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Old 08-07-09, 04:40 AM   #1
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Stupid Animal Facts

* Elephant trunks hold up to 1 1/2 gallons of liquid.

* Penguins can jump 6 feet high.

* Ostriches measure up to nine feet from head to feet, and weigh as much as 350 pounds.

* A baby kangaroo is only on inch long.

* A dragonfly, the fastest flying insect, can move up to 35 mph.

* An African ostrich egg weighs about 30 pounds.

* Tarantula spiders can live for over two years without eating.

* A gorilla will stick its tongue out when angry.

* The elephant is the only animal that has 4 knees.

* The black bulldog ant of Australia can kill a person.

* The giant squid has the largest eyes than any other creature.

* The greyhound has the best eyesight of all breeds of dogs.

* The heaviest dog on record was a St. Bernard that weighed 310 pounds.
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The Albatross has the largest wing span of any bird at over 11 feet (3.05 M).
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The Giant Salamander is the world's largest amphibian measuring up to 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 M) long.
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The American Woodcock is the world's slowest flying bird.
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The Ruppel's Vulture is the highest flying bird with altitudes recorded at 37,000 feet (11,277 M).
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The Killer Whale is the fastest swimming mammal with a maximum speed of 34 mph (55 Km/h).
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Dolphins always keep one eye open while sleeping.
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The Giant Spidercrab is the world's largest crustacean with a claw span of 9 feet (2.74 M).
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Orangutan means "man of the forest."
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The Cuckoo places its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to be hatched and the young to be raised by the new parents.
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The Coelacanth is a fish thought to be extinct 60 million years ago until one was found alive in 1939.
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Guinea Pigs were domesticated by the Incas for food.
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The Rhinoceros Beetle can support 850 times its own weight.
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Old 08-07-09, 04:46 AM   #2
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posting useless information is fun! i can see why a former mod enjoys it so much.




It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday. - Baltimore, Maryland


Still in Baltimore:
It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.

The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park. - Denver, Colorado

One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash. - Alderson, West Virginia

It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road. - Bay Village, Ohio

It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday. - Columbus, Georgia

Still in - Columbus, Georgia:
You may not cut off a chicken's head on Sunday.

There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats. - Galesburg, Illinois

Anyone may let their sheep and cows graze in the public gardens/commons at any time except Sundays. - Boston, Massachusetts

It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. - Hollywood, California

Still in California:
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
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Old 08-07-09, 05:09 AM   #3
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so funny. as i was reading the op i was thinking "what's the point?" Then post 2 made it clear. It's a grumpy old man rant!

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Old 08-07-09, 05:15 AM   #4
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It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road. - Bay Village, Ohio.
Hey! That's no cow! She's my wife!
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Old 08-07-09, 11:09 AM   #5
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Old 08-07-09, 04:47 PM   #6
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Still in California:
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
I wonder how the birds and the bees feel 'bout this.
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I am wondering how the ruppel's vulture breathes at 37,000 feet and/or does not get killed from severe frost bite.
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Old 08-07-09, 05:27 PM   #8
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I am wondering how the ruppel's vulture breathes at 37,000 feet and/or does not get killed from severe frost bite.
FL370 on the tropics isn't that cold. Tempeture goes down 2 degrees per 1,000 ft usually, so if you start at 100 deg @ sea level you'd end up with temperatures in the high 20's.
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Old 08-07-09, 05:46 PM   #9
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Was wondering when someone would hop on top of this

Shall I impart my new found knowledge on my Balinese kitten? Erm ... no.
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The elephant is the only animal that has 4 knees and still can't jump!
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The heart of a hibernating woodchuck beats only about 4 times per minute.

A large whitetail buck can run a long way with one leg shot off.
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Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature.

3 out of 10 Dalmatian dogs suffer from hearing loss due to inbreeding.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

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Still in Baltimore:
It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
So much for this weekend's plans.
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Ostriches are dinosaurs. How cool is that?



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A cockroach can live for up to 7 days without it's head. It only dies because it cannot eat.

This is also known as a bob Fackt. A late ( and somewhat quirky) friend of mine had started a home business selling bob fackt merchandise. Shirts, mugs etc., with random bits of uncommon information.
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3 out of 10 Dalmatian dogs suffer from hearing loss due to inbreeding.
...which is why they were considered the ideal firetruck mascot. No howling because of the siren.

And while we are on the subject, completely white cats with blue eyes are most likely deaf, and are very prone to cancer of the ears if exposed to the sun too much.
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