Fun Facts About Dragons

Did You Know…

…that dragons make popcorn???

Adolescent dragons sometimes get their kicks by visiting cornfields at night in the fall, once the standing corn has dried out.

They take big mouthfuls of dried corn and then breathe fire on it, popping corn in their mouths. If you’re out there hoping to witness this phenomenon, try the corn mazes where there’s still standing corn and lots of places to hide. (but don’t get your hopes up. Dragons are REALLY talented at evasion).

More Fun Facts About Dragons

Actual item found in a dragon’s hoard: styrofoam jack-o-lantern decorated with orange glitter.

Actual item found in a dragon’s hoard: small drawstring bag filled with colorful polished stones, just like the ones you can buy in many gift shops for $5 per bag.

Actual item found in a dragon’s hoard: a snow globe with a dancing snowman inside.

It’s not unusual to see a Wyrm, or mature dragon, with a missing toe or two, or a permanent hole in a wing. As they grow older, dragons tend to become a bit… ahem… vain, and they often pride themselves on their “battle-worn” appearance. Though most likely, none of their injuries had anything to do with battle.

Dragon horns and spikes are made of keratin, similar to the horns of goats, rhinoceroses, and many other animals. But the keratin of dragon horns grows in a matrix pattern, which makes their horns unusually tough and difficult to break.

The kidneys in dragons are huge! Kidneys eliminate waste from the bloodstream, and much of the waste comes from proteins. Therefore dragons can eat high protein meals (carrion, anyone?), and easily eliminate the resulting waste products. Their large and efficient kidneys make dragons unlikely to develop kidney disease.