Siamese cats have temperature sensitive fur, the cooler the part of the cat’s body, the darker the fur ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
67% of millennials see their pet as part of the family and refer to them as a "fur baby." They would like to take leave from work to care for a new pet if their employer offered it. Millennial dog owners spend an average of $1,285 per year on their pet. petbusiness.com/How-Mille…
Sea otters have the densest fur in the world, with around 140,000 hairs per sq cm bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
When female rabbits think they're pregnant they pull their fur out and make a nest. thecapecoop.com/rabbit-pu…
Sloths move so slow that alagae will grow on them giving them the green tint they have on their fur video.nationalgeographic.…
The best-selling German novels of all time involve a native American fighting together with a German cowboy in the Wild West. This created a subculture of tens of thousands of Germans that, to this day, call each other by names such as "White Wolf", dress in animal fur, and live in teepees. utne.com/mind-and-body/ge…
A cat's tongue is a high tech comb. The spikey things on their tongues are hollow so it can store saliva and transfer it to the skin through its fur. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Chinchillas have 50 hairs per follicle which is why their fur is so soft, like a fine thread count animals.howstuffworks.com…
Bob Barker stepped down as host of Miss USA/Universe pageants after 20 years after his request that fur prizes for the contestants be removed was refused. Following his wife's death Barker became a staunch advocate for animal rights. cnn.com/2013/06/24/us/bob…
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern. nationalgeographic.com.au…
Velcro is the name brand of Hook and Loop Fastener. It was invented in the 40s by a Swiss engineer and patterned after cockleburrs, burdock seeds that would stick to his pants and in his dog's fur. He looked at them under a microscope and was inspired to recreate it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
California sea otters blow air into their fur to keep them afloat and insulated. This is possible because of their amazingly thick and intricate fur that traps the air bubbles as they blow onto it. kqed.org/science/25908/th…
Lemurs get high by seeking out millipedes and chewing on them. The millipedes release toxins when attacked, which intoxicate the lemurs. In addition to getting absolutely blasted, the lemurs use these toxins as an insecticide by rubbing them deep into their fur. youtu.be/yYXoCHLqr4o
Rick Kosick of Jackass/Wildboyz fame took the iconic photograph on the cover for Deftones' Around the Fur revolvermag.com/culture/d…
There's a squirrel species with multicoloured fur that's endemic to India, and they can get up to 3 feet in length independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The Tamaskan dogs are a finnish crossbreed made to resemble wolfs, with their thick coats, straight bushy tails and gray wolf fur color. Despite their lupine appearance, they are a recognized dog breed, and can be trained as therapy dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam…
A moth species has evolved to live in sloth fur. The moths use sloth dung to incubate their eggs and when they hatch, the moths fly back into a sloth's fur, completing the cycle. When the moths die, their corpses fertilize moss growing in the sloth's fur, which provide camouflage and...nutrition independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Black lemurs are native to the forests of northwestern Madagascar. They primarily eat fruit, but they also have developed a habit of mildly biting into toxic millipedes whose glandular secretions cause the lemurs to get high and salivate. When applied to their fur, the toxins wards off insects. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Animals can't make vitamin D in their skin because their fur or feathers shade it from the sun. In the oils secreted on their fur or feathers are the precursors, and after vitamin D is produced they lick it up when grooming. chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/vitam…
Cookie monster doesn't really eat cookies, but instead, rice cakes. This is because the oils in cookies would ruin his fur muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Co…
Those tufts of fur inside a cats ears are called β€œear furnishings”. cuteness.com/article/type…
Reindeer are the only mammals that can see ultraviolet light. This means that they can easily tell the difference between white fur and snow because white fur has much higher contrast. It helps them discover predators early in snowy landscapes. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
If the outer temperature of Polar bear fur is close to that of the surrounding ice and snow, the bear becomes invisible in the infrared light. researchgate.net/publicat…
Today I learned about a tiny Australian marsupial that is literally sexing itself into extinction. During a 3-week sex marathon session males have so much sex their bodies produce fatal levels of testosterone, causing immune system failure that result in internal bleeding, fur loss, ulcerations and gangrene. abc.net.au/news/2018-05-1…
