FUN-O-LICIOUS


The Most Amazing Facts About Insects and Animals.

  1. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  2. The membranes in a dog's nose, if unfolded and laid out, would be larger than the dog itself.
  3. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  4. The silkworm moth has eleven brains.
  5. When a dolphin is sick or injured, its cries of distress summon immediate aid from other dolphins, who try to support it to the surface so that it can breathe.
  6. The leech has 32 brains.
  7. An eagles nest can weigh as much as two tons.
  8. The common Black Ants and Wood Ants have no sting, but they can squirt a spray of formic acid. Some birds put ants in their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid which gets rid of the parasites.
  9. If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $10 from the town.
  10. Desert rats can copulate 122 times an hour.
  11. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  12. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees.
  13. The Galpagos Tortoise has a potential life span of 200 years.
  14. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  15. Cats rarely meow at each other. Meowing is reserved for "speaking" with humans.
  16. Ticks are second only to the mosquito as the most dangerous parasites to humans.
  17. According to one study, plant and animal species are becoming extinct at the rate of 17 per hour.
  18. Polar Bears cannot be detected by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur.
  19. Snakes can see through their eyelids.
  20. When two dogs approach each other, the dog which wags its tail very slowly is in charge.
  21. The most common name for a goldfish is "Jaws."
  22. The blood of a grasshopper is not red, but white.
  23. Reindeer eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.
  24. 1 in 5,000 North Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
  25. Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any insect... each eye is made up of more than 30,000 separate rod-like units.
  26. Crocodiles never outgrow the pools in which they live. That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life.
  27. Rats are omnivorous, eating nearly any type of food, including dead and dying members of their own species.
  28. Great White Sharks can go as long as three months without eating.
  29. Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake.
  30. Male anglerfish physically attach themselves to females early in life. The females continue to grow but the males don't. The males are parasites. Over time, they lose most of their inner organs and depend on the female's bodies to survive. Two males may live off one female.
  31. The hydra - a close relative of jellyfish and sea anemones, can regenerate or grow back if it's cut in half.
  32. Mexico is the world's pig tapeworm capital with estimates that about 4 percent of all Mexicans have the adult tapeworm in their intestine.
  33. Eighty-five percent of all life on Earth is Plankton.
  34. Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air.
  35. A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young.
  36. The remains of diatoms, algae with hard shells, are used in making pet litter, cosmetics, pool filters and tooth polish.
  37. Scientists found a whole new phylum of animal on a lobster's lip.
  38. Jellyfish have no brains, yet they can tell light from dark and sense movement.
  39. Armadillos have four babies at a time, and they are always the same sex.
  40. Crickets have ears on their front legs.
  41. On a beach holiday, you are more likely to die from a coconut falling on your head than a shark attack.
  42. A dairy cow drinks 20-50 gallons of water a day - about as much as a full bathtub.
  43. A dog's sense of smell is 1,000 times more sensitive than a humans.
  44. Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.
  45. Shrimp can only swim backwards.
  46. If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in Celcius degrees.
  47. The pistol shrimp catches its prey by surprising it with a loud banging noise made with its claws.
  48. The strongest animal in the world is the rhinoceros beetle. It can lift 850 times its own weight. That would be the equivalent of a man carrying 76 family-sized cars around on his back
  49. A Platypus is one of two mammals that lays eggs and nurses it's young on milk - the other is an echidna.
  50. Of the approximately 200 eggs laid by a female leatherback sea turtle an average of two will survive their youth and grow to sexual maturity.
  51. Pets like the sound of laughter, and most know when you're in pain.
  52. It takes 12 bees their entire lifetime to make a tablespoon of honey.
  53. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
  54. Flies have 4000 lenses in each eye.
  55. The female blue crab can lay up to one million eggs in a day.
  56. Living organisms on Earth can thrive as deep as 2 miles down.
  57. The slightest touch on a cat's whiskers will make its eyes blink.
  58. When subjected to an electric current of at least 50 volts, a cat's tail always points toward the north.
  59. The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mamba snake is over 95%.
  60. The Chameleon can focus its eyes seperately to watch two objects at once.
  61. HONEYBEES have hairs on their eyes to help them collect pollen.
  62. A CAT uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
  63. The Dodo Bird was first discovered in 1507 - 100 years later it was hunted to extinction.
  64. A cat's tongue consists of small "hooks," which come in handy when tearing up food.
  65. The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose.
  66. Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.
