Almost unbelievable facts from the animal kingdom. How many of these do you know?
A Serious Plague
A swarm of desert locusts can stretch up to 460 square miles in size, and the hungry critters can eat through 423 million pounds of plants in a single day.
Blood in the Water
A great white shark can smell a single drop of blood in 25 gallons of water. Even crazier, they can smell tiny amounts of blood from up to three miles away. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
Technically, chameleons don’t change color to match their surroundings. They actually shift the tone of their skin to express their emotions and demonstrate their reaction to their surroundings.
What’re You Drinking?
Even in the desert heat, Arabian camels don’t sweat much, but they are capable of drinking 30 gallons of water in about 15 minutes. Talk about thirsty!
A Very Big Lunch
A hungry tiger can eat about 60 pounds of meat in one sitting. That’s like having 120 plates of filet mignon at one meal.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen!
Hippopotamuses spend almost all their time in the hot sun, so to prevent skin damage they secrete a reddish substance that acts as a moisturizer and sunblock, and definitely saves time on their beauty routines.
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!
Actually, it’s a snake. The flying snake can glide in the air as far as 330 feet, and can even make turns and maneuvers mid-flight. So… duck?
You Do NOT Want to Put This in a Salad
When in danger, gross out your enemy. If threatened, the sea cucumber can “spit out” some of its internal organs…from its anus.
When tarantulas molt – or shed their skins – they can replace their body parts, including stomach lining, reproductive organs and even lost limbs.
The Ultimate Survivor
Scorpions are pretty crazy creatures. They can survive on a single insect per year, and they can live through just about anything. Scientists have even frozen scorpions overnight, and when they thawed out, the scorpions just walked away. Oh, they also glow in the dark.