Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weird Facts About Animals

Weird facts about animals

  • Penguins can jump 6 feet in the air.
  • A bear can run at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).
  • Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 minutes under water.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

  • The smallest bird in the world is the Humming Bird. It weighs less than 1 oz (or 1g).
  • Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur.
  • Reindeer eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.
  • Snakes can see through their eyelids.
  • A Woodpecker can peck 20 times per second.
  • Woodpeckers don't get headaches from all that pecking. Their skulls have air pockets to cushion the brain.
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees.
more weird facts soon
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