Some interesting facts about animals and much more! 🤍

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Here’s some interesting facts.
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Human
Facts about our human body and health

1.You’re going to be taller in the morning (about 1cm)

Measure yourself in the morning, then again at night. You’re going to be taller in the morning because of how the cartilage in your bones compresses during the day.

2.your heart beats about 100,000 times a day

Depending on your beats per minute, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. That means it sends 2,000 gallons of blood through the body.

3.Your highest blood flow is in your kidneys

The highest blood flow isn’t in your heart, liver, or brain — it’s in your kidneys. That’s because kidneys are the body’s natural filtration system.

4.You can produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year, that means During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

5.Healthy lungs are pink lungs

Healthy lungs look pink and rubbery on the outside. The more you smoke though, the more tarry and black they become. This can have a serious effect on quality of life, and can even cause bubbles (called blebs) rupturing in your lungs (a condition called spontaneous pneumothorax)

6.Dreaming in black and white

12% of people dream in black and white. What’s weirder is that human beings used to sleep and dream in black and white even more before color tv (~15%). The average person still dreams in color, but it’s interesting to see how the human brain is susceptible to media.

7.Your blood vessels could circle the globe

Though people have small blood vessels, the networking is amazingly long. If they were laid out they would measure more than 60,000 miles. Please don’t do that though, it’s good to keep your vessels in your body.

8.The average human adult has 2000-4000 taste buds

They aren’t only located on the tongue. These tiny sense organs that give us the ability to taste are also located in the back of your throat, your nose, and your esophagus. That’s right, your nose doesn’t just smell — it can taste too! The sense of smell is a very important component of tasting.

9.Your body has more than 600 muscles

Your strongest muscle is located in your jaw known as the masseter muscle. The stapedius muscle, located in the middle of your ear, is your weakest muscle.

10.In time your brain has a harder time with long-term memories

In time, your brain will have a harder time with long-term memory because the brain is unable to filter and remove old memories — which prevent it from absorbing new ideas. That means the brain has to work harder to produce memories over the average lifetime.

11.Your skin has 1000 different species of bacteria on it

Your skin is vital in protection of the body against bacteria (the skin itself has 1000 different species of bacteria on it at any given time), which is why the outer layer of your skin continually renews itself. The entire process of skin cell renewal takes about 28 days.

12.your strongest and longest bone is your femur

The smallest bone is one of the ossicles which are located in the ear. One quarter of your body’s bones are located in your feet (The human feet have 52 bones).

13.your fingernails grow faster than your toenails

That’s probably why you trim them more often.

14.You’re probably more like your dad

Researchers showed that in the scales between the female egg and male sperm that your genes tend to favor your dad, especially over multiple generations. This phenomena is known as “gene expression.”

  1. Your eyes blink around 20 times a minute. That’s over ten million times a year!

  2. Your ears never stop growing!

  3. Earwax is actually a type of sweat!

  4. The average nose produces about a cupful of nasal mucus every day!

  5. If you walked for 12 hours a day, it would take the average person 690 days to walk around the world.

  6. The only muscle that never tires is the heart.

  7. The entire surface of your skin is replaced every month, which put another way means you have about 1,000 different skins in your life!

  8. The body has 2.5 million sweat pores.

  9. Every minute you shed over 30,000 dead skin cells.

  10. If you live to age 70, your heart will have beat around 2.5 billion times!

  11. Spread across their lifetime, most people spend an average of one whole year sitting on the toilet.

  12. On average you fart enough in one day to fill a party balloon.

  13. We wee enough wee every month to fill a bath!

  14. Each person sheds 22 kilograms of skin in his or her lifetime.

  15. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

  16. One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth.

  17. One person in 20 has an extra rib, and they are most often men.

  18. There are approximately 96,000 km / 59650 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

  19. A person will die from lack of sleep sooner than they will from starvation, which usually takes a few weeks.

  20. More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.

  21. The human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.

  22. Like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print.

  23. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jaw bone.

  24. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

  25. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.

  26. We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp and 70% with a slug.

  27. The brain doesn’t feel pain; even though the brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does not actually feel pain.

  28. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.

  29. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.

  30. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

  31. It is not possible to tickle yourself.

  32. Two out of three people cannot see perfectly.

  33. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and crayfish have 200.

