Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! 2020, Year of the Rat

Happy New Year - the Year of the .... Rat?

Are there any interesting fats about rats? You bet there are!

Rats are the first of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. People born in this year are thought to possess characteristics which are associated with rats, namely: creativity, intelligence, honesty, ambition and generosity.

Some countries worship rats. Seriously. A temple in India is home to more than 15,000 rats who are worshiped by those devoted to the temple.

Rats can go longer than a camel than drinking water. So, next time try telling someone they must be as thirsty as a rat - and see how that works out for you.

Some rats can swim over a mile. Some species can tread water for 3 days and hold their breath for 3 minutes.

Rats are very social creatures. They live in communities which help each other groom, they laugh, succumb to peer pressure, take care of each other when sick, and will become depressed when they're alone.

Rats can reproduce every 3 weeks. That's crazy! ... and not a good thing since they can carry diseases.

There's an urban legend that more rats exist in New York City than humans!

Have a great 2020 both in year and in decade!

More announcements about my new novels will soon be coming! Until then, enjoy my first book focused on animals, Acea and the Animal Kingdom.