Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today's Trivia - Animals

This week’s trivia is another round of useless but interesting information about animals.


- There are more than one million animal species on Earth.

- There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world.

- The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

- The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.

- The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.

- The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it can kill 150 people.

- The venom of a small scorpion is much more toxic than the venom of a large scorpion.

- The United States has never lost a war when donkeys were used. (Is this really true? I should check further...)

- The sting from a killer bee contains less venom than the sting from a regular bee.

- The starfish is one of the few animals that can turn its stomach inside-out.

- Hummingbirds can't walk.

- No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.

- Anteaters prefer termites to ants.

- Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.

- Spiders have transparent blood.

- Spider monkeys like banana daiquiris.

- Some species of fish have voices.

- Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

- Hummingbirds can weigh less than a penny.

- Armadillos can get leprosy.

- Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

- Eagles mate while airborne.

- Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.

- Drivers kill more deer than hunters.

- Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.


- Dragonflies can travel up to 60 mph.

- Domestic cats hate lemons or other citrus scents.

- Baby beavers are called kittens.

- Dolphins nap with one eye open.

- At 188 decibels, the whistle of the blue whale is the loudest sound produced by any animal.

- Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed.

- Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.

- Despite the hump, a camel's spine is straight.

- Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

- Crocodile babies don't have sex chromosomes; the temperature at which the egg develops determines gender.

- Contrary to popular belief, possums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies.

- Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not only sweat by salivating. They also sweat through the pores on their feet.

- Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.

- Cattle are the only mammals that pee backwards.

- Cats make over 100 different vocal sounds; dogs can make about ten.

- Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

- How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.

- Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!

- Greyhounds have the best eyesight of any breed of dog.

- Black Whales are born white.

- Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.

- Given the opportunity, deer will chew gum and marijuana.

- Giraffes are unable to cough.

- Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda.

- Ants will enslave other ants, keeping them captive and making them do work for the colony.

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