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ANIMALS AND INSECTS
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    MANY ANIMALS & INSECTS

  1. The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.


  2. There are one million ants for every person in the world. Ants never sleep.


  3. There are more chickens than people in the world.



  4. CHICKEN

  5. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.


  6. A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before dropping dead.



  7. INSECTS

  8. Some insects can live up to a year without their head.


  9. When the temperature drops, the eyesight reaction time of insects (like the dragonfly and some animals like tortoises) decrease and that's why they can be caught early in the morning or at night by predators like birds whose eyesight reaction times are unaffected by temperature.



  10. COMMUNICATION VIA PHEROMONES

  11. Many animals and insects communicate with their own kind by using a chemical substance known as a pheromone. It is used for such things as directions and marking territories.



  12. ELEPHANT

  13. An African elephant will eat up to 230 kg of twigs, leaves, grasses, and fruit a day.


  14. It takes almost two years after conception for a female elephant to give birth to her baby.


  15. Elephants communicate with each other from over 800 meters away. They do this using extremely low frequency vocalizations that can't be heard by the human ear.



  16. CAMEL

  17. The longest recorded lifespan of a camel was 35 years, 5 months.



  18. KANGAROO

  19. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.



  20. CROCODILE & ALIGATOR

  21. Crocodiles can snap their jaws in 1/8th of a second and can use over 40 sets of teeth.


  22. When a crocodile loses a tooth, it gets a new one. Crocodiles may go through 50 sets of teeth in their lifetime.


  23. To escape the jaws of a crocodile, push your thumbs into its eyes -- it will release you instantly.


  24. Alligators cannot move backwards.



  25. LION

  26. Lions can sleep for up to 20 hours a day.


  27. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.



  28. CHEETAH

  29. A cheetah can run at a speed of 75 km per hour.



  30. TIGER

  31. Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India.


  32. Due to a retinal adaptation that reflects light back to the retina, the night vision of tigers is six times better than that of humans.



  33. GIRAFFE

  34. A giraffe can clean its ear with its tongue.
    The giraffe has a black tongue that is 36 cm (14 inches) long.



  35. ZEBRA

  36. A zebra is white with black stripes.



  37. OSTRICH

  38. Ostriches stick their heads in the sand to look for water... but,

    In a study of 200 000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).



  39. HORSE

  40. Horses can see all the way down either side of their bodies while looking forward. They do, however, have two blind spots. They can't tell what's directly behind them, or what's directly in front of them without moving their head from side to side.



  41. COW

  42. A cow gives nearly 200 000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.


  43. Cows and deer stand facing east is good weather is coming, and west if it's not.


  44. It takes 3 000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.


  45. Cows have four stomachs.


  46. Cows poop 16 times a day.



  47. PIG

  48. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.


  49. There are only two types of pig: American and European.



  50. SHARK

  51. A shark can detect 1 part blood in 100 million parts water.



  52. WHALE

  53. The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car and its blood vessal is so broad, that a person could swim through it.



  54. GOLDFISH

  55. If you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.


  56. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.


  57. The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.



  58. SNAIL

  59. It takes 12 minutes for a snail to crawl 10 meters.


  60. Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.


  61. The longest recorded lifespan of a slug was 1 year, 6 months.



  62. SPIDER

  63. A spider is not an insect. It is an arachnid - it has eight legs instead of six, and has no wings or antennae.


  64. On average, more people fear spiders than they do death.


  65. The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake.


  66. The venom in a Daddy Longlegs spider is more poisonous than a Black Widow's or a Brown Recluse, but don't worry though, coz it cannot puncture human skin (they cannot bite humans because their jaws won't open wide enough), and even if it did, it would PROBABLY only cause a allergic reaction.


  67. A strand of spider web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.



  68. SNAKE

  69. One gram of venom from a king cobra can kill 150 people.



  70. BEAVER

  71. One beaver can cut down 216 trees a year.



  72. BEAR

  73. The opening to the cave in which a bear hibernates is always on the north slope. Unless the bear lives in the southern hemisphere.


