I Am Not Liable If You Falling Asleep Count Sheep!

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Sheep

What do you call a sheep that is always quiet?

A shhhheep!

Interesting Fact: The exact line of descent between domestic sheep and their wild ancestors is unclear.[1] The most common hypothesis states that Ovis aries is descended from the Asiatic (O. orientalis) species of mouflon.[2]:5 Sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated by humankind (although the domestication of dogs may be over 20,000 years earlier); the domestication date is estimated to fall between 11,000 and 9,000 B.C in Mesopotamia.[2]:4[3]:11–14[4]:2[5] The rearing of sheep for secondary products, and the resulting breed development, began in either southwest Asia or western Europe.[6] Initially, sheep were kept solely for meat, milk and skins. Archaeological evidence from statuary found at sites in Iran suggests that selection for woolly sheep may have begun around 6000Β BC,[2]:5[3]:11 and the earliest woven wool garments have been dated to two to three thousand years later. (Β https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep#History )

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10 Comments

  1. Yet it seems like we still have a bond to sheep, treating them well, relatively well, unlike pig,s cows and chickens we treat so very cruel in order to fit OUR needs. Sorry, didn’t want to be that person, was just thinking out aloud. Interesting facts you shared here!

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