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Some Astonishing Facts

Updated on July 13, 2011

Here are some facts which may astonish you if you did not know about it before.

without much of a say lets directly move on to the facts....

Some Astonishing Facts About Animals And Birds

1. A butterfly has about 12,000 eyes

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2. Snails have about 14175 teeth lying along 135 rows on their tongue. Also they can naturally sleep for over 3 years.

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3. A Dolphin sleeps with one eye open

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4. A Blue Whale can consume as much as 3,000 kilograms of food everyday. At the same time it can live without food for 6 months

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5. The Earth has over 12, 00,000 species of animals, 3, 00,000 species of plants & 1, 00,000 other species.

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6. Tyrannosaur was the most fiercest dinosaur with about 60 long and sharp teeths. It used to kill and eat other dinosaurs

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7. A Swan has over 25,000 feathers over its body

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8. A Polar bear looks lazy and slow but when it’s on a chase on ice can, It reach to the speed up to 25 miles per hour

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9. Kiwis are the only birds which rely on their sense of smell to find their prey

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10. An Owl can rotate its head up to 270 degrees. It is the only bird which can do this

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11. In every 24 hours the blood of an average human flows about 16, 80,000 miles.

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12. A dragon fly on an average have a life span of 24 hours

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13. A goldfish has a memory span of just 3 seconds

Edit: A goldfish has a memory of over 6 months and up to a year

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14. Brain is the organ of body which has no sensation when cut

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15. A Crocodile the only reptile which shed tears while eating

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Some Miscellaneous Facts

1. The lengthiest and longest accepted English word

A. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis (45 letter)

Can be remembered as PUMS VK – Pneumono-ultra-microscopic-silico-volcano-koniosis

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2. A book written without a single word containing 'e' in it

A. 'Gadfy - by Earnest Wright' with 50,000 + words

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3. A word without vowel

A. Rhythm

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4. The word "silent" contains the same letters as the word "listen"

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5. The shortest war fought was between Zanzibar and Britain. It lasted for just 37 minutes.

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Some Handy Riddles

1. When we say 'Mummy' they come together. When we say 'Daddy' they go apart. what are they ?

A. Lips

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2. It goes up and never comes down. What is it?

A. Age

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3. It has patches over patches but no stitches. What is it?

A. Cabbage

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4. What is It that goes Up and Down a hill but never moves.

A. Road

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5. What is it which never wets even on water?

A. Shadow

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6. What is It which is owned by you yet used by your friends more often than you do.

A. Your Name

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Conclusion

These astonishing facts are proved and accepted universally. You can re-asses them once again through any media if the facts does not Coincide with your thoughts. If you can come up with a good argument relating to any fact mentioned below, you’re most welcome to post your views as comments. I would appreciate your opinion and feedbacks.

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      shanaya 7 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

      add sumthng more in ur hubs.....i wanna improve my GK...

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      Thomas@theone 6 years ago

      Great hub, the one about the dragonfly is amazing, but, in a recent exeriment the theory of goldfish having a memory span of just 3 seconds was proved wrong.

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      Khayaal 6 years ago

      Good Work. Keep Going Same High. Share More knowledge. Spread More Brightness. Good Work!

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      sensu0s 6 years ago

      @Thomas@theone Thanks for pointing that. Appreciate your effort :)

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      gepeTooRs 12 months ago

      I will surely visit back for more –Great job!

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