Never buy a pig in a poke meaning

Never buy a pig in a poke meaning

‘Never buy a pig in a poke’ is closely linked to ‘he let the cat out of the bag’. A trickster would substitute a cat for a pig when taking it to market in a bag (a poke). The buyer would ask to see the pig but told he could not because it might escape. And then the cat is released because he’s struggling too much. The secret it out. A failed attempt at fraud. please continue reading

The cat was first domesticated in…

Fertile Crescent showing Cyprus

The cat was first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent which is a large crescent shaped area encompassing modern day countries such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Kuwait. The earliest domestic cat is believed to date from around 7,500 BC, found in Cyprus which is an island adjacent to the eastern sector of the Fertile Crescent. please continue reading