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40 Amazing Facts about Animals

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AnimalAmazing Facts about Animals
WhaleThe heart of a blue whale is about the size of a VW Beetle
OysterAn oyster changes its sex several times in life
SilkwormSilkworms have 11 brains
OctopusAn octopus has three hearts
SnailSnails are hermaphrodites and can fertilize each other
HenA hen lays about 300 eggs a year
WoodpeckerWoodpeckers hammer their beak into trees up to 20 times per second
FishFish don’t drink water, they absorb it through the skin
CockroachCockroaches can live for nine days without a head before starving
DuckA duck’s quack is said not to generate an echo – we have our doubts!
BeetleBeing able to carry 850 times its own body weight makes rhinoceros beetles the strongest animal in the world
EarthwormThe longest earthworm ever found was 22 feet / 6.7 m long
MoleMoles can dig tunnels totaling up to 75 feet / 23 m in one night
ElephantElephants can take up nearly 9 liters of water with their trunk
Puma / cougarPumas / cougars can jump as far as 60 feet / 18 m
MouseA mouse has more bones (225) than people (who have 206)
GrasshopperA grasshopper will only jump in temperatures above 63 F / 17°c
PigPigs aren’t able to look at the sky
Red deerRed deer sleep no more than 5 minutes a day
All creatures90% of all living creatures live in the sea
ParrotChocolate is deadly to parrots
CondorA condor can soar for up to 9 miles / 15 km without flapping its wings
FlyFlies take off backwards
ElephantElephants eat up to a ton of grass daily. Imagine a herd of elephants
MiteAn average of 6 billion dust mites live in a normal mattress
RatRats find their way out of a maze more quickly when plays Mozart‘s music is playing
CockroachCockroaches are said to eat anything except cucumbers
OstrichAn ostrich egg requires 40 minutes of cooking before it is hard
MosquitoOnly female mosquitoes bite, but they all love the color blue
AlbatrossAn albatross can sleep while flying
DolphinDolphins can hear sounds underwater from over 15 miles / 24 km away
InsectsOn 2.5 km² of forest floor there are as many insects as there are people on Earth
SharkSharks never get sick
KangarooKangaroos can not jump backwards (not even Skippy the bush kangaroo)
MusselMussels can change their gender
LeechLeeches are said to have 32 brains
TapewormTapeworms eat themselves if they can’t find food
AphidAphid females are born already pregnant
RabbitRabbits love licorice

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