Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Spitting Image

Llamas spit bad-smelling saliva through their teeth when they are angry or annoyed, and also to protect themselves. They are said to have great accuracy in spitting.

The camel, which belongs to the same family as the llama, also possesses this trait. Both camels and llamas have spit on people who tease them in zoos - not a very pleasant experience.

The Guiness Book of Records Watermelon Seed Spit Record shot the seed 68 feet 9 1/8 inches from the starting line. The championship waterment spit record was set in 1989 by Lee Wheelis.

"It’s a gift; you either got it or you don’t."

— Lee Wheelis, world watermelon-seed-spitting champion, Luling, Texas.