About "domestication syndrome". Only elephants have floppy ears in the wild. Dogs, rabbits, foxes, pigs, sheep, goats, etc have floppy ears only when domesticated. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about a "Rabbit Test", a now retired pregnancy test, in which urine from a human female would be injected into a female rabbit. The rabbit would later be dissected to annualize the effect on it's ovaries. "The rabbit died", used to be slang for getting pregnant. oncofertility.msu.edu/blo…
Consuming too much lean protein can cause symptoms similar to broad malnutrition in a condition known as protein poisoning, or more colloquially called "rabbit poisoning" due to the first observed cases in frontiersmen who ate nothing but wild rabbits over the winter and developed symptoms. wisegeek.com/what-is-rabb…
Pres. Jimmy Carter was fishing in his hometown of Plains, GA in a boat alone. A rabbit chased by hounds jumped in the water and swam towards him, trying to board. The event was sensationalized by press and critics framed the event as emblematic of Carter's presidency as hapless and enfeebled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Lady rabbits have a special chemical that's released from their rabbit boobs that help their kids find their way when they're hungry. This rabbit boobs chemical slows the heart rate down in freaked out dogs that have anxiety problems depts.ttu.edu/animalwelfa…
Marge Simpson's hairstyle was originally designed to hide rabbit ears for an eventual reveal that she was secretly a rabbit from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life in Hell." cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
The average lifespan of a wild rabbit is only less than a year due to starvation, predators, and disease. rabbits.life/wild-rabbits…
Despite what Bugs Bunny cartoons tell us, carrots are like candy to rabbits and should only be fed as an occasional treat only to them; having too much can result in obesity animals.howstuffworks.com…
President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit while boating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
In 2012 scientists kept rabbits with blocked windpipes alive by oxygen injections for 15 minutes nature.com/news/rabbits-k…
The 'Rabbit' temple in Taiwan, the world’s only shrine for homosexuals which dedicated to a deity who has watched over homosexuals for four centuries, attracts nearly 9,000 people each year. reuters.com/article/taiwa…
While filming β€˜Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, the actor who voiced Roger, Charles Fleischer, insisted on wearing a Roger Rabbit costume on set, in spite of the fact that he wouldn’t be appearing on camera. He did it to get into character. youtube.com/watch?v=JTxwG…
Japan's Rabbit Island (Ōkunoshima) had a poison gas factory that supported much of the chemical warfare carried out in China. Although Japan was a signatory of the 1925 Geneva Protocol, they kept the development of their chemical weapons a secret. Today, many visitors can play with the rabbits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Today I learned about Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, a rare illness in which you have a distorted view of the world for a small period of time. It's coined after the storybook character Alice, whose world shifts after she falls down the rabbit hole. webmd.com/migraines-heada…
The most expensive work sold by a living artist is a sculpture by Jeff Koons. β€˜Rabbit’ was sold in 2019 for 91 million dollars. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 1859, a guy released 24 rabbits for hunting into the wild in Australia, a country which had no native rabbit population then. By 1920, their population increased to 10 billion. This is the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
The bigger your brain, the longer your yawn. The average duration of yawns from mammals like humans, African elephants, walruses, mice, rabbits, and capuchin monkeys, predict the mammal's brain weight and its number of cortical neurons. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of a small town in Kentucky called Rabbit Hash; a place where since 1998, the mayors have been dogs from the area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Rabbits were first introduced in Australia in 1859. Within a few years, they had spread all over the country. nma.gov.au/defining-momen…
Today I learned of Mary Toft, A British woman who in 1776 tricked doctors and the public into thinking that she had given birth to a litter of rabbits. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/libra…
In the Far Eastern folklore, the "Moon rabbit" are the dark markings at the moon because it looks like a rabbit based on pareidolia interpretations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
Unlike their Hollywood counterparts, Velociraptors were likely only a bit smarter than a rabbit and only about the size of a 30lb turkey. nhm.ac.uk/discover/veloci…
Today I learned about Myxomatosis, a disease which was purposefully introduced in Europe to help reduce the invasive population of rabbits. Between 90% to 98% of rabbits in France died from Myxomatosis between 1952 and 1955. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myx…
Baby bunnies are called kittens, the female rabbit is a doe and the male is a buck mtmarthavet.com.au/baby-r…
