1. Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century.
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  2. You can tell the age of a whale by counting the rings in its earwax.
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  3. A natural predator of the Moose is the Killer Whale. They have been known to prey on moose swimming around America's Northwest Coast.
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  4. The water in a blue whale's mouth weighs as much as its entire body.
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  5. Many expensive Perfumes contain whale poop.
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  6. Whales can suffer from sunburns.
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  7. A blue whale is larger than a basketball court.
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  8. There's only one
    all-white
    humpback whale
    known in the world.
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  9. Whales drown if they remain underwater for over 30 minutes.
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  10. Despite their massive size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill, tiny shrimp-like animals about the size of a jelly bean.
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  11. A blue whale's heart can be as large as a car.
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  12. A blue whale's tongue can weigh as much as an elephant.
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  13. Whale Sharks can live up to 100 years.
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  14. Grey whales always mate in a threesome: two males to one female.
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  15. Blue whales can get a tan.
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  16. 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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  17. In their first year of life, baby blue whales gain 200 pounds (91 kg) every day.
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  18. Killer Whales are actually dolphins, not whales.
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  19. Dolphins and whales give birth
    with the tail first instead of the head.
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  20. Most of a sperm whale's head is filled with a fatty, yellow tissue called "junk."
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  21. Humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales are the only species in which females live well beyond menopause.
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  22. Humans have been hunting whales since the Stone Age. Ancient whalers used harpoons to spear them from boats out at sea.
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  23. A 2008 study found that sperm whales sleep in vertical postures just under the surface in passive shallow 'drift-dives', generally during the day.
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  24. 18th and 19th century whalers hunted whales for their oil, which was used as lamp fuel and lubricant.
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  25. Whale milk has the consistency of toothpaste.
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  26. Sperm whales are the loudest animals on Earth. Their calls reach up to 230 decibels.
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  27. Dolphins and whales squeal
    to express delight.
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  28. Only three known mammals experience menopause: orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans.
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  29. Blue whales can eat half a million calories in a single mouthful.
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  30. Whales are so big, they can take up to 100 years of creatures consuming them to decompose.
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  31. Whales walked on land about 47 million years ago.
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  32. Scientists have noticed that humpback whales around the world have been rescuing animals being hunted by orcas.
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  33. Until three million years ago, whales were less than 30 feet long.
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