Corn and yam were grown by the initial residents of Jamaica. Jamaica is known today for growing sugar cane, bananas and mangoes, not indigenous.
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Until the 1850’s most American families owned their own cows.
In 2009, a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of agriculture announced that they’d successfully mapped the bovine genome. The results? Cattle have about 22,000 genes, and a whopping 80% of those are shared with humans. (Another 10% are shared with dogs and rodents.)
Ducks have webbed feet which allows them to paddle and swim in the water more smoothly.
In Denmark, there are twice as many pigs as there are people.
Cows do not produce milk until after they have given birth.
The Guardian (British newspaper) published an article on Monday 16 March
2015 advising that ducks should not be fed with bread because it
damages the health of the ducks and pollutes waterways.
The first cartoon cat was Felix the Cat in 1919. In 1940, Tom and Jerry
starred in the first theatrical cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot.”
Pigs are actually very similar to humans and their genetic makeup is
very close to ours. Because of this, stem cells from pigs are used by
scientists and researchers to find cures for human diseases.
A cow will chew for up to eight hours a day. Cows move their jaws about 40,000 times a day.
Bees have been found to be capable of recognizing and distinguishing between faces, both of humans and other bees.