  74. Polar Bears are left handed.



  75. PENGUIN

  76. Penguins are not found in the North Pole.



  77. BULL

  78. Bulls are not attracted to the colour red.



  79. BIRDS

  80. Over 1 000 birds die a year from smashing into windows.



  81. If you feed a pigeon or a seagull an Alka Seltzer, the bird will explode. This because it cannot burp.



  82. FLAMINGO

  83. Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.


  84. HUMMINGBIRD

  85. Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards.


  86. PARROT

  87. A parrots beak can close with a force of 1 325 kg per square cm.


  88. WOODPECKER

  89. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.



  90. EAGLE

  91. How far can an eagle see? A lot further than the human eye can see. An eagle can see a rabbit about 1,6 km away. The average person needs to be about 0,5 km away to see the same rabbit.


  92. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.


  93. Eagles mate while they are flying.
    The eagle has sex while going up to 100 km/h in flight, and it is common for both eagles to hit the ground before they finish.



  94. RAT

  95. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.


  96. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.


  97. Despite the many rat infested slums in New York City, only 311 people are bitten by rats in an average year. But 1 519 residents are bitten annually by other New Yorkers.



  98. SCORPION

  99. If you pour a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.



  100. SILKWORM

  101. The silkworm moth has been cultivated for so long that it can no longer exist without human care.



  102. BEE

  103. A bee could travel 6,5 million km at 11 km/h on the energy it would obtain from 3 785 liters of nectar... or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.



  104. COCKROACH

  105. The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.


  106. If you cut off the head of a cockroach, it can still survive but will eventually die - after up to 9 days -, but only because it cannot eat without its head.


  107. The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs, covering a meter a second.


  108. If it were human size, it could run at speeds of 480 km/h.


  109. Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second.


  110. Fried cockroach with garlic is used as medicine for the common cold (?).



  111. MOSQUITO

  112. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.


  113. Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.


  114. Mosquitoes have teeth.



  115. FLY

  116. A fly always jumps backwards for a quick getaway when you try to hit it.


  117. Assuming that all the offspring survived, 190 000 000 000 000 000 000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.


  118. The average housefly lives for one month.


  119. The average airspeed of the common housefly is 7 km/h.


  120. A housefly beats its wings about 20 000 times per minute.



  121. FROG

  122. Some frogs (e.g. the wood frog) and some turtles can stop their heart and frost their tissues during winter and defrost after that.


  123. One tiny poison dart frog secretes enough venom to kill over two thousand humans. One touch to the skin is all it takes.



  124. TURTLE

  125. Turtles can live 100 years.



  126. CAT

  127. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself. At about that height it hits maximum speed and when it hits the ground it's rib cage absorbs most of the impact.


  128. Cats are among the very few animals that do not prefer a sweet taste.


  129. Cat's urine glows under a black-light.


  130. In ancient Egypt, cats were honored as gods. The penalty for killing one was death.



  131. DOG

  132. Smartest dogs, in order: 1) Border Collie 2) Poodle 3) Golden Retriever. Dumbest dog: Afghan.


  133. Dogs have eight times the ability to hear sound and localize it. They also have twenty degrees finer binocular eyesight, and seventy degrees greater peripheral vision. Unfortunately, they're color blind.


  134. Humans have about 5 million sensory olfactory cells to smell with. A small dog has 125 million, and a dog the size of a German Shepherd has about 220 million. That's why a dog can detect one part of urine in 6 million parts of water! One part of sulfuric acid in 10 million parts of water!


  135. St. Bernard dogs do not carry kegs of brandy, and never have.
    A famous Alpine rescue dog, Barry, who saved the lives of 41 persons 170 years ago, was so well loved that a commemorative portrait was painted of him. The artist, apparently thinking the detail added interest, drew a brandy keg around Barry's neck, launching the "tradition" that lives on today.



  136. BAT

  137. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!


  138. Bats have recorded life-spans of over 30 years.


  139. A single bat is said to be able to eat 600 mosquito-sized bugs in one night.



  140. INSECTS IN MEXICO

  141. Throughout Mexico, over 200 different insects are eaten.



  142. EATING SPIDERS

  143. The average human eats 3 spiders at night.



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