Meet The Fact Farm

Piggyboy

The Fact Farm’s fearless leader, Piggyboy keeps this operation humming along. A superhero of sorts he’s faster than a speeding bullet, which travels roughly at 1,700 mph. Stronger than a locomotive, that generates 6000 horsepower. And able to leap tall buildings, like Dubai’s Burj Khalifa at 2722 ft., in a single bound. Don’t believe it? When pigs fly, you say? Yeah, he can do that too.

Raichle

Pronounced Rye-Klee, yes it’s confusing, but the fact that this dog is a rockstar certainly passes the sniff test. No doubt, with more than 200 million scent receptors, Raichle can smell things up to 40 ft. underground like the long forgotten Steinert Music Hall in Boston. Buried 40 ft. underground, it silenced the noise of Boston’s busy streets and created an “acoustically perfect” music theater. Would you expect anything less from a rockstar?

Kona

Don’t try to pull a fast one past this bovine, Kona sees all. No, really. With an almost 360 degree field of vision it’s hard to get anything past a cow. Because their eyes are located on the sides of their heads they have panoramic vision and can see almost all angles without moving their heads. Their only blind spot is directly behind them. But their ability to hear extreme low and high sound frequencies means if you’re going to try to sneak up on Kona, you have your work cutout for you.

Mystic

Mystic isn’t just a name, it’s a state of being. Cat’s are said to have 9 lives but it’s not just cats that are magical. The number 9 is pretty magical too. This mystical number shows up in life in all sorts of ways. Aside from a cat’s 9 lives, there are nine major planets in the solar system (yes, we still consider Pluto a planet). Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. The saying “On cloud nine” means happy or euphoric. A baseball team has nine players that play 9 innings, and of course The Beatles “Revolution 9”. The list goes on and on.

Linus

Linus is one out-of-this-world chimp. This should come as no surprise given the long primate history with NASA and space flight. During the space race, lots of primates were used for the earliest test flights into space. But it was Ham the Astrochimp that became the first hominid into space, being launched on January 31, 1961. Ham’s performance was extremely important as it demonstrated that tasks could be performed in the vacuum of space. Ham’s lever-pushing ability in space was only a fraction of a second slower than on Earth.

Bodie

Who says it’s not easy being green? It certainly is for this awesome amphibian. Sporting this friendly color isn’t just for show. Research suggests that the color green can get our imaginations flowing and make us more creative and inventive. This might partly explain why so many often take inspiration from nature.

Bentley

You are what you eat and this panda is no exception. Bentley’s personality certainly resembles a panda’s diet of 99% bamboo. Considered a tropical grass, bamboo can grow up to 3 feet in a single day making it the fastest growing plant on the planet. Although it may not look it, bamboo is stronger than steel and can withstand compression better than concrete. In addition, due to the very dense fibers in each stalk, bamboo is extremely flexible allowing it to bend without breaking. In fact, houses made with bamboo have withstood 9.0 magnitude earthquakes. Fast, strong and flexible… that’s Bentley.

Mochi

No doubt about it, this little fish is larger than life. Hailing from the largest living structure on the planet will have that effect. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is composed of 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands and stretches over 1600 miles long. It’s so big it can be seen from outer space. The Great Barrier Reef isn’t just Mochi’s home but home to all kinds of aquatic life including sharks, whales, dolphins, sea turtles and over 1500 different species of fish, just to name a bunch.

Java

High class and always partial to a tuxedo, Java has a polished fashion sense. Originated in the US around 1888, the tuxedo was named after Tuxedo Park, a Hudson Valley enclave for New York’s social elite. The main difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the addition of satin accents on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers. Very dapper indeed.