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Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs.

Turtles can breathe through their bums.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed… or is that paws?!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A cat’s jaws cannot move sideways.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

All polar bears are left handed.

Ants don’t sleep.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A zebra is white with black stripes.

Snails produce a colourless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards.

Names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for animal having the most taste buds.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a   human jumping the length of a football field.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A cat’s urine glows under a black light.

Cockroaches can change course as many as 25 times in one second, making them the most nimble animals known.

Mosquitoes do not bite. They stab. A mosquito has no jaws, hence when attacking a victim, it pierces it with its long proboscis and sucks the blood up through it’s nasal tube.

Starfishes haven’t got brains.

Ostriches live about 75 years and can reproduce for 50 years.

Some breeds of vultures can fly at altitudes as high as 36,900 feet.

The skin of the armpits can harbour up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearms, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch on them.

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