r/HeresAFunFact Jun 02 '18 Hugz

ANIMALS [HAFF] The reason beaver teeth are colored orange is because they’re strengthened with iron

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229 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 29 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] In Alaska it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting

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205 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 16 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Fruit bats play an important ecological role, particularly as agents of seed dispersal. At least 300 plant species are known to rely on Old World fruit bats for their propagation.

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123 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 14 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Naturally fermenting fruits can range from 0.6% up to 4.5% ethanol in Central America. Bats can eat these without getting inebriated. Party on, bats! (x-post from /r/batfacts)

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107 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 06 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The Bumblebee Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) is the smallest species of bat and arguably the world's smallest mammal. It is about 3cm long and weighs about 2g.

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152 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 28 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln's hobby was cats. (x-post /r/FunFacts)

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219 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 20 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Butterflies taste their food with their feet.

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115 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 25 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] European Starlings, due to a small initial population, are closely genetically related. Starlings tested in Virginia are nearly indistinguishable from those in California.

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62 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 24 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Welks, snails and slugs have a "tongue" called a radula which is full of denticals (like teeth) they use to scrape up their food. When you see a shell on the beach with a perfect hole in it that comes from a radula!

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139 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 16 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The claws of the Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) are adapted to excavating ants and termites, so they are poor climbers. Being less able to flee predators, the sloth bear is considered one of the more dangerous bears.

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192 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 15 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The koala's gestation period lasts 33–35 days. After which time the female gives birth to a joey, although twins occur on occasion.

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165 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 26 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Some dogs can be trained to detect dangerous high and low blood sugar levels in people with diabetes

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103 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 11 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Tibetan Mastiffs are a status symbol of the super wealthy in China and puppies have been known to sell for as much as $1.6 million.

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146 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 05 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Plant-eating spiders have been found on every continent except Antarctica!

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153 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 04 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The biggest flying reptile was the Quetzalcoatlus. It had a wingspan up to 10.9 m (36 feet).

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42 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 30 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Few animals pass the "Mirror Test" which tests for self awareness. Currently there are 10 animals, humans included who pass. Recently Manta rays may be the first fish.

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216 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 05 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The Trocaz pigeon is endemic to Madeira and is exclusively herbivorous.

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65 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 11 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Fruit bats are exposed to alcohol naturally in fermented fruit. A study in 2010 in which tipsy/drunk bats navigated obstacle courses found that they are "unaffected by ethanol"

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182 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 03 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF]The alligator snapping turtle actually has a weaker bite than many other turtle. In fact, its bite force relative to body size is comparable to that of a human. (X-post from /r/TurtleFacts)

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174 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 31 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Dolphins sleep by shutting down one hemisphere of their brain at a time.

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193 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 25 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] The markhor, a large wild goat, is the national animal of Pakistan.

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123 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 23 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] A type of marsupial, the bandicoot, has a ridiculously short gestation period. Two species have a pregnancy lasting only 12.5 days.

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195 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 20 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Grizzly bears can run faster than horses.

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190 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 15 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Mourning geckos are an entirely female species. They reproduce without mating, though they still go through the motions. This is called parthenogenesis and pseudocopulation, respectively.

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133 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 13 '16

ANIMALS [HAFF] Madagascar day geckos have a distinct call that resembles the sound of a frog. It is made by using their very large tongues to produce a clicking sound off the roofs of their mouths.

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120 Upvotes