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Did You Know? - Nature - Part 2

  • Did you know a humming bird flaps its wings up to 90 times a second (5,400 times a minute)
  • Did you know flys always launch backwards for a quick getaway
  • Did you know a cheetahs top speed is 114kph (70mph)
  • Did you know horses sleep standing up
  • Did you know a jellyfish is 95% water
  • Did you know bats are the only mammals that fly
  • Did you know a cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through
  • Did you know a snail can sleep for 3 years
  • Did you know tigers have striped skin as well as fur
  • Did you know crocodiles are colour blind
  • Did you know a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body
  • Did you know dogs sweat through the pads on their feet
  • Did you know hippopotamuses are born under water
  • Did you know bananas grow pointing upwards.
  • Did you know whales can't swim backwards
  • Did you know camels are born without humps
  • Did you know only female mosquitoes bite
  • Did you know the average porcupine has 30,000 spikes
  • Did you know tarantula spiders can survive 2 and a half years without food
  • Did you know crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river
  • Did you know there are more insects in the world than all other animals combined
  • Did you know giraffes can't swim
  • Did you know crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper
  • Did you know an elephant's trunk can hold over 5 litres of water
  • Did you know bull's can run faster uphill than down
  • Did you know a shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel
  • Did you know a moth has no stomach
  • Did you know grasshoppers have white blood
  • Did you know it takes 4 hours to hardboil an ostrich egg
  • Did you know there is 200 times more gold in the world's oceans than has been mined
  • Did you know the moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
  • Did you know more than 75% of all countries are north of the equator
  • Did you know The Dead Sea is actually an inland lake
  • Did you know there are no rivers in Saudi Arabia
  • Did you know dirty snow melts quicker than clean snow
  • Did you know the water in the Dead Sea is so salty that its easier to float than sink
  • Did you know the Moons diameter is 3,476km
  • Did you know you have fewer muscles than a caterpillar
  • Did you know giraffes have no vocal cords
  • Did you know most birds eat twice their body weight each day
  • Did you know a group of whales is called a pod
  • Did you know Kiwi birds are blind
  • Did you know armadillos can walk underwater
  • Did you know the bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers
  • Did you know the cheetah is the only cat that can't retract it's claws
  • Did you know roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks
  • Did you know dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away
  • Did you know flamingos can only eat when their heada are upside down
  • Did you know the fingerprints of koala bear are indistinguishable to that of a human
  • Did you know a female ferret is called a jill
  • Did you know porcupines float in water
  • Did you know turnips turn green when sunburnt
  • Did you know you can only see a rainbow if have your back to the sun
  • Did you know 45,000 thunderstorms around the world occur every day
  • Did you know most of the Vitamin C found in fruits is in the skin
  • Did you know the typical wave height from Pacific tsunami is between 6 - 9 metres
  • Did you know there are 2 chickens for every person
  • Did you know there are a million ants for every person on Earth
  • Did you know coconuts kill over 150 people each year (more than sharks)
  • Did you know avocados have the most calories of any other fruit
  • Did you know emus can't walk backwards
  • Did you know the Earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons
  • Did you know 'Babe' was played by over 50 pigs
  • Did you know giraffes has the highest blood pressure of any animal
  • Did you know India has over 50 million monkeys
  • Did you know ostriches have a 14 meter (46 foot) long small intestine
  • Did you know your foot is the most common body part bitten by insects
  • Did you know Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs
  • Did you know the sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth
  • Did you know every year the sun loses 360 million tons
  • Did you know the shell is 12% of an eggs weight
  • Did you know a squid has 10 tentacles
  • Did you know you're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than any other
  • Did you know the odds of being stuck by lighting is 280,000 to 1
  • Did you know more people are killed by hippopotamuses then by lions, elephants and water buffalos combined
  • Did you know a woodpeckers tongue can wrap around its head twice
  • Did you know snakes can't blink
  • Did you know ants don’t like baby powder (talcum powder)
  • Did you know a rat can tread water for 3 days
  • Did you know dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout
  • Did you know sharks can sense a drop of blood from 4km (2.5miles) away
  • Did you know bottle nosed whales can dive to a depth of 915 metres (3,000feet) in 2 minutes
  • Did you know flamingoes can live up to 80 years
  • Did you know the only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica
  • Did you know Australia has the largest sheep population
  • Did you know greyhounds can reach speeds of up to 67kph (42mph)
  • Did you know you can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth (most males have 40, females 36)
  • Did you know sharks never stop moving even when they sleep or rest
  • Did you know greyhounds can see better than any other dog breed
  • Did you know when 2 zebras stand side by side they usually face each other in opposite directions to keep an eye out for predators
  • Did you know most cows produce more milk when they listen to music
  • Did you know elephants communicate in sound waves below the frequency that humans can hear
  • Did you know giant tortoises can live in captivity longer than any other animal
  • Did you know snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise)
  • Did you know a blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating
  • Did you know pelicans consume around a 1/3 of its body weight in a single meal
  • Did you know gorillas can't swim
  • Did you know house cats have 18 claws
  • Did you know giraffes can't cough
  • Did you know the Giant Pacific Octopus can squeeze its entire body through a hole the size of its beak
  • Did you know deers don't like hay
  • Did you know shrimps are all born male but slowly grow into females
  • Did you know the average elephant produces 22kg (50 pounds) of dunn each day
  • Did you know there are more than 50 different kinds of kangaroos
  • Did you know the average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years
  • Did you know a platypus can eat its weight in worms every day
  • Did you know spiders have transparent blood
  • Did you know mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes
  • Did you know only 4 out of 20,000 species of bees produce honey
  • Did you know March 14 is 'save a spider day'
  • Did you know there are over 4,300 known species of ladybugs
  • Did you know a fly's recation time is 30 milliseconds
  • Did you know butterflies taste with their back feet
  • Did you know moths have no stomach
  • Did you know bees and house flies flap their wings 200 times a second
  • Did you know bees have 4 wings
  • Did you know the color of a chile pepper is no indication of its heat (usually the smaller the the hotter)
  • Did you know 60 cows can produce a ton of milk each day
  • Did you know there are over 15,000 different kinds of rice
  • Did you know Canada has more lakes than any other country

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