Thursday, 16 June 2016

Curious facts on animals

- Butterflies smell and taste things though their legs.
- A cow can give an average of 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
- A giraffe has as many bones in her neck as we do in our entire bodies.
- A cockroach can live as much as 9 days after the head had been cut off.
- Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.
- Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the male ostriches can roar like lions.
- Kangaroos use their tails for balance, so if you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it can’t hop.
- On average, there are 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas. Bet you’ll think twice before going outside now.
- Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second.
- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. All the better for them to eavesdrop on your conversations and plot your demise.
- Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. They are also one of the three mammals that undergo menopause – the other two being humpback whales and human females.
- Koala bears almost exclusively eat only eucalyptus leaves and nothing else.
- Beware an ant uprising! There are one million ants for every human in the world. These resilient creatures also never sleep and do not have lungs.
- You might want to thank a squirrel the next time you enjoy the shade of a tree. Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

- Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any mammal. And you thought the loudest sound came from that two-year-old you sat next to on your trans-continental flight, didn’t you?

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