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Fun Interesting Facts

Updated on March 12, 2010

Interesting Facts

Here are some extremely interesting facts for you to gain knowledge as well as get amused at the same time.

A jellyfish doesn't have brains. They don't even have a skeleton, outer-shell and a nervous system and are 95% water.

Snakes hear through their jaws.

A slug has four noses. Makes me wonder that what do they do with four noses?

We are born with 350 bones but by the time we reach adulthood, we only have 206 bones.

Did you know that the life span of a taste bud is about 10 days?

An ostrich can not fly and belongs to the Ratite family, which means "flightless bird". It would live for 50 to 75 years on the average.

A duck's quack would not echo.

Intestine of an ostrich is twice the length of a human intestine and is 46 feet in length.

Adult ants are unable to chew or swallow their food, thus they rely on juice squeezed from different food items.

The largest bird in the world is an ostrich and is native to Africa.

Penguins do all of their hunting in water and all of the penguin species are found below equator.

According to an estimate, planet Mars is 4.6 billion years old.

Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons

Some More Extremely Interesting Facts

Did you know that your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.

You can not kill yourself by holding your breath. If you don't believe, try it.

Crocodiles can not stick their tongues out.

In Chile a horse actually jumped an astonishing 8 feet!

Whales breathe air.

Penguin's feathers are waterproof and their body is insulated with a thick layer of blubber.

Largest volcanic mountain is Olympus Mons which is located on Mars. This mountain is 27 km high as compared to Mount Everest which is less than 9 km high.

You might already know that the eggs laid by ostriches are the largest of all eggs, but did you know that it is the smallest egg in relation to the size of the bird.

The Emerald tree boa is red or yellow at the time of birth, and changes to green after about a year.

An eyebrow has approximately 550 hair.

Did you know that spray from the blowhole of a blue whale can reach about 30 feet(9 meters) in the air when it exhales?

There are 17 penguin species and these amazing birds have no natural fear of humans.

More Fun Facts

The slave-maker ants steal the pupae of other ants and when these pupae hatch, they work as slave in their colonies.

It takes 42 days for an ostrich's egg to hatch while eggs of a pigeon need about 18 days of incubation for hatching.

Snakes are deaf and feel vibrations of their surroundings through their jawbones.

Penguins have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years and live in large colonies, these colonies are called rookeries.

Time comes to a halt in the casinos of Las Vegas as you wont find a single clock there.

Did you know that Antartica is in fact a desert?

Snakes just lay eggs and then do not care for them, their young come out of the egg with the help of special teeth that helps them break the egg.

While sneezing all body functions stop, even your heart stops for a while.

Penguins can hold their breath for about 20 minutes. This helps them swim in the sea.

Snails can live up to fifteen years.


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      4 years ago

      the picture on the top of a volcano is a volcano on mars that is 84 times taller than the eiffel tower , please add that

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Curiosity my friend, curiosity! BTW I believe that the researchers weren't looking for most of these facts, especially the bizarre ones, but they found them while researching stuff. Thanks for stopping by! :)

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Sometimes I wonder, what made others wonder about these facts and then actually proof them.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Yup, its all true as of my knowledge. Now this really makes me happy that someone learnt something new from my hub. Glad you commented. :)

    • myownworld profile image


      8 years ago from uk

      Another very interesting hub. Is tongue really the strongest muscle in the body and those 550 hair in that one eyebrow?? Wow...I certainly learnt some new things here... so thank you for sharing these. :)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      LOL! Kill them with these. Give them an inferiority complex. :)

    • gramarye profile image


      8 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      I can trick a few "know-it-all's" with this. Armed and ready!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks theherbivorehippi. :)

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      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      Lol...this was awesome!! :)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Cally thanks for pointing it out, it has been corrected.

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      Paul Callaghan 

      8 years ago from Paraparaumu, New Zealand

      Although all penguins live below the equator not all of them are in Antartica. I regularly see them on the beach here in NZ

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Jayne for reading my article and commenting on it. Now don't try something else to kill your self, it might work and we will lose a very precious hubber who writes awesome articles on beauty and skin. :)

    • Jayne Lancer profile image

      Jayne Lancer 

      8 years ago from West London, UK

      I never knew snails could live for up to 15 years. That certainly surprised me. And I've just tried killing myself by holding my breath and it evidently doesn't work. :)

      A fun read!


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