Thursday, July 02, 2009

*Yawn…* the damn clock is slow

It sucks to come early to work only to find out that you don’t have any work assigned for the day, which means you get to sit around doing nothing. What to do but surf the net while making a half-hearted attempt to ramp up on various tools. It also sucks that your seated in such a way that everybody else can see your monitors. These are the times I wish I had a workstation tucked nicely into a darkened corner. No, I don’t mean anything NSFW, :P just watching some plain old movies. In any case, after going through all my usual sites, here I am, reading mindless trivia to fill up the hours.

Came across some interesting cat facts on a site. Yes, I’m reduced to reading cat facts now.

• 95% of cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

• A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.

• A cat can jump as much as seven times its height.

• A cat can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.

• A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

• A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

• A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.

• A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.

• A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.

• A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.

• A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain than that of a dog.

• A cat's brain is more similar to a man's brain than that of a dog.

• A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees.

• A cat’s field of vision is about 185 degrees.

• A group of adult cats is called a clowder.

• A group of kittens is called a kindle.

• Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.

You can find the whole list here.

Found another site that also has a collection of cool cat pics. These pics courtesy of them.

Tic Toc, Tic Toc… *sigh* C’mon clock move your arse :D


chathuraw said...

Cats?!?... Seriously?!?... LOL =D

Of all the things on the internet you had to read up on cat trivia? hahahaha... Wow... U must have been really bored! :P

Well at least learnt a new word... Clowder... Hmmm... Doesn't really sound cat like... Wonder which idiot thought of it... :-?

niroshinie said...

wow u have no work assigned? Lucky! I'd hav gone shopping!

Azrael said...

@Chathura - yep, was bored out of mind during the afternoon. :)

@Niroshinie - Don't get me wrong, these are rare days indeed, and it was fun during the morning hours, but after lunch is another matter :D

In any case shopping is not my thing :P