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List of Weird, Freaky and Unusual Facts About Animals.

Updated on April 28, 2013

The wonders of the animal world.

The animal kingdom is a truly fascinating group of living entities that inhabit this planet we call earth. The diversity of the species and the environments of which they inhabit all over the world,  bring with them a plethora of what can be viewed as strange behaviour and extraordinary feats of ability when compared to that of our own.

From the animals that live in the depths of the humid jungles to those that reside in the dry arid deserts, each and every one without a doubt have some extraordinary feature or attribution that could deem them as unusual. However as it would take more then a lifetime to list them all, I have selected a few of my favourites for you here, I hope you enjoy them.

  •  The earthworm has five hearts.
  • Leeches have the ability to drink five times their own body weight.
  • Some species of turtle live for over a hundred years.
  • The weight of a pigeons feathers is more then the weight of it's bones.
  • The deer sleeps for only five minutes a day.
  • The heart of a giraffe is two feet long.
  • Horses sleep standing up, as do cows.
  • The chow is the only dog that has a black tongue, all the rest have pink ones.
  • Chocolate can kill a small dog as it affects the hearts nervous system
  • As a result of algue growing in their fur, two polar bears in a singapore zoo turned green.
  • A deers urine can turn blue in winter, when it becomes dehydrated.
  • The pupil of a goats eyes are rectangular.
  • Female turkeys don't gobble, only male turkeys.
  • Only male nightingales sing.

  • A squirels sweat glands are in it's feet.
  • A cheetah is unable to retract it's claws and is the only cat that can't.
  • A honeybee has hair on it's eyes.
  • A shark can live for over a year without eating a single thing.
  • The nostril of the polar bear closes when it enters water.
  • There are two hundred million insects for every one individual person, on earth.
  • A greyhound can run as fast as forty two miles an hour.
  • The teeth of a rodent, never stop growing.
  • A monkeys eyes and tongue will turn green if it eats too many green bananas.
  • It takes twelve worker bees to produce the equivalent of a teaspoonful of honey, in their entire lifetime.
  • The tongue of a chameleon is twice the size in length of it's body.
  • As protection from blowing desert sands, camels have three eyelids.
  • The back of an elephants foot has no bone so they have to walk on tiptoe.
  • Bees are born fully grown.
  • Every year more people are killed by Donkeys, then in airplane crashes.
  • The mosquito has teeth, forty seven of them.
  • The snail has teeth, around twenty five thousand of them.
  • The reproductive organs of a snail are in it's head.

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      Louise 

      3 years ago

      Please teach the rest of these internet hoanlgois how to write and research!

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      Xaria 

      3 years ago

      Free knowledge like this doesn't just help, it promote deorymacc. Thank you.

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment sagebrush_mama, I am pleased you enjoyed my hub. :)

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      sagebrush_mama 

      8 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

      How interesting! I can vouch for the details on the pupils of goats, and on the male and female turkeys, which gobble, and which don't, as we have had both on our little ranch.

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you logic,commonsense good to see you again my friend, let me know how you go with 'who wants to be a millionaire' ;)

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      logic,commonsense 

      8 years ago

      I'm ready for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" now! :)

      Interesting facts!

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you samboiam, I very much enjoyed your bon jovi hub. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for commenting GH, I think that's an ace idea and I look forward to reading it. I will probably be writing some more hubs like this too, it makes interesting research.:)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you weblog, it was a good request. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for commenting jayjay40, let me know how the next quiz goes. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment drbj and I look forward to checking out your rodent hubs. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you Tonymac, I very much enjoyed your moon hub. :)

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      samboiam 

      8 years ago from Texas

      The reproductive organs of a snail are in it's head.

      Unfortunately for most men their brains are in their reproductive organs.

      Loved the hub.

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      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Wow thanks a lot wrenfrosts, hehehe, you just gave me an idea on how I will finish my 60dc challenge... I have a lot of references about facts and figures about animals and what i just need is to use them... Don't worry buddy topics on the same niche usually supports each other in Hubpages... Great Hub... I am running out of gas these days, I am busy with some writing assignments and my creative juice in writing useful articles and time, is becoming limited so as to speak

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      weblog 

      8 years ago from 1India

      Those are amazing facts. Thanks for answering my request.

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      jayjay40 

      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Great animal facts wrenfrost, very good to remember for the next quiz night. Thanks

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Great new weird animal facts. I am completely fascinated by animal behavior, particularly that of what I label "weird" animals. I wrote 10 hubs about them.

      But I only knew about your rodent fact (their teeth never stop growing) because I wrote two of my weird animal hubs about moles: the star-nosed mole and the naked mole rat. Thanks for adding to my weird-facts-education, wrenfrost.

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Loved these aniumals facts! Thanks so much for sharing them.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you CMHypno, that's an interesting fact about fruit bats and as good a reason to want to be one. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you wesley, glad you enjoyed it and I hope you have a good day also. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for commenting BJBenson, glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for your comment andromida, always good to see you my friend. Animals really are fascinating aren't they.

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      CMHypno 

      8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Hi Wrenfrost, great facts about animals. I always fancied being a fruit bat, because apparently they have to eat their own bodyweight in sugar every day, yet their teeth don't decay and they don't put on weight! Great Hyb

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      wesleycox 

      8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Wow there is a lot of interesting facts here, only one I think I knew about. This was a fun hub to read wrenfrost, thank you for posting it. Take care and have a nice day.

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      wrenfrost56 

      8 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you katiem2, always good to see you my friend. I hope your kids do enjoy this. :)

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      BJBenson 

      8 years ago from USA

      I really enjoyed reading all the facts. Nice hub.

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      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      Many of the animals fact were not known to many,it's really surprising how shark can live without eating for a year,.thank you wren :)

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      wrenfrost, WOW my kids are gonna love this... Great hub. Thanks and Peace :)

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