12 Weird but Interesting Facts about Animals

We have always been astounded by abilities of certain animals. Some are obvious while some are more subtle but way more interesting. Here, check our list of 12 most interesting facts about animal world:

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Hummingbird can flap it's wings over 80 times in a second. It is also the only bird that can fly backwards.

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Nose print of a dog is unique, same as your fingerprint.

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Dolphins have so developed sonar that they can find nickel on the bottom of their tank.

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Tigers colors are not just coming from it's fur, their hide is also colored. Color scheme is unique to every tiger.

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Cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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Group of monkeys escaped one research center in Japan. That wouldn't be such a big deal if they haven't used rather advanced technique. They bent down trees and used them as catapults to fly over the fence.

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Duck's quack doesn't resonate, meaning it's not making any echo. Nobody can tell why. Recent studies have shown that echo can be heard but it is way too quiet. That research was disputed several times so far.

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When ant dies, after two days his body starts giving off oleic acid which attracts other ants. Then they take the body to the designated “graveyard” to prevent spreading of diseases.

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Fleas are among the best jumpers. They can jump over 130x their size! In comparison, that would be as if a human could jump over Gateway Arch in St.Louis.

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Mice have strong bonds by nature, even if they never met in their life. Maybe the most graphic example would be the one that happened in one research center. During common snake feeding process, two mice were dropped into the terrarium. Usually, mice would hide and snake would eat them one by one. But this scenario was unlikely and probably left scientists mind blown. One mouse ran for cover but was soon caught by snake. Then, amazing thing happened: the other mouse, instead of running himself, boldly turned and attacked the snake, biting and trying to free his fallen comrade.

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Total number of termites in the world outweighs all the humans by 10:1!

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Chimpanzee, same as humans, have taste for spicy food. It is presumed that's why they tend to eat fire ants.

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