16 Unique Facts About 16 Unique Animals

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Animals are amazing things; all of us are unique and sometimes very unusual in our behavior. At Frontier HQ, we are fascinated by all things nature, and so we have put together a list of all of the very best and most interesting and downright funny facts about animals we could find.

1. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

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2. A snail can sleep for three years.

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3. The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene.

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4. Slugs have four noses.

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5. Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.

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7. It is possible to hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach.

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8. It takes a sloth two weeks to digest its food.

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9. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

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10. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.

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11. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

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12. Giraffes have no vocal chords.

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13. Kangaroos can't fart.

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14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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15. Around 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.

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16. Frogs cannot vomit. If one absolutely has to, then it will vomit its entire stomach.

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