Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Do you know these facts

Here are some interesting facts that every one should know.

  • Did you know that 'Sailor', 'Dead Leaf', 'Paper Kite', 'Blue Striped Crow', 'Julia' and 'Great Egg Fly' are all names of BUTTERFLIES'
  • Did you know that the original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'!
  • Did you know that Frogs live in all continents except Antarctica.
  • Did you know that no two zebras have stripes that are exactly alike.  Male zebra is called as stallions.  Enemies of Zebras include hyenas, wild dogs and lions.
  • Did you  know that the  Krakatoa, which is a volcano caused the loudest explosion, is in Indonesia. It erupted on Aug. 27th, 1883 and its explosion was heard nearly 4800 km. away.
  • Did you know that lightning strikes about 6000 times per minute on Earth
  • Did you know that a chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
  • Did you know that a zebra is white with black stripes.  
  • Did you know that a cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime 
  • Did you know that dolphins sleep with one eye open
  • The loudest sound produced by an animal is the whistle produced by Blue Whale which is 180 decibels.
  • The female lion does more than 90% of hunting while male lion likes to take rest.
  • A jelly fish is 95% water.
  • A girafee can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.  
  • An ostrich's eye  is bigger than its brain
  • Do you know that Ants do not sleep at all 

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