Monday, 3 August 2015

10 weird and wonderful animal facts

I don't know about you but I love unusual facts.  I have collected a fair few animal related ones and thought I would share them with you here today.

  • The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.
  • An alligator can go through 2000-3000 teeth in a lifetime.
  • An African termite can live up to 50 years.
  • Some moths survive by drinking the salty tears of cattle.
  • A bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.

Image from Wikipedia

  • In France it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
  • The average garden snail has a top speed of 0.03 miles per hour.
  • An elephant's ear can weigh 45kgs
  • Fish can cough

And finally a fascinating fact about one of my favourite animals:

  • The stomach of an adult hippopotamus is 3m long :)

Image from Wikipedia

Have you got a favourite or have you more unusual or interesting animal facts you would like to share?  Please do add a comment.

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  1. That is the weirdest collection of facts I've ever come across. I didn't know any of those.

  2. Now I know why our garden snail races take so long!

  3. what on earth were you doing to find out these facts, they are strange, esp not being allowed to name your pig Napoleon

    1. It's my secret, LOL.

      Just as well we are not forbidden to call pigs Boris Johnson or Coco Chanel ;)

  4. Moths drinking salty tears makes me feel sad! The only one of those I already knew was the bloodhound fact...every day's a schoolday! :)

  5. Wow! Awesome facts :) Thanks for linking up to #TheList x


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