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Fun facts you never knew about animals

Updated on March 25, 2012

I collected  some amazing and true facts possibly you never knew about animals,thought these would be good for both of us if i shared them, enjoy

  • A house fly lives only 14 days.

  • 75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.

  • The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal but are mentioned only twice in the Bible.

  • Pork is the world’s most widely-eaten meat.

  • The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.

  • Sharks are immune to almost all known diseases.

  • A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

  • Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

  • There are more than 21 million people and 150 million sheep in Australia.

  • New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.

  • Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

  • Snails have more than 25000 teeth.

  • Giraffes clean their ears with their tongues

  • The blood of lobsters is blue.

  • Bee keepers wear white, because this is the only color bees can't see.

  • Pigs are the cleanest animals In the world.

  • Dogs have cleaner tongues than people.

  • Snakes can see through their eyelids.

  • One golden poison-dart frog could kill up to 1500 people with its poison.

  • The peregrine falcon can spot its prey from more than 8 km away.

  • The elephant is the only animal with four knees.

  • Jellyfishes are made up of more than 95% water

  • Jellyfishes have no brain, no blood, and no nervous system.

  • A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

  • The eyes of ostrich’s are bigger than their brains.

  • A group of owls is called a parliament.

  • Cows can have regional accents

  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  • An ant can lift fifty times of it’s own weight
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      3 years ago

      I've enjoyed sharing these fun facts with children.. and thanks everyone else for the clarification of the facts. Bring on more! :-)

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kampala

      Thanks a lot ghost man for that Kangaroo info, I've edited the hub to remove the mistakes, also thanks for your comment

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      7 years ago

      True enough on the kangaroo rat. We have lots of those here in the Sonoran desert. Their kidneys are so efficient that they can literally get all of the moisture they need to survive from the seeds and grasses they eat.

      The 3-second memory span for golfish (love that tidbit!) is mentioned twice. Perhaps because hubbers also have short attention spans!

      As for the parliament of owls...would that outrank a murder of crows? Hmmm.....

      Loved this--especially the goldfish attention span. Reminds of some teenaged humans I've known, actually.

      Uhh...Nicomp? Isn't the FAA already RUN by donkeys?

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kampala

      jill of alltrades,thanks for your feedback and clarification

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      jill of alltrades 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Hmmm, interesting and fun trivia.

      However, I'd like to place a word of caution to some of these "facts" because they are not exactly accurate. For example, "teeth" in mosquitoes and snails are not the teeth that we know of. Or the rat you mentioned is not all kinds of rats but specifically the kangaroo rat. There are some more but I do not want to be a wet blanket.

      I actually salute you for putting these together. Your hub is definitely fun!

      Thanks for sharing.

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kampala

      epigramman thanks for reading my hubs and finding this useful

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Kampala

      W.K Hayes, thanks for the help an your vote:)

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      7 years ago

      .....well this is a very fascinating source of information for someone like me who can refer to these facts and be inspired to write something new and exciting. Nice job here - you are a good teacher - and I am a willing student!

    • W. K. Hayes profile image

      Warren Keith Hayes 

      7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

      Nicomp...they already do LOL...

      Alya Rose, That makes two of us...remind me to avoid donkeys more often. makes you wonder how in the world a person would survive if a snail attacked LOL

      And to Dexixy, this is an awesome fun-fact page. Voted across the board and voted up. Great article.

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      7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Mosquitoes with 47 teeth - I should have known. And snails yikes! Cows with regional accents - and parliament and owls - so interesting!

      I love a fun list - thanks and rated up!

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      Alya rose 

      7 years ago from From beyond the reeds

      I love facts about anything and everything!and a lot of these really surprised me!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      When will the FAA regulate donkeys?


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