Fun and Useless Facts About Animals

The animal kingdom has no shortage of strange creatures with amazing abilities. Below are some animal facts that are random, interesting, and in most cases, useless:

A blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car.

The milk of a camel does not curdle.

Female horses have fewer teeth than male horses.

The lifespan of a housefly is 14 days.

The seahorse is the slowest fish, moving at 0.01 miles per hour.

A ducks’ quack does not echo.

A giraffe uses its 20-inch long black tongue to clean its ears.

Porcupines are buoyant because of their hollow quills.

Giraffes have no vocal chords and can’t cough.

The milk of a hippopotamus is bright pink.

Polar bears are left-handed.

A baby eel is called an elver.

The cat is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible.

The Metro Goldwyn Mayer lion lived in Memphis.

Starfish do not have brains.

Bats cannot walk.

Frogs have teeth, but toads do not.

Sharks and stingrays are immune to all known diseases, including cancer.

Crocodile dung was used by Egyptians as a contraceptive in 2,000 B.C.

Cows cannot walk down stairs.

Not all black bears are black.

Squirrels accidentally plant millions of trees by forgetting where they’ve buried nuts.

The bottom of a horse’s hoof is called a frog.

Fish can get seasick.

Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.

A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth, and it cannot move it.

Turtles can recognize faces.

A catfish’s skin is covered in over a quarter of a million taste buds.

A cockroach can live for more than a week without its head.

The elephant is the only animal that cannot jump.

Cat urine glows under black lights.

The flesh above a turkey’s bill is called a snood.

A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.

Unlike cats and dogs, a rabbit’s eyes do not reflect in bright lights.

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