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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesdays Show and Tail . . .

Be sure and check Angela's West Virginia Treasures - she runs Show and Tail - stories about pets or animals - please look her up and join her with your stories.

"Look deep, deep into nature,and then you will understand everything better."~ Albert Einstein

Did you know . . .

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump?

Statistically people are more afraid of spiders then they are of dying.

All polar bears are left handed.

Crocodiles can't stick their tongues out.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck's quack has no echos and nobody knows why.

Mosquito's have teeth.

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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
- Jack Kornfield


Aunt of 14 said...

I agree with being more terrified of spiders than death.

And I just love elephants and giraffees! Too bad elephants can't jump.

varunner said...

LOL! That's so funny about how the kangaroo got it's name :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now, that is some interesting data. Fascinating all of it, and I knew that mosqitoes have teeth because I can feel ALL of them when they bite me! LOL! Hate them much, MUCH worse than spiders. Hate them more than roaches... well, almost! ;-) And I think if there was a nuclear explosion, roaches would survive!


Sheila :-)

Jules said...

Actually, I did know about some of those! LOL...

Angela said...

I love Albert Einsteins quote Sandie! I had never thought about elephants not being able to jump. lol Very interesting post!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Susan said...

Cool post, Sandie. That spider creeps me out. It's a big one. Take care. Susan

A Hopeful Heart said...

I love the new quote on your header!!!

How interesting those animal snippets were. And I'm rather in agreement with the spiders/dying thing, though I actually think rats and snakes even outrank spiders as the things that terrify me most.

I actually like elephants. When my kids were really little, we used to go to the zoo in Sanford, Florida. They had 2 elephants...named Maud and Mary. We used to occasionally pass by their exhibit when the man (docent, I think, is the proper title) was working on some training with them. It was fun to watch...but I never knew they couldn't jump.

Have a great day.


Pat MacKenzie said...

So all left-handed people must be polar bears ;) Suits me just fine, they're beautiful animals. Thanks for the interesting factoids.

It's a good thing elephants can't jump. Think of the impact their landing would make on Mother Earth.

Linda O'Connell said...

Very interesting facts, and fun too. Teeth though? Wow.

Ginny said...

This info is wild and I'm loving it!!! I'm putting the animal stuff on our church info line. You come up with the neatest things!!! But wait, you made a mistake. I can't jump!!! And I guess I'm a human animal. I love that last quote, aren't we always harder on ourselves than we ever would be to our friends?

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Mosquito's have teeth....duh! I didn't know good to know how the kangaroo got its name...quite interesting stuff chatty. God Bless Trish

Jane said...

This is too neat!


Sharon Kirby said...

How interesting!! My husband's a leftie, so his favorite was about the polar bear. I stuck my tongue out at him, so I guess that means I'm NOT a crocodile!!

LOL' ing...and God Bless!

A 2 Z said...

Fun post! I also peeped at your previous one, Trunk or Treat! That is so original. Americans know how to have fun. Canadians are boring. Shhh! Dont let anybody know I said this!

ClassyChassy said...

very interesting! I'm sure everyone learned something today from your animal post!

That corgi :) said...

I'm sitting here figuring out how did they guess that all polar bears were left handed. Did someone hand them something and see which paw they reached for it with?

I didn't know a lot of those animal facts. I can see though why an elephant might not be able to jump. Can you imagine the thud it would leave when it landed?


Mevely317 said...

See, I KNEW there was a reason I love polar bears -- we're both left handed! Ever wonder how much $ and manpower was spent to discover that? :)
OK, I'm tired and my sense of humor's awry ... but I'm giggling over the image of people tossing a ball to the bears to see which arm they use to grab.

Melanie said...

Those are very interesting facts! I am terrified of spiders!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie, funny about the elephants and kangaroos! The things one learns!

thanks for sharing!