Friday, January 27, 2006

What's in a name

  • Lassie, the TV collie, first appeared in a 1930s short novel titled Lassie Come-Home written by Eric Mowbray Knight. The dog in the novel was based on Knight's real life collie, Toots. Lions are the only truly social cat species, and usually every female in a pride, ranging from 5 to 30 individuals, is closely related.
  • Macaroni, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Emperor are types of penguins.
  • Marie Antoinette's dog was a spaniel named Thisbe.

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