[] A polar bear is NOT white. It's actually black skinned with transparent fur. businessinsider.com/what-…
Sloths grow algae on their fur which acts as a tiny ecosystem for other insects and Moths. Researchers have found up to 150 living things on a single Sloth. There is a species of Moth that has only ever been found living on a Sloth www-independent-co-uk.cdn…
Women in the 18th century shaved off their eyebrows and replaced them with mouse fur dollarshaveclub.com/conte…
Pet fur is good to leave out for birds who need nesting materials (as long as it has no flea treatment residue), but human hair is too long and causes them problems. Many animals and insects need help as habitats are shrinking globally. blog.nwf.org/2014/04/how-…
The official garb of Canada's Supreme Court is a red and white fur robe. scc-csc.ca/judges-juges/i…
In the 1940s, 50 North American beavers were introduced to the area by the Argentine government to help start a fur industry β€” their numbers have now swelled to an estimated 100,000, invading roughly 16 million hectares of unique, indigenous forest, and causing millions of dollars of damages. nature.com/news/2008/0806…
Bat flies have become highly specialised parasites. For starters, their bodies became flattened and very hard, making it almost impossible for their hosts to squash them. Special "claws" at the end of each foot and hairs on the legs make it extremely difficult to dislodge them from fur. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
Germany's last fur farm closed in March after laws made them unviable worldanimalsvoice.com/201…
Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear. A polar bear's coat has no white pigment. In fact, its skin is black and its colorless hairs are transparent/hollow. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
In the middle ages some kings had clothes made from "Salamander fur" which were completely fire-proof and bright white. The name likely comes from the common belief that Salamanders were "born from fire". The clothes were actually made out of asbestos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Many companies, including Sean John, have been caught mislabeling raccoon dog fur as faux fur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
, Chewbacca's fur was made of rabbit, goat and yak. (9th one down) screenrant.com/star-wars-…
Masochism is named after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, an activist for women's and Jewish emancipation, who enjoyed being a slave to dominant and cruel women dressed up in furs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
There are garage trucks in Taiwan that play Fur Elise as their jingle. youtube.com/watch?v=NPj4o…
Today I learned of Russel Farnham, an American fur trader who β€œwalked” from Astoria, Oregon to St. Petersburg, Russia, and finally to New York, where he delivered company proceeds to his boss. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur honesttopaws.com/tigers-c…
Polar bears actually have black skin and clear hollow fur. The clear and hollow fur enables the sun rays to get to the black skin that keeps the polar bears warm in the cold climate. zooologist.com/what-color…
Prior to the California Gold Rush in 1849, the California Fur Rush drew many American, English, and Russian fur hunters to California and was largely responsible for opening up the American West to world trade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
In China, dogs and cats are raised for not only their flesh but their fur. Dog and cat fur is often mislabeled and sold in the United States. actasia.org/wp-content/up…
Sloths are in the farming business. As well as hosting fungi, they cultivate algal gardens in their fur, and these β€œhighly digestible and lipid-rich” algae beef up their limited diet. bbc.com/earth/story/20140…
The thorax fur of moths acts as a lightweight porous sound absorber, facilitating acoustic camouflage and offering a significant survival advantage against bats. asa.scitation.org/doi/10.…
In 1946, Argentina imported 20 beavers from Canada and stocked a lake with the intention of creating a fur trade. Now, the beaver population is 200k and threatens 16m hectares of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Early species of whales lived on land, had four legs and fur, and were the size of a raccoon or domestic cat. As they evolved, they were able to drink salt water and their nostrils gradually moved to the top of their head, forming the blow hole stories.anmm.gov.au/whale…
The only difference between Hair and Fur is density - otherwise they are chemically the same scientificamerican.com/ar…
, the Beaver Club was a dining club made mostly of Montreal's retired fur-trading Barons. They'd dress in golden finery, silks, and lace and tell stories of their survival in the wilderness over a grand feast. The reenactments of their canoeing prowess were highly destructive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The actual yeti may just be the extremely rare Tibetan blue bear. It is one of the rarest subspecies of bear in the world, it is only known to exist through a small number of fur and bone samples. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…
