12 Reasons The Animal Kingdom Is Absolutely Crazy

Weighty Whale Tongue

Weighty Whale Tongue

As far as terrestrial animals go, we know the elephant to be the most impressive and largest animal who roams the land. Compare it to some of the ocean’s biggest beasts however, and the elephant looks very tiny in comparison. An average elephant weighs about as much as an average blue whale’s tongue.

Patient Penguins

Patient Penguins

Male penguins must be quite patient. They have been known to stand in the unforgiving Antarctic elements and wait for up to two whole months without eating while the female penguins go and feed.



Venomous Frog

Venomous Frog

Nature and evolution throws up some strange things sometimes, as this list will attest to. One particularly interesting case is that of the poison dart frog, who has enough venom to kill a total of ten adult men.

Calling This Lazy?

Calling This Lazy?

It might be only deemed lazy because we could be a little bit jealous of the Galapagos tortoise, who sleeps, on average, about sixteen hours a day. It can also go a whole year without food or water. I’m not jealous of that part. Who would want to go a 365 days without eating?



Greedy Anteaters

Greedy Anteaters

Anteaters aren’t called anteaters for nothing. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s because they eat ant. Lots of them, in fact. An adult anteater can eat up to 35,000 individual ants in one single day.

In The Key Of F(ly)

In The Key Of F(ly)

For those that happen to be musically inclined, or even for those that like to gain useless knowledge with no possible practical application so they can do really well at trivia nights, house flies hum in the key of F.



Man Of War

Man Of War

As if it wasn’t already crazy enough, it might be a little bit bizarre to learn that the Portuguese man-of-war is actually a siphonophore. This is a creature which is made up of four organisms.

Butterly Foot Fetish

Butterly Foot Fetish

Well, I definitely do not want this character trait of the butterfly. It turns out that butterflies are able to taste with their feet. My feet spend a lot of time inside my socks and I just know from the smell of them that it won’t be a culinary pleasure.



Life In The Sky

Life In The Sky

Apart from the time that they spend nesting, amazingly, the common swift bird spends pretty much its entire life up in the air. They live only on insects that they catch in flight and never really have a need to come to the ground.

Fading Fish

Fading Fish

In the same way as humans require the light beamed from the sun to maintain the pigment in our skin, so to do goldfish. If kept in dim light for long enough, a gold fish will eventually lose all of its color.



The Back Up Bird

The Back Up Bird

There are quite a few bird species with such great wing speed that it allows them to hover in mid-air. However there is only one species that is able to deliberately move backwards whilst in flight. This is the hummingbird.

Amazing Memory

Amazing Memory

I can’t remember where I left my car keys or iPod a lot of the time so it is simultaneously remarkable and demoralizing to learn that a squirrel has the brain capacity to remember the exact whereabouts of up to 10,000 nuts.