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Dive Into This Massive Compilation Of Animal Facts (37 Facts)

Did you know a blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its surrounding environment? 

There. That's a thing you know now.

Here are 37 animal facts you may have not known, some cool, some sad, some weird as heck. 

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    Dog - Australian dogs lick cane toads in order to get a hallucinogenic high. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Harvestmen - Harvestmen, known to the world as daddy long legs, predate the dinosaurs. There.That's a thing you know now.
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    Plant - When a crow dies, other crows surround its body to determine how it died and if any threats remain. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Invertebrate - The most painful sting in the insect realm comes from the bullet ant. There.That's a thing you know now.
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    Locust - When their seratonin levels increase, grasshoppers morph into locusts. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Bird - A black swan in Germany fell in love with a paddleboat shaped like a swan, displaying "typical signs of a swan in love" when interacting with the craft. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Insect - The Velvet ant is actually a form of wasp without any wings. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Bird - Harris hawks engage in a hunting practice called backstanding, where the birds stand on top of each other for better vantage points. There.That's a thing you know now.
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    Oniscidea - Rollie-pollie bugs, or pill bugs, are actually not insects but crustaceans. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Insect - Mosquitoes prefer people with type 0 blood. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Pasture - Some ranchers use 'guard llamas' to defend livestock from predators. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Killer whale - Three mammals go through menopause: orcas, short-finned humans. pilot whales, and There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Botany - A young eel is called an elver. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Toad - Thanks to their voracious appetite, the Surinam horned frog is known as the "Pac Man frog." There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Crab - The Japanese spider crab measures nearly 13 feet across, weighs 40 pounds, and can live up to 100 years. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Vertebrate - Baby koalas consume their mother's poop to grow an immunity to the chemicals in the eucalyptus plant. There.That's a thing you know now.
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    Bird - To avoid predation, the albatross evolved to the point where it can sleep while it flies. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Beach - White sand beaches are mostly made of fish pop, specifically parrot fish poop. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Seal - Odobenus rosmarus, the scientific name for a walrus, translates to "tooth-walking seahorse." There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Organism - Scientists in Dallas, Texas fed a saltwater/peanut butter mix to jellyfish, who unexpectedly ate and even thrived on it. "We just wanted to make peanut butter and jellyfish simply to see if it could be done," the researchers write. Turns out it can. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Organism - One species of catfish, the goonch catfish, reportedly consumes people. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Vertebrate - Wombats poop cube shaped poop. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Terrestrial animal - When in captivity, female koalas often engage in orgies and completely ignore male suitors. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Marine biology - To avoid being heard by sharks, marine iguanas can stop their own hearts. There.That's a thing you know now.
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    Photo caption - You can see an owl's eyeball through its ear. fb.com/factsweird
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    Sperm whale - Any dolphin, porpoise, or whale that beaches on UK shores is considered a royal fish and thereby the Queen's property. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Bird - Though they find more food when hunting in gangs, ravens eventually prefer to settle down with just one mate. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Whale shark - The gentle giant whale shark boasts nearly 300 rows of teeth, each tooth about the size of the head of a matchstick. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Nose - The ridges on a cat's tongue are made of keratin, the same protein found in your fingernails. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Rat - Grasshopper mice use scorpion venom as a form of pain relief. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Amphibian - To escape predators, the pebble frog throws itself off of cliffs, tucks its legs, and bounces once it hits the ground. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Wildlife - The urine of the maned wolf smells so much like marijuana it Rotterdam sent zookeepers on a hunt for cannabis smokers in the zoo. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Primate - A gorilla named Michael learned sign language and once used it to describe watching his mother being shot and killed. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Terrestrial animal - The most trafficked mammal in the world is the pangolin. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Adaptation - Hermit crabs engage in 'vacancy chains, where a large crab vacates its shell to move into a bigger one and triggers a group of crabs to all swaps shells. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Wildlife - Male kangaroos flex their arms for females. There. That's a thing you know now.
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    Organism - Koalas possess fingerprints almost exactly identical to human prints. There. That's a thing you know now. 11
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