Today I learned of the Sloth Moth, a moth found exclusively in the fur of sloths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Today I learned about Colonel Meow. A fluffy cat who temporarily held the world's long fur on a cat record. About nine inches. He was also known for his scowling face and fluffy fur coat. He was a social media star. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The fur fringe or ruff around the outside edge of a parka hood is not just decorative, but functional. It creates a boundary layer of still air around the face, greatly reducing heat transfer versus a non-ruffed hood. This has been proven in wind tunnel tests. int-res.com/articles/cr20…
Today I learned of a "Bezoar", the accumulation of ingested material such as hair, fur or fiber in the stomach that forms a large stone. Once prized as magical items with protective properties. There was a gold-framed bezoar in the Crown Jewels of Queen Elizabeth I as recently as 1962. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Otters have the thickest fur of any animal - as many as 1 million hairs per square inch mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The N64 game Conker's Bad Fur Day was originally developed for a family audience but was later changed due to criticism en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Female fur seals return to within one body length of their birth locations in order to bread sciencedirect.com/science…
The stripes you see on a tiger's fur also appear on their skin beneath. These stripes are similar to fingerprints, in that no two tigers have the same pattern. tigers.org.za/skin-and-fu…
Siamese cats get their color points due to a temperature sensitive gene. The colder the body part the darker the fur will become in that area. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
Germany didn’t have raccoons until the 1920’s. In fact, it wasn’t until a bomb hit a fur farm that there started to be a population of wild raccoons in Germany. businessinsider.com/germa…
The difference between rabbits and hares: Rabbits are born blind, hairless and dig burrows to live and hide. Hares are born with open eyes, fur, and escape predators running away from them. livescience.com/54183-dif…
(Lipstick effect) when facing economic crisis, consumers will be more willing to buy less costly luxury goods. Instead of buying expensive fur coats, for example, people will buy expensive lipstick. The underlying assumption is that consumers will buy luxury goods even if there is a crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
The US government commissioned teams of artists and scientists to devise ways to warn humans 10,000 in the future of buried radioactive waste. One suggestion was to breed cats whose fur changed color when exposed to radiation, then immortalize the cats in song and legend. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
A man died while cleaning machinery with gasoline, which dripped onto a rat that was running across the floor. The rat’s gasoline-coated fur ignited when it ran beneath a heater with a pilot light, causing an explosion that killed the worker - a story of negligence now taught in law schools. abnormaluse.com/2012/06/t…
In 1922, a Canadian fur trapper named Ben Cochrane was killed by a pack of wolves, but only after fatally shooting seven of them and clubbing four others to death until his rifle stock broke off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The wild bison of Yellowstone National Park have adapted to utilize the local hot springs as bidets to clean the thick fur of their nether regions before mating nps.gov/yell/learn/nature…
Most people are not hypersensitive to cat fur, they are actually allergic to the saliva. When a cat grooms themselves, these allergens are placed on the fur. The saliva contains different major and minor allergens which can cause sneezing, congested eyes and blocked nose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Cats have thousands of hollow rigid spine-like structures on their tongue which help them wick saliva (moisture) deep into the fur and clean it. These spines are called filiform papillae. indiatoday.in/science/sto…
Mongooses in India are killed in large numbers so their fur hair can be turned into paintbrushes for illegal trade (domestic, America and Europe) despite a 1972 law prohibiting the hunting, selling, and buying of mongooses and mongoose parts. Many artists still prefer mongoose hair brushes. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Playboy Bunny suits had bullet bras designed to be stuffed & fire-retardant fake fur tails, because customers kept trying to light the original yarn tails on fire. Due to a $500 fine for taking the costume home, of the 15,000 made, only a small handful of β€˜stolen’ keepsake suits have survived theatlantic.com/entertain…
The American mink, known for its soft fur, is actually a formidable rat hunter and can be used for pest control. youtu.be/qrohSeo8rvw
