52 Top Pet Facts


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1. For the premier of Pinocchio, Disney hired 11 little people to dress like puppets and wave to kids - They got drunk and ran around naked.
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2. If a pet owner dies in their house, a dog will wait several days to eat the corpse – A cat will only wait two days.
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3. The energy released by a bolt of lightning is about the same as that stored in 30 gallons of petrol.
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4. Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. This is four times the amount spent on baby food.
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5. According to a recent study, men who have an older sister are less likely to be competitive.
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6. Some tarantulas are known for keeping small frogs as pets — the frogs eat insects that prey upon tarantula eggs.
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7. Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
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8. Baboons have been known to kidnap puppies and raise them as pets.
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9. In Nevada, a bill has been introduced that will allow pet owners to give their dogs marijuana to alleviate illnesses.
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10. PETA tries to dissuade people from eating eggs by referring to them as "chicken periods."
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11. Salvador Dalí had a pet anteater.
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12. People who connect through their pets are more likely to look out for each other in times of adversity, according to research.
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13. Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in gun competitions.
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14. The Empress Josephine had a pet orang-utan that joined her for dinner dressed in a white cotton blouse.
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15. The happiest pet owners are those that have fish, according to research.
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16. Cuddling with pets causes the release of the feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine, and releases the same hormones in the pets.
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17. "Semantic satiation" occurs when a word loses its meaning and looks or sounds like gibberish because of constant repetition.
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18. Owning a pet improves your quality of life, enhances your happiness and adds years to your lifespan.
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19. The 2 most effective treatments for battling depression are exercise and spending more time with pets.
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20. You can buy a pet fox for about $9,000.
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21. Dorothy Parker had a pet canary she called Onan because he spilled his seed on the ground.
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22. Zac Efron accidentally dropped a condom on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Lorax."
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23. When threatened, a limpet can run away at a speed of two inches an hour.
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24. Kindness and competence are universally sought-after personality traits in all cultures and contexts.
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25. Between 1912 and 1948, art competitions were part of the olympics. Medals were awarded for architecture, music, painting and sculpture.
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26. Puck, a parrot owned by Camille Jordan of Petaluma, CA had a vocabulary of 1728 words when it died in 1994
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27. A child growing up in the U.S. is more likely to have a pet than a live-at-home father.
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28. Owning a pet improves quality of life, enhances happiness and adds years to your lifespan.
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29. 67% of dog owners buy holiday gifts for their pets
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30. In New York, there is a new regulation that makes it legal for pet owners to be buried with their deceased animals in pet cemeteries.
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31. Anton Chekhov had a pet mongoose.
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32. Pupaphobia is the fear of puppets.
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33. The expression ‘flash mob’ was first used in 1832 and meant a group of petty criminals.
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34. To save money on the first "Saw" film, the director handcrafted Billy the Puppet out of papier mâché and toilet paper tubes.
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35. When we pet our pets, oxytocin is released in our brains, making us feel happier.
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36. Semantic Satiation is a phenomenon when a word loses its meaning temporarily because of constant repetition.
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37. Petting a cat can help lower blood pressure, not just for humans, but for the cat also.
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38. The slow loris is becoming endangered; poachers capture them and sell them as pets illegally. Thanks for the tip
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39. why is peter pan always flying? he neverlands I like this joke because it never grows old.
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40. 86% of surveyed dog owners report that they use a pet as their screensaver more than anything else in their life.
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41. As a child, Mozart was terrified of trumpets.
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42. Pets can now get cosmetic testicle implants called Neuticles so that they can avoid the self esteem and trauma from castration.
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43. 12/12/12 was the last repetitive date you saw in your lifetime.
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44. Salvador Dali had a pet Ocelot, named Babou.
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45. ISIS used to be a part of Al-Qaida, but now they compete with them.
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46. Tricking someone into viewing obscene material online is a crime that could land the perpetrator 10 years in prison.
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47. From 2009 to 2013 the US government has spent $1.1 million on puppets.
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48. People who climb the ladder of social status through competitive, aggressive behavior have an increased risk of a shorter life.
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49. 45% of cat owners buy a holiday gift for their pet
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50. The scent that lingers after a nice rain is called "petrichor."
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51. Time anxiety occurs in a person when they are perpetually afraid of being late, or of others being late.
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52. Marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers - they saw them as competitors.

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