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Best Weird Animal Trivia

Updated on January 17, 2013


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25 Unique Animal Facts

  1. In Michigan it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire-hydrant
  2. It is against the law to hunt whales in Oklahoma
  3. Finland won't allow Donald Duck comics in their country until he puts on some pants
  4. Captain Jean-Luc Picard's fish was named Livingston
  5. Cat's urine glows under a black light
  6. Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while our k9 friends can only make around 10
  7. A goldfish has a memory of about three seconds
  8. Donkey's kill more people annually than plane crashes
  9. There are no turkeys in Turkey
  10. One in three snakebite victims are drunk, one in five are tattooed
  11. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds
  12. Why doesn't a duck's quack echo? No one knows this answer
  13. Snails can sleep for three years without eating
  14. Cats have thirty-three muscles in each ear
  15. The eye of an Ostrich is larger than its brain
  16. A tiger's skin has stripes just like its fur
  17. The average hen lays 277 eggs annually
  18. A cockroach can live up to nine days without its head before it starves to death
  19. Donkeys sink in quicksand, a mule won't
  20. A snail has eleven brains
  21. An emu can run up to forty miles an hour but it can't fly
  22. a Capon is a castrated rooster
  23. A Holstein cow's spots are as individual as a human fingerprint
  24. A rat can last longer without water than a camel
  25. A Zebra is white with black stripes

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25 More Unique Animal Facts

  1. Iguanas can remain under water for about twenty-eight minutes
  2. Carnivorous animals won't eat another animal that has been struck by lightening
  3. Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects. They can fly 50-60 miles per hour
  4. Felix the cat is the first cartoon ever made into a balloon for a parade
  5. Baby beavers are called kittens
  6. Large kangaroos travel thirty feet with just one hop
  7. The average pig will live about fifteen years
  8. Rats can't throw-up
  9. The bones of a penguin weigh less than its feathers
  10. A person who is known as a cat lover is an ailurophile, while people who hate cats are known as ailurophobe
  11. Cheetah's are the only cat (big or small) in the world that can not retract its claws
  12. Mice are the most common animals in America
  13. The cracker Jack box dog is named Bingo
  14. The cat is the only domestic animal that is not mentioned in the bible
  15. Crab (its name) was the only dog to ever appear in a Shakespearean play. Which play you ask? The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  16. The poison-arrow frog has enough toxin to kill about 2,200 humans
  17. The very venomous copperhead snake has a scent like that of fresh cut cucumbers
  18. The underside of a horses hove is called the frog and peels off several times a year as it grows
  19. The Turkey is named after what was thought to be its country of origin (refer to #9 above)
  20. The Turbot fish lays around 14 million eggs in its lifetime
  21. The Blue whale is the worlds largest mammal, at birth it weighs in at around 50 tons, and weighs as much as 150 tons when completely grown
  22. 2,600 different frog species exist world wide. They live on every continent except Antarctica
  23. Electric eels are unlike most fish, they can swim both forward and backward. They are unlike other fish also in that they must surface every five minute or so for oxygen because they can not extract enough from the water to prevent them from drowning
  24. When a male horse and a female donkey mate the offspring is a Hinny—referred to as a jenny—but when a female horse and male donkey mate the offspring is called a mule.
  25. Our k9 friends are mentioned fourteen times in the bible (but don't tell the cats)

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    8 years ago

    do you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open

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    9 years ago from 2510 Warren Avenue Cheyenne,Wyoming 82001

    Great stuff. Keep on sharing.

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    9 years ago

    thank you for those interesting facts

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    Sheila Brown 

    9 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    Very good hub! Lots of both funny and interesting facts. I truly enjoyed reading this! Voted up and interesting! Thank you for SHARING this great information.

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    James Kenny 

    9 years ago from Birmingham, England

    A Ducks Quack not being able to echo, hard to believe. Wonderful factoids and pleasurable to read. Voted up etc.

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    9 years ago

    wow those were interesting very interesting thank you for writing them

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    Answersinwriting~Thank you for stopping by for a little animal trivia today. I am very glad you enjoyed the information. I appreciate your comments very much.


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    10 years ago

    I loved those facts!! I am going to share them with my little nephew right now. Thank you for all the work you put into that.

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    mythman~I have seen that episode and I still think that fish memory is around the 3 second mark. This fact has been in long standing in many zoological circles. But, I respect your right to have a different opinion! Thank you for the comment.


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    10 years ago

    the "fish have a three second memory" "fact" is bogus. The Mythbusters tested that and proved it wrong!!!!!!!

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    Koffeeklatch~Thank you for the read. Nice to see you stopped by. I know, how could anyone not mention the cat in the good-book? I have been compelled to pay extra attention to both of mine since findig this fact! Gotta love our critters. I appreciate your comments KKG!


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    Susan Hazelton 

    10 years ago from Sunny Florida

    I had no idea that cat urine glows under a dark light. And, poor cat to be left out of the bible. Great selection of animal trivia.

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    India Arnold 

    11 years ago from Northern, California

    Zark~How cool would this be to get to hear? I am now in search for an audio to listen to the parrot sing its cool tunes! Thanks Zark! This is a very interesting comment.Thanks for the comment and for stopping by.

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    11 years ago from Serbia

    Did you know that a parrot can make multiple sounds at once. A study was made where a parrot was recorded and played very very slow, it has a psychedelic melody, it's like listening to a psychedelic orchestra because there are so many sounds, but the melody pattern is clear.

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    India Arnold 

    11 years ago from Northern, California

    dealrocker~Very glad you enjoyed the hub. I am totally on board with your fan club! Nice that you got a smile out of the read.

    secretmemoir~Thanks for the read. I was amazed at the whole 11 brain thing also, you would think with that much brain power they could come up with a quicker mode of transportation?! Looking forward to your next hub.

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    11 years ago from Australia

    snails have 11 brains? Amazing they can fit just one in such a small space. Thanks for an interesting hub

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    11 years ago from California

    Wow!! That was very interesting. Voted up and funny too. Great efforts. Liked your other hubs too. Keep up the great work. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

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    India Arnold 

    11 years ago from Northern, California

    Nellieanna~ Thank you for the comments. At times I find myself wishing for a three second memory! You bring another good point to page,...I too giggled a bit! Glad you had fun, I did as well.

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    Nellieanna Hay 

    11 years ago from TEXAS

    I'm still wondering - how does a goldfish even translate anything it might want to remember to goldfish language in 3 seconds? Doesn't memory require some sort of symbol like language? hehehe -

    This was fun!

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    India Arnold 

    11 years ago from Northern, California

    Glad you had a good time here kaltopsyd! I thought the turkey thing was funny as well.

    Thanks for your comments!

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    11 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

    This was most entertaining. #1 made me laugh. Also, Turkey doesn't have any turkeys? That's interesting. Thanks for entertaining me!


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