Not only do polar bears have clear fur, but their skin is actually black earthrangers.com/wildwire…
Weasels are known to invade vole nests under the snow, kill and eat the vole, then pluck its fur and line the space with it as insulation for their new home nytimes.com/2016/06/14/sc…
Not only do tigers have striped fur, but striped skin as well. nationalgeographic.com.au…
While Bob Barker was the host of The Price is Right, he banned fur, wool, and leather prizes, fake display meat products, zoo trips, and cars made by foreign-owned automobile companies. Only fur products remain banned. insidetv.ew.com/2012/09/0…
There are puppies that roam around Chernobyl, visitors are advised to not pet them as they can carry radioactive particles on their fur. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Garth Williams, illustrator of Stuart Little, wrote a kids book in 1958 called "The Rabbits' Wedding". An Alabama State Senator claimed the book was "propaganda for integration and intermarriage," as the book featured a bunny with white fur and another with black. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Hair and fur are the same thing, and porcupine quills and pangolin scales are modified hairs scientificamerican.com/ar…
Chinchilla fur is so thick and soft that fleas will suffocate if they try to live there sheppardsoftware.com/cont…
β€œslip a sable under the tree, for me,” is in reference to an expensive fur coat, now valued at almost $100k. neimanmarcus.com/p/tsouka…
A Humane Society investigation found that many Marc Jacobs garments labeled as 'Faux Fur' were actually made from dogs. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Genetically engineered "ray cats" with fur that changed colour in the presence of radiation were considered by scientists to warn future civilisations of nuclear waste theguardian.com/environme…
Lots-o'-Huggin bear from Toy Story 3 was originally meant to appear in the first film but the technology needed to animate his fur did not yet exist. pixar.wikia.com/Lots-o%27…
Sea otters, to keep warm, have the densest fur in the mammal kingdom! (up to a million hairs per square inch!) defenders.org/sea-otter/b…
In winter, dogs with white or light-colored fur will often lose pigment in their noses, leaving a pink or light brown streak in the middle. This is called 'Snow Nose' or 'Winter Nose.' naturaldogcompany.com/art…
50 beavers were introduced into Tierra del Fuego in the 1940s to help start a fur trade. There are now over 100,000, and they have devastated over 16 million hectares. nature.com/news/2008/0806…
In Charles Perrault's version of Cinderella (most popular one), some interpreters have suggested that the "glass slipper" (pantoufle de verre) had actually been a "squirrel fur slipper" (pantoufle de vair). In French, verre/vair are homonyms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
A fur trapper named Ben Cochrum was attacked by wolves in 1922. After shooting seven wolves and beating four to death with his gun, the stock broke and he succumbed to being "torn to shreds". His body was found surrounded by the remains of the 11 wolves he had killed fighting for his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The distress calls of baby mammals share elements across species: a study in the Canadian prairies showed that mother deers rushed towards recorded cries not only of infant deers, but also those of fur seals, dogs, cats and humans. newscientist.com/article/…
'black panthers' arent their own species, but a name for mutated leopards, jaguars or other big cats. A change in their genes made a new type of allele. This allele stimulated production of pigment melanin and so caused their blackish fur. britannica.com/animal/bla…
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern. natgeotv.com.au/animals/t…
A polar bear's fur is transparent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Male mice fed yogurt were shown to have 10x fur density/luster, larger testicles, and more swagger scientificamerican.com/ar…
David Bowie kept a fur-covered pit in his living room for orgies. factmag.com/2014/10/02/da…
The Spirit Bear survived, in part, because the Native Americans never spoke of them to fur trappers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
China has an annual dog-meat festival where they eat about 10,000-15,000 dogs and even parade fur-still-on dogs on sticks, and live dogs in cages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyc…
Sea Otters have the densest fur of any mammal in the world seaworld.org/animal-info/…
Benjamin Franklin was a fashion icon in France, becoming famous for his trademark fur hat, oversized wigs and a style called β€œcoiffure a la Franklin”. history.com/news/11-surpr…
At the height of the fur trade, more than 60% of all goods traded were blankets. Point blankets became the standard for measuring trade items and were used for bedding, clothing, room dividers, outerwear robes and handmade wrap-style coats. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…

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