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Amazing facts … did you know?

Our world, animal kingdom and the human body have so many unique features. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1). He made all this its fullness by just speaking the words. Each animal and living creature is part of a bio-culture and has a purpose.

Here are a few fun facts:

Giraffes have no vocal cords.

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene.

Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

It takes a sloth two weeks to digest its food.

The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.

Nearly three per cent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.

Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Around 50 per cent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees regularly.

Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.

The female lion does ninety per cent of the hunting.

Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long

On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colourful.

Snakes are carnivores, which means they only eat animals, often small ones such as insects, birds, frogs and other small mammals.

Some male songbirds sing more than 2,000 times each day.

A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet.

To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.

If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale!

Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!

Male rabbits are called “bucks,” females are “does.”

The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.

The blue whale weighs as much as thirty elephants and is as long as three Greyhound buses.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Tigers have striped skin as well as their fur.

Hippos can run faster than humans.(Now there’s a super fun fact…)

Baby horses can walk and run after just a few hours of being born.

Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.

The fear of animals is called zoophobia.

Fireflies do not bite or have pincers. Fireflies are harmless, they don’t even carry diseases.

Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine is harmful to dogs.

Elephants are covered with hair.

A ‘haw’ is the third eyelid of a cat, which can only be seen when the cat isn’t well.

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