Amazing Facts

  • Giant squid can snatch prey up to 33 feet (10 meters) away by shooting out their two feeding tentacles, which are tipped with hundreds of powerful sharp-toothed suckers.
  • Sharks have been swimming the seas for 400 million years—longer than dinosaurs have been walking the earth.
  • Most cuttlefish are capable of changing colors and can bury themselves in the ocean sand very quickly.
  • Mackerel, unlike any other species, are likely to die if their incredibly thin and specialized skin is touched by human hands. It is theorized that it may be the oils in human hands.
  • Sea scallops grow rapidly during the first several years of life. Between the ages of 3 and 5, they commonly increase 50% to 80% in shell height and quadruple their meat weight.
  • The maximum speed of a snail is 1 mile a week or about .006 miles an hour.
  • Frogs don't need to drink the way humans do: they absorb water through their permeable skin!
  • Chickens can travel up to nine miles per hour.
  • Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth, ranging in height from 14-19 feet.
  • An adult bull giraffe can feed on the leaves of trees over 19 feet above the ground!
  • Reindeer have long, coarse hair with hollow cores, which keeps them insulated in colder climates.
  • Reindeer are very strong swimmers and can travel across wide, rapid and frigid rivers.
  • The combination of the cat’s inner ear (vestibular apparatus) and tail provide the cat with its incredible balance and acrobatic prowess.
  • A bull’s heart is around 5 times heavier than a human heart.