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.

14 Responses to “Face Facts: Animals Are Weird”

  1. Alienhippy February 2, 2011 at 09:18 #

    Thanks for all the weird animal facts,
    I love things like this.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud February 2, 2011 at 09:25 #

      Me too; and they’re a great stand-by for days when I’ve got nothing to blog about.

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      • Alienhippy February 2, 2011 at 10:13 #

        LOL….I know that feeling!
        That’s when I make fractals…giggle. xx 🙂

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  2. musings February 2, 2011 at 09:28 #

    OK… the lions and teenagers thing made me burst out laughing. These were definitely fun facts.

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  3. RJ Clarken February 2, 2011 at 15:22 #

    This was hilarious! My first huge laugh of the day! Thanks for the weird animal facts – I may need to share this!

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  4. Cindy February 2, 2011 at 15:30 #

    Must have taken a while … watching those drunk ants … *hic*

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  5. earlybird February 2, 2011 at 15:54 #

    love it! made me laugh.

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  6. slpmartin February 2, 2011 at 16:05 #

    I really wondered who did the research on drunk ants and why?:-)

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    • Tilly Bud February 3, 2011 at 13:21 #

      Why is everyone fixating on the ants? 😀

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  7. vivinfrance February 2, 2011 at 20:20 #

    Do you think you could get a doctorate for watching lions mating – or worse, watching snails sleeping? I love your quirky asides attached to the facts.

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  8. Chloe February 3, 2011 at 20:01 #

    Hilarious 😀 Big smiles here in Dukinfield xx

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  9. EricIndiana February 28, 2012 at 17:52 #

    I am so glad that someone tested to see which way drunk ants fall! I have one about ants: Their brains are proportionally larger in relation to their body size than human brains in relation to our body size. Here are some more amazing facts I’ve discovered: http://daisybrain.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/its-a-fact/

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    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 14:46 #

      Interesting! I didn’t know that. Going to check out your other facts now.

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