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Facts about Animals

  • Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.
  • The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away.
  • Horses and cows sleep while standing up.
  • Giant Arctic jellyfish have tentacles that can reach over 36 metres in length.
  • Locusts have leg muscles that are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
  • Hummingbirds are so agile and have such good control that they can fly backwards.
  • Instead of bones, sharks have a skeleton made from cartilage.
  • Insects such as bees, mosquitoes and cicadas make noise by rapidly moving their wings.
  • The horn of a rhinoceros is made from compacted hair rather than bone or another substance.
  • Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world.
  • Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.
  • Unlike humans, sheep have four stomachs, each one helps them digest the food they eat.
  • Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur, it actually has black skin.
  • As well as being a famous Looney Tunes character, the Tasmanian Devil is a real animal that is only found in the wild in Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world.
  • The average housefly only lives for 2 or 3 weeks.
  • Mosquitoes can be annoying insects but did you know that it's only the female mosquito that actually bites humans.
  • Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not.

Human Body Fact:

  • The brain uses over a quarter of the oxygen used by the human body. More human brain facts.
  • Your heart beats around 100000 times a day, 36500000 times a year and over a billion times if you live beyond 30. More human heart facts.
  • Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. They are created inside the bone marrow of your bones. More blood facts.
  • The colour of a humans skin is determined by the level of pigment melanin that the body produces. Those with small amounts of melanin have light skin while those with large amounts have dark skin. More skin facts.
  • Adult lungs have a surface area of around 70 square metres! More lung facts.
  • Humans have a stage of sleep that features rapid eye movement (REM). REM sleep makes up around 25% of total sleep time and is often when you have your most vivid dreams. More eye facts.
  • Most adults have 32 teeth. More teeth facts.
  • The smallest bone found in the human body is located in the middle ear. The staples (or stirrup) bone is only 2.8 millimetres long. More ear facts.

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January 9 NRI Day
January 10 World Laughter Day
January 12 National Youth Day
January 15 Army Day
January 26 India's Republic Day, International Customs Day
January 30 Martyrs' Day; World Leprosy Eradication Day
2nd Sunday of February World Marriage Day
February 24 Central Excise Day
February 28 National Science Day
Second Monday March Commonwealth Day
March 8 International Women's Day; Intl. literacy Day
March 15 World Disabled Day; World Consumer Rights Day
March 18 Ordnance Factories Day (India)
March 21 World Forestry Day; International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22 World Day for Water
March 23 World Meteorological Day
March 24 World TB Day
April 5 International Day for Mine Awareness; National Maritime Day
April 7 World Health Day
April 17 World Haemophilia Day
April 18 World Heritage Day
April 21 Secretaries' Day
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April 23 World Book and Copyright Day
May 1 Workers' Day (International Labour Day)
May 3 Press Freedom Day; World Asthma Day
May 2nd Sunday Mother's Day
May 4 Coal Miners' Day
May 8 World Red Cross Day
May 9 World Thalassaemia Day
May 11 National Technology Day
May 12 World Hypertension Day; International Nurses Day
May 15 International Day of the Family
May 17 World Telecommunication Day
May 24 Commonwealth Day
May 31 Anti-tobacco Day
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 World Environment Day
June 3rd Sunday Father's Day
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June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
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July 11 World Population Day
August 3 Internatioal Friendship Day
August 6 Hiroshima Day
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August 9 Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day
August 15 Indian Independence Day
August 18 IntI. Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 19 Photography Day
August 29 National Sports Day
September 2 Coconut Day
September 5 Teachers' Day; Sanskrit Day
September 8 World Literacy Day (UNESCO)
September 15 Engineers' Day
September 16 World Ozone Day
September 21 Alzheimer's Day; Day for Peace & Non-violence (UN)
September 22 Rose Day (Welfare of cancer patients)
September 26 Day of the Deaf
September 27 World Tourism Day
October 1 International Day for the Elderly
October 2 Gandhi Jayanthi
October 3 World Habitat Day
October 4 World Animal Welfare Day
October 8 Indian Air Force Day
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November 20 Africa Industrialisation Day
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