Do sea otters have pockets?

I had so much fun last Friday coming up with a list of fun facts, I decided to make it a weekly thing. So lets get into it!

Otters are most likely one of the cutest animals to ever exist. So when i googled “fun facts” to try to get an idea and when this popped up,screen-shot-2017-02-23-at-7-24-16-pm
I had no other option. So without further ado, lets learn about otters!

Fact #1

  • There are at least 13 known species of otters

more like 13 known species of cuties to dream of snuggling, but they’re wild animals so you love them from a distance.

Fact #2

  • The North American river otter has the least concern for extinction, but every other otter species falls somewhere on the endangered spectrum.

Poor sweet little babies I will save all of you, come move in with me, we can have cuddle parties and take nice long baths.

Fact #3

  • The giant otter can reach up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length

thats not a little baby, thats bigger than me. 

Fact # 4

  • when otters hold hands while sleeping, its called a raft

they even wrap seaweed or other plants around their hands to secure the bond. MY HEART IS MELTING!!!

Fact #5

  • Otters can juggle

its believed to be a play type of thing although it hasn’t been totally figured out yet, they could totally join the circus though!

Fact # 6

  • Sea otters use rocks to hammer abalone shells off the rocks and crack the hard shells of prey open

Can we get these guys some hammers? I feel like that would be SO much easier!

Fact #7

  • River otters mate for life

sea otters prefer to live a much more open lifestyle, and thats cool too. No judgement sea otters, you do you.

Fact#8

  • Sea otters live in the ocean for much of their life and only come to land every so often

river otters on the other hand stay on land most of the time to avoid getting waterlogged fur. They only use the water to travel and hunt. If I could use the river like a slip and slide I totally would.

Fact#9

  • A group of otters is called a romp

it makes sense, they seem like they like to play hard and party!

Fact#10

  • Sea otters have pockets

they use the pockets to bring stuff to the surface and to store their special eating rock in. I wonder what else those cute little suckers are smuggling, drugs? precious artwork? nobody would suspect an otter to steal the Mona Lisa, its the perfect crime!

So, now we know a bit more about otters possibly. I love learning about new things, and i hope you don’t mind that I make this a weekly thing. If you know anything about otters that I didn’t say, or i got something totally wrong feel free to let me know!

Facts about coffee that you might not have known

I have an unhealthy obsession with coffee. It is near and dear to my heart unlike any other drink, so I thought that I might share some facts about the heavenly liquid that I thought were pretty neat. Here we go!

  • Coffee is actually a fruit

Now you can say that you have fruit in the morning 

  • Coffee “beans” as we know them are actually the pit of the coffee cherry

I would have never guessed! Maybe thats why coffee goes so well with chocolate?

  • Coffee was originally consumed as wine made from the pulp of coffee cherries.

Drunk off of coffee? YES PLEASE!

  • you can overdose on coffee

it would take over 100 cups of coffee though so unless you have a health condition, don’t worry!

  • There is more caffeine in a single cup of drip coffee than a shot of espresso

12 oz brewed coffee has about 120 milligrams of caffeine where as a one ounce shot of espresso has about 40 milligrams

  • The industry standard serving size for a cup of coffee is 6 ounces

UMM… I’m going to need WAY more coffee than that to get through my day!

  • Finland is the most caffeinated country

The average adult in Finland drinks 4-5 cups a day

  • Dark roasts have less caffeine than a light roast

The roasting process burns off the caffeine content, which is how we get decaf coffee.

  • Decaf coffee isn’t completely caffeine free

there can be 8.6 to 13.9 milligrams of caffeine in each cup of coffee depending on how dark it is.

  • You can pay $600 a pound for coffee that comes out of an animal’s butt.

YES, You read that correctly. Its called Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee. Coffee cherries are eaten by a Vietnamese weasel called an asian palm civet OR Luwak,, which then ferment in the stomach. The Civet then poops out the undigested beans and they are cleaned and roasted for selling purposes. Supposedly they create a smooth, chocolaty coffee, but you couldn’t PAY me to drink that let alone have me pay $600 for a pound of poop coffee.

  • The word espresso means “when something is forced out”

Which sounds deeply disturbing after talking about coffee an animal poops out, but this is talking about the water pressure process of the boiling water pushing through the grounds at a fast forced rate creating a rich, bold and creamy taste.

I hope you learned something, or at least found it interesting. I know I did and I learned something about myself in the process which is I will never drink Kopi Luwak, and I’m not one to shy away from coffee.