Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    Ants began farming about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own crops.
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  • 202
    A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
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  • 203
    The animal responsible for the most human deaths worldwide is the mosquito.
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  • 204
    A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
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    The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side.
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  • 206
    Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue. The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is about equal to the total biomass of all the people.
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    Certain frogs (like the Wood Frog) can be frozen, thawed, and survive!
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  • 208
    If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
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  • 209
    Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
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  • 210
    The Slave-Maker Ant (Polyergus Rufescens) raids the nests of other ants and steals their pupae. When these new ants hatch,they work as slaves within the colony.
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    The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants.
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    An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.
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    If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse.
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  • 214
    The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days.
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  • 215
    Dalmatians are born without spots.
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  • 216
    Snails can live up to 15 years.
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    The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
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  • 218
    A slug has four noses.
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  • 219
    A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
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  • 220
    Starfish don't have brains.
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  • 221
    Termites work 24 hours per day and they do not sleep.
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  • 222
    A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.
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    You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
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  • 224
    World's heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
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    Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
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  • 226
    When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses.
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  • 227
    When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
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  • 228
    What you find when you shave the striped fur off of a tiger? Striped skin.
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  • 229
    Vultures fly without flapping their wings.
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  • 230
    Under extreme stress, some octopuses will eat their own arms.
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  • 231
    Turtles can live for more than 100 years.
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    Turkeys can reproduce without having sex.
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  • 233
    Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result.
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  • 234
    To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.
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    To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
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  • 236
    Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur!
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  • 237
    There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
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  • 238
    There is a species of clam that can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
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    There are some species of snails that are extremely venomous.
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    There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
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