  34. There is enough nicotine in four or five cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole.

  35. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.

  36. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents and women are better smellers than men.

  37. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

  38. 80% of the brain is water.

  39. Your brain operates on 10 watts of power.

  40. Your hearing decreases when you overheat.

  41. Don’t sweat these amazing facts

Don’t sweat these amazing facts! You have between 2 and 5 MILLION sweat glands, and the more active you are, the more you sweat. That’s because the body recognizes that you need to cool off so you can continue to work out. Stress sweat and regular sweat are composed of different things. Stress fat has fatty acids in it, where regular sweat doesn’t. Weird to think how your brain controls that, huh?

There you have it. The body is a totally amazing thing. If you love this weird and wacky thing you call your body, then make sure you treat it right. Eat well, exercise, and make sure you get enough sleep! Take care of that body and it’ll take care of you too.

Facts about hair

1.Hair is mostly made out of Keratin.

Keratin is the same protein that we find in our outer layer of skin and our fingernails, and also surprisingly what constitutes animals’ hooves, claws and feathers. Who knew that we have so much in common with our animal friends?

2.Hair may grow quicker in warm climates.

Heat stimulates circulation in the body (including in the scalp) and encourages hair growth. Though this is the case, genetics and diet also play a role in our hair growth - obviously!

3.A wet strand of hair can stretch up to 30% of its normal length.

Have you ever been disappointed when you realized that your recently cut wet hair seemed longer? Then discovered it suddenly shrunk when the hairstylist blow-dried it? Don’t worry it’s not just you - this happens because water stretches hair to be longer than it naturally is!

4.All hair that we can see is dead.

The only hair that is not dead is the hair that is still inside the epidermis of our scalp - how weird is that? This is so surprising since we often focus on the hair that’s on the outside, when we should very much consider that what we put inside our bodies directly affects the hair that we can see!

5.Black is the most common hair color and red is the most rare.

1% of the world’s population has natural red hair and the second most rare hair color is blonde (2% of the world’s population). Dark hair colors are the most common with black being the most common. Embrace your natural hair, no matter what color it is!

6.Hair contains important information that is used as forensic evidence in trials.

Scary fact: hair contains information on what your bloodstream has contained in the past. Scientists can know what you ate and drank as well as the environment that you lived in from only a tiny strand of hair!

7.Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams of weight.

To put this into perspective, let’s use a mental image. If every strand of your hair can support 100g, and people have on average 100 000 to 150 000 strands of hair on their scalp, your entire head can support the equivalent of two elephants - yikes!!

8.Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body.

The fastest is the bone marrow.

9.Blow drying alters the shape of the hair by changing their hydrogen bonds.

Water also changes the hydrogen bonds, which makes our hair flatter when we take a shower. This may explain why some women hate humidity – the water in the air changes the silkiness, as well as structure of the hair causing some hair to become frizzy or puffy.

10.Cutting your hair does not influence how fast it will grow.

This is an unfortunate fact because many of us have been told the opposite and have attempted to cut it too often. However, it is important to remember that split ends will stop our hair from growing, which means that there is no other option than to cut them when they arise.

How surprising are these ten fun facts? Let us know in the comments which ones were the most astonishing to you, and please share any other cool facts that you may know about hair. We would love to learn more!

Animals
  1. One species of jellyfish is immortal. It can revert back to its child state after having become sexually mature, and therefore never dies.

  2. A snail can sleep for three years at a time.

  3. There are 1 million ants for every human in the world.

  4. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

  5. A blue whale weighs as much as three elephants and is as long as three Greyhound buses.

  6. A bat can eat up to 1 thousand insects per hour.

  7. Octopuses have three hearts.

  8. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.

  9. Wild dolphins call each other by name. “Oi, Flipper!”

  10. Elephants have a specific alarm call that means “human”.

  11. Dogs’ sense of smell is about 100, 000 times stronger than humans’. However, they have only one-sixth our number of taste buds.

  12. Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolism such as chipmunks and squirrels see in slow motion.

  13. The now extinct colossal penguin stood as tall as 2.03 metre basket ball legend LeBron James.

  14. The male gentoo and Adelie penguins “propose” to females by giving them a pebble.

  15. Polar bears have black skin and see-through fur.

  16. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

  17. Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times per second.

