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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Unusual Facts About Animals

unusual facts about animals picSomeone asked me to put some unusual facts about animals so I decided to go along with it. It's quite unusual and interesting anyway.

So here is my first batch of UNUSUAL FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS

A female anaconda is three to five times the size of the average male anaconda.
The average hedgehog will live about ten years.
The average size of a hedgehog falls between four and nine inches in length.
The average hedgehog heartbeat is about 190 beats a minute. During hibernation, this reduces to about 20 times in a minute.
Geese will live on average twenty-five years.
Cats sleep most of their day away, up to sixteen hours.
A rhinoceros, held in captivity, will live up to fifteen years.
Approximately 200 trees can be cut down by an average beaver.
A leopard, held in captivity, will live up to twelve years.- Susan M. Keenan
Just one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 liter bottles.
Cows can have regional accents
A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.
Bonobos are the only non human primates that engage in oral sex, tongue kissing, and face-to-face genital sex.
In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.
US Secret Service sniffer dogs are put up in five-star hotels during overseas presidential visits.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Bulls are color blind.
A cow's only sweat glands are in its nose.
The humpback whale has the longest flippers of any mammal, up to one third of the body length.
On average, there are ten dogs in an African wild dog pack.
The average size of a newborn kangaroo is the size of a coffee bean.
The average weight of a mature bull is 900 pounds.
The black uakari, a monkey, travels an average of one and a half to 2 miles every day.
An average size for an adult guinea pig is two pounds.
The average sloth travels an average of fifteen feet a day.
The average panda consumes 95% bamboo for its nourishment.
An average llama has a weight of 375 pounds.
The bowfin, a fish, averages about thirty-four inches in length.
Emus can't walk backwards.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
The average number of quills on a porcupine is 30,000.
The average dolphin eats one third of its weight of food each day.
One in every five thousand North Atlantic lobsters is born in a bright blue color.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
The cows at the Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing yield an average of 80 pounds of milk per cow per day.
A moose, on average, will live between fifteen and twenty-five years.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2,200 people.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
The average garden-variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.
Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.
The shell constitutes 12 percent of an egg's weight.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of bears is called a sleuth.
Twelve or more cows is called a flink.
A baby oyster is called a spat.
Some fleas have split penises like a Y shape
An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years
Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
A squid has 10 tentacles.
A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
The only dog that doesn't have a pink tongue is the chow.
Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal.
A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.
Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
Penguins are the only bird that can leap into the air like porpoises.
India has 50 million monkeys.
By some unknown means, an iguana can end its own life.
Zebras can't see the color orange.
There are more insects in ten square feet of a rain forest than there are people in Manhattan.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
The smartest dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Dumbest: Afgan hound.
A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from its eyes.
The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.
The ostrich has a 46-foot long small intestine.
A scallop has 35 blue eyes.
A swan is the only bird with a penis
The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.

This is all for now. More unusual facts about animals to come maybe in a day or two.