Incredible Facts About Animals That They Don´t Want You To Know

I have known it for a while but everyone has call me a lunatic. They are planning something. The animals, I mean. Animals are planning to conquer the World. That is why they are keeping so many secrets from us. They can take over everything, especially if they stay as cute as they are now, but if you don't want to give up to your rights, we gathered a few of those secrets in this article. Close your windows, your doors and hide under your bed while reading these 50 incredible facts about animals that they don't want you to know. And prepare for the revolution. Animal Kingdom is full of mysteries. Take a look at these 50 awesome facts.

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PANDAS

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Pandas don't have particular spots for sleeping. They don't have a bed, a burrow, a particular tree: they just fall asleep whenever and wherever they want, when they are tired. I'm kinda jealous.

WOMBATS

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Wombats are strange, and they live in Australia, like most strange animals. They can have very weird characteristics, but the worst is that their poop is cube shaped. Yes, really.

DEEP SEA

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Only 10% of the sea was explored. That means there is a lot of unknown species that we don't know. If we consider that the ones that we do know are extremely strange, imagine the hidden ones!

CHICKENUS REX

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The most closed relatives to Tyrannosaurus Rex still alive and walking on the Earth are crocodiles. Nah, just kidding! The chickens. Yes, the chickens are part of the T-Rex family.

BUTTERFLIES

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Most butterflies enjoy drinking blood when given the chance. The most amazing thing about this is that there is not a single kind of butterfly that can inflict a bloody wound on any living animal.

PLATYPUSES

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Platypuses are other inhabitants of weird Australia. They are so weird they are the only mammals that lay eggs. They are also semiaquatic and they swim with their eyes closed.

EAGLES

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There are eagles that can reach a 2,20 meters wingspan. It mustn't surprises us then that the strike of the biggest eagles can be two times stronger than a rifle shot.

STARLINGS

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Starlings can imitate human voice almost perfectly, even more than parrots. So if you are walking in the woods and hear a voice that calls you, don't panic! Well, you can panic a little bit.

HIPPO

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If you take a look at this photo of Fiona the Hippo, the famous inhabitant of Cincinnati Zoo, you might not believe this: Hippos kill more humans than any other mammal in the world.

TURKEY

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Turkeys can reproduce without having sex. A female turkey can "give birth" to a fertile egg, but this doesn't happen much often and those eggs are mostly male eggs with some malformation.

AXOLOTL

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Axolotls are weird animals that you can find in Mexico. They divide waters between those who think that they are cute and those who think they are gross, but there's a fact we can't deny: They can regrow lost limbs and even grow extra ones.

ACANTHASPIS

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Acanthaspis is a killer bug that wears the corpses of other bugs they kill. They become a living mountain of corpses, so they can distract the preys that are after them.

BIGFIN SQUID

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No one ever captured a big fin squid. There are a few videos that show them, and specialists calculated that they can be up to 8 meters long, but there's no actual proof of that.

GIANT SQUID

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And their cousins, the Giant Squids, can grow up to be the size of a bus. They live in the sea and they don't fit in my bathtub, but I'm still going to check every time I enter the bathroom.

SLOW LORIS

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That is a slow loris. Isn't it cute yet disturbing? Well, they are actually disturbing, because they can kill you with a drop of their saliva, that contains a powerful venom.

RED HANDFISH

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Red Handfish uses its hand shaped fins to "walk" on the ocean floor. They also look quite grumpy, but that makes them even more cute. I now need a handfish.

HAGFISH

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Hagfish receives all the nutrients it needs to survive through its skin. Those nutrients are floating in the water they swim in, that is usually near where corpses float.

SLOTH

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We know that sloths are cute, slow and fascinating. But did you know that they can't shiver? It is because of their strange muscular structure. They also can't get fat. Jealous much?

EMU

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Emus cannot walk backwards. While, we haven't seen them do it, but there's no actual proof they can't do it. Maybe they don't want to, leave them walk how they want to.

GIRAFFES

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Male giraffes drink the pee of female giraffes to find out if they are in their right time for mating. That's gross, imagine if humans did that too, luckily we don't have that custom.

KIWIS

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Kiwis are almost blind, and they use their noses to guide themselves, with a very sharp sense of smell. If you pay attention, they actually use their peaks as walking canes.

PETER’S ELEPHANTNOSE FISH

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Did you know that there's a lot (a lot) of people that think Flamingos are just a decorating item and that they actually does not exist in real life? Probably you were one of them too.

CYMOTHOA EXIGUA

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Cymothoa Exigua is a parasitic crustacean that shares its fish host's food by replacing the fish's tongue with itself. You read right: They cut the fish's tongue and sit on the spot it used to be.

CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS

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Christmas Tree Worms look like Christmas Trees, of course. And they aren't as gross as the other worms, they are cute and colorful. They don't live in trees, they live inside living corals.

HORSES

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Some horses (many of them) develop an unwanted habit that is called Wind Sucking. It is a neural condition and it consist in the horse chewing wood and then arching its neck, swallowing air.

COCHINEAL BEETLE MAGGOTS

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There's a lot of living things that are used as colorant in the food you eat everyday. Cochineal Beetle Maggots give everything a red-ish colour. The allowed number in a mushroom can is 20 maggots in the United States.

TINAMOU

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Tinamous are little cute birds that live in America, from Argentina to Mexico. They are often seen taking sunbathes in the arid landscapes, and when they do it, they do it in one leg.

BIRDS

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Don't ask me how scientists know this, but here's a fact: Birds can't swallow when they are in zero gravity. They can't do a lot of other things, I guess.

GORILLA

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Gorillas have a lot of things in common with us. We share the same ancestors and we often act alike, but they can also get most diseases that we can also get.

CHINESE WATER DEER

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Chinese Water Deers are cute at first glance, but then you see those fangs and you change your mind. But wait, i have a cute fact: When they are born they are so small they fit in a hand.

OSTRICHES

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Ostriches can run faster than a horse, and even faster than a city car: 70 kilometers per hour. Bonus fact: Male ostriches can roar and sound exactly like a lion.

LION

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How many killings do you think a lion makes in the wild? 20 per day? You are wrong. Very wrong. A lion in the wild makes no more than 20 killings PER YEAR.

PIGS

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In 2017, there were approximately 769.05 million pigs worldwide. About half of them live in farms in China, a country that produces more than 52 million metric tons of porcine meat a year.

SPIDER

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There are spiders everywhere, believe it or not. In a field as big as a professional football field you can find an average of 50,000 spiders. I'm sure you won't count them all.

BAT

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Bats are the only mammals that can fly, but they are a quarter of world's mammals, meaning that one in every four mammals is a bat, and one in every four mammals can fly.

WHITE SHARKS

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Great white sharks are so scary that can detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water and can even sense tiny amounts of blood from three miles away.

BEAVER

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Did you know why beavers chew on tree trunks and branches? To keep their teeth from getting too long, because a beaver's teeth never stop growing. There, now you know.

WATER BOATMAN

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The water boatman can make a 105-decibel noise by rubbing its penis against its belly. To make the comparison, that's the same decibels as a electric drill and half the decibels of the Atomic Bomb.

SNAPPING SHRIMP

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The snapping shrimp is the loudest known living creature. It has claws that shoot jets of water at up to 62 miles per hour and leaving a trail of bubbles that explode at 200 decibels. That's how they kill their preys, by the way.

EMPEROR PENGUIN

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Male emperor penguins will stand without eating for up to two months while the female goes to feed. During that time, the mother will travel up to 50 miles each way to hunt.

SEAHORSES

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Seahorses are monogamous. Once they meet the right one, they will stay together for their entire life. They are also the only species where the male bears the unborn children.

PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR

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The dangerous thing called Portuguese Man of War is a poisonous animal that is actually four different organisms, whose scientific name is Siphonophore. It is also known as Blue Bottle or Fake Jellyfish.

GALAPAGOS TORTOISE

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Galapagos Tortoises can go a full year without food or water. Maybe that is the reason why they live up to one hundred years. The longest living one was 152 years old when she died.

TIGER SHARK

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Tiger Sharks eat whatever they find, that's why they are called "The Wastebasket of the sea". Strange and big things like old license plates and even tires were found inside its stomach.

SCORPIONS

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Scorpions are extremely resistants. They can live for a year eating only one bug and there are cases of scientists that for some reason have frozen scorpions over night and the morning after the little fellow walked like if nothing happened.

PUFFERFISH

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Pufferfishes are extremely venomous. The toxin they contain is 1,200 more powerful than cyanide, that means that it will certainly kill you. However, this fish is eaten in Japan.

KOMODO DRAGON

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Komodo Dragons harvest more than fifty types of bacteria in their tongues. Animals bitten by these predators typically die within 24 hours of blood poisoning if they are not eaten before that.

SPRING PEEPER

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The Male Spring Peepers can inflate their vocal sacs like a balloon, and that helps them to sing. They can also freeze their bodies during winter hibernation and still survive.

KING COBRA

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The king cobra is also the largest venomous snake at up to 18 feet long, and can rear itself up to six feet off the ground, enough to tower over many humans. They are also extremely poisonous, and their venom can kill an elephant.

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