1 January 2010
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Q.Where does the saying 'i don't want to teach you to suck eggs' come from?
A.The origin of the phrase is unknown, though it was first recorded in 1707. It means don't give advice to an expert. Grandma was an excellent egg sucker.
Q.What is a goat sucker?
A.The nightjar is known as the 'goat sucker bird', due to the mistaken belief in their ability to steal milk from goats. They usually nest on the ground.
Q.How many suckers on an octopus?
A.A Giant Pacific Octopus can have anywhere between 28 & 64 various-sized white disc-like suckers on each tentacle, making a possible total of 512 suckers.