Fun FACTOIDS 1. Only the female angler fish has a bioluminescent lure on the end of the line. 2.A yak’s milk is PINK. 3. Armadillos swallow air, blowing up their stomach and small intestines, and then swim across the river! 4. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue. 1.The underside of a horse's hoof called a frog. 2. The elephant is the only animal with four knees. 3. A camel’s milk will not curdle. 4.The brain is made of75% water. 1.The most common mammal in the United States is the mouse. 2. Eagles mate while in flight and they mate for life. 3. An iguana can stay underwater up to 30 minutes. 4. Some ribbon worms have a VERY unusual way of getting food if they can't find any.They eat themselves 1. A cow gives 200,000 glasses of milk in their lifetime. 2. The average air speed of the common house fly is 4.5 miles per hour 3. A cockroach could live a long time, perhaps a month, without its head. 4. Wanna Race? Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour. 1. 70-74 muscles are used to say a word. 2. It takes about 1.5 hours to hard boil an ostrich egg? 3.The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint because No two lions have the same whisker pattern! 4. "Catgut" used in surgery is actually made from the intestines of sheep. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #6 1. Starfish don't have brains. 2. An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain. 3. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. But, according to Mythbusters you can. 4. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk. 5. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #7 1. 40 years ago: An all-female population of lizards was discovered in Armenia. 2. A swarm of desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) can eat20,000 tons of vegetation a day. 3. Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping. 4. The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee. 5. Seeds of an Indian Lotus tree remain viable for 300 to 400 years. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #8 1.Poison Arrow Frogs of South America are the most poisonous animals in the world. 2. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest. 3. 40 to 50 % of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) 4. A newborn Kangaroo is about 1 inch (2.5cm) long. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #9 1. In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin. 2. Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body. 3. Most people blink about 17,000 times a day 4. Moths have no stomach. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #10 1. Lobsters have blue blood. (so do crayfish) Body Fat 2. The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap. 3. Flamingo tongues were a common delicacy at Roman feasts 4. Waste produced by one chicken in its tiny chicken lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for 5 hours. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #11 1.20 millions sperm per ml is the threshold for clinical infertility; (50 million sperm per ml is normal). 2. Capsaicin, which makes hot peppers "hot" to the human mouth, is best neutralized by casein, the main protein found in milk. 3. A giraffe's neck contains the same number of vertebrae as a human. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #12 1. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them sounds like it's kissing the conveyor belt. 2. Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs only have about 10. 3. A praying mantis stores hundreds of eggs in an ootheca. 4. Longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime. FUN FACT: The New Colossus Engraved on a plaque at the base of the statue With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!“ Emma Lazarus, 1883 Biology FUN FACTOIDS #13 1. Cats are unable to detect a sweet taste. 2. Hyppolyte Merge-mouries invented MARGARINE in 1868 by treating oils with hydrogen. 3. The most popular fruit is the BANANA (monosaccaride= frutcose) 4. The first sugar-free sugar substitute, in 1957 was Sweet'n Low. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #14 1. The name of the dog that appears on the crackerjack box was Bingo! 2. In some food products ( jams, strawberry milkshakes, yogurt), and even shampoos, the reddish colouring is produced by the crushing of the m tropical female Cochineal beetle. a g g o 3. After maggots have been cleansed, deodorized t and dehydrated, the concentrated protein may be c h used to make soy sauce eand MSG or maggot cheese... Brus... e s Biology FUN FACTOIDS #15 REAL PROFESSIONS 1.Ant Catcher - catches ants for use in ant farms. 2. Bone Crusher - crushes animal bones into a powder in order to make glue.(used in matches,sand paper) 3. Brain Picker - splits open the skulls of animals in the slaughterhouse in order to remove their brains. 4. Chicken Sexer - determines which chicks are male and female – (I've heard it pays extremely well for what it's worth!) Biology FUN FACTOIDS #16 1. When slicing up these tear jerkers, an enzyme known as allinase and another compound called isothiocyanate get together and create a type of sulphuric vapour which gets into the eyes and irritates them. 2. The lips of a hippopotamus are two feet. 3. An Armadillo has 4 babies at a time, all the same sex. 4. Approximately 95 percent of a jellyfish's body is water. Biology FUN FACTOIDS #17 1. An ant survive under water TWO days. 2. A BLUE WHALE goes through a period where it gains 10 pounds an hour. 3. Hippos release a reddish oil to lubricate their skin when they sweat! 4. Cows sweat through their noses !!!
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