Posts tagged goat

Thanks for playing along. 
The answers…
"They are all more intelligent than an American toddler."
"eyeball pupil thingy" (see above)
"freakish eyeballs"
"They are all animals."  uh-oh
"All have at least tissue level organization, unlike sponges who do not have tissues." Uh-oh again, but for a different reason.
Indeed, the correct answer, as many of you know-rectangular pupils.
And for those of you who were not paying attention…

Thanks for playing along. 

The answers…

"They are all more intelligent than an American toddler."

"eyeball pupil thingy" (see above)

"freakish eyeballs"

"They are all animals."  uh-oh

"All have at least tissue level organization, unlike sponges who do not have tissues." Uh-oh again, but for a different reason.

Indeed, the correct answer, as many of you know-rectangular pupils.

And for those of you who were not paying attention…

Trivia question-listen up. What do goats, sheep octopus and toads have in common??

Trivia question-listen up. What do goats, sheep octopus and toads have in common??

I love goats! They have rectangular pupils. For more Goat Bits, take a look at today’s blog post. http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/goat-bits/

I love goats! They have rectangular pupils. For more Goat Bits, take a look at today’s blog post. http://www.njwight.com/2013/04/goat-bits/

Part in the middle…

Part in the middle…

Odd little farm animal fact - goats have rectangular pupils. When dilated these slits cover 320 – 340 degrees, as opposed to our round little human pupils that only cover 160-210. This means they can see virtually all around them without having to move so they are aware when a wayward rooster may be approaching. Animals with rectangular pupils (actually, many animals with hooves) can also see better at night due to having larger pupils that can be closed more tightly during the day to restrict light. And it is these rectangular pupils my friends, that make the goat and the octopus see eye-to-eye! (That is correct. The octopus also has rectangular pupils.)

Odd little farm animal fact - goats have rectangular pupils. When dilated these slits cover 320 – 340 degrees, as opposed to our round little human pupils that only cover 160-210. This means they can see virtually all around them without having to move so they are aware when a wayward rooster may be approaching. Animals with rectangular pupils (actually, many animals with hooves) can also see better at night due to having larger pupils that can be closed more tightly during the day to restrict light. And it is these rectangular pupils my friends, that make the goat and the octopus see eye-to-eye! (That is correct. The octopus also has rectangular pupils.)

Widows peak.

Widows peak.