Today I learned of F. D. C. Willard, the pen name of a Siamese cat who internationally published two scientific papers in Physics once as a co-author and once as the sole author. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
The color of Siamese cats' fur is temperature sensitive. At birth, they are all white, but they develop dark patches (known as "points") on the colder parts of their bodies after a few weeks. Cats raised in colder climates have noticeably more points or are even completely dark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
Siamese cats change colors depending on temperature. They have a gene that inhibits pigment, but only when above a certain temperature. That's why they typically have color around their ears, paws, and tails, the coolest parts of their bodies. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
Siamese cats have temperature sensitive fur, the cooler the part of the cat’s body, the darker the fur ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
In 1975 a Siamese cat coauthored an influential physics paper. His owner, who was the sole author, wrote the paper using plurals such as β€œwe” and β€œour”. To avoid correcting his errors, he added his cat, Chester, as a coauthor. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Siamese cats have their coloration due to the enzyme tyrosinase being mutated to be ineffective at body temperature but active in the tails feet ears and face where it’s cooler and can produce the dark pigment. ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
Siamese cats are temperature sensitive albinos which cause cooler body parts to be darker and warmer parts to be lighter. As they get older, their body temperature decreases and overall color darkens. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
Traditional siamese cats must cross their eyes to see straight. This gene defect also contributes to the cats color. pets.thenest.com/normal-s…
Today I learned of a Siamese cat named Chester, who was published as a co-author and another time as the sole author of a physics scientific journal article. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
One of the best selling posters of the 1970s was that of a Siamese cat hanging onto a bamboo pole with the caption 'Hang In There, Baby'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Chang and Eng Bunker were Siamese-American conjoined twin brothers whose fame propelled the namesake expression "Siamese twins" to become synonymous for conjoined twins in general. They they were "two of the nineteenth century's most studied human beings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Siamese cats developed crossed eyes naturally to compensate for a genetic flaw in their eye structure where the left retina tilts right and the right retina tilts left. Looking straight ahead, it sees two different images. Crossing its eyes places the retinas in line to see more clearly. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Male Siamese Fighting Fish - due to the lack of oxygen in the stale waters they live - create rafts of bubbles. Mating involves both fish embracing each other until the female releases her eggs, the male then fertilizes them, then both capture them and place them into the bubbles one-by-one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
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…
The phrase "Siamese Twins" comes from an actual conjoined set of twins from Siam. They became American citizens, purchased a plantation, owned slaves, and had 22 children combined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The original "Siamese Twins" fathered a total of 21 children, and their descendants now number more than 1,500. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A Siamese cat's coloration is dictated by genes that are sensitive to temperature, which is why the cooler parts of their bodies (ears, paws, tail) are colored dark, while the rest of them is light-colored. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
Famous Siamese Twins Chang & Eng got married, had 21 kids between them and settled in North Carolina. They now have over 1,500 descendants many of whom meet annually for a family reunion. journalnow.com/news/local…
The first true Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, had 21 children between the two of them nypost.com/2014/11/01/the…
The conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, for whom the term "Siamese Twins" was coined, were in fact slave owners, and even had sons who fought in the Confederate Army en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
According to an exhibit in the Andy Griffith museum, the Original Siamese Twins were supporters of the confederacy and are burried in Mt. Airy North Carolina where they lived and died. Mt. Airy was Andy Griffith's hometown and believed to be the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry surryarts.org/siamesetwin…
When siamese twin Daisy Hilton died, her sister Violet remained alive and attached to her for several days before they were both found dead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
Cats domesticated themselves. Genetic studies show Persians and Siamese cats wandered into Near Eastern settlements at the dawn of agriculture. And their mission was food, not friendship. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies. news.google.com/newspaper…
