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Some interesting facts about animals

  • Just one cow gives off enough harmful methane gas in a single day to fill around 400 liter bottles.
  • Cows can have regional accents
  • A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.
  • Bonobos are the only non human primates that engage in oral sex, tongue kissing, and face-to-face genital sex.
  • In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.
  • US Secret Service sniffer dogs are put up in five-star hotels during overseas presidential visits.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • Bulls are color blind.

  • A cow's only sweat glands are in its nose.

  • Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
  • The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2,200 people.
  • Emus can't walk backwards.
  • A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
  • A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
  • A group of owls is called a parliament.
  • A group of ravens is called a murder.
  • A group of bears is called a sleuth.
  • Twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  • A baby oyster is called a spat.
  • Some fleas have split penises like a Y shape
  • An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years
  • Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
  • The average garden-variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
  • A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.
  • Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
  • Penguins are the only bird that can leap into the air like porpoises.
  • India has approximately 50 million monkeys.
  • By some unknown means, an iguana can end its own life.
  • Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.
  • Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.
  • The shell constitutes 12 percent of an egg's weight.
  • A squid has 10 tentacles.
  • A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
  • When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from its eyes.
  • The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.
  • The ostrich has a 46-foot long small intestine.
  • A scallop has 35 blue eyes.
  • A swan is the only bird with a penis
  • The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.
  • The only dog that doesn't have a pink tongue is the chow.
  • Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.
  • The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal.
  • Zebras can't see the color orange.
  • There are more insects in ten square feet of a rain forest than there are people in Manhattan.
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  • The smartest dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Dumbest: Afgan hound.
  • A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.
  • The fat molecules in goat milk are 5 times smaller than those found in cow milk. It takes 20 minutes  for the stomach to breakdown as opposed to the hour that it takes to break down cow milk.
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