Today I learned of Kelly, a dolphin whose trainers gave her fish for bringing them litter/dead gulls to clean her pool. She started hiding fish under a rock in her pool, then used fish to lure gulls which she brought to her trainers to get more fish. She taught her calf the strategy, who taught more calves. theguardian.com/science/2…
At a radiology conference in 1974, Lee Rogers, a physician who had mistakenly swallowed a soda can tab during a basketball game, addressed the hazard to the medical community, which lead to a redesign of a non-removable tab that reduced untold amounts of litter and injury to humans and wildlife. slate.com/human-interest/…
In 1974, the city of Spokane installed Garbage-Eating Goat Statue. The metal goat sculpture has a vacuum inside that allows the goat to β€œeat” small pieces of garbage as part of a creative solution to eliminating litter. atlasobscura.com/places/g…
Before antibiotics, patients with Tuberculosis were sent to Colorado Springs as it was believed dry air and sunshine helped in the treatment. TB sanatoriums, or small hut-like structures with ventilation, still litter backyards and properties around the city. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Canada recycles just 9 per cent of its plastics with the rest dumped in landfill and incinerators or tossed away as litter, a new report shows. rco.on.ca/canada-recycles…
Teacup dogs are essentially underdeveloped dogs resulting from breeding runts of the litter in order to create "the smallest dog possible" k9ofmine.com/teacup-pups/
All-natural kitty litter is made from clays that are naturally high in thorium, uranium, and potassium-40. The quantities we (and our kitty friends) are exposed to are negligible, but in large shipments it's enough to set off radiation detectors. orau.org/ptp/collection/c…
Nine-banded armadillos always have litters of identical quadruplets floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sci…
A century after the bloody and violent Hatfield–McCoy feud in West Virginia/Kentucky, the two families faced off again on the game show "Family Fued" in 1979. The teams received a mannequin for every match they won as the producers thought it would be funny to β€œlitter the stage with bodies”. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In New York City, over 690 subway trains were delayed due to people jumping on the track. And over 726 trains were delayed due to litter and garbage fires... in one month. nydailynews.com/new-york/…
The Alaskan Wood Frog shields itself during winter with about an inch or two of leaf litter along the forest floor and allows up to 60 percent of it's body to freeze solid. It's heart stops eventually beating and survives in a semi-frozen state for weeks.... nationalgeographic.com.au…
The number of teats a mammal has is usually related to the expected size of its litter. Humans have two breasts and usually have one child per pregnancy. Cats have eight teats and three to five kittens per litter. And so on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
In a female cat, the teats are essential for nursing her litter of kittens. Each teat has a unique smell so a kitten can return again and again to same nipple to feed. pets.thenest.com/male-cat…
There is a part of Mount Everest known as the Rainbow Valley. It is named not because there are rainbows there, but because of the brightly-colored jackets on the frozen corpses that litter the valley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Bananas (and kitty litter) are radioactive enough that they frequently trips the sensors at U.S. ports of entry meant to detect nuclear material being smuggled in shipping containers. nti.org/analysis/articles…
The last Saturday of each month in Rwanda is Umuganda day, which means 'coming together in common purpose', when adult Rwandans are required to join in country wide clean-up tasks like picking up litter npr.org/sections/goatsand…
"Kitty Litter" is like Kleenex: it's a brand name that turned into the generic name of the product. disposableamerica.org/cat…
Coyotes use their howls and yipping to create a kind of census of coyote populations. If their howls are not answered by other packs, it triggers an autogenic response that produces large litters. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1996 a stray cat who'd given birth to a litter in an abandoned Brooklyn garage returned to the structure five times after a fire broke out to save her kittens, despite her eyes blistered shut and her paw pads burned from the flames. (Mama and babies all survived.) nydailynews.com/archives/…
Caffeine evolved independently in many plants. It's toxic in high doses to hungry insects, and caffeinated leaf litter can make soil toxic for other competing plants. Separately, pollinators receive a light "buzz" from caffeine in pollen, and are more likely to remember the flower's scent. nytimes.com/2014/09/04/sc…
