List O’ 35 Random Factoids Great For Cocktail Converstation

Ice breaker, conversations starter or just plain off the wall trivia – factoids are great. Check out this list – you are bound to see one or more that you like – and use them as you will!

Animal Factoids: All true – Really!

  1. The giant squid, found usually in the deep reaches of the oceans, has the largest eye of any animal.
  2. There is a sea squirt found in the seas near Japan that digests its own brain. When the sea squirt is mature, it permanently attaches itself to a rock. At this point it does not need to move anymore and has no need for a brain. So, waste not want not, it eats it.
  3. A male gypsy moth can smell a female gypsy moth in heat up to a mile and a half away.
  4. A squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.
  5. 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
  6. The brown myotis bats when born are equivalent to a woman giving birth to a 30 pound baby.
  7. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
  8. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  9. Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  10. The housefly hums, middle octave, key of F.
  11. A horse has 18 more bones than a Human.
  12. Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
  13. A polar bears skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
  14. Rats can’t vomit. That’s why rat poison works so well.
  15. Giraffes have no vocal chords.
  16. Cats can hear ultrasound.
  17. A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
  18. Cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  19. The largest known butterfly is Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing from New Guinea, which has a wingspan of approximately 11 inches (28 cm).
  20. The smallest butterfly, the Dwarf Blue from Africa, has a wingspan of only 1/2 inch (1 cm).
  21. The distance between an alligators eyes in inches, is directly proportional to the length of the alligator in feet
  22. The honey badger can withstand hundreds of African bee stings that would kill any other animal.
  23. The world smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
  24. The opening to the cave in which a bear hibernates is always on the North Slope.
  25. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  26. The hippopotamus does 80% of their vocalizations under water.
  27. The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.
  28. Scientists in Brazil have reported the emergence of a species of super-flea; they are bigger than cockroaches and can jump 20 feet (6 m).
  29. Polar bears are left-handed.
  30. The average flea can jump up to 150 times its own length. To match that a human would have to jump 1,000 feet (305 m).
  31. A cockroach can live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
  32. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  33. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  34. Starfish don’t have brains.
  35. A hippo can run faster than a man can.

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