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Why do people adopt certain dogs and cats? Is it because they're
beautiful or cute? Because they are loving and friendly? Because they
are good with children and/or other dogs and cats? Or because the
people simply want to take care of pets that have been rejected by
others? The ASPCA did a survey of 1,500 dog and cat adopters from five
shelters throughout the U.S. Here is the essence of its findings...
Which comes first; the chicken or the egg? The way biology intends it,
it's the egg. The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the
Don't ask why, but scientists in Russia and South Korea are working together to clone a wooly mammoth, also known as the tundra mammoth, a long-haired elephant-like creature with horizontal banding
on his trunk and long, gracefully curved tusks, who disappeared from its
native habitat about 10,000 years ago.
Something that has the impossibility of ever happening is often derided with an adynaton:
"yeah, when pigs fly." This figure of speech is often used for humorous
effect, to scoff at over-ambition. The etymological origins some say
date as far back as Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,"
when the Duchess told Alice she had just as much right to think "as pigs
have to fly."
.... The FDA has been investigating certain dog treats made in China since
2007, but no warning was made about chicken jerky until November, 2011,
when the FDA announced that some pet owners and veterinarians had
reported dogs becoming sick with kidney failure after eating chicken
jerky treats made in China. Some had died.