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Did you know that porcupines climb trees to get to the tender leaves and soft wood? And that they stab themselves when they fall from said trees with their quills?

African hunting dogs are more successful at hunting than lions.

Did you know that a dog’s nose print is equal in its individuality as a human’s thumbprint?

Sperm whales can hold their breath for up to 2 hours and it can take about 70 breaths to re-oxygenate their blood.

The first real pizzeria was created in the back of a grocery store in New York’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Male Emperor penguins don’t eat for 3 months while they incubate their eggs and can lose up to 45 % of their body mass during this time.

The Titicaca frog has extra saggy skin because it breathes through its skin by moving the water around itself and uses that additional surface area to get more oxygen into it’s blood. Due to where it lives, the water has more oxygen in it than the air does.

You’ll never find  a white Bengal tiger in the wild because it doesn’t have the proper camouflage and thus will not be able to sneak up on its prey. Only 1 in 10,0o0 will be born white due to a genetic defect.

A beaver chops down 260 trees a year and a family of beavers will take down a ton of wood a year. They can make a river flood a mile and a half upriver from where they are building their dam.

Male Jamaican guppies attract the lady fish with their bright colors, but to win their ladyfish, they have to flaunt themselves in front of predators to prove their bravery. (Dumb fish)


I believe you make your own reality whether good or bad. Thus, my favorite saying is, "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Well, Sharon, if you wanna know what I think....

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