Amazing but True

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Capuchin Monkeys, wash their feet, using their own wee

Three percent of Antarctic ice, is made up of Penguin pee

When Dragonflies mate, their tails link and form the shape of a heart

Whilst the Kangaroo is able to swim, the poor thing is unable to fart

Elephants can regulate their body heat just by flapping their ears

When a snail decides, it’s time for a kip, it can sleep for up to three years

English Donkeys have passports and every Donkey hates it when it rains

Blood sucking Leeches have five pairs of eyes, 300 teeth and 32 brains

Threaten a Possum and for up to four hours it will lie there playing dead

The beating heart of the tiny shrimp is located in its head

A Koala has a set of fingerprints, just like a human being

Blind Bats use echolocation to navigate without seeing

Sea Otters hold hands while they sleep, so they don’t drift apart

The domestic cow has four stomachs and an octopus has three hearts

Whilst we have only the one nose, the common Slug has four

Cats that roar, can’t purr and cats that purr, can’t roar

All Clownfish are born males, Turtles can breathe through their bums

Dolphins have names for each other and can also do basic sums

It takes a Sloth at least two weeks to digest the food it eats

Slippery snakes smell with their tongue and butterfly’s taste with their feet

In thirteen minutes, a thirsty camel, can drink thirty gallons of water

Fleas jump eighty times their height and Elephants somewhat shorter

An Anteater has no teeth, a Catfish has nine thousand and odd

Nine-banded Armadillos always give birth to identical quads

African Penguins bray like Donkeys, the Cheetah chirps like a bird

Elks make a high-pitched bugle call to attract the girls in the herd

Turritopsis Dohrnii never dies this jellyfish is immortal

Losing a limb is no big deal to the regenerative Axolotl

So many facts, amazing but true, yet the one I find most incredible

Gentoo Penguins mate for life and propose to their bride with a pebble




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<Deleted User> (21487)

Thu 21st Mar 2019 16:06

? An amazing read - can we have for more please?

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Thu 21st Mar 2019 15:20

Absolutely love this! I'm now spending the afternoon trying to make my purring cat roar!

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Hazel ettridge

Thu 21st Mar 2019 09:08

What a delightful read. I look forward to more - perhaps a trivia anthology?

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Don Matthews

Wed 20th Mar 2019 22:05

Oh gosh MC you've given me
A chance for Doctoratecy
Searching bats which might stand up
Not hanging from a tree

Shit (or shite) I've gone and done
What some did say's a sin
I've gone and rhymed a comment
I'm in the shit agin ?

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 20th Mar 2019 18:11

Putting this together must deserve the "Poetical Persistency Prize"!
Extraordinary stuff - both content and presentation.
Question: Would a UK bat become disorientated in Australia - and
stand up? ?

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John McDonough

Wed 20th Mar 2019 11:50


We may be onto something here
Just between me and you
Who wants to swim with Whale Sharks
When you can swim with Kangaroos ?

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Don Matthews

Wed 20th Mar 2019 11:36

Ah John you did bamboozle me
I overlooked the kanga swim
I feel so bloody dense

I've set myself a task
Go swimming with the 'roos
To look for any bubbles
As they gooblie poo

If I witness this I will contact Wikipedia and Guinness Records as first person to detect this phenomenon

Why am I writing all this twaddle?...?

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John McDonough

Wed 20th Mar 2019 10:56

Ah dear Don it seems you misread my prose, Kangaroo’s can swim!
Interestingly on land they move both legs in unison.
Whilst in the water they kick their legs alternately.
Clever buggers! Just ask Skippy.
As for farting, there is no known record of bubbles emanating from below whilst they freestyle across lucky bay.
As I said in my caveat the internet is the domain of fools as Wikipedia is my witness ?

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Don Matthews

Wed 20th Mar 2019 08:47

John. I have to come to the defence of our poor little kangaroos your source seems to have strayed somewhere.....

Although our kangaroos they can't swim
You've researched, and say they can't fart?
Strange? cos I've heard some great hissing
As their gooblies out end do depart

I swear this is true cos I've heard it
They keep jumping all over my lawn
Hissing and pissing and jumping
Each morning John, I can count on ?

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Brian Maryon

Wed 20th Mar 2019 00:18

10 out of 10 for research and rhyme!

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 20th Mar 2019 00:15

Absolutely brilliant mate.?


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Heart of Lead

Tue 19th Mar 2019 15:19

Ha ha, this is amazing. Truly entertaining read. I guess I learned one or two things, as wikipedia is our witness.

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John McDonough

Tue 19th Mar 2019 13:42

I swear on the google search engine that all these facts are the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as wikipedia is my witness.

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