Animal Facts

Animal Facts

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    The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.
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    The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
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  • 283
    The Blue Whale's tongue weighs more than an adult elephant!
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    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice.
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    The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!
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  • 286
    The bagpipe was first made from the liver of a sheep.
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  • 287
    The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years!
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  • 288
    The average housefly weighs 10 to 15 millionths of a pound.
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  • 289
    The average housefly lives only two weeks.
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  • 290
    The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.
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  • 291
    The average 1 1/4 lb. lobster is 7 to 9 years old.
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  • 292
    The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
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  • 293
    Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
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  • 294
    Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
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  • 295
    Spiders have transparent blood.
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  • 296
    Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.
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  • 297
    Some species of fish have voices!
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  • 298
    Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!
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  • 299
    Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
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  • 300
    Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
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  • 301
    Some breeds of chickens lay colored eggs!
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    Snails breathe through their feet.
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  • 303
    Slugs have 4 noses!
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    Sheep outnumber humans in New Zealand 15 to 1.
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    Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures!
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  • 306
    Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet.
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  • 307
    Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
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  • 308
    Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
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    Rats can't vomit, that's why rat poison works.
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  • 310
    Rats can tell the difference between two human languages.
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    Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.
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  • 312
    Porcupines float in water!
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    Polar Bears can eat more than 50 lbs. of meat in one setting.
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  • 314
    Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear.
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  • 315
    Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
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  • 316
    Parrots have 500 pounds per square inch of pressure in their beaks.
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  • 317
    Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!
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  • 318
    Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area.
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  • 319
    Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.
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  • 320
    Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
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