30 Freaky Animal Facts That Will Boggle Your Mind

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Animal life is full of mysteries, and some of them are just weird. From talking horses to immortal jellyfish and extinct giant penguins, to that strange thing in #22, here are 30 random animal facts that will boggle your mind.

1. Did You Know That Butterflies Can Taste with Their Feet?

Did You Know That Butterflies Can Taste with Their Feet?
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2. Polar Bears Have Transparent Fur and Black Skin

Polar Bears Have Transparent Fur and Black Skin
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3. When They're Young, Goats Can Imitate Each Other's Accents

When They're Young, Goats Can Imitate Each Other's Accents
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4. Bone-House Wasps Are Known to Fill the Walls of Their Nests with Dead Ants

Bone-House Wasps Are Known to Fill the Walls of Their Nests with Dead Ants
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5. Even Though Most of Them Are Monogamous, 25% of Barn Owl Mates Separate During Their Lifetime

Even Though Most of Them Are Monogamous, 25% of Barn Owl Mates Separate During Their Lifetime
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6. Wild Dolphins May Call Each Other by Name

Wild Dolphins May Call Each Other by Name
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7. There's a Place in Argentina Where Seagulls Feast on Right Whales

There's a Place in Argentina Where Seagulls Feast on Right Whales
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8. Bees Have Their Own Special Waggle Dance, but if Other Bees Don't Like It, They Head-Butt Them

Bees Have Their Own Special Waggle Dance, but if Other Bees Don't Like It, They Head-Butt Them
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9. 560 Miles of the US West Coast Are Covered in a Supercolony of Argentine, "California Large" Ants

560 Miles of the US West Coast Are Covered in a Supercolony of Argentine, "California Large" Ants
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10. More Turtles Are Born Female Than Male Due to Increased Temperatures and Global Warming

More Turtles Are Born Female Than Male Due to Increased Temperatures and Global Warming
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11. Your Dog's Sense of Smell Is 100,000 Stronger Than Yours, Puny Human!

Your Dog's Sense of Smell Is 100,000 Stronger Than Yours, Puny Human!
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12. Elephants Can Develop a Specific Distress Call to Warn Other Elephants About Nearby Humans

Elephants Can Develop a Specific Distress Call to Warn Other Elephants About Nearby Humans
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13. Squirrels Are so Polite - They're Not Able to Burp or Puke

Squirrels Are so Polite - They're Not Able to Burp or Puke
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14. Due to Seasonal Changes, Reindeer Eyeballs Can Turn Blue

Due to Seasonal Changes, Reindeer Eyeballs Can Turn Blue
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15. African Buffalo Herds Make Group Decisions, Display Voting Behaviour and Rely on Animal Democracy

African Buffalo Herds Make Group Decisions, Display Voting Behaviour and Rely on Animal Democracy
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16. Spider Silk - Thinner Than a Strand of Human Hair, but 5 Times Stronger Than Steel. 2-Inch Thick Rope Made Out of It Can Stop an Airplane

Spider Silk - Thinner Than a Strand of Human Hair, but 5 Times Stronger Than Steel. 2-Inch Thick Rope Made Out of It Can Stop an Airplane
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17. Watch Out, Mr. Starr: Aside Than Humans, Sea Lions Are the Only Animals That Can Keep a Steady Beat

Watch Out, Mr. Starr: Aside Than Humans, Sea Lions Are the Only Animals That Can Keep a Steady Beat
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18. The Extinct Colossus Penguin Species Used to Be as Tall as LeBron James

The Extinct Colossus Penguin Species Used to Be as Tall as LeBron James
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19. Azara's Owl Monkeys Have Only One Mate - They Practice Monogamy Even More Than Humans Do

Azara's Owl Monkeys Have Only One Mate - They Practice Monogamy Even More Than Humans Do
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20. Horses Can Communicate to One Another Through Facial Expressions

Horses Can Communicate to One Another Through Facial Expressions
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21. More Time Separates the Existence of the T-Rex and the Stegosaurus, Than Humans and the T-Rex

More Time Separates the Existence of the T-Rex and the Stegosaurus, Than Humans and the T-Rex
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22. Smaller Bodies? Faster Metabolism? These Types of Animals Can See in Slow Motion

Smaller Bodies? Faster Metabolism? These Types of Animals Can See in Slow Motion
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23. This Is the Immortal Jellyfish - It Can Regenerate and It Never Dies

This Is the Immortal Jellyfish - It Can Regenerate and It Never Dies
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24. A Collective of Owls Is Referred to as a "Parliament"

A Collective of Owls Is Referred to as a "Parliament"
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25. Since 2014, the Global Number of Dancing Frog Species Is 24

Since 2014, the Global Number of Dancing Frog Species Is 24
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26. Every Year, Humans Kill 100 Million Sharks, While Sharks Kill Fewer Than 10 People

Every Year, Humans Kill 100 Million Sharks, While Sharks Kill Fewer Than 10 People
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27. Octopuses or Octopi? Anyway, They Have 3 Hearts

Octopuses or Octopi? Anyway, They Have 3 Hearts
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28. When Humpback Whales Sing, Their Songs Spread to Other Populations of Whales

When Humpback Whales Sing, Their Songs Spread to Other Populations of Whales
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29. Tardigrades: They Can Survive up to 300 (And -458) Degrees Fahrenheit on Earth, They Can Live in Space, and a Decade Without Food

Tardigrades: They Can Survive up to 300 (And -458) Degrees Fahrenheit on Earth, They Can Live in Space, and a Decade Without Food
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30. The Males of the Adelie Penguin Species Propose to the Females by Offering Them a Pebble

The Males of the Adelie Penguin Species Propose to the Females by Offering Them a Pebble
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