25 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals
Posted by Mary Reyes on November 19, 2012
It’s mind-blowing to think about the multitude of animals that exist in this world. From the tiny flea to the great blue whale, each animal possesses a unique quality that makes it stand out from the rest. Even if you’re a zoology expert, you might be surprised by some of these 25 amazing facts about animals. Prepare to be astounded by the resilience, physical abilities, and sheer brilliance of these magnificent creatures.
Houseflies don’t allow their short lifespans (14 days) to hinder their musical abilities. They always hum in the key of F.
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 – unless you’re this guy.
Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.
Here’s a tidbit that might be useful if you plan on becoming the next Steve Irwin: To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeball – It will let you go instantly.
Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height. This is equivalent to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.
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.
Because beavers’ teeth never stop growing, they must constantly gnaw on objects to keep them at a manageable length. Their teeth would eventually grow into their brain if they didn’t maintain them.
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.
Butterflies have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colors red, green and yellow.
About Mary Reyes
Mary is a journalism student at the University of Florida. She loves vintage fashion, The Rat Pack, superheroes, and all things Disney. Someday, she hopes to dazzle the world with her writing skills by becoming the next J.K. Rowling.
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