  67. Spider-Goat - Scientists have managed to mix a goat with a spider to create a goat that produces spider's silk in its milk. The goats look completely normal, and they are in fact only 1/70,000th spider. By inserting just one spider gene into a goat's egg, the adult goat produces milk that can be processed to create an incredibly strong spider's silk fabric. The 'Biosteel' fabric is estimated to be five times as strong as steel, and about the same weight as cotton.
  68. Kiwi birds are blind, they hunt by smell.
  69. Hummingbirds consume half of their body weight in food every day.
  70. Rhinos are in the same family as horses, and are thought to have inspired the myth of the unicorn.
  71. The small Darwin's frog, which lives in Chile's cool forest streams, nurtures its young in an unusual manner. After the female lays 30 or so eggs, the male guards them for two weeks and then swallows the surviving ones. In the male's vocal pouch, the offspring develop until they're able to survive on their own and hop out.
  72. The giant cricket of Africa enjoys eating human hair.
  73. There are 1600 calories in a pint of Hippopotamus milk.
  74. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  75. The sting of a Box Jelly can kill a human within three minutes.
  76. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
  77. Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again.
  78. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
  79. All elephants walk on tip-toe, because the back portion of their foot is made up of all fat and no bone.
  80. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.
  81. A dragonfly's penis is shovel-shaped at the end, to scoop a rival male's sperm out of the female it's impregnating.
  82. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  83. Ants are said to never cross a chalk line. So if you've got ants, draw a line on the floor with chalk or wherever the ants are coming in and see for yourself
  84. Blue Whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as three greyhound buses.
  85. Squids can commit suicide by eating their own tentacles.
  86. Some scientists think that 10% of the animal biomass of the world is ants.
  87. The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
  88. The sailfish, the swordfish and the mako shark have all been clocked at swimming over 50mph.
  89. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they canít find any food.
  90. Inbreeding causes 3 out of every 10 Dalmatian dogs to suffer from hearing disability.
  91. A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
  92. A 42-foot sperm whale has about 7 tons of oil in it.
  93. Australian termites have been known to build mounds twenty feet high and at least 100 feet wide.
  94. Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places
  95. Snakes always keep their eyes open, even when they are asleep.
  96. Sharks can sense a drop of blood from 2.5 miles away.
  97. Many fish can change sex during the course of their lives. Others, especially rare deep-sea fish, have both male and female sex organs
  98. The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
  99. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
  100. A whale's penis is called a dork.
  101. The koala does not need to drink liquids; it can obtain all of its liquids from eucalyptus leaves which are 50 percent water.
  102. Ants don't sleep.
  103. An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
  104. The oarfish, Regalecus glesne, is the longest bony fish in the world. With its snakelike body sporting a magnificent red fin along its 50-foot length horselike face and blue gills, it accounts for many sea-serpent sightings.
  105. The black bulldog ant from Australia is the most dangerous ant in the world. It stings and bites at the same time and has killed humans.
  106. The word kangaroo means "I don't know" in the language of Australian aborigines. When Captain Cook approached natives of the Endeavor River tribe to ask what the strange animal was, he got kangaroo for an answer.
  107. If a tiger loses all his hair, heíll still be striped. Tiger stripes are like fingerprints, each individual catís markings are unique. And theyíre not just hair, the stripes are in their skin.
  108. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  109. Animal Group Names:

    • A group of Alligators are called a Congregation
    • A group of Apes are called a Shrewdnes or Troop
    • A group of Bacteria are called a Culture
    • A group of Barracudas are called a Battery
    • A group of Bats are called a Colony or Cloud
    • A group of Bloodhounds are called a Sute
    • A group of Bobolinks are called a Chain
    • A group of Buzzards are called a Wake
    • A group of Camels are called a Caravan, Train or Flock
    • A group of Caterpillars are called an Army
    • A group of stray/wild Cats are called a Destruction
    • A group of Cattle are called a Drove, Herd or Team
    • A group of Cheetahs are called a Coalition
    • A group of Clams are called a Bed
    • A group of Cobras are called a Quiver
    • A group of Cockroaches are called a Intrusion
    • A group of Cod are called a Lap
    • A group of Coyotes are called a Band
    • A group of Crabs are called a Cast
    • A group of Crocodiles are called a Bask or Float
