Friday, July 24, 2009

Facts about animals

Here are some interesting facts about animals:
  • The octopus has three hearts.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
  • Kangaroos can't walk backwards.
  • Starfish don't have brains.
  • Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints.
  • All polar bears are left-handed.
  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand
  • Some octopuses have been known to eat their arms off when they are exposed to stressful situations
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours

  • Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
  • Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex
  • A hummingbird weighs less than a penny
  • A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person
  • A blue whale gains approximately 200 pounds a day for the first seven months of its life
  • Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows
  • Dolphins nap with one eye open
  • Female alligators lay about 40 eggs that hatch in 60 - 70 days
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Horses can't vomit

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