A litter of kittens can have separate fathers due to multiple mates during the mother's heat. pets.thenest.com/possible…
Besides cats and dogs, the JFK also had a pair of Syrian hamsters, Debbie and Billie. After Debbie gave birth to a litter of pups, one of the pups drowned in a bathtub and Billie ate the rest. Debbie then ate Billie, and died of (probably) indigestion. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
Adopting puppies of the same litter is frowned upon because the puppies refuse to bond with the humans. Known as littermate syndrome. thebark.com/content/dont-…
Many French Bulldogs require artificial insemination to breed because their hips are too slim to allow the male to mount the female. In addition, 80% of their litters are delivered through C-section. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Due to a typo the wrong type of kitty litter was used during a nuclear materials containment. This caused an explosion and more than $2B in cleanup. businessinsider.com/kitty…
Puppies instinctively pile together into a heap and become distressed if separated from physical contact with their litter-mates, by even a short distance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
The first commercially available cat litters in the United States was Kitty Litter, available in 1947 and marketed by Ed Lowe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
In Rwanda plastic bags are illegal and carry with them a 100-$150 fine. In fact, at airport customs all plastic bags are confiscated which has resulted in Rwanda being one of the most litter free countries in Africa theguardian.com/commentis…
A coyote pack's yipping affects the size of female coyotes' litters. If there aren't enough coyotes yipping in response when yipping occurs, females will produce larger litters to promote reproductive competition. This is why hunting coyotes isn't effective population control. urbancoyoteinitiative.com…
Female hares can conceive a second litter of offspring while still pregnant with the first through a phenomenon called β€˜superfetation’ en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Around 2,000 coyotes live in and around downtown Chicago. One GPS-collared coyote and his mate even raised a litter of healthy pups inside a secret concrete den in the parking lot of Soldier Field Stadium news.nationalgeographic.c…
The word grub for food comes from the verb, to grub, meaning to search for or dig for food. A term originating in the 1300's. The word for grub, as in larvae, was derived from the idea that pigs go grubbing for roots, and larvae feed on leaf litter and roots as well. worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-…
13.8% of cigarette smokers do not consider cigarette butts to be 'litter' ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
"Don't Mess With Texas" originated as an anti-litter slogan in the '80s smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned of Tia, a Neopolitan mastiff, who in 2004 gave birth to 24 puppies, making it the largest litter ever recorded guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Scientists at Brown University are developing a robot cat that may one day help cure loneliness among senior citizens. It doesn't need food, exercise, or a litter box, but it can purr on demand and remind them when it's time to take their meds mnn.com/lifestyle/respons…
A British woman, Mary Toft, once convinced doctors that she had given birth to a litter of rabbits and various other parts of animals, including the legs of cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
American soldiers used the ace of spaces as a terror weapon in the Vietnam War. They would leave the card on the bodies of killed Vietnamese and would litter the forested grounds with the card. The card was used so much that Bicycle was asked to produce crates full of this one card. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace…
A London borough has invented a public bench that perfectly repels graffiti, skateboarders, litter, rough sleepers and even rain. [seen in r/London] medium.com/futures-exchan…
George Clooney pranked his friend by cleaning his friends cats litter box so his friend thinks his cat does not poop and then George takes a dump in to the box making it look like the cat took a huge dump after several days yahoo.com/celebrity/blogs…
Today I learned of plogging- a fitness craze originated in Sweden that involves picking up litter while running nordic.businessinsider.co…
An estimated 5.6 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year, with 4.5 trillion becoming litter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cig…
"Don’t mess with Texas" actually began as an anti-litter campaign dontmesswithtexas.org/abo…
Ships often had token pet cats for pest control, including one who went down along with her litter of kittens on the Titanic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
