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Not a Dog: 15 Fun Facts about Other Animals

Author: Lindsay Rapp | Date: October 1, 2013

This blog is usually dedicated to dogs, but there are so many other fascinating animals on this planet.

Here are 15 fun facts about other animals that make me smile:

1. An elephant has the largest brain of all mammals. It’s average is 11 pounds.

2. Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world.

3. For every one human in the world, there are one million ants.

4. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

5. Butterflies taste their food through sensors on their feet.

6. Cats use their whiskers to determine if a space is too small.

7. Dolphins sleep with half of their brain at a time and one eye closed.

8. Snakes do not have eyelids.

9. Penguins can jump six feet high.

10. Woodpeckers peck 20 times per second.

11. All bears are left handed.

12. The rhinoceros horn is made out of compact hair.

13. Grasshoppers have white blood.

14.  Tarantulas can go two years without any food.

15. The breed of dog called a Basenji can’t bark.

I couldn’t resist including just one fun dog fact!

What random animal fact do you know?

 


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