Thursday, August 29, 2013

#77 - Dogs and Iceland

Today I learned that until recently it was against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!! I can't imagine life with my dogs! They bring so much joy to me!
Happy sunbathing in her dog bed.
Comet co-piloting the car while Demetrius drives.
So why was it illegal to have these adorable, loving creatures as pets in Iceland?

Even though the ban on dog ownership was lifted a few years ago in Iceland, dogs are still banned on most city streets and in apartments.

#76 - Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears Print by CuriousArtLab on Etsy, $20

Crocodile tears usually refers to big ole fake tears. These tears are often cried by little ones trying win over their parents. ;)

Where does the term originate? I mean, how often have you seen a crying crocodile? I always thought it was a reference to big tears.

Crocodiles actually cry. It's not an emotional response like we have though. Crocodile sunbathe with their mouths open to keep from overheating. (Like many animals crocodiles don't sweat.) When the crocodile holds its mouth open, it pressurizes its tear ducts and tears start flowing. It's been said that crocodiles weep to lure in their prey because these tears are not an emotional response but are thought to aid in digestion of food.