Fun -N- Interesting Animuhl Factoids!

Check the hovers out for a Fun -N- Interesting Animuhl Factoid! Impress your friends with your QTE™ Knowledge at the next company picnic or dinner party! Win friends, influence people!

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Pandariffic.

Comments

  1. Mamabear says:

    I have no idea what came after the mama squirrel and her pink bebeh because I fell over ded at that pic.

  2. I’m not entirely sure these QTE factoids are trustworthy, but I’m just gonna go with it for now.

  3. yulyndi says:

    love the hovertexts, and wondering if any of them are even remotely true!

  4. I can’t vouch for them all, but they seem to be mostly true. Mostly true as in stating “turtles breath through their tocks” when only some of them can.

  5. Blue Footed Booby says:

    I don’t know about the puppy thing, turtle butts, or squirrel adoptions, but everything else is true at least in broad strokes. Dolphins do indeed have unique calls they use to identify one another, monkeys can use vending machines*, and that species of jellyfish is indeed immortal (though hydras are too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_%28genus%29 so they’re not the ONLY one). Most of all, it is indeed true that OMG panda.

    If you want to pick nits, animals that “mate for life” only do so in the sense that humans do. Most of the time it’s more serial monogamy, with couples staying together for extended periods but often as not not forever. For example, those famous gay penguins that raised a chick together broke up and one of them ran off with a lady penguin. When that happened there were news articles that read like celeb gossip rags from another dimension.

    * The UK actually set up machines that exchange coins for peanuts to get crows and magpies to recover lost change for them, but the birds ended up climbing into and robbing other vending machines.

  6. #8 (Cows) “Moo Baby”

  7. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Oh hey there mod lounge. How are you today?

  8. Malinki says:

    Of course dolphins have names, just ask Creideiki or Keepiru.
    It’s the jokes they tell in primal delphin that are hard to understand.

  9. A biologists’ nitpick about the elephant shrew: it is in fact more closely related to elephants than it is to shrews, but it’s incorrect to say that elephants are its closest living relatives. To put it in simple terms, elephants are its cousins and shrews are its second cousins twice removed, but e.g. aardvarks are its brothers and sisters.

    Here’s some info, including a phylogenetic tree:http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/080301_elephantshrew

  10. According to Christopher Moore, author of Fluke:Or, I Know Why The Winged Whale Sings, all dolphins are named Kevin.

  11. Jimbeaux says:

    Panda factoid was the best. :)

  12. * The UK actually set up machines that exchange coins for peanuts to get crows and magpies to recover lost change for them, but the birds ended up climbing into and robbing other vending machines.

    Seriously? Link?

    Awesome comment, btw :)

  13. SlaveToCat says:

    I know some politicians who talk through their tocks.

  14. Blue Footed Booby says:

    @Sharpy
    Here’s an article on the vending machines themselves: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87878028

    I’m having trouble turning up anything on them robbing vending machines. I originally saw that on youtube.

  15. The truth is in the cute. You know it!

  16. Marianne says:

    How does any human know that the jellyfish species lives forever? And, btw, how can you tell how old a jellyfish is, in the first place??

  17. yulyndi says:

    @Marianne, inquiring minds want to know……

  18. That’s my reaction every time I see a panda.