    • A group of Crows are called a Murder, Horde, Parcel or Storytelling
    • A group of Dolphins are called a Pod
    • A group of Donkeys are called a Drove, Pace or Herd
    • A group of Eagles are called a Convocation or Aerie
    • A group of Eels are called a Swarm, Bed, Fry
    • A group of Elephants are called a Herd or Memory
    • A group of Emus are called a Mob
    • A group of Falcons are called a Cast
    • A group of Ferrets are called a Business, Cast or Fesnying
    • A group of Finches are called a Charm
    • A group of Flamingoes are called a Stand or Flamboyance
    • A group of Flies are called a Business, Swarm or Cloud
    • A group of Frogs are called an Army, Colony or Knot
    • A group of Fox are called a Leash, Skulk, Earth, Lead or Troop
    • A group of Giraffesare called a Tower
    • A group of Gnats are called a Cloud, Horde or Swarm
    • A group of Goats are called a Tribe, Trip, Drove, Herd or Flock
    • A group of Goldfish are called a Glint or Troubling
    • A group of Gorillas are called a Band or Troop
    • A group of Grasshoppers are called a Cloud
    • A group of Greyhounds are called a Leash
    • A group of Gulls are called a Colony or Screech
    • A group of Guinea Fowl are called a Confusion
    • A group of Hedgehogs are called an Array
    • A group of Herons are called a Sedge, Siege or Hedge
    • A group of Herring are called a Army or Shoal
    • A group of Hippopotamuses are called a Bloat
    • A group of Hornets are called a Nest or Bike
    • A group of Hummingbirds are called a Charm
    • A group of Hyenas are called a Cackle
    • A group of Jellyfish are called a Smack or Brood
    • A group of Kangaroos are called a Troop, Mob or Herd
    • A group of Lapwings are called a Deceit
    • A group of Larks are called a Exaltation or Ascension
    • A group of Leopards are called a Leap
    • A group of Lice are called a Flock
    • A group of Lions are called a Pride, Sault or Troop
    • A group of Lizards are called a Lounge
    • A group of Locusts are called a Plague
    • A group of Magpies are called a Tiding, Gulp, Murder or Charm
    • A group of Martens are called a Richness
    • A group of Mice are called a Mischief
    • A group of Midges are called a Bite
    • A group of Minnows are called a Shoal, Steam, Swarm
    • A group of Moles are called a Labor, Company or Movement
    • A group of Monkeys are called a Troop, Barrel, Carload, Cartload or Tribe
    • A group of Mosquitoes are called a Scourge
    • A group of Mudhens are called a Fleet
    • A group of Mules are called a Pack, Span, Barren or Rake
    • A group of Nightingales are called a Watch
    • A group of Otters are called a Romp, Bevy, Family or Raft
    • A group of Owls are called a Parliament or Stare
    • A group of Oxen are called a Team, Yoke or Drove
    • A group of Oysters are called a Bed
    • A group of Parrots are called a Company or Pandemonium
    • A group of Peacocks are called a Muster, Ostentation or Pride
    • A group of Pelicans are called a Pod
    • A group of Pigeons are called a Flight, Flock or Kit
    • A group of Porcupines are called a Prickle
    • A group of Prairie Dogs are called a Coterie
    • A group of Quail are called a Bevy or Covey
    • A group of Raccoons are called a Gaze
    • A group of Rats are called a Colony, Pack, Plague or Swarm
    • A group of Rattlesnakes are called a Rhumba
    • A group of Ravens are called a Unkindness or Storytelling
    • A group of Rhinoceroses are called a Crash or Stubbornness
    • A group of Salmon are called a Run
    • A group of Sandpipers are called a Fling
    • A group of Sardines are called a Family
    • A group of Scorpions are called a Bed or Nest
    • A group of Seals are called a Pod, Bob, Harem, Herd or Rookery
    • A group of Sharks are called a Shiver, School or Shoal
    • A group of Sheep are called a Drove, Flock, Down, Hurtle, Fold, Pack or Trip
    • A group of Skylarks are called a Exultation
    • A group of Snails are called a Escargatoire, Rout or Walk
    • A group of Snakes are called a Den, Nest, Pit, Bed or Knot
    • A group of Sparrows are called a Host
    • A group of Spiders are called a Cluster or Clutter
    • A group of Squirrels are called a Dray or Scurry
    • A group of Stingrays are called a Fever
    • A group of Storks are called a Mustering or Muster
    • A group of Swallows are called a Flight or Gulp
    • A group of Termites are called a Colony, Nest, Swarm or Brood
    • A group of Tigers are called a Streak, Ambush
    • A group of Toads are called a Knot, Knab or Nest
    • A group of Trout are called a Hover
    • A group of Turkeys are called a Rafter, Gang or Posse
    • A group of Turtles are called a Bale, Nest, Turn or Dole
    • A group of Vultures are called a Venue
    • A group of Walruses are called a Herd or Pod
    • A group of Weasles are called a Gang, Colony or Pack
    • A group of Whales are called a Pod, Gam, Herd, School or Mod
    • A group of Wombats are called a Wisdom
    • A group of Woodcocks are called a Fall
    • A group of Woodpeckers are called a Descent
    • A group of Worms are called a Bed, Clew, Bunch or Clat
    • A group of Wrens are called a Herd
    • A group of Zebras are called a Crossing, Zeal, Cohorts or Herd

