15 Aug 2011

Fun Facts ! (animals)

Assalamualaikum and hi my fellow tutorial mates , here I've some funny facts regarding animals ! Hope you'll enjoy reading my post . =D

  1. Hippo milk is pink.
  2. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  3. Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
  4. A crocodile cannot stick out its tounge.
  5. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  6. It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2,000 balloons.
  7. Vampire bats adopt orphans, and are one of the few mammals known to risk their own lives to share food with less fortunate roost-mates.
  8. Jellyfish as a species are actually older than dinosaurs and sharks.
  9. A 42-foot sperm whale has about 7 tons of oil in it.
  10. Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.
  11. An alligator can go through 2,000 to 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.
  12. Jumping fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than the space shuttle.
  13. Lobsters have blue blood.
  14. The oldest known animal in the world was 'Ming' the 405 years old clam, discovered in 2007.
  15. Shark , like other fish , have their reproductive organs in their chests.
  16. The octopus does not have a blind spot.
  17. The elephant brain weighs about  6,000g.
  18. The cat brain weighs about 30g.
  19. Cats and dogs can hear ultrasound.
  20. 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.
  21. The costliest cat ever is named Little Nicky, who cost his owner $50,000. He is a clone of an older cat.
  22. One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
  23. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  24. Dogs have been man's pet for over 14,000 years.
  25. Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts.
  26. There are more chicken than people in the world.
  27. The world's oldest crow is 118 years old.
  28. The world's smartest pig, own by mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorised the multiplication tables up to 12.
  29. Cats have a week sense of taste. They have only 473 tastebuds, humans have 9,000.
  30. Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale's tounge.
  31. Flies are deaf.
  32. The average cat sleep about 2/3 of the day.
  33. The smallest known dinosaur is Compsognathus.
  34. The Kangaroo Rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  35. Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.   


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