Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

Animal Kingdom

All polar bears are left-handed.
All porcupines can float in water.
An adult porcupine has approximately 30,000 quills on its body, which are replaced every year.
All snakes on the island of Tasmania are poisonous.
All the swans in England are property of the Queen.
Alligators can live for more than 100 years.
Amazon ants (red ants found in the western U.S.) steal the larvae of other ants to keep as slaves. The slave ants build homes for and feed the Amazon ants, who cannot do anything but fight. They depend completely on their slaves for survival.
An ant can survive for up to two days underwater.
An ant's sense of smell is as good as a Dog's.
An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away, and warns off intruders or reunites scattered members of the pride.
An adult male ostrich, the world's largest bird, can weigh up to 345 pounds.
An elephant can smell water 3 miles away.
An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
An elephant has 4 knees
An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
An elephant's trunk contains more than 50,000 muscles.

3 comments:

The Sarcasticynic said...

"An elephant has 4 knees"

Amazing. Try to imagine a four legged mammal having less than four knees.

cmk said...

I'm pretty sure I have read that about polar bears before.

As for porcupines: I think our dog used to get every one of those 30,000 quills stuck in his face every summer! Stupid dog NEVER learned to quit sniffing porcupines. :)

Hammer said...

So if I ever run into a polar bear I'll be sure to avoid his left hook ;)