1. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
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  2. Small Animals Sense Time Slower Than Humans.
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  3. Animals react to social pressure much as humans do, a study concluded.
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  4. Looking at cute animal pictures at work can make you more productive, a study claims.
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  5. Charles Darwin Ate Every Animal He Discovered.
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  6. Small animals such as flies and hummingbirds experience time in slow motion, which is why they can avoid your newspaper swats.
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  7. Leo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals
    at the market just to set them free.
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  8. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
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  9. The first animal to be ejected from a supersonic jet with a parachute was a bear.
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  10. Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans.
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  11. Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.
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  12. The Elk is the national animal of Norway.
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  13. The wood frog and other animals have the ability to freeze solid during winter, thaw in the spring and remain perfectly healthy.
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  14. Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
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  15. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
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  16. Pope Paul VI claimed that animals can go to heaven.
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  17. The last animal in the dictionary is the zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.
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  18. African elephants have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom.
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  19. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
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  20. 1/3
    of pet owners let their animals sleep in bed with them.
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  21. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
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  22. The Sea Anemone looks like a flower, but it's actually a carnivorous animal that eats small fish and shrimp.
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  23. In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
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  24. Gelatin is derived from collagen, a protein collected from animal skin.
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  25. The Steppe eagle is the national animal of Egypt.
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  26. The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
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  27. Animals, including pigs, horses, and even insects, could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
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  28. Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
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  29. The Rufous hornero is the national animal of Argentina.
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  30. Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.
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  31. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
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  32. Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
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  33. Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.
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  34. California 's official state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct.
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  35. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 km (500 mi) away.
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  36. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
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  37. During the outbreak of WW2, London Zoo killed all their venomous animals in case the zoo was bombed and the animals escaped.
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  38. The animal in the Firefox logo isn't a Fox. It's a Red Panda.
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  39. The Macaw is the national animal of Brazil.
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  40. The scientific name of the llama is "lama glama."
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  41. The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.
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  42. The Blue-ringed octopus is one of the world's most venomous marine animals: it can kill you in one bite, there is no antivenom.
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  43. Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
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  44. Alex, an African grey parrot, was the first and only non-human animal to ask an existential question: he asked what color he was.
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  45. The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
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  46. The average meat-eating person eats about 7,000 animals in their lifetime.
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  47. The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
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  48. The White-Tailed Deer is the national animal of Costa Rica.
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  49. The Red Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia.
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  50. The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
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  51. Dyeing pets to look like other wild animals is a trend in China.
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  52. Spotted hyenas sometimes scavenge, but, contrary to popular belief, they kill 95% of their food.
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  53. Female blanket octopuses can be 40,000 times more massive than the male, it's the largest sex size discrepancy in the animal kingdom.
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  54. Jellyfish are the ocean's most efficient swimmers, consuming 48% less oxygen than any other swimming animal.
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  55. Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
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  56. The Brown bear is the national animal of Finland.
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  57. Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
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  58. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
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  59. The deepest living animal ever found is a "devil worm" living 2.2. miles (3.6 kilometers) below.
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  60. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
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  61. The Cuban trogon is the national animal of Cuba.
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  62. Over 16,000 religious festivals across Spain are said to involve animal cruelty. About 60,000 animals die every year on them.
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  63. Humans can beat almost all animals in long-distance running.
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  64. Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
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  65. The Gallic rooster is the national animal of France.
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  66. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
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  67. Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
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  68. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
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  69. The Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel.
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  70. The Red-billed streamertail is the national animal of Jamaica.
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  71. The Xoloitzcuintli is the national dog of Mexico.
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  72. When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there's a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.
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  73. The FBI tracks animal abuse just like homicide, arson and assault.
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  74. Most mammals, from elephants to shrews, live for the same number of heartbeats, about 1.5 billion, before dying.
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  75. Congo the chimp was a famous abstract painter in the 1950s who sold paintings to Picasso, Dalí and others for up to US$26,000.
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  76. The horses in Olympic equestrian events have their own passports and fly business class.
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  77. The loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest testicles, a study found.
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  78. Female sharks can store sperm for up to a year before using it to fertilise their eggs.
