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1 year ago
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Whats the differnce between bunnies and rabbits?

1 year ago

What is the difference between a bunny and a rabbit?

Answer:
"Bunny" is just a nickname for "rabbit": it derives from the old word for rabbit, "coney" (pronounced with a soft 'o' like "honey" -- it rhymes with "bunny").

Common Usage:
The word "bunny" is used in cartoons instead of rabbit, also "Furries" use it for their character names if rabbitd, and many people incorrectly use it to mean baby rabbits.
Bunnys are baby rabbits, and rabbits are adults.
lol. Well a bunny is just a smaller, younger, not as wiser version of a rabbit. It is the rabbits baby.
There's no difference between a rabbit and a bunny. Rabbit is the type of animal it is; bunny is simply an affectionate or whimsical way of referring to a rabbit. Some people go further and call the creatures bunny-rabbits.

1 year ago

Thanks

1 year ago

You are welcome,you gave me an idea...why not call this thread Quirky Questions?

We can all ask silly questions and all give our answers and opinions.

1 year ago

What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?

1 year ago

Good idea! 

Dunnoh 

1 year ago

What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?

Answer

Yams and sweet potatoes are biologically unrelated plants. In the U.S. the names are used interchangeably. The majority are different varieties of sweet potato. The main distinguishing factor is that a sweet potato tends to have ends which taper to a point and yams tend to have rough scaly skin. In addition, wild yams have been recorded to weigh up to 130 lbs.

There are approximately 200 different varieties of yams with flesh colors varying from white to ivory to yellow to purple while their thick skin comes in white, pink or brownish-black. Their shape is long and cylindrical (oftentimes having offshoots referred to as "toes") while their exterior texture is rough and scaly. There is great confusion between yams and sweet potatoes in the United States; most of the vegetables labeled "yams" in the markets are really orange-colored sweet potatoes.

The sweet potato has yellow or orange flesh, and its thin skin may either be white, yellow, orange, red or purple. Sometimes this root vegetable will be shaped like a potato, being short and blocky with rounded ends, while other times it will be longer with tapered ends. There is often much confusion between sweet potatoes and yams; the moist-fleshed, orange-colored root vegetable that is often called a "yam" is actually a sweet potato.

Nutritionally speaking:

Sweet potatoes are relatively low in calories and have no fat. They are rich in beta-carotene; having five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A in one sweet potato, as well as loaded with potassium. These nutrients help to protect against heart attack and stroke. The potassium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body cells, as well as help maintain normal heart function and blood pressure.

Yams are similar nutritionally but are not a great source of Vitamin A. They are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Yams are also known to help protect against cardiovascular disease, benefit those with hypertension, and believed to be an anti-cancer food.

1 year ago

Who's (Socially) Smarter: The Dog or the Wolf? - ScienceNOW
Animals  (tags: wolves, dogs, wildlife, off-beat, news, animals, interesting, dogs, wildlife, wildanimals, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animals )
Dianne Ly - 24 minutes ago - news.sciencemag.org

Since they split from wolves, domestic dogs have changed in many ways. Unlike their wild ancestors, they're comfortable around humans, pay close attention to us, and follow orders--at least sometimes. That social intelligence is critical to making a dog