Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Strange facts-Hamsters

All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930. Inbreeding in humans significantly increases the chances of genetic defects, and is widely shunned. However, marrying aunts, uncles and cousins is still very common among European royal families - even the Queen of England and her husband Phillip are second cousins once removed.



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