Amusing facts for animals and creatures

  • A group of crows is called a murder.
  • A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
  • A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size.
  • A female ferret can die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • A leech has 32 brains.
  • Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons of saliva a day
  • A turtle can breathe through its butt.
  • An owl has three eyelids.
  • An octopus has three hearts.
  • During the 1800’s, leeches were used as a tool for blood clotting. Leeches were so popular for this use that they became an endangered species.
  • Earthworms have 5 hearts.
  • Iguanas can stay under water for up to thirty minutes.
  • In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye.
  • The heart of an adult giraffe weighs on average 26 pounds.
  • The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet.
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • The only lizard that has a voice is the Gecko.
  • The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a “Squirrel Day” festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest.
  • There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica and Greenland.
  • There are over 1,800 known species of fleas.
  • There are some species of snails that are venomous. Their venom can be fatal to humans.
  • Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore.
  • Sharks are immune to cancer.
  • Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.
  • Slugs have 4 noses.
  • Some Ribbon worm will eat themselves if they cannot find food. This type of worm can still survive after eating up to 95% of its body weight.
  • The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly.
  • The fur of the binturong, also known as the “Asian Bear Cat,” smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail.

(Source: Amusing facts.com)

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