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« on: 03/06/2007 07:25:53 »
◊♣♥♠  Hi again guys HERES SOME  MORE STUPID STUFF ;D  ♠♥♣◊
HAMSTERS: Can only blink one eye at a time  [;)
EMUS: When in captivity for a long time will start eating each others crap
(i observed this myself [xx(])
CHICKENS: Can run around  headless for about an hour (its quite entertaining  :P )
KANGAROOS: CANNOT WALK BACKWARDs (emus cant either)
CATS: Always land on there feet (try dropping one  ;D )
PENGUINS: Can jump 6 FEET IN THE AIR (OMG  [:0])
ELEPHANTS: are the only animal that cant JUMP ( it would suck to be one of them  [^])
BUTTERFLYS: TAste with their feet (wouldnt like to land in a public toilet)
TIGERS: their skin is also striped
HUMMING BIRD: Wieghs 1 gram ( NO COMMENT )
and finally BEARS CAN RUN AT 43 KILOMETERS PER HOUR
◊♣♥♠ ANY THING YOU GUYS WOULD LIKE TO ADD ♠♥♣◊
« Last Edit: 03/06/2007 07:41:11 by System_failureGTz »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 03/06/2007 15:08:19 »
Elephants are NOT the only animals that can't jump. Walruses can't. In fact, I can't think of any marine mammals that can.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 03/06/2007 15:13:17 »
An ostrich's eye is larger than its brain.
A male flea's penis is longer than its body.
Snails can teleport  :D
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/06/2007 16:13:39 »
ok, it's not about animals but it's still an interesting fact:

Moon was Buzz Aldrin's (second man on the moon) mother's maiden name.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 03/06/2007 17:38:58 »
A snake has two penises.

 

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« Reply #5 on: 03/06/2007 20:30:12 »
Dolphins, porpoises and at least some whales jump perfectly well. Often they jump through hoops for fish at aquaria.
Some animals can only type in CAPITAL LETTERS.
BTW, thanks, I often wondered what use the ♠♥♣◊ things were.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 03/06/2007 20:57:02 »
I would not term what whales, dolphins & porpoises do as jumping. That would be the same as saying that rockets jump into orbit.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 04/06/2007 09:58:14 »
There was a case of a chicken running around headless for rather longer than an hour - it might have been several months. Look for "mike the headless chicken"
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/06/2007 10:11:16 »
I was aware of this as a child! LOL They had to feed him through the in his neck or something odd.

I bookmarked the site as it was cool.. brought back some memories!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/06/2007 17:27:32 »
There was a case of a chicken running around headless for rather longer than an hour - it might have been several months. Look for "mike the headless chicken"

I remember that:-

http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/story.html
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/06/2007 17:32:18 »
There is no way a giant galapagos tortoise or even a sloth could jump. If there is any scientific paper out there actually saying the elephant is the ONLY animal not to be able to jump, I would love to read their definitive reasoning.

Oh yeah, and males earwigs HAD 2 penises, but they like to rip one off (usually the left). [Nature Vol 444, 7 Dec 06, page 689]
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« Reply #11 on: 13/06/2007 17:41:29 »
why do they rip one off??
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/06/2007 20:22:37 »
"why do they rip one off??"
Who needs a second?*
Anyway I wouldn't have expected earwigs to be able to tell left from right in any consistent way. That's remarkable in itself.

* OK, now I have thought about it a bit more, the question should be something like "what straight male needs a second?"
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/06/2007 20:26:39 »
i'm just thinking that if they were born with two then there must be some reason. i don't think i should be tearing off one of my arms anytime soon just because i have two...
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/06/2007 10:32:30 »
The paper also said that in some species, or individuals, where both were left intact...there was still a strong preference for using one side.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 02/07/2007 00:27:29 »
i'm just thinking that if they were born with two then there must be some reason. i don't think i should be tearing off one of my arms anytime soon just because i have two...
yes, if they were born with only 1 penis and then ripped it off they wouldnt be able to mate and their species would die out, hence , the two penises :)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 17/11/2009 21:02:17 »
a spider's penis is at the end of one of it's legs. this is why, after mating, a female spider will try and bite off her mate's legs. Prevents him impregnating other spiders and keeps her gene pool unique
 

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« Reply #17 on: 19/11/2009 09:13:57 »
Poisoned ants always drop dead on their right side, never their left.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 20/11/2009 04:27:14 »
a pigs orgasm lasts for 30 minutes!

is this even true?? hehe if it is i wonder what the advantage would be? one would think it would be a waste...

The tiny fetal joey of a kangaroo is 'born' and then climbs across the mothers fur, all the way up the outside of the pouch to make its way inside, wow!
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« Reply #19 on: 24/11/2009 06:11:17 »
The Cordyceps fungus can brainwash the insects it infects and truly alter their behavioral patterns.
 

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