  110. An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.
  111. The largest group of insects are the beetles with over 400,000 different species.
  112. Of all known forms of animal life ever to inhabit the Earth, only about 10 percent still exist today.
  113. Today's cattle are descended from two species: wild aurochs -- fierce and agile herd animals that populated Asia, North Africa and Europe -- and eotragus -- anantelope-like, Asian forest creature.
  114. The small Darwin's frog, which lives in Chile's cool forest streams, nurtures its young in an unusual manner. After the female lays 30 or so eggs, the male guards them for two weeks and then swallows the surviving ones. In the male's vocal pouch, the offspring develop until they're able to survive on their own and hop out.
  115. An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.
  116. Hippos have killed more than 400 people in Africa - more than any other wild animal.
  117. The larva of the polyphemus moth consumes 86,000 times its birth weight in its first 56 days.
  118. Elephant ears can weigh over 100 pounds and be 6 feet across.
  119. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  120. If you are bitten by a mosquito, it's usually a female sucking blood from her victim to get nutrients for making her eggs.
  121. The brown myotis bats' young, when born, are equivalent to a woman giving birth to a thirty pound baby.
  122. Pigs are the only animal that will drink hard liquor voluntarily.
  123. At 15 inches the eyes of giant squids are the largest on the planet.
  124. A species of earthworm, "Megascolides australis," in Australia can grow up to fifteen feet in length.
  125. If you have a tape worm, and you put your head over a pot of coffee with your mouth open the tape worm will crawl out of your mouth and extend toward the coffee, therefore you can just grab it and pull it out.
  126. Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed, and continue living.
  127. The first animals to survive in orbital spaceflight were the Soviet dogs, Strelka and Belka, launched in Sputnik 5 in August 1960.
  128. A cockroach can live for nine days without its head.
  129. The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
  130. Of the million-plus species of insects on earth, 3,000 of them are mosquitoes. More than 165 of those live in the United States.
  131. Mosquitoes have been found to prefer biting people with smelly feet.
  132. If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  133. Killer Whales kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  134. Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem and with legs dangling, fall asleep.
  135. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
  136. Elephants have been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean.
  137. A full grown grizzly bear from Western North America can bite through a piece of steel that is half an inch thick.
  138. Cows do not have upper front teeth.
  139. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  140. The 25 Ft. long whale shark has more than 4,000 teeth, each only 3mm long
  141. All clams are born as males. A clam can change to become a female, but only once, and the change is irreversible.
  142. If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, as they need gravity to swallow.
  143. A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day!
  144. Beavers can hold their breath for 45 minutes.
  145. Pandas in China have been given Viagra to help them mate.
  146. No two ZEBRAS have the same markings.
  147. Boxers are named for their playful habit of using their front paws in frolic.
  148. Apart from humans the only land animal that cries is the elephant.
  149. The Honey Badger can withstand hundreds of African bee stings that would kill any other animal.
  150. Dolphins are the only other animals besides humans that get pleasure out of sex. They are also the only other animals that have sex for reasons other than reproduction
  151. The hippopotamus has skin an inch and a half thick, so solid that most bullets cannot go through.
  152. The penguins that inhabit the tip of South America are called jackass penguins.
  153. An elephant's brain weighs about five times more than a human brain but it's body weighs 100 times more than ours.
  154. A swan is the only bird with a penis
  155. Zebras can't see the color orange.
  156. A snail can sleep for three years.
  157. Leatherback turtles' throats have spines that keep slippery prey like jellyfish from sliding out and escaping.
  158. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
  159. Wounds infested with maggots heal quickly and without spread of gangrene or other infection.
  160. Blood taken from Polar Bears during the seal-free season showed levels of cholesterol nearly 25 percent higher than blood taken while the bears had plenty of seal blubber to eat.
  161. Southern Indian drug addicts get high by having venomous snakes bite their tongues. This can give addicts a 16 hour high, but can be very deadly.
  162. At present even the most powerful PCs cannot process as many instructions as the .1gm of a goldfish brain.
  163. When an elephant family member dies, they bury them with twigs and leaves and "cry" for several hours.
  164. By swallowing water, the Puffer fish becomes too big for other fish to swallow.
  165. The closest relative to the manatee is the elephant. Scientists think the elephant crawled back into the sea to become a manatee.
