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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Facts About Insects

* Butterfly tastes with their feet.
* Ants never sleep.
* A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
* There are more than 900,000 known species of insects in the world.
* Some butterflies use their front legs to clean their eyes instead of for walking.
* More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
* Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
* A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
* Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth’s food crop.
* Dragonflies have as many as 30,000 lenses in each eye.
* A baby cockroach can run side by side with its parents.
* Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
* The largest ants in the world can be found in Brazil; though, they only measure about 1 1/4 inches long.
* The average mosquito has 47 teeth
* Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Facts About Animals

1)  Camels can drink up to 40 gallons of water in one go.

2)  One reason they can go long periods without water is the shape of their red blood cells. These are oval so will flow when they are dehydrated rather than clumping as ours do. The camel is the only mammal to have oval red blood cells.

3)  Rats and horses can't vomit.

4)  Hippo milk is pink.

5)  The only animal in the world which laughs is Hyna.

6)  Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.

7) You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

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

9) Elephants are the only animal, that cant jump.