• We share 70% of our DNA with a slug.
  • We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp.
  • Starfish don’t have brains.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain.
  • It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.
  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
  • Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
  • A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
  • Rats and horses can’t vomit.
  • A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  • Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.
  • Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage.
  • Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world.
  • Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.
  • Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not.
  • Never get a camel angry, for he or she will spit at you.
  • The lifespan of 75 percent of wild birds is 6 months.
  • All porcupines float.
  • Humans and dolphins are the only mammals that have sex for pleasure.
  • Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music.
  • Cats can make over 100 individual vocal sounds, whereas dogs can only make 10.
  • Hippopotamus milk is bright pink.
  • Chameleons and seahorses can move their eyes in two different directions at the same time which enables them to spot predators more easily.
  • A crocodile has so much acid in its stomach that it can digest steel.
  • Crocodiles can grow up 50 new sets of teeth in a lifetime.
  • Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
  • Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
  • Fireflies are the only creatures that give off light without generating heat.
  • The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
  • Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  • A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  • A kangaroo cannot jump if its tail is lifted off the ground. It needs its tail for pushing off.
  • Male sea lions may have more than 100 wives and sometimes go three months without eating.
  • Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads the same way men do.
  • A completely blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its environment.
  • The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
  • A bat can eat up to 1,000 insects per hour.
  • The most popular female dog name is Maggie. The most popular male dog name is Max.
  • Birds can recognize landmarks.
  • The starfish is the only animal capable of turning its stomach inside out.
  • About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than six feet deep.

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