a little girl in West Virginia, turn-of-the-20th-century, her father, the town doctor, was approached by the owner of the traveling circus.
    A lioness took sick after giving birth to a cub. My great-grandfather couldn’t do anything for her and she died. The owner, seeing as how my gr-grandfather had a large family of children, persuaded my gr-grandfather to take home the cub for his family.
    My grandmother told many stories of “Nemo” and his antics with the family. She said they would walk him down the sidewalk on a leash like people walked their dogs.
    When the cub got bigger, citizens became afraid of the animal and pressed the town fathers to create an ordinance, which they did. It read, “Lions shall wear a muzzle while walking on the sidewalk.”
    My grandmother said the saddest day of her childhood was when her Papa took Nemo to the Cincinnatti Zoo. 🙂

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