Monday, February 14, 2011

Squirrely

Do you know why squirrels are always darting back and forth when crossing the street? Apparently, their instinct is to run in a zig zag manner to confuse predators. This includes cars. This defense does not work so well for them....

Here's a few more facts about the those squirrely cutenesses:

1. A squirrel's brain is about the size of walnut.
2. Squirrel babies are called kittens (yay!) and are about an inch long when they are born (depending on the species).
3. Male squirrels make a sneezing noise when they are ready to mate. And you thought pick up lines were annoying...
4. Squirrels can run at a speed of 20 miles per hour.
5. Squirrels store their food in the ground and the memory portion of their brains increases 15% in the fall so that they can recall where they buried their food.
6. The smallest squirrel is the African Pygmy Squirrel which is about 3 inches long. The largest squirrel is the Indian Giant Squirrel which is about 3 feet long.
7. Squirrels are not sexually dimorphic, which means that both males and females are roughly the same size.
8. European Grey and Black squirrels are the most human-friendly squirrels.
9.Squirrels can be found on all continents, except for Australia.
10.. Apparently, some squirrels can water ski:

But, more importantly, they can be immortalized on a necklace:
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