Presents a variety of common sayings about animals and explains which are fact and which are fable
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-39) and index
Is spider silk really stronger than steel? -- Will a mother bird abandon her babies after a person touches them, because she smells a human scent? -- Are sharks really bloodthirsty killers? -- Can an old dog learn new tricks? -- Do ostriches really hide their heads in the sand? -- Is it true that cats always land on their feet? -- Is it true that bats are blind? -- Is it true that porcupines can throw their quills? -- Is it true that fish don't sleep? -- Do opossums really hang by their tails when they sleep? -- Is it true that the early bird catches the worm? -- Can an alligator really live in the sewer? -- Do lemmings kill themselves by jumping off cliffs? -- Is it true that a worm can grow inside your brain? -- Does a female praying mantis really eat her mate? -- Can a cat "steal" a baby's breath? -- Do camels really store water in their humps?