25 Reasons The Animal Kingdom Is More Ridiculous Than You Thought

From snails that sleep 3 years straight to blue whale tongues that weigh more than grown elephants these are 25 reasons the animal kingdom is more ridiculous than you thought.

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The blue whale’s tongue weighs as much as an adult elephant

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Male emperor penguins will stand without eating for up to two months in the Antarctic elements while the female goes to feed

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23

The 2-inch-long golden poison dart frog has enough venom to kill 10 adult men

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22

Galapagos tortoises sleep for 16 hours a day and can go a year without food or water.

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21

Once a giant clam picks a spot to live on a reef, it does not move for the rest of its life

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20

Anteaters can eat up to 35,000 ants a day.

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19

Houseflies hum in the key of F

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18

A beaver’s teeth never stop growing. It needs to chew on tree trunks and branches to keep them from getting too long

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17

Fleas can jump distances 100 times their body length

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16

Polar bears have black skin under their white fur to better absorb the rays of the sun

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15

The venomous Portuguese-man-of-war is actually an animal made up of four separate organisms, known as a siphonophore

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14

Butterflies can taste with their feet

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13

Dolphins have names for one other

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They also name objects

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11

Aside from nesting, common swift spend their entire lives in the air, living on insects they catch in flight

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10

Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light. Similar to humans, they need sunlight to keep their pigment

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9

A flamingo can only eat when it’s head is upside down.

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8

All polar bears are left-handed, or rather, left pawed

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7

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave

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6

The hummingbird is the only animal that can fly backwards

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5

A hammerhead shark can be rendered completely immobile for 15 minutes by turning it over and tickling its tummy

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4

Squirrels can remember the hiding places of up to 10,000 nuts

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3

The oldest known animal in the world was Ming, the 405-year old clam, discovered in 2007

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A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off - it dies from starvation!

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A snail can sleep for 3 years at a stretch

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