fall over onto their backs trying to see airplanes flying overhead.
Cats will suck the breath
out of babies.
thrown at weddings is dangerous to birds.*
Woman is impregnated by octopus
Lemmings periodically commit suicide
by marching over cliffs and into the sea.*
are so dumb that they will look up at falling rain until they drown.
Female praying mantises
always eat the heads of their mates.
Killing praying mantises
is illegal in the USA.
Porcupines can throw their quills
from a distance.
Opossums hang by their tails
The daddy longlegs
spider is the "world's most poisonous animal."
Bonobos and dolphins are the only animals other than humans who engage in sex
of water left on a lawn will keep dogs from defecating there.
are afraid of mice.
A duck's quack
doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Human handling of baby birds
will cause their mothers to reject them.
Multiplying your dog's age by seven
will produce its equivalent in human years.
The red dye
used in hummingbird nectar is harmful to the birds.
Indonesian villagers captured a 49-foot, 983-pound python
A frog placed in water that is brought to a boil
through gradual temperature increase will make no attempt to escape.
Major cities harbor rodent populations equivalent to one rat
extend their lifespans by removing their beaks, talons, and feathers in order to grow new ones.
Hanging plastic bags filled with water
will repel flies.
A dog's mouth
is cleaner than a human's.
The striped mittenfish
can change its sex by turning its entire body inside out.
mate for life.