Monday, 3 March 2008

Nature Trivia


Sixty cows can produce a ton of milk a day.

The eyesight of the Sparrowhawk is about eight times more acute than that of a human.

One Wren was recorded feeding its young 1,217 times in the space of 15 hours 45 minutes.

The largest animal ever recorded was a female Blue Whale brought into a South Georgia whaling station in the early 20th century. It measured 33.58m (110 ft 2.5in).

The Nine-banded Armadillo or Peba always produces a litter of either four male or four female little Pebas.

The monarch butterfly's sense of taste is about 12,000 times more sensitive than a human's .

The collective noun for snipe is a wisp.

The Bootlace Worm of the North Sea can measures well over 30m. One dead specimen was recorded as 27.32m before it ruptured and disintegrated at which stage 'less than half of it' had been uncoiled.

Contrary to popular belief, most Black Widow spiders don't eat their mates. Which is a shame because that was the only thing that most women liked about them.

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