15 interesting facts to be amazed
Childish curiosity is insatiable. It is not uncommon for parents to be upset when their offspring pester them with questions. If you have a lot of general knowledge, you have a clear advantage here. In order to quench the immense thirst for knowledge of the little ones, it is worthwhile to have interesting facts about God and the world at hand.
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Quirky animals, crazy coincidences, interesting backgrounds – with the following facts about people and nature you can score a lot with the curious offspring.
1. Manatees take advantage of their flatulence: The intestinal winds give marine mammals a lift and allow them to drift better on the surface. If they want to dive deeper, they fart, so let out air.
2. The stripe pattern of a tiger is also visible on the skin.
🔥 Tigers Skin is striped just like its fur from r / NatureIsFuckingLit
3. Baby octopuses are barely bigger than a flea when they are born.
Release the Kraken! pic.twitter.com/pG0DpjekRg
– ᔕ £ Ⓘn̴̢̯͕͓̉̀̈́͂̈́̌̆͆ͅ𝔾𝓉𝔴i̷ ᖶ (@slingtwit) April 13, 2016
4. There are more plastic flamingos than real flamingos.
5. There are pink dolphins in the Amazon.
6. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly or glide backwards. To drink nectar, they shape their tongue into a straw. When you sleep, your heartbeat slows from 400 to 40 beats per minute to save energy. By the way: You can hear what a snoring hummingbird sounds in the following video.
7. The symbol of Scotland is the unicorn.
8. Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue.
9. Speaking of the blue whale: the heart of the blue whale is gigantic (weight and dimensions correspond to those of a small car) and the arteries of the largest mammal in the world are so large that a child could swim through them.
A blue whale’s heart is the size of a VW Beetle. You could swim through some of its arteries. pic.twitter.com/QqRgvuQRJs
– Cliff Pickover (@pickover) February 14, 2015
10. Baby pandas are tiny: when they are born, they are about the size of a mouse.
11. Many people are allergic to cats, but cats can also be allergic to people. If your cat coughs frequently or develops skin problems, especially around the neck, around you, it is possible that your cat has a human allergy.
12. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail, it cannot jump. The marsupials use their powerful tail as the “main drive” for their jumps by leaning on the ground.
13. Nutella was invented during World War II. Because cocoa powder was scarce at the time, the Piedmontese confectioner Pietro Ferrero came up with the idea of stretching it with a sweet hazelnut paste.
14. Ravens can speak. Like parrots and beos, ravens can imitate human voices. You can see the proof of this in this video:
15. The roar of lions can still be heard from a distance of approx. 5 km.
Farting manatees and huge whale hearts – such interesting facts can inspire inquisitive children. You can also use this entertaining general knowledge to make yourself popular at parties. Last but not least, the human body is also full of incredible secrets.
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