And we know about the loveable tailless Manx cats
, lip-smacking kippers and succulent lamb -- but did you know the island has the oldest continuous parliament in the world?
Back when the island was known for little more than the Laxey Wheel and Manx cats
, a group of brothers were singing three part harmony in their parent's living room.
The Zoology boys will be glad to know that the Manx cats
have tails which are practically absent.
She has four dogs and two Manx cats
, who adopted her.
Legend has it that Manx cats
were the last animals to enter Noah's ark and, as the door slammed shut, it severedtheirtails.
are missing which part of the feline anatomy?
And legend has it that the famous Manx cats
lost their tails as the door slammed when they were the last animals to climb aboard Noah's Ark
are tailless and are often to be seen, darting in and out of hedgerows.
But tourist chiefs believe the Isle of Man - famous for the TT motorbike races, Manx cats
with no tails, international banking and Norman Wisdom - can live again.