Just For Laughs
Facinating facts that opens a whole new world of knowledge.
Among other well-known names, a group of fish can also be called a draught.
A porcupine heart beats around 190 times per minute, which reduces to around 20 during hibernation.
Kolas sleep up to 19 hours a day. They get fluids from eucalyptus leaves they eat.
South American anteater eats over 30,000 ants, per day.
Camels have three eye lids.
The koala bear is not really a bear, but is related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
The tusks of elephant grow through their life.
Grown-up kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
Lions cannot roar until they reach the age of two.
At birth, the white whale is black.
Just like fingerprints, every cat’s nose pad is different.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
A penguin swims at a speed of approximately 15 miles per hour (24 kilometers per hour).
The majority of cats do not have eye lashes.
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons (7.6 liters) of water.
The sea horse is the slowest fish, drifting at approximately 0.016 km/h.
When thirsty, a camel can swing down 25 gallons (95 liters approx) of water in less than three minutes.
Due to ocean’s natural ‘momentum’ salt water fish can’t swim backwards.
The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant.
Corals take a long time to grow. Some corals only grow one centimeter in one year.
The sailfish can swim at the speed of 109 km/h, making is the fastest swimmer.
As ostrich has a 46-feet-long small intestine.
Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you.
The crocodile’s tongue is unmovable as it is attached to the roof of its mouth.
Polar bears can eat as much as ten percent of their body weight in less than one hour.
Leopards are said to be seven times stronger than human beings.
The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly. It is also the only bird that walks upright.
A baby caribou is so swift, it can easily outrun its mother when it is only three says old.
The process of a snake shedding its skin or a crustacean casting off its outer shell is called ecdysis.
The Kakapo (owl parrot) can’t fly, and builds its nest under the roots.
An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog.
While playing poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.
Giant flying foxes, a species of bats found in Indonesia, have wingspan of nearly six feet.
A baby grey whale drinks enough milk to fill more than 2,000 bottles day.
Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead they have a thick pad on the top jaw.
The fastest moving land snake is the black mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per hour (11 kms per hour approx).
It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.
An average bee hive has 30,000 to 60,000 bees living in it. This population is easily maintained by a queen laying 1,000 to 3,000 eggs per day.
Ducks’ feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means duck never feel the cold, even if they swim in icy cold water.
There are more than 2,400 flea species in the world.
The hippopotamus’ skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as “pink sweat”.
Leopards can leap 20 feet (6 meters) and jump 10 feet (3 meters) straight into the air.
An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.
The hump of a camel can weigh up to 35 kilograms.
The male and female African elephants both have tusks.
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
When a porcupine is born, its quills are soft and mostly white, but harden within hours.
The only wild camels in the world are in Australia.
A horse is a member of the ‘equus’ family. This word comes from ancient Greece and means quickness.
The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.
A chameleon’s tongue is as long as its body and head can shoot it out as fast as sixteen feet per second.
One female mouse can produce up to 100 babies a year.
Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drift.
Snakes do not have any eyelids. A transparent scale protects their eyes.
The teeth of marine snails are the world’s strongest natural material. They can handle pressures that would turn carbon into diamond. Snails use them to grind down rock as they feed.
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