Saturday, May 9, 2015

Water Creature Random Trivia

Starfish have eyes at the end of their arms.

There are whales alive today that were born before Moby Dick was written in 1851.

Anglerfish have black-lined stomachs to stop their insides from giving them away after they eat something luminous.

Eel blood is toxic to humans.

The pistol shrimp uses jets of water to generate a sonic boom as loud as Concorde’s.

Alligators’ penises are permanently erect, but concealed inside their bodies.

A startled hagfish can unleash more than five gallons of defensive slime.

Dolphins can stay awake for 15 days at a time.

An octopus has horizontal pupils; whatever angle the octopus is at, its pupils always stay aligned with the horizon.

Taken from: 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop, by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin.

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