No less than 7 dogs have held the office of Mayor in various towns in the US. 4 of them have been elected in one town: Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. rover.com/blog/dog-mayors…
Crows will sometimes *actively hunt* rabbits and have even been noted as chasing the bunnies off of fields and onto the road, where the rabbits are hit by cars and subsequently eaten by the birds! animals.mom.me/birds-eat-…
Monty Python and the Holy Grail was originally planned to end with a massive battle between Arthur's forces, the French knights, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. This was scrapped because the movie didn't have a big enough budget for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Humans (primates) are in the same superorder as rodents, lagomorphs (rabbits and similar), tree shrews, and calugos (arboreal gliding mammals that look similar to sugar gliders also known as gliding lemurs). sciencedirect.com/topics/…
Warner Bros. allowed Bugs Bunny to appear in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' under the stipulation that he only appear opposite Mickey Mouse, and that the two receive the same amount of screen time. The resulting scene is the only time in film history that the two have shared the screen together hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
The Aztec religion recognised four hundred rabbit gods, which were believed to meet frequently for drunken parties en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Carrots are not standard rabbit food. We think they are because Bugs Bunny ate carrots, but that's because his creator loved the film "It Happened One Night", where Clark Gable eats carrots while talking quickly. Also Gable gets called "Doc" throughout the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
Australia constructed a number of pest-exclusion fences in an (unsuccessful) attempt to control rabbit and dingo populations - at one time, the rabbit-proof fence was the longest unbroken fence in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Rabbits are bad luck on the Isle of Portland so much so that if a quarry worker saw one, the whole crew would go home until the area was deemed safe to return. theregister.com/2005/10/0…
The first reliable pregnancy tests involved doctors injecting women's urine into frogs; if they laid eggs without mating, the woman was pregnant. This test was called the "Hogben Test" and was used widely for about 20 years until doctors began injecting mice and rabbits instead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Notre-Dame cathedral features a carving of a knight fleeing from a rabbit, symbolizing cowardice. This carving inspired the Rabbit of Caerbannog scene in Month Python and the Holy Grail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Tadpoles can eat rabbit food! animals.mom.com/keep-pond…
In a scene of Jojo Rabbit (2019), β€œHeil Hitler” is said 31 times in one minute! According to writer/director Taika Waititi, he wanted a funny moment, but also wanted to illustrate how ridiculous Nazi protocols were. idropeit.com/in-this-scen…
Disney traded ABC sportscaster Al Michaels from ESPN to NBC in exchange for the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, so the latter could appear in the game Epic Mickey. In an interview, Michaels commented "I'm going to be a trivia answer someday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_…
Rabbit teeth are always growing. In the wild, gnawing on tough foods end up wearing the teeth down so they don’t overgrow. Pet rabbits may need to have their teeth trimmed. pdsa.org.uk/taking-care-o…
James Stewart suggested to the director of Harvey that he change some shots to make them wider so that "Harvey," the 6'3" invisible rabbit, would be in frame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
"A rabbit differs from other mammals in that the female ovulates after being mounted by a male. This is called induced ovulation. This is the only time she produces an egg." rabbit.org/adoption/why-n…
Judge Doom's scheme to dismantle the street cars in favor of freeways in Who Framed Roger Rabbit was based on a real life conspiracy from General Motors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The rabbits used on the set of "Teletubbies" are a special breed of rabbits called "Flemish Giant". This species of rabbit was used to not give away the scale of the filming site. teletubbies.fandom.com/wi…
Rabbits can smell their dead relatives in the feces of predators newsweek.com/rabbits-can-…
When female rabbits think they're pregnant they pull their fur out and make a nest. thecapecoop.com/rabbit-pu…
Napoleon was attacked by a horde of rabbits while hunting reference.com/history/nap…
Rabbits eat their own poop for nutritional reasons vetstreet.com/our-pet-exp…
Rabbits breed and grow so quickly that one pair of healthy does (females) can produce more than 600 pounds of meat in a year. motherearthnews.com/homes…
Vulpinic acid is poisonous to all meat-eaters but not to mice and rabbits en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Rabbits move their jaws more than 120 times a minute when eating. In order to cope with this constant wear, their teeth are open-rooted, allowing them to grow continuously. petcentral.chewy.com/unde…

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