Surprising fun facts about animals

Everyone knows that I’m a true animal lover. I’m vegetarian, partly vegan (more like from time to time) and don’t wear/use any products made from or tested on animals. I also have a cat and love him dearly. But that’s not what this post is about. No, there are so many different types of animals out there, some so unique, we barely talk about them. Some are threatened with becoming extinct, others are safe. It doesn’t matter, because today will be all about sharing fun facts about them!

Did you know…

  • The heart of the shrimp is located in his head? I mean, that’s a whole other level of thinking with your heart AND head.
  • A snail can sleep for three years. It’s still 97 years short on Aurora, but the snail is slowly getting there. You get the joke? Slowly, as it’s a snail… I’ll stop.
  • Koala’s fingerprints are so indistinguishable from humans, that they’ve been confused at a crime scene occasionally. Imagine a koala committing a crime… And going to prison for it!
  • Slugs have four noses. Which means they can hardly catch a cold, right? Or, what if they do catch a cold and can’t use any of their noses… And I bet they’d be amazing in smelling literally any smell. Maybe even four at the same time, who knows.
  • Each animal can jump, right? Well, no. The elephant is the only animal that can’t jump. That may be a good idea, considering a flying elephant didn’t work out either. We don’t need a Dumbo 2.0.
  • The horn of a rhinoceros is made of hair. No wonder they hunt for those… I’m definitely against hunting, and I kinda wish this fact hadn’t been out there. Then again, that probably wouldn’t stop them from taking their horns still.
  • Instead of kissing a frog, you can hypnotise it. Yes, you read that correctly. How you do this? By placing the frog on its back and gently stroking its stomach. What could we tell the frog to do…?
  • We digest our food within a couple of hours, but slots can take up to two weeks before they’ve digested their food. Imagine having to wait two weeks before you can poop.
  • Almost three per cent of the Antarctic glaciers ice penguin urine. No wonder it melts. Pee is always warm, nonetheless is penguin urine. Kidding, but just as they tell you with snow: don’t eat the yellow ice.
  • One cow gives about 200,000 glasses of milk while being alive. For my buddy Schofield, that means he can drink as many glasses of milk as he wants whenever he finds another bucket filled with it. There’s plenty for Lauri’s unnamed/unknown baby.
  • Now, as one of my favourite superheroes is Batman, I’ve got a fun fact about bats. And his cave. Because as the bats leave the cave, they always turn left when they do. I wonder if Batman does the same thing…
  • As we all have vocal cords, and most animals do as well, giraffes don’t. Isn’t that sad? They can never express themselves by using sound or even sing a song for us. I’d love to hear the giraffe song though…
  • We humans often find it embarrassing to fart in public or with someone near us. Well, kangaroos probably wouldn’t mind, but that’s the thing. They can’t fart. That’s right, kangaroos can’t fart. So, if you visit the zoo and smell something, it’s probably your dad.
  • Ostriches have eyes, as most animals do. But, their eyes are bigger than its brain. Isn’t that weird? I wonder how they’ll save all they see. As the eye sees more than the brain can handle.
  • We, humans, break bones when we fall (not always of course). It eventually heals (not always, sadly). But, about 50 per cent of orangutans suffer fractured bones due to falling out of trees. On a regular basis. I guess that’s the thing we have in common: both very uncareful.
  • We’ve had a fun night out, and it comes out rather quickly too. However, frogs can’t vomit. If they really have to, they’ll vomit their entire stomach. Let’s hope they won’t get drunk then, it probably won’t end well for them.

Which fact(s) left you fascinated and surprised?

Love, Deem ❤

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