Re: Uncommon Animal Facts
Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:56 pm
Make sure these facts are true, also. Going to correct a few. Try to find correct sources for these facts.
A more realistic statement is that most snakes have only one functional lung. Most snakes have two lungs, but the left is usually very small and doesn't function like the right, which is greater in size. Sometimes, the left lung will be absent.Snakes have one lung
This is only true for the Planaria worm, though the tale that if you cut an Earthworm in half that the two halves become two worms is not true.I think most of you know this already, but if a worm is cut in half, the two halves will become individual worms and continue living after they've healed.
Not sure if this one is true. Looked it up and saw nothing about how they are a related species. Mind to post a source?• Seals share the same ancestors as jackals
They won't only eat squid. They are known to eat rays, octopi, sharks, and other large fish. Squid is just the main diet of the Sperm whale.Spermwhales will only eat squid
Actually, chimps and other primates are, after humans.-Pigs are the smartest animal alive.
Bird feathers are not water resistant, but birds will cover their feathers in oil from an oil gland at their tail base, but the oil doesn't last forever and the birds have to re-oil their feathers a few times a day. Some birds don't even have this gland, like Anhingas.-A birds feathers are water resistant
I'm pretty sure it would be a greater number. Care to show me a source of that one, also?• For every human, there are about 50 beetles.
It depends what food the mouse has been eating and how much moisture the food contains. But in general, mice cannot live as long as camals can without water.• Mice go longer without water than camels.
Humans technically domesticated cats by taking them into villages to get rid of pests.• Cats domesticated themselves. They probably saw all the rodents around human camps, so they hunted there. Then we made them a common compainion.
They can walk, just not very well.• Hummingbirds can't walk.
This is actually a myth, a seagull, or any bird, would just vomit it back up.• If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
Another very well-known myth. A duck's quack does echo, even though it's small and quick. Plus, a male's quack and a female's quack are very different so how does this myth make any sense?• A duck's quack does not echo.
Kiwis aren't blind, they just can't see as well as most birds can.• Kiwis are blind and hunt by smell.
It's best to put the specific breed, Rockhopper Penguin.• Penguins can jump as high as 6 ft.
It's best to keep evolution and other religious beliefs away from the forums.• Dinosaurs never died out ─ birds are dinosaurs.
Actually, chickens can fly until they're tired enough to stop. I've had a chicken flutter around for a good 30 seconds.• A chicken can only fly for 13 seconds.