A male tiger in India adopted a litter of orphaned cubs, taking on the role of 'mother'. Wildlife officials say such behavior had never been observed before. treehugger.com/natural-sc…
80% of French bulldog litters require artificial insemination and caesarean section to give birth. This is because many males are incapable of breeding due to slim hips that make them unable to mount the female. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
A cat's litter can have multiple fathers. While in heat, a cat can have multiple eggs released over several days. Regardless of pregnancy, a cat continues having sex as long as the ovulatory cycle continues. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. fayettehumane.org/fun-fac…
Cats and dogs in the same litter often have different fathers. It's called superfecundation. pets.thenest.com/can-cats…
Today I learned about "plogging", a growing sport that combines jogging with picking up litter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plo…
Adopting two puppies from the same litter can be detrimental to the puppies and their ability to bond with their owner; this is referred to as "littermate syndrome." blog.betternaturedogtrain…
A newborn baby abandoned in the forest in Kenya for 2 days was rescued by a stray dog who carried the baby all the way back to her own litter of puppies. cbsnews.com/news/stray-do…
George Clooney once cleaned his roommate's cat's litter box for four days, then shit in it himself, causing the roommate to think it was from his constipated cat. youtube.com/watch?v=HLwxK…
A litter of kittens can also be called a kindle or a caboodle (like a murder of crows or a charm of hummingbirds) pets.thenest.com/name-lit…
The term "crazy cat lady" stems from a parasite found in cat litter that can infect humans and is associated with a greater likelihood of disorders such as schizophrenia, aggression, OCD, and bi-polar disorder. medicaldaily.com/crazy-ca…
A man was put on trial for throwing away memorial crosses found along the highway. The judge ruled the memorials are considered litter and found him not guilty. extras.denverpost.com/new…
Many teacup type dogs are bred from runts of a litter, which causes high chances of health problems. terriblyterrier.com/teacu…
Oil-Dri was, a product invented for cleaning up oil spills on the garage floor it was not until a cat pissed in a bucket of Oil-Dri that they realized another use for it, cat litter. That is how Cat’s Pride became the first cat litter. encyclopedia.com/topic/Oi…
Iron Eyes Cody, the tearful Indian on the long-running anti-litter TV commercial was not a Native American, but a Sicilian immigrant. However, Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto to TV's *Lone Ranger*, was a full-blooded Canadian-born Mohawk. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
There are Billboards in Hong Kong that Can Identify People Who Litter by using DNA on Trash and Facial Prediction Software billboards.bmediagroup.co…
70% of the worlds bentonite, which is used as the clumping agent in kitty litter among other things, is mined in Wyoming. wyomingmining.org/mineral…
Puppies from the same litter can have different fathers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Scientists discovered a female boa constrictor which could reproduce asexually. She produced two large litters of female babies, but unlike normal female boa constrictors these babies had two W chromosomes, instead of one Z and one W chromosome en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZW_…
That, in an MIT study to understand the effects of yogurt on obesity, male mice fed yogurt had significantly larger testicles than non-yogurt fed mice. Subsequent mating tests showed the yogurt-fed subjects inseminated their partners faster and produced larger litters. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The Tailless Tenrec Can Have a Litter Size of Up to 32 Young (The Most of any Mammal) and Communicates by Rubbing its Quills Together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
Second-chance lottery drawings are meant to help control litter caused by losing lottery tickets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
Puppies from the same litter can have different fathers. cuteness.com/blog/content…
Plastic bags are better for the environment than paper/cotton bags (We just need to pick up litter) cei.org/sites/default/fil…
The UK Royal Mail buys one billion rubber bands a year. So many are discarded on streets that they are a nationwide litter problem, and harm animals that eat them. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc…
Kitty Litter Isn't A Good Option For Traction On Snow/Ice americanoptioninsurance.c…
A group of rabbits that are not of the same litter is called a fluffle thoughtcatalog.com/jacob-…
The Native American man seen crying next to a litter-strewn highway in the "Keep America Beautiful" public service announcement was actually 100% Italian. His real name was Espera De Corti. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
