Seven Things I Learned This Week #2

1. Opossum and possum are both correct spellings for the same animal. The "o" is to indicate that the animal being referred to is from the western hemisphere.
2. Groundhogs are the same as woodchucks. And apparently people also call them whistle pigs because of a high-pitched whistle they make. (I vote we call February 2 Whistle Pig Day)
I swear this isn't just going to be about rodents (are possums rodents?
3. Dendrophobia is the technical name for fear of trees
4. All toys are ninjas (see Toy Story 3 and you will understand)
5. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but your odds of surviving it are much higher. So while the sun can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, it's not quite as deadly if you get treatment.
6. September 4th is Newspaper Carrier Day, the day all paper boys are celebrated for delivering the news. 
7. Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas can cross breed to have a puppy. That poor Chihuahua. (what to call them? Pithuahuas or chihuabulls? 

5 comments:

bluewolf-88 said...

No. IT'S GROUNDHOGS DAY DAMMIT!!! YOU LEAVE THE BEST HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR OUT OF THIS!!!!

Andrea said...

Possums are not rodents, they are marsupials.

Sara said...

Cody: You and your birthday need to leave what to call real holidays to the grown ups. :-P

Penny: I'm sorry. Apparently I didn't learn enough this past week.

misstrainwreck said...

I learned something!! Thanks Sara

Sara said...

You're welcome, Andrea! It took me a couple glances to figure out who you are :) I like your blog!

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