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1 After the North American Feather-winged Beetle Nanosella fungi at 0.25mm, the Fairy Fly is 1/5 of a millimetre in length making it the smallest insect the world. Nature > Insects 05/13/15
2 While humans have 6 muscles in each ear, a cat has 32 muscles in each ear. Nature > Animals 04/13/15
3 Traveling 0.03 MPH, it would take 33.3 hours for a garden snail to travel a mile. Nature > Insects 01/09/15
4 Cairn Terriers were dogs renowned for hunting foxes and badgers in Scotland. Nature > Animals 09/22/14
5 In factory farms, the beaks of fowl birds are sometimes removed to prevent aggression. Nature > Animals 04/25/14
6 Laughing requires activity in five different areas of the brain. Nature 12/15/13
7 The average cat sleeps about 16 hours a day. Nature > Animals 11/01/13
8 Many hamsters blink one eye at a time. Nature > Animals 09/20/13
9 An egg white is called the albumen. Nature > Animals 06/25/13
10 The sky, when not clouded over, in seen as a blue color due to the scattering of light waves by the particles and gases in the air. In the morning, the sky looks pink or red because there are more short wavelengths being scattered than medium (Blue) waves. Likewise, at sunset there are quite a bit more long waves, which are red, being scattered. Nature 04/07/13
11 Hippo milk is pink! Nature > Animals 01/01/13
12 The technical term for a cat's hairball ( or any hairball spitting animal ) is a trichobezoar, or for short, a bezoar. Nature > Animals 12/31/12
13 Sugar can kill Snails. Nature > Animals 11/15/12
14 A lemon has more sugar than a strawberry. Nature 07/07/12
15 A half eaten banana was sold on eBay for £1,650. Nature > Plants 12/03/11

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