  166. The fastest dog, the Saluki, can reach speeds of up to 43 miles per hour.
  167. Parrots play practical jokes on each other.
  168. A goldfish is the only animal that can see both infrared and ultraviolet light.
  169. Some fleas have split penises like a Y shape
  170. Dinosaurs lived on Earth for around 165 million years before they became extinct
  171. Amazon ants raid the nests of other ants to steal the other ants' larvae to hatch in their own nest. Then they use the hatched ants to do all their work for them. Amazon ants are so adapted to fighting that they can't take care of themselves or their nest - that's why they steal and raise other ants as slaves.
  172. Mayflies live for a year or more as larvae; but as adults they live for only a few hours.
  173. One in four animals on our planet is a beetle
  174. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
  175. If you take one pound of cobwebs and spread them out in one straight line, it will go around the earth 2 times.
  176. You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000 000 000 000 071 ounce of its spray.
  177. Polar bears are the only mammal with hair on the soles of its feet.
  178. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  179. Spider web filaments were used in gun sights as the 'cross hairs' until the early 1960's.
  180. A blue whale's testicles are as large as a Volkswagen beetle, and a small child could crawl through their major arteries.
  181. When a female horse and a male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and a female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.
  182. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  183. A blind chameleon still changes colors to match his environment.
  184. The color of a yak's milk is pink.
  185. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  186. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
  187. By some unknown means, an iguana can end its own life.
  188. The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2,200 people.
  189. Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.
  190. A dolphin's hearing is so acute that it can pick up an underwater sound from fifteen miles away.
  191. The cheetah can reach a speed of up to 45 miles per hour in only 2 seconds.
  192. Scientists in Brazil have reported the emergence of a species of superflea; they are bigger than cockroaches and can jump 20 feet.
  193. One species of antelope, the Sitatunga, can sleep underwater.
  194. Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.
  195. The sperm of a MOUSE is longer than the sperm of an elephant.
  196. An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years
  197. Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
  198. Left to their own devices, pearls grow naturally only once in every 20,000 oysters.
  199. Flamingos are not naturally pink. They get their color from their food -- tiny green algae that turn pink during digestion.
  200. More human deaths have been attributed to FLEAS than all the wars ever fought.As carriers of the bubonic plague, fleas were responsible for killing onethird of the population of Europe in the 14th century.
  201. The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.
  202. Flamingos have knees that can bend backward.
  203. Siberian tigers are the largest of all of the tiger subspecies. Their size and extra thick, long coat help them survive temperatures as low as -49 degrees Fahrenheit.
  204. Over 100,000 birds, whales, seals and turtles worldwide are killed by plastic rubbish every year. Marine life, in particular turtles, is prone to mistaking plastic bags for jellyfish, ingesting them and dying of intestinal blockage.
  205. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  206. It can take a deep-sea clam up to 100 years to reach 0.3 inches in length. The clam is among the slowest growing, yet longest living species on the planet.
  207. The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel.
  208. The male platypus has venom strong enough to can kill a small dog and cause excruciating pain among humans.
  209. The only way to stop the pain of the flathead fish's sting is by rubbing the same fish's slime on the wound it gave you.
  210. The zorilla is the smelliest animal on the planet. Its anal glands can be smelled from a half mile away.
  211. If a shark doesn't continually swim, it will sink.
  212. If a cricket were the size of Mount Rushmore, it could jump to the moon.
  213. Mountain goats are not really goats at al. They are small antelopes.
  214. Cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
  215. There are an estimated 2,500 collisions between birds and planes each year in the US.
  216. Dolphins jump out of the water to conserve energy. It's easier to move through the air than through the water.
  217. Herons stamp and peck at mosquitoes around their feet up to three thousand times an hour. This behaviour prevents more then 80 percent of the mosquitoes from feeding on the heron's blood.
  218. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  219. The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.
  220. The air is so polluted in Cubato, Brazil, that no birds or insects remain and most trees are blackened stumps. It's Mayor reportedly refuses to live there.
  221. Tuna swim at a steady rate of nine miles per hour for an indefinite period of time - and they never stop moving. Tunas will suffocate if they ever stop swimming. They need a continual flow of water across their gills to breathe, even while they rest. Estimates indicate that a 15 year old tuna travels one million miles in its lifetime.
  222. If you fill a standard 750ml wine bottle with live hornets, their angry buzzing will resonate at precisely the right frequency to shatter the glass.
  223. Mosquito repellents don't repel - they hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
  224. The bald eagle is truly an all-American bird - it is the only eagle unique to North America.