  18. A sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat.

  19. Male koalas have two penises, and female koalas have two vaginas.

  20. At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

  21. The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside-down.

  22. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat (is horny) and cannot find a mate.

  23. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that just one gram of it is enough to kill a person 150 times over.

  24. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.

  25. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.

  26. The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.

  27. Cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream lying down.

  28. A housefly hums in the key of F.

  29. Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.

Birds
  1. A flamingo…

…can eat only when its head is upside down.

  1. Birds originally descended from reptiles

The Archaeopteryx is the earliest known bird which lived approximately 147 million years ago. This bird was so different to today’s birds, as not only did it have a long bony tail, it also had teeth!

  1. The robin…

…was voted the UK’s most popular wild bird.

  1. The largest living bird in the world is…

…the Ostrich, which can reach a height of up to 2.7 metres with a wingspan of up to 2 metres (fairly impressive for a bird that can’t fly). It will come as no surprise that the Ostrich also lays the largest bird eggs, weighing in at up to 1.5 kilograms.

  1. The smallest living bird in the world is…

…the Hummingbird, specifically the Bee Hummingbird, which measures a minute 5.5 centimetres long and weighs no more than 1.9 grams. Another fact about this bird, it also lays the smallest eggs, which are pea-sized.

  1. Brown or white?

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs.

  1. Beats per minute

A bird’s heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

  1. The only known poisonous bird in the world is…

…the Hooded Pitohui of Papua, New Guinea. The poison is found in its skin and feathers.

The Hooded Pitohui

  1. Pigeons were the radios of the world wars

With man made communication methods being unreliable and basic it fell to the humble pigeon to transport thousands of messages from the battle lines at the front. Over 300,000 pigeons were used during both World Wars with 32 being awarded The Dickin Medal - the animal world’s Victoria Cross.

  1. How high?

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

  1. The fastest bird on earth is…

…the Peregrine Falcon, when in its hunting dive can reach a Maximum Recorded Airspeed of 389 k/h (242 mph). The fastest bird when in a level flight, is the common Swift which has a maximum recorded airspeed of 169 km/h (105 mph).

  1. Flying asleep

An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.

  1. The most talkative bird in the world is…

…the African Gray Parrot. One parrot could say over 800 words. Most species of parrots can learn only 50.

  1. The rarest bird in the world is…

…a duck called the Madagascar Pochard, it is estimated only 25 of these remain in the wild. (The most common is the domestic chicken).

  1. Owls cannot move their eyes

As their eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this they are able to rotate their head 270° which is still further than any other animal. By swivelling its head round 270° it allows the Owl to achieve 360° vision.

  1. Puffin power

Puffins can fly underwater.

  1. Hammer time

A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.

  1. Quack quack!

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere, and no one knows why.

Cats
  1. Unlike humans, cats cannot detect sweetness–which likely explains why they are not drawn to it at all.

  2. And, Ginger tabby cats can have freckles around their mouths and on their eyelids!

  3. A cat has the power to sometimes heal themselves by purring. A domestic cat’s purr has a frequency of between 25 and 150 Hertz, which happens to be the frequency at which muscles and bones best grow and repair themselves.

  4. Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other. The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.

  5. Despite imagery of cats happily drinking milk from saucers, studies indicate that cats are actually lactose intolerant and should avoid it entirely.

  6. Surprisingly, the longest living cat on record according to the Guinness Book belongs to the late Creme Puff of Austin, Texas who lived to the ripe old age of 38 years and 3 days!

  7. The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) recognizes 44 breeds of cats.

  8. A cat’s cerebral cortex contains about twice as many neurons as that of dogs. Cats have 300 million neurons, whereas dogs have about 160 million.

  9. Polydactyl cats (a cat with 1-2 extra toes on their paws) have this as a result of a genetic mutation. These cats are also referred to as “Hemingway cats” because writer Ernest Hemingway reportedly owned dozens of them at his home in Key West, Florida.

  10. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.

  11. The average cat can jump 8 feet in a single bound–nearly six times its body length!

  12. A cat’s smell is their strongest sense, and they rely on this leading sense to identify people and objects; a feline’s sense of smell is 14x better than a human’s.

