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Face Facts: Animals Are Weird

2 Feb

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  • A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.  In humans it’s known as ‘flirting’.  Not so much in sharks.  Put it this way, can you see past their teeth?
  • A snail can sleep for three years. 
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.  Eeewwwhhh.
  • A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.  Somewhere in pre-history, a crocodile mama must have said, ‘That’s rude.’
  • The chow is the only dog without a pink tongue.
  • A cat uses its whiskers to check if a space is too small to squeeze through.  I use my waistline.
  • Rabbits love liquorice.
  • Elephants can’t jump.
  • Penguins can – as high as six feet.
  • A female oyster may produce 100 million young over her lifetime.  Imagine the stretch marks.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.  Polar bears are also less cruel than people: I bet no-one ever tied a polar bear’s left hand behind its back to make it right-handed. 
  • Tigers have striped skin.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.  More to the point, no one cares.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Some lions can mate more than 50 times a day.  Just like British teenagers.
  • Dogs and cats are not ambidextrous; they are right- or left-pawed. 
  • Vultures sometimes eat so much they can’t take off.  I know that feeling.
  • When drunk, an ant will always fall onto its right side.  I know that feeling too.
  • The sperm of a mouse is longer than the sperm of an elephant.  Mice sleep around and need large testes for the job.
  • The peregrine falcon can spot its prey from more than 8 km away.  That’s why mice are promiscuous: survival of the species.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • More human deaths have been attributed to fleas than all the wars ever fought.  Time to get rid of the dog.
  • Flamingoes are pink because they eat shrimp.  By that reasoning, I should be brown with a malted centre.
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