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25 Interesting Facts

Updated on April 28, 2011

Here are 25 interesting facts. I am sure they will add a bit to your knowledge about the things around us.

1) Dragonfly can live for only 24 hours on the average.

2) Elephant is the only mammal that can't jump and thankfully so.

3) Elephants can live up to seventy years.

4) The trunk of an elephant has no bones. About 150,000 muscles and nerves provide it with flexibility.

5) Penguins possess waterproof feathers.

6) Hawksbill turtles got their name from pointed heads that resemble a birds beak.

7) Ostrich is the fastest running two-legged animal in the world.

8) Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles and can weigh over 900 kilograms and can grow 7 feet long. The largest leatherback found till date was 8.5 feet long.

9) Kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, doesn't have any wings despite being a bird.

10) Pigeons feed their newborns with pigeon milk. Both male and female pigeons produce this substance known as pigeon milk.

11) A group of toads is also known as a knot of toads.

12) Upon being threatened, the horned toad shoots blood from its eyes.

13) Pandas are considered living fossils. The sago palms and other cycads are also considered living fossils.

14) Seahorses don't look like fish but they are true fish.

15) Elephants have large ears but still their hearing is poor.

16) Hummingbirds can fly backwards and sidewards also.

17) The leatherback sea turtle lays a clutch of 80 eggs which hatch after about two months.

18) African grey parrots are considered best mimics of sounds of all parrot species.

19) Starfish don't have any brain. They also don't have a single drop of blood in their bodies but have two stomachs.

20) seahorses must eat all the time in order to stay alive. This is because the food passes through their digestive system very quickly.

21) Ostrich's egg is the largest egg of all birds but it is the smallest egg in proportion to the size of the bird.

22) The hawksbill turtle has overlapping scales on its shell. These scales reach about 80 cm in length.

23) Hawksbill turtles lay a clutch of about 120 eggs which take about 2 months to hatch.

24) Antarctica is in fact a desert.

25) Toads use their eyeballs to help them swallow their prey.


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    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Fun facts to know and tell. I just got a whole bunch more of them. Thanks - I'll try to give you credit!

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      Brandi Swieter 

      6 years ago from Holland, MI

      Great hub. Very interesting to read. Nice job, voted up!

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      erik + 

      6 years ago

      cool

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Thanks DDSP!

    • drdspervez profile image

      drdspervez 

      7 years ago from Pakistan

      Dear Ultimate Hubber Hi,You have written an informative hub and I rated you up for your efforts. :)

      DR.DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Glad you visited SG!

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      Sunnyglitter 

      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      I love random facts like this.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Thanks a lot Maryam!! :)

    • MaryamK profile image

      MaryamK 

      7 years ago

      I love your hubs. They always have something interesting. Voted up.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      LOL, I did find the logic funny but thought calling it funny might break your heart. LOL! :D

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      thefundu 

      7 years ago from India

      No buddy...don't want to become a scientist...that was just a funny logic behind that...lolz. Hmmmm, but yes, I want to get famous as a blogger one day....

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Chamilj, I'm glad you found these facts interesting.

      thefundu, maybe you are right, keep researching and you might become a famous scientist one day.

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      thefundu 

      7 years ago from India

      Elephants have large ears and that covers their ear hole I guess, that's why their hearing is poor.

    • chamilj profile image

      chamilj 

      7 years ago from Sri Lanka

      These are truly interesting facts. Thanks!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Glad you liked them Amilia!! :)

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      Dr. Amilia 

      7 years ago

      Holy cow, never came across these facts before. Awesome.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Jayb, these amazing comments motivate me to write more.

      Thanks Sinea!

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      I had no idea that Antartica was a desert. That is remarkable.

    • jayb23 profile image

      jayb23 

      7 years ago from India

      Amazing hub UH...didnt know even 1 of them. Glad you shared it. Keep up the good work.

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