Did you Know? Fun Facts

Did You Know?


A shark is the only known fish that can blink with both eyes.

The shortest living animal in the world is the Mayfly. It’s entire lifespan is just 24hrs.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The fastest land animal on the planet is a cheetah. 

Flamingos are not pink. They are born grey, their diet of brine shrimp and blue green algae contains a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that makes their feathers pink.

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

Roosters prevent themselves from going deaf due to their own loud crowing, by tilting their head backs when they crow, which covers their ear canal completely, serving as a built-in ear-plug.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

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An ostrich legs are so powerful that their kicks can kill a lion

The howler monkey is the loudest land animal.

 Otters “hold hands” while sleeping, so they don’t float away from each other.

The Giant Pacific Octopus has 3 hearts, 9 brains and blue blood. They are also able to change their colour and texture to camouflage themselves in a blink of an eye.

The male seahorse goes through pregnancy and gives birth to babies. They are the only animal on earth where the male carries the baby rather than the female.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

The worlds deadliest animal isn’t a shark, bear or tiger, but something far smaller – the mosquito. According to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year from mosquito-borne diseases, such as Malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever.

In many advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

Wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Some lipsticks contain fish scales.

Los Angeles’original name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”

It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. (try it!)

“Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing (when using the proper position of the hands on the keyboard; Hunting and pecking doesn’t count!).

The longest one-syllable words in the English language are “scraunched” and “strengthed.”

Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.

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