Monday, November 5, 2007

From the author that brought us Why Pandas do Handstands, comes a new book titled Play it Again, Tom. Author Augustus Brown reveals little known tidbits about every type of domestic dog and cat. For example: "Black cats shouldn't be seen as symbols of bad luck - quite the opposite, in fact. Scientists have discovered that, if anything, black cats have a fortunate genetic make-up. The gene for melanism, which makes their fur black, may also be able to prevent certain viruses or bacteria from entering their cells, making them more resistant to disease than cats with lighter-coloured coats. Dark coats also act as a better camouflage for hunting." Fascinating. Here it is on

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