Friday, November 07, 2008

Fact List (actually on time)

1.) Old cows in India have their own nursing homes.

2.) A 1000 pound cow produces an average 10 TONS of manure every year!

3.) Cows have almost total 360-degree panoramic vision.

4.) There are an estimated 920 different breeds of cows in the world.

5.) Cows can detect odors up to five miles away.

6.) There are approximately 350 "squirts" in a gallon of milk.

7.) A dairy cow can produce 5 gallons of ice cream a day.

8.) The age of a cow can be determined by counting the rings on its horns.

9.) In an average herd, there is 1 bull to every 30 cows.

10) Wisconsin has the most dairy cows, Texas the most beef cows.

1.) Pigs were domesticated around 7,000 BC. They were the first animals to ever be used domestically.

2.) A domesticated pig has approximately 15,000 taste buds, which is more than any other mammal, including humans.

3.) The gestation period of a pig is 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days, or 115 days in total.

4.) The largest pig that has ever been recorded weighed 2,552 pounds. It was a boar called Big Bill and he was 5 feet high and 9 feet long.

5.) A pig's squeal can make your ears throb because they can squeal louder than the sound of a supersonic Concorde – up to 115 decibels.

6.) Pigs are one of the only animals other than a light-haired horse that can get sunburn.

7.) A full grown pig can drink up to 14 gallons of water a day!

8.) It only takes about 160 days to raise a pig to a market weight of 220 pounds!

9.) Manhattan Island had a long solid wall constructed on the northern edge to control roaming herds of pigs. This area is known as Wall Street today.

10.) There are 9 major breeds of pigs: Yorkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Berkshire, Spotted, Chester White, Poland China and Pietrain.

For next week Sam choose the animals to learn about. He wants to see what we can learn about for parrots and camels. Curious, check back in later.

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