Sand Tiger Shark pups cannibalize each other in the womb leading to a single pup surviving to birth. After killing its litter mates, it feeds on their remains and freshly produced embryos over the rest of the 12 month gestation. youtu.be/ZrqgPjZ07Ts
A 2014 accident at a nuclear disposal site was caused by using the wrong type of kitty litter cen.acs.org/articles/95/i…
Because each sperm (even from different cat fathers) fertilizes a separate egg, there can be a different father for each kitten in a litter. But that mother cat can have other litters of kittens all fathered by the same male. drjeffnichol.com/differen…
Up to half of the worlds population is infected by toxoplasmosis (a parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii) but have no symptoms. In the United States about 23% are affected,in other countries this is up to 95%. It is spread by cat feces. Pregnant women should not change cat litter. cdc.gov/parasites/toxopla…
In 2006, volunteers removing litter from Ben Nevis found a piano near the summit. theguardian.com/uk/2006/m…
A single litter of dogs can have multiple fathers. the number is only limited by how many eggs the mother produces. iheartdogs.com/can-dog-li…
Enver Hoxha, Cold-War dictator of Albania, built 750,000 concrete bunkers - one for every 4 inhabitants - in preparation for an invasion that never materialized. The bunkers continue to litter the landscape today as a reminder of the paranoid totalitarian regime. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The phrase "Don't Mess with Texas" is actually a slogan for and Anti-Litter Campaign in the State. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
San Francisco has a 20Β’ flat tax on every pack of cigarettes sold- the cost of litter cleanup per pack of cigarettes. greencitiescalifornia.org…
One litter of baby hedgehogs can have several fathers. save-me.org.uk/amazinggra…
Not only that there is DRM for cat litter boxes but also a vital hacking scene to it hackaday.com/2015/01/19/c…
"Don't Mess with Texas" was originally the slogan for an anti-litter campaign dontmesswithtexas.org/
A group of kittens can be called a litter, a kindle, or an intrigue. pets.thenest.com/common-n…
A dogs can produce a litter where each puppy has a different father due to the mother releasing her eggs at differing stages during ovulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Maryland holds the nations highest possible litter fine of up to 30,000$ and 5 years in jail. ncsl.org/research/environ…
For many mammals, the mean litter size is typically one-half the number of available nipples. This is known as the "one-half rule". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
38% of roadway litter is cigarette butts, the most littered item on US roadways kab.org/site/PageServer?p…
George Clooney once pooped in a cat litter, after a week of collecting and disposing of the cats poop, just to prank his roommate. youtube.com/watch?v=HLwxK…
A male tiger adopted a litter of orphaned cubs and took on the role of "Mommy". Wildlife experts agree that this behaviour has never been observed before. gloritastic.com/2014/03/m…
There may be more than one "father" in a single litter of kittens - sometimes as many as three fathers per litter. cat-pregnancy-report.com/…
Cleaning a cat's litter box can get you Toxoplasmosis if the cat is infected. While pregnant, it can cause your baby to be born with cerebral palsy, seizures, and mental retardation. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Cat litter is frequently used in nuclear laboratories because it is highly absorbent and soaks up liquid nuclear waste. But an explosion last year at a plant in New Mexico is suspected to be caused by a reaction between nuclear waste and a new organic brand of cat litter. npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/…
A litter of kittens can have multiple fathers. uk.answers.yahoo.com/ques…
Female spotted hyenas have a pseudo penis that can be 7" long and get erect. They deliver through it and it's so difficult, 60% of her first litter will suffocate. channel.nationalgeographi…
Bagged clay cat litter was introduced in 1947 in Cassopolis Michigan. Before that cat owners provided sand or ashes for their cat's use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
Poultry litter (feces, feathers and bedding) is used as cattle feed in the US. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pou…
During the Vietnam war, US troops used the ace of spaces as a psychological weapon. Believing the spade to mean death and ill-fortune, they would "leave an ace of spades on the bodies of killed Vietnamese and even to litter the forested grounds and fields with the card." military.com/video/operat…
In 2009 a Leonberger(one of the largest dog breeds) gave birth to a litter of 18 puppies that all survived. billingsgazette.com/news/…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.