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Fascinating Facts About Nature’s Creatures — Dave’s Diary

My family and I have seen a number of great holiday movies recently and enjoyed them all.  We love the previews for coming attractions too and a future flick that looks amazing is a new Disney movie about the life of bears.  It features fabulous photography and an engrossing story– which brings to mind the many fascinating features of nature’s creatures.

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For example:

Humans and Dalmatian dogs are the only mammals that get gout.

A bat’s leg bones are so thin, it can walk on two feet.

A flamingo can only eat with its head upside down, so it can filter microscopic algae through its beak.

Fleas have killed more humans than every war put together, because they carry the bubonic plague.

A female flea can drink 15 times her weight in blood every day.

A newborn giraffe falls 6 feet down to the ground and almost never gets hurt.

One female oyster can have 100 million children in her lifetime.

Some alligators can spend winter with their heads frozen and their noses sticking out through the ice to breathe.

An albatross can have a wingspan of 14 feet and can spend two years without ever touching land coming down only to breed and nest.

Keen eyed dragonflies can pinpoint a moving insect from 33 feet away.

Mosquitoes find the color blue twice as attractive as any other color.

Dolphins can hear sounds underwater from 15 miles away.

Dolphins only sleep with half their brains at a time and with one eye open.

Rabbits love licorice, but they shouldn’t eat it because they can’t digest sugar.

Elephants have been spotted in the India Ocean, swimming miles to shore.

Snails are the world’s greatest nappers. They’re able to spend three years catching a wicks 40 winks.

Great white sharks can do without food for three months no wonder they’re so hungry.

Bees have hair on their eyes, which they use to help collect pollen. And they’re really are busy it takes 4,000 flowers to make one tablespoon of honey.

 

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