January 31, 2005 12:00 PM

>> Yellow, not red, is the color most likely to provoke a bull; unlike humans, most animals can only see in the green and yellow spectrum.

>> You can judge a horse by the whorl of hair between its eyes; the lower the whorl, the calmer the animal; the higher, the more nervous it is.

>> Dogs hate seeing you in a Halloween costume: You may smell and sound the same, but you’ll look different, which causes anguish.

>> Dolphins are known to have committed “gang rape, brutal killings of dolphin ‘children’ and the mass murder of porpoises.”

>>Prairie-dog colonies develop their own sophisticated communication systems, complete with nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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