By Connecticut law, dogs are considered property and can thus be owned.  Cats differ on both counts, and by law are considered feral, regardless of their breeding or whether they have ever even been outdoors. Legally, they are not property and can not be owned. 

This legal peculiarity has clear advantages for you.  If the cat that lives with you scratches the neighbor's eyes out you can simply say - "Sorry about your misfortune, but he's not my cat.."
Turkeys can fly, but can not drown by looking up into the rain.  Anyone who believes they can should try it themselves.  During the next heavy downpour, go outside and stand for one hour looking straight up at the sky.  It is best to do this in a highly visible and public place.  Just in case I'm wrong. And you find yourself in trouble.
Weird & Wonderful Animal Factoids
Completely Useless and Pointless Animal Oddities

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation.  And boredom.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.   It's nice to know that a twelve foot carniverous reptile can't hurt your feelings!

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.  The problem is swallowing it.

A snail can sleep for three years.  Who drew the short straw on that research assignment?

All polar bears are left handed.  Oh, come on people!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.  No surprise there..

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.  Except for white men.
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.  Which begs the question- Does Mankind really have a future?

Dogs can read.  But the stupid ones move their lips when doing so.

The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.  Awww...
The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!   How cool is that?!

You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.  I know I am...

A sheep trained to turn the lights on and off will leave them on 82% of the time. And fail 73% of the time to lock the front door when
  going out for the evening.

Elephants are not afraid of mice. They do, however, fear banana peels.  And Zombies.

The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.  But keeps one hand on the floor to stop its head from spinning.

Cockroaches can't dream.   Whew!  Now that is a relief..

The Norway rat cannot speak, write or understand one word of Norwegian!

Tomato juice will not eradicate the smell of skunk.  A few Bloody Marys might take your mind off it, though.

The dragonfly is neither a dragon nor a fly!
Turkeys enjoy stalking cats..
Turkeys enjoy stalking cats.
Dumdeedum...just act casual.. we're walking...we're walking...oh pleeeease god....