Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    Cats and dogs can hear ultrasound.
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    A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face. The tail area and paws also carry the cat's scent.
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    The costliest cat ever is named Little Nicky, who cost his owner $50,000. He is a clone of an older cat.
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    One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
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    It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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    A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
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    Dogs have been man's pet for over 14,000 years.
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    Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.
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    There are more chickens than people in the world.
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    The world's oldest crow was 59 years old. Its name was Tataji.
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    The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
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    Cats have a weak sense of taste. They have only 473 tastebuds, humans have 9,000.
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    A 4 foot walrus penis bone sold at auction in 2007 for $8,000.
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    Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
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    Rattlesnake mating sessions have been known to last more than 22 hours.
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    A dork is a whale's penis.
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    Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale's tongue.
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    Flies are deaf.
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    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
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    A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
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    Hippo milk is pink.
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    A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
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    The average cat sleeps about 2/3 of the day.
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    The smallest known dinosaur is Compsognathus.
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    The Kangaroo Rat can last longer without water than a camel.
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    Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.
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    On average, there's 300 billion neurons in the octopus brain.
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    A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
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  • 189
    Honeybees never sleep.
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    Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.
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    The average cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven is $16,400 US Dollars.
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    In Brazil, there's a species of cockroach that eats eyelashes, usually those of young children while they are asleep.
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    Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
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    The most expensive cow in the world was sold $1.3 million.
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  • 195
    If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will eventually turn white
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    The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!
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    The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!
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    The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States!
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    Most domestic turkeys are so heavy they are unable to fly.
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    When it comes time to give birth, the female shark loses her appetite so she won't be tempted to eat her own pups.
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