Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sasha has some useless trivia for your Wednesday

Hi my pals, I have found my hiding spot, but I am laying low and acting all normal until tomorrow night. I thought we could have some fun, so I was surfing the web and found some useless trivia for you to share. I hope you like it. First here is my friend Ammo in his Halloween costume. Ammo was rescued from a bad home. He is a greyhound, shepherd and I dunno what else mix. He is a sweet boy and very lovey, but he kind of likes to eat the furniture at his house. He is wearing a prison costume for Halloween fun, his new family loves him very much and are very good to him. He has a very good forever home now.

Here I am on Halloween again, now on to the trivia.
On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.

The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.

Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.

A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.

You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.

There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos

Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet

The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/Business-international/Purina-takes-on-United-Laboratories-to-pump-up-Manilas-battling-birds.html#ixzz0VyNgK3W4

Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.

Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces

So to sum it all up. We can outlive squirrels and see better than our peoples, but we can't drive since we don't do the color thing so well. If you have to work out do it with a rabbit or guinea pig and don't tiptoe past a sleeping cat cause they might wake up and rub their faces all over you. It is best to say away from a flink of cows(too big to play with) and skunks in general and I don't think I want to get close enough to a horse to count its teeth. It would be nice if they could figure out why sharks don't get cancer and there a lot of kangaroos out there. But the most important thing of all is DON'T BUY PURINA DOG FOOD, nobody should be encouraging cockfighting I don't care where you live! I hope you can impress your pals with this trivia Wednesday.

licks and sniffs, Sasha


Sarah Anne said...

I can probably use some of those. Make me feel smart. :) ;)

Sarah Anne said...

Whoa, I was first? Wow! That NEVER happens! :D

Al said...

Ahem I think I have to call the attention of all cock fighters here in the country. Hehe. Power chicken huh!

And about Ammo, how cruel to let a dog wore a prisoner costumes. Dogs are smart and they are always ready to learn. I think Ammo needs some attention. Oreo was like that when he came here, but we never punish him, instead we told him to stop and give him a hug, now he stopped doing it and he behaves very well now.


Ziggy Stardust said...

Al, the prison costume was just a joke for Halloween. His owners love him and take very good care of him. It was just his Halloween costume


We love Luna said...

wow beautiful and informative words!
I love those costumes, I think I could use it all long the year!
Beautiful pictures,
purrs and love

SquirrelQueen said...

Sasha, you can outlive squirrels but can you out sleep a cat? Miss Cindi asked that?

Purina has been off of my shopping list for a long time, now I have an even better reason not to buy their products. That is just wrong, thanks for the info.

Hugs & purrs,
Judy and Miss Cindi

Martha said...

Hi Sasha, you were looking sooooo adorable in your halloween costume!
Now thank you for the trivia - we will try to remember that for the next pub quiz.
We will remember to count the number of teeth a horse has next time we meet one - we actually live very near a riding stables.
So far our only interest has been having a roll in some of that nice fresh sh... they leave!!!
Now of course we will be trying to get to know them!
We are working on a solution to the pics/treats issue and will keep you posted.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We always call our flick a herd.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Unknown said...

Thanks for all that info Sasha. You are pretty smart! And sooooo cute!

the magic sleigh said...

Woos Sasha! Lots of great info there, we thought the Ammo costume was too funny! I am sure he is happy in his new furever home!
I will remember to stay away from horses teeth and lots of kangaroos!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

BOL Sasha... your trivia makes us smile! We'll stay away from skunks and cows and of course horses.

Dexter said...

That is a lot of information for the Mango to digest, but I think I got it all.

Sure glad Ammo has a nice place to live now.


Golden Daily Scoop said...

Wow!!!! That some pretty cool info, the squirrels around my yard will not get a chance to live 9 years, though!!! BOL!!!!

lotsa licks,

The Oceanside Animals said...

Purina should be ashamed of themselves! I would boycott them but we don't buy Purina anything anyway ...

Unknown said...

Awwww, I love your costume :) I didnt make ginger wear one, I just had her teeth done and I thought that was enough to put her through


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Woo are one furry khlever and intelligent khanine!

Tank woo fur sharing all that trivia!

Here's to Ammo's furever happiness too!


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

WOW!!! I am very impressed with your ability to make a sentance out of all that Trivia Sasha...you are one smart pup!!


Anonymous said...

That was very interesting useless trivia.
Good luck tomorrow. I have a groomer's appt. too, but it's with Sandy so it's ok.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great post. We learned a lot..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Oskar said...

Great fun facts except for the Purina one. We don't buy Purina food, but we will totally boycott them from now on. They should be a company that love animals, not encourage the beastliness that is cock fighting.

You look very pretty in this new costume, as always.

I hope your hiding works. I wrote a nice letter to your mom person yesterday trying to get you out of the grooming.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ha Ha, that was a great post, SAsha - we loved your summary the best.

Your furiend Ammo is cute and looks good as a prisoner, but we like your pic better:)

woos, the OP Pack

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that is some good info you found searching the web...
Benny & Lily

bbes tribe said...

Thanks for the interesting trivia. Didn't know squirrels lived so long. Thanks also for the info about Purina. That is just wrong!!!!
Ernie & Sasha

Kari in Alaska said...

I didn't know that about cats faces! and squirrels live much to long for the girls liking!

Sharon Wagner said...

I used to think that porcupines could shoot their quills. Yikes, luckily I was wrong. Great triva Sasha.

BRUTUS said...

Nine years for a squirrel?? Really? WOW! What about a badger? BOL!

That was a bunch of fun facts. Lucky sharks and rays! Hope your grooming wasn't too horrific... But I do think you look much more sophisticated with your short 'do! Shows off your nice waistline!!

Brutus the Frenchie
pee ess - good luck to your badger this weekend, check out the fun big 10 cartoon in our post today!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sasha!
That was a lot of info!
Ammo looks great with his costume!
And you too, of course!
Kisses and hugs

Lille Diane said...

Ohhhhh I love the new header pic, Miss Sassy Britches! The tutu is too-too cute, and the trivia is great stuff to toss in a conversation as needed. But the best of course is your sweet lil face! OOXXOOXX Love you!

ocmist said...

Congrats to Ammo on his new home, and thanks for all the interesting info... I agree with Miley, though, around here we will do our best to make sure none make anywhere close to 9 years!!!

We have a really sweet horse in Cory, but Mom says SHE's not going to count his back teeth to check out THAT one. That Flink thing was interesting... OC

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Mike said...

Very interesting trivia. I have a blog just on useless trivia if you are interested.