Interesting Facts III: Animal facts

by: UVV_CarL

Another installment of interesting facts. Animal fact style! Enjoy! Or not? o.O

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    Besides humans, the Asian elephant is the only animal we know of that can stand on its head.

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    Although humans have bred this out of the farm version, turkeys in the wild can run at speeds of up to 20mph, and fly at about 55 mph.

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    American cats have it good: 67% of them are allowed to sleep in the bed with their owners.

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    The biggest hog ever recorded was Big Bill from Jackson,Tennessee. He weighed a whopping 2,552 pounds, and was about 9 feet in length.

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    In America, you have about a one in 3,448,276 chance of dying from a snakebite.

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    You may already know that a group of frogs is called a "chorus". Did you know a group of toads is called a "knot"?

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    Farmers say that pigs love eating rattlers, gobbling the poisonous snakes up before they have a chance to strike.

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    If you're an ailurophobe(cat hater),you can blame the Pilgrims for likely bringing the first dometic cats to the New World.

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    Cows,sheep,dogs,and goats are aplenty in the Bible, but cats are never even mentioned once.

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    You'r probably not going to see a horror movie about it, but more people are killed by pigs than sharks every year.

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    If kept safe from foxes,frying pans,and Colonel Sanders, chickens can live about eight years.

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    Bovines are cattle,but what are ovines? Sheep

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    Yes, you can train a zebra to pull a horse wagon.

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    The largest frog in the world is about the size of your average pet cat. It's the aptly named goliath frog from West Africa

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    In contrast, the Brazilian gold frog is only about an eight of an inch long.

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    The giraffes neck contains 7 bones. Same as people and almost every other mammal. They are extra-long, though.

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    Hair apparent: Your average cat usually has twelve whiskers on each side of its face.

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    Cheetahs are fast, reaching speeds of about 71 mph.

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    A beaver can swim more than half a mile underwater on one single breath of air.

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    Altough protective parents fret about such things, the truth is that there has never been a documented case of a squirrel passing rabies on to a human.

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