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  79. A species of hermaphroditic worm has a strange way to deal with loneliness: It injects sperm into its head to reproduce.
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  80. Research has shown that all sorts of animals, from insects to monkeys, have a sense of personal space.
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  81. American cows produce 4 times as much milk as they did in 1944.
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  82. Humans have no more genes than worms.
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  83. Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
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  84. Birds never crash into each other because they always veer right, a study found.
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  85. In August 2016, a dog was elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, for its third term in a row.
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  86. Some insects
    can see ultraviolet light.
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  87. Some baby turtles talk to each other while they are still in their eggs so that they all hatch together.
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  88. Horse-eating is called Hippophagy.
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  89. Llamas usually spit to settle an argument over food or to decide which is the dominant llama.
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  90. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury.
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  91. Giant anteaters do not have teeth; instead, they have tongues reaching as much as 610 mm (2 ft.) in length.
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  92. Just one insectivorous bat can eat 600 or more mosquitoes in a single hour.
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  93. African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.
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  94. Opossums have fifty razor sharp teeth, the highest number of teeth found in any land mammal.
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  95. Fruit flies use hairs on their head and thorax to catapult dust off of them at accelerations of up to 500 times Earth's gravity.
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  96. A honeybee has the same amount of hairs as a squirrel: 3 million.
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  97. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.”
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  98. A honeybee's true surface area is the size of a piece of toast.
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  99. As soon as they find a rock to anchor themselves to, young sea squirts eat their own brains.
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  100. In 1949, a flock of starlings perched on the minute hand of Big Ben, slowing it by 4.5 minutes.
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  101. Walruses have the longest total gestation period of any seal: up to 16 months.
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  102. Unlike most fish, seahorses are covered in bony plates instead of scales.
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  103. Fruit flies take their time over difficult decisions.
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  104. A study indicates that dolphins talk to each other in sentences.
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  105. African elephants can disperse — with their dung — over 2000 seeds of diverse plants per square kilometre, every day.
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  106. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.
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  107. The grasshopper mouse eats scorpions, centipedes, snakes and even other mice.
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  108. Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests there were two distinct dog populations in the world, one in the east and one in the west, during the Palaeolithic.
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  109. A dead gecko can stay stuck to the wall for half an hour.
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  110. The bigger an animal's brain, the longer it will yawn.
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  111. Bees know when it's going to rain, so they put in extra work the day before.
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  112. Mice sing like birds, but humans can't hear them.
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  113. Fruit-fly sperm is 20,000 times larger than porcupine sperm.
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  114. Male spider mites prefer their sexual partners to be dead.
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  115. Some woodpeckers like to eat the brains of baby doves.
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  116. Elephants don't like peanuts.
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  117. Giraffes flick insects away with their tongues.
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  118. A single gram of poison from Bruno's casque-headed frog is enough to kill 80 people or 300,000 mice.
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  119. A naked mole rat's four front teeth are located outside its mouth, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth, preventing soil from filling its mouth while he is digging.
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  120. The African giant pouched rat can smell tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests.
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  121. Cats can't see treats right in front of their faces.
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  122. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans do not.
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  123. The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means “he who kills with one leap.”
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  124. Squids squirt water out fast enough to propel themselves through the air at up to 11.2 metres per second, faster than Usain Bolt's top speed of 10.31 metres per second.
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  125. One of the oldest species of animal still with us are the horseshoe crabs who appeared 445 million years ago. They've survived for 75% of the entire span of animal life on the planet.
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  126. A "Panther" isn't a real animal. It's actually a term used to describe black cougars, jaguars and leopards.
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  127. The Chinese soft-shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth.
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  128. The Bull is the national animal of Spain.
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  129. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends $14 billion of its $31 billion annual budget on animal research.
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  130. There is no such thing as a vegetarian snake. Snakes eat nothing except other animals.
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  131. Scientists have noticed that humpback whales around the world have been rescuing animals being hunted by orcas.
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  132. Spiders eat twice as much animal prey as humans do in a year, and even exceeds that of whales.
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