Siamese conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, after a successful sideshow business, settled in North Carolina and built a farm with slave labor. During the civil war, their sons fought for the Confederacy and after it's defeat, lost most of their money and had to return to touring. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Chang and Eng Bunker, the original "Siamese Twins", died at separate times while still physically attached to each-other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of Laleh and Ladan Bijani, 29-year-old Siamese twins who died from blood loss during separation surgery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad…
Point coloration, seen in the coats of Siamese cats, is a partial albinism resulting from a mutated melanin-producing enzyme that is only able to darken cooler regions of the body (i.e. the extremities) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
Siamese cats' coats get "toasted" as they get older - their colouring comes from a combo of genetics and enzymatic reaction to the difference between their cold extremities and internal body temperature cats.lovetoknow.com/Siame…
Chang and Eng Bunker, the most famous case of "Siamese Twins" and first Asian-American US citizens, owned a large North Carolina slave plantation and were financially ruined by the South's defeat in the Civil War. civilwarsaga.com/how-the-…
Siamese cats get their color due to a gene mutation which is heat-sensitive. On the parts of the body where the temperature is above 33Β°C, it produces a white coat. At the extremities, when it’s lower than 33Β°C, it allows the production of melanin that turns the coat in these areas a dark color. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Siamese Twin is a colonial times reference to two *famous Thais who were co-joined twins, Chang and Eng. Siamese literally means Thai nationals, Siam was the ancient kingdom that preceded Thailand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
Siamese cats get their coat color based off of their skin temperature. They enzyme that makes the melanin mutated so that it works better at lower temperatures. Making the feet and face dark. technology.org/2014/07/29…
The Siamese fighting fish is highly territorial. Males in particular are prone to high levels of aggression and will attack each other if housed in the same tank. If there is no means of escape, this will usually result in the death of one or both of the fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
The name of Siem Reap, the main Cambodian city near Angkor Wat, can be literally understood to mean "Defeat of Thailand/Siam". When Siem Reap fell under Siamese control in the 18th century, it was renamed as "Nakhorn Siam" (Siam's city). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
The distinctive pattern of a Siamese cat's coat is because of a recessive gene that causes pigment to only appear in "cooler" areas of their body. This is why their warm body is white, while their cooler paws, ears, and other extremities are dark brown brighthub.com/science/gen…
The term "Siamese Twins" is named after two conjoined brothers who lived 62 years, married sisters, shared a bed for all four and fathered 21 children in total. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
"Siamese twins" Chang and Eng Bunker were called "Chinese Twins" in Siam because their parents were Chinese. phrases.org.uk/meanings/s…
The "first Siamese twins" lived separate lives and would alternate every three days between their homes and families. They were only 3/4 chinese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A siamese cat was a co-author on a physics paper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
Chang and Eng Bunker, the Thai-American conjoined twins who toured with P.T. Barnum (and are the origin of the phrase 'Siamese twins') were slave owners in pre-Civil War North Carolina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of Chang and Eng, who coined the term "Siamese Twins," fathered a total of 21 children, and their descendants now number more than 1,500. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Chang and Eng, the original "Siamese Twins," were born in Thailand but settled in North Carolina, where they purchased a plantation, owned slaves, and supported the Confederacy during the Civil War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The original Siamese Twins, Chang and Eg Bunker, were actually slave holders whose children, despite being bi-racial, fought for the Confederacy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Siamese cats are partial Albinos. The gradual shading of the extremities is caused by a recessive gene with temperature-sensitive expression. As they age, the Spots can get darker the colder it is, but if keep in an evironment that is 98f or wamer they would stay pure white. brighthub.com/science/gen…
Siamese cats have a pigment regulating enzyme that is heat sensitive, which is why their extremities and face have darker fur than the warmer parts of their bodies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
The fur color of siamese cats is temperature dependent. If you shave them you can get their fur to all grow the same color by modulating the temperature. books.google.com/books?id…
Siamese cats get their dark faces and legs from a mutation in the way they makes melanin, the dark pigment. They only produce it at certain temperatures, which is why their warmer center stays white/cream, and their cooler faces and legs get dark. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Chang and Eng Bunker, for whom the term "siamese twins" originated, fathered 21 children, and owned a North Carolina plantation with slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
One of the original Siamese twins was a heavy drinker and in poor health. He died in his sleep and a few hours later his conjoined twin died as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…

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