Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Thursday Thought

Did you know that...

...lobsters have no vocal cords therefore they do not scream when cooked?

...the heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car?

...an elephant's trunk has over 100,000 muscles in it?

...bison are able to run up to 55 Kms per hour?

Okay, the title should have read 'Thursday Thoughts' ;o)


12 comments:

Tina said...

I love facts like this. lol just wish I could remember them lol

Irene said...

Interesting thoughts !

Rachel S said...

Do crabs have vocal cords? Do they scream when cooked?

natalie said...

Oh, I have one! Did you know that Betta fish have to breathe air? They have an organ called a labyrinth that works like a lung. (I have two bettas.) :)

Denise said...

That lobster comment is making me feel wonky about cooking them. I mean is that why we boil them? Because we think they feel no pain. No screams - no pain?!?!

I'll be rethinking my next meal at Red Lobster.

Please tell DH happy birthday! Is he yet 35? Are you doing anything special for his day?

Smiles - Denise

mumzy said...

I am still going to eat lobster, whether they scream of not. However, I will stay far away from bisons. One more fact for you is that alligators can run at a speed of 35 m.p.h. That was why I stayed away from them in Florida.
{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Leslie said...

did not know any of those things. : )
Have a great weekend

Carolyn said...

Cathey,
I knew about the Lobster because we steamed some last summer in Maine. I wasn't aware of the other things. Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Thanks for all the facts. I love learning stuff like this, but whether I remember it is another story. I will remember about the lobster because I always thought they screamed.
Love
Patti xxx

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Cool facts, Cathey!

Gen said...

I knew these things (I watch documentaries on animals and nature a lot) but I had forgotten some... :P
Poor poor lobsters... :(

♥ Nia said...

Thank God that lobsters don't have vocal cords! The scenario is horrible enough.. =/
I do like to eat them :p