Bison Facts that I Once Herd

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The bison is the largest mammal in North America, now that John Goodman has slimmed down.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

The bison is not a true buffalo. A real buffalo has a larger body and a certificate of authenticity.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

The Latin term for the American Bison is bovina bison bison. Zoologists wanted to make it bison bison bison to make it easier to cheer them on at football games; however, the fact that, if you say “bison” three times into a mirror, Bloody Mary comes and takes your eyes, kept them from doing so.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

You can tell a bison’s mood by its tail. If it is straight up, it is angry and ready to charge; however, if it is hanging down limply, then it is angry and ready to charge.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

Bison can run up to thirty-five miles an hour, jump high fences and swim slow-moving rivers at least as long as the police pursuit…

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

Like skateboarders and car-surfers, bison seldom live to be older than twenty.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

Bison have very poor eyesight but excellent hearing so they totally hear the joke you make about their eyesight.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

The IUCN Conservation Status of Bison is “near threatened”, which is a term also used when a toddler tells you he’s going to blow up your car.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

Much of the bison gene pool has a mix of domestic cattle genes in it due to early open-range grazing and also due to how sexy cows can be…

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

Gallaudet University for the Deaf uses a bison as a mascot. Frankly, I’ve never heard of such a thing… and I doubt they have either.

1938-D 5C Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS66

 

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