  13. Cats only sweat through their paws and nowhere else on their body.

  14. A cat only has the ability to move their jaw up and down, not side to side like a human can.

  15. A group of cats is called a clowder.

  16. A female cat can be referred to as a molly or a queen, and a male cat is often labeled as a tom.

  17. A cat has the ability to rotate their ears 180 degrees–with the help of 32 muscles that they use to control them.

  18. 70% of your cat’s life is spent asleep.

  19. A cat’s nose is as unique as a human’s fingerprint.

  20. Cats have 3 eyelids.

  21. Your cat’s heart beats at a rate almost double that of yours, from 110-140 beats per minute.

  22. In Ancient Egypt, when a person’s house cat passed away, the owner would shave their eyebrows to reflect their grief.

  23. Owning a cat is actually proven to be beneficial for your health.

  24. Cats prefer to remain non-confrontational. They will not fight to show dominance, but rather to stake their territory. Cats will actually go to extremes to avoid one another in order to prevent a possible confrontation.

  25. Lastly, unlike humans, cats are usually lefties. Studies indicate that their left paw is typically their dominant paw.

Dogs
  1. Dogs have a sense of time. It’s been proven that they know the difference between one hour and five. If conditioned to, they can predict future events, such as regular walk times.

  2. Your dog is as smart as a two-year old! Ever wonder why children around this age seem to have a special bond with the family dog? It could be because they speak the same language, roughly 250 words and gestures in fact.

  3. A study at UCSD claims that your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for another creature.

  4. Dachshunds were originally bred to fight badgers.

  5. Stray dogs in Russia have learned how to ride the complex subway system, and get off at specific stops in search of food.

  6. Your dog can smell your feelings. In fact, your dog’s sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours. So it shouldn’t be shocking that they can in fact, smell things such as fear. When a human is fearful, they perspire, and a dog is easily able to pick up on this change.

  7. Newfoundlands make great lifeguards because they have water-resistant coats and webbed feet.

  8. Dalmatian puppies are born completely white, they develop their spots as they get older.

  9. Petting a dog can actually benefit your physical and mental health. Studies have shown that petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower blood pressure by 10%, can help lower feelings of stress, depression, and combat loneliness.

  10. Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals.

  11. Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest dog to ever live. Bluey lived to be 29 years 5 months old and lived from 1910 to 1939.

  12. Dogs can be trained to to detect cancer and other diseases in humans. Cancerous cells release different metabolic waste products than healthy cells in the human body. Dogs may even be able to sniff out cancer cells simply through smelling someone’s breath.

  13. Three dogs survived the historical sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Two Pomeranians and 1 Pekingese - all from First Class cabins.

  14. The town of Idyllwild, California elected their first mayor in 2012, Mayor Max. But Max isn’t just any regular mayor, he’s a Golden Retriever! Although Mayor Max passed away in 2013, the town elected Mayor Max II into office and he’s been governing Idyllwild ever since. Way to go, Mayor Max!

  15. D o you have a dog that experiences separation anxiety? Try leaving some clothing with him that you’ve worn. It’s been proven that the scent you leave behind on your clothes can help ease your dog’s separation anxiety.

  16. When your dog is carefully choosing the perfect place to do his business, it is because they prefer to go poop in alignment with the Earth’s magnetic field.

  17. All puppies are born deaf. As they get older, they can hear 4 times better than humans can.

  18. Dogs don’t sweat, instead they pant to cool themselves.

  19. A vast majority of strays that end up in shelters are pets who are lost simply because they don’t have any identification. Additionally, Fourth of July is the busiest time for animal shelters as most pets get lost during that holiday due to being scared of loud fireworks and running away.

  20. Chocolate can be very deadly to dogs due to containing the ingredient, theobromine. Dogs cannot metabolize theobromine and ingesting chocolate could cause a severely toxic buildup in their system which could become fatal.

  21. Maltese dogs do not shed, making them perfect pups for people with allergies.

  22. 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds. Hopefully those pups share the blanket…

  23. A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a human’s fingerprints.

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How would people have even tested for that?

Excuse me what-

This is making me want to kidna- I mean politely request to borrow a duck to test this.

I can’t imagine. A lil sausage dog and a badger fighting to the death :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Wow these are some really interesting facts!! especially some of the grosser body ones :joy: Where did you find all of them? It must’ve taken awhile to make this post :sweat_smile:

Hopefully that balloon doesn’t pop :eyes::skull::joy:

I hope no one’s actually tried this before :rofl:

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