Despite being labelled "Dogs of the sea" the Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, walrus') closest living relatives are actually Bears, Weasels, Raccoons and Skunks. dtmag.com/thelibrary/pinn…
Today I learned about Puijila, the walking seal fossil, seals and sea lions are closely related to bears, otters, weasels, skunks and badgers. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In 2009 the Large Hadron Collidor was temporally disabled by a bird dropping a chunk of baguette on an electrical substation. In 2016, the LHC was again shut down, this time by a weasel. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
There are many theories about the meaning of the children’s song β€œPop! Goes the Weasel,” but the true meaning remains unknown. It has likely been lost to history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
The least weasel, at 5" long, is the smallest true carnivore on Earth, but also one of the most fierce. They horde up to 50 carcasses in their burrows. This ensures a stockpile of food. Due to its small size and fierce nature, it plays an important part in mythology and legend. youtu.be/-TMkZzzPZBU
Phrases commonly found in headlines (such as "experts say" and "new studies show") are called Weasel Words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
The tayra (Eira barbara) is a weasel-like mammal native to tropical forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.Tayras have been observed picking unripe green plantains and allowing them to ripen before consumption. They are equally at home both on the ground and high in trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay…
Today I learned about the fossa, a cat-like member of the Eupleridae family. They have retractable claws and even purr (audio at the bottom of the link!), but are most closely related to weasels and civets. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Phrases such as "studies show" or "experts say" are called weasel words en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Ferret means "little thief" and a group of them is called a "business". Also, if excited, they perform a behavior called the "weasel war dance". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Mongooses are more closely related to hyaenas than weasels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
In aloquongian myth, the windigo's mortal enemy is the weasel- the weasel kills the windigo by entering through it's anus and eating it's heart. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Fishers, a member of the weasel family, are one of the few predators that seek out and kill porcupines and have been documented routinely preying on lynxes, being the primary cause of lynx mortality in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
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…
The Chippewa believed a weasel could kill the dreaded wendigo by rushing up its anus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The Large Hadron Collider had to be shutdown when a weasel fell into it. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Phrases commonly found in headlines such as "experts say" and "new studies show" are called Weasel Words. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
The famous scientist and founder of taxonomy Carolus Linnaeus was once forced to leave Hamburg after he outed the mayor's priceless "stuffed hydra" as a bunch of sewn together weasel and snake carcasses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
A weasel once shut down the LHC bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Wolverines do not belong to the same family as the wolf, but to the weasel family differencebetween.net/sci…
Despite looking very similar to each other, mongooses belong to the suborder Feliformia (making them related to cats and hyenas) while weasels are from the suborder Caniformia (making them related to dogs and bears). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Seth Macfarlane wrote for Cow and Chicken, Dexters Laboratory, I am Weasel, Jonny Bravo and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
Women in the middle ages tied weasel testicles around their thighs to prevent pregnancy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The Guest Vocalists for Green JellΓΏ's "Three Little Pigs" not only included Maynard James Keenan (from Tool), but also Primus front man Les Claypool, and the weasel Pauley Shore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
DNA research proved that Red Pandas actually belong to the Musteloidea superfamily. Which makes them relatives of racoon, otters and weasels. They also have their own family : Ailuridae, within which they are the only specie not extinct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail…
Today I learned of a period in the fossil record 25 to 18.5 million years ago known as the "Cat Gap" where evidence of ancient cats all but ceases to exist. It is been hypothesized that this downturn for cats allowed dogs, bears, weasels and other species to evolve to fill the gap en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Stoats employ an ingenious hunting tactic to catch their prey. They break out the crazy moves and go methodically nuts in a strategy called the "weasel war dance". youtube.com/watch?v=uZOjw…
Michael Dorn (the actor who played Worf in Star Trek) was also the voice of Weasel in Cartoon Network's I Am Weasel pscinema.click/I-Am-Wease…
The lyric "Pop! Goes the Weasel" may in fact be referring to pawning a coat in Cockney rhyming slang, rather than being anything about Weasels popping. rhymes.org.uk/a116a-pop-g…
l weasels are bloodthirsty killing machines that eat half their weight each day. But also ride on the backs of larger Birds mentalfloss.com/article.p…
- The Chippewa believed that the least weasel could kill the dreaded wendigo giant by rushing up its anus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
When ferrets get very excited they do a frenzied series of sideways and backwards hops called a "weasel war dance." It is believed that in the wild, ferrets used this to disorient prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer eupedia.com/ireland/trivi…
The guy who played Weasel on Saved by the Bell: The New Class went blind and still graduated Harvard with degrees in math and computer science, then got a doctorate in Law from there and became the first ever blind clerk for the Supreme Court of the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Seth MacFarlane was an animator and writer for Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and I am Weasel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
Seth MacFarlane worked for Hanna-Barbera and was a writer and storyboard artist for four television series during his tenure at the studio: Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, and Johnny Bravo. Spending most his time on Johnny Bravo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
Seth MacFarlane started out as an animator for Hanna-Barbera and worked on many shows including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
The Least Weasel, at only 5 inches, is the smallest true carnivore, it consumes 1/3 of its body weight a day and has been know to store up to 50 carcasses. youtu.be/-ZdAeXDlnQ4
Weasels perform a "war dance" when excited en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Seth MacFarlane wrote and was a story board artist for Hanna-Barbera focusing his talents on Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, and Johnny Bravo. With most time spent on Johnny Bravo where he developed his own style as we see it today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
Punk rock icon Henry Rollins portrayed Vanilla Ice in 3rd Bass's music video of "Pop Goes the Weasel." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd…
Sea Otters are part of the Weasel Family seaotter-sealion.org/seao…
The kid's rhyme "Pop goes the weasel" is about how quickly money disappears. rhymes.org.uk/a116a-pop-g…
Polecats are a type of weasel and not some slang for a type of kitty cat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The voice of Homer Simpson also played the voice of Earthworm Jim and also starred in many cartoons such as Johnny Bravo, I am weasel, Rugrats, Hey arnold... the list goes on! imdb.com/name/nm0144657/?…
A Wolverine is really just a big weasel youtube.com/watch?v=vA_Gv…
When ferrets or weasels are really excited they do something called the 'Weasel War Dance" which consists of a series of frenzied hops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
The Fisher Cat is not a cat and rarely eats fish. It is a member of the weasel family and will often eat cats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
During the 1991 Gulf War, a B-52 being escorted by Wild Weasel aircraft targeted the Wild Weasel aircraft mistaking it for an Iraqi aircraft. Then, the Wild Weasel aircraft mistakenly targeted the same B-52 as an AAA radar and actually fired a HARM missile at it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM…

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