Thursday, January 8, 2009

CONTEST!

I received my author copies of Devil's Gold and have decided to initiate a contest to give away a free autographed copy.

Contest Rules:

Post the most bizarre wildlife trivia you know. The one that makes me laugh the loudest or stuns me into silence gets a book. I will confirm the validity of the trivia, but I certainly won't rule out a well-crafted and believable fake fact when selecting a winner. You have until Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The winners will be announced Monday morning. Get busy.

There will be two winners:

First Place: Free Book & trivia inserted in ANGEL FALLS (acknowledged, of course)
Runner Up: Trivia inserted in ANGEL FALLS (acknowledged, of course)

Disclaimer: It's my contest so whatever I say goes -- enter at your own risk.

Have fun and be creative.

Julie

9 comments:

Donica Covey said...

How bizzare do you want? I have a few for you:

1. Most birds do NOT have a penis.
2. The blue whales penis is called a Dork--remember that next time someone makes you angry or even worse calls you a dork!
3. Male kangaroos have 2 penis(es?)but this is due to the fact a female kangaroo has 2 vaginas...um yeah...okay

Julie Korzenko said...

OMG, LOL. Yes, people, can you tell Donica writes sizzling romances... she has male anatomy on the brain at all times.

Donica Covey said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

Valerie Parv said...

Oh this is too tempting, Julie. As one who spends her free time as a zoo volunteer, I can add some curious facts (maybe not as salacious as Donica's, but then I'm innocent, everybody knows that.

.Snakes can see through their eyelids
. Cows poop 16 times a day
. Giraffes are the only mammals who can clean their ears with their tongue
.A giraffe's tongue is blue as a kind of sunscreen because it browses with tongue out 23 hours a day (it sleeps one hour but only in snatches of a few minutes a time)
.Sea cucumbers defend themselves by spewing their innards all over an attacker. Said innards set like concrete, immobilizing the attacker. The sea cucumber lives to tell the tale.
. at birth, baby small-clawed otters can't swim. Their mothers have to teach them.

Valerie

Julie Korzenko said...

V -

You just couldn't resist a giraffe fact, could you? LOL

J

Sherry Jones said...

My entries... heh

1. So, you've heard the phrase, "going at it like rabbits". Well, the desert rat makes the rabbit look a little useless in the Don Juan stakes. The desert rat can have sex up to 120 times an hour.

2. You can literally hypnotize a chicken by holding it and drawing a line in the dirt over and over. The chicken will stay still right there as long as you do this.

3. In Fruita, Colorado, the town folk celebrate 'Mike the Headless Chicken Day'. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years WITHOUT A HEAD. Mike died from choking on a corn kernel.

4. The infamous Black Plague in Europe was due in part to the fact that people believed those with cats were witches. So all the cats were rounded up, caged and burned, leaving the rats (with their disease causing parasites) to run free and multiply. Those harbouring cats were often those who survived.

That last one, I believe, might be where the phrase, "Hello, Kitty" sprang from. But others less innocent than me might say different. Jes sayin' is all.

Julie Korzenko said...

Sherry,

Um...you need a life! LOLOL. Mike the Headless chicken is just bizarre. I guess it goes to show that chickens really don't have brains.

Julie

Laura Hamby said...

Ack. I meant to do this DAYS ago. My braincell. It needs a new battery. Even if it doesn't count, I'm gonna share anyway.

A group of kangaroos is called a mob.

Polar bears are left-handed.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

The praying mantis it the only insect that can turn its head around 360 degrees.

Katydids have ears in the front legs.

Flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main foods.

Dunno if those are true, but I found 'em on the internet. Heh.

Bronwyn Parry said...

I'm late to the party. Of course.

Echidnas have a four-headed penis, but only two heads are used during mating. They use different ones each time.

Apparently. I can't say I've ever actually witnessed this.