- Horses are equipped to feed on grasses very efficiently due to the complex design of their molars and one-chambered stomach.
- Domesticated animals differ greatly from their wild counterparts. In addition to temperament, some physical characteristics change in domesticated animals that make them less suited for life in the wild.
- The big, high-set eyes of horses allow them to easily see a broad swath of surrounding area. This allows them to detect potential threats while standing or feeding.
- Though it's a small country, the Netherlands has a highly developed dairy industry, and achieves high milk yields per cow and per acre.
- Lice, tiny blood sucking insects, are found on all seven continents largely due to the fact that they feed on such a wide variety of hosts.
- Lice have adapted to the point that most species of lice have one species of host that they live off of. Due to this specification, if a particular species were to become extinct, that species of lice would also die off.
- Though the Amish are known for their simple way of life and avoidance of modern conveniences, they're known to participate in friendly and decidedly non-competitive games of volleyball and softball.
- Hereford cattle are a well-known beef breed in the United States. However, they are native to England and were first brought here in 1817 by Kentucky Congressman Henry Clay.
- Animals such as sheep, cattle, goats and deer are known as ruminants. These are animals that have multi-chambered stomachs, with each stomach helping to digest food.
- A dog's sense of smell is much more acute than a human's. However, not all breeds of dogs have similarly developed senses of smell. In general, breeds with longer noses are much better at sniffing out their targets than breeds with short noses.
November 30, 2012
Rock 'N Pol