Monday, December 7, 2009

Amazing Animal Facts

  1. The blue whale is the largest creature that has ever lived on earth. It tips the scales at a whopping 170 tons, that's the same as about 22 elephants. Its heart is the size of a small car, and its largest blood vessels are wide enough for an adult to swim through without much difficulty.
  2. The largest land animal in the world is the Kodiak Bear. It weights about 862 kgs, which is roughly the same as 14 male gymansts.
  3. Woodpeckers slam their heads into wood at a rate of 20 pecks per second. What protects them from injury is a spongy area that sits behind their beaks and acts as a shock absorber.
  4. Proximately 50% of all orangutans have fractured bones, a result of falling off trees on a regular basis.
  5. Giraffes and humans have the same number of bones in their necks: seven.

1 comment:

Shaheen said...

Wonderful facts, enjoyed reading about them!