Top 5 Fun Facts About Animals

Hello guys and welcome to the blog. Let me tell you a story…So yesterday was a pretty rough day, troubles at work, no food in the fridge and my knee hurts like crazy, so I honestly just wanted to go to sleep. So, I threw on my pajamas and jumped in the sheets for a good nap…after an hour or so I sensed the smell of smoke, which immediately woke me up…I forgot the tea I set up a few hours ago. I jumped up to get the situation under control, but I accidentally tripped over my Chinchilla and broke my nose, but the good thing is I know have an idea for this post, FUN FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS. I mean almost everybody has a pet or is fascinated by some kind of animal, and we actually do not even know that much about most of our furry and not so furry friends, so I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of animal Fun facts.

1.       Trained Pigeons can tell the difference between paintings of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. Sound unbelievable, huh? Well but it is actually true. Scientists did an experiment in 2014 where they used 100 pigeons which were trained to deliver letters, to distinguish between the two famous artists. Every time a pigeon got the answer right it would be given a treat. After very long hours a whopping 20% of all the pigeons could choose the right painter almost without mistakes. This is possible because pigeons perceive colors very differently compared to us, they are much better in recognizing patterns in color usage and therefore they are capable of doing such amazing things.

2.       Baby Elephants suck their trunks for comfort. Sounds cute? Guess what, it is! Baby elephants and elephants in general are very intelligent and actually very similar to us, in terms of brain structure, emotions and rational thinking, if you can call it like that. The similarities in behavior are also observable with the babies, because when human babies suck their thumb, elephant babies suck their trunk and they both do it to comfort themselves.

3.       Now I will tell you something which will probably blow your mind. Cats do not meow as a way to communicate with each other, they rather meow to mimic the behavior of a crying human to get attention. I bet you didn’t know that one!

4.       Another cat fact, cats can not taste sugar, even if they would like to 😉, they don’t have taste buds which are capable of sensing a sweet taste profile. Poor cats, but maybe it is better like that, because if they could taste sweet, they would probably munch on all our sweets, while we are away.

5.       My grandpa always told me to close every list with a fact about a whale…no he didn’t silly, but despite that he was really a crazy sailor who loved to talk about the inhabitants of the sea. So, our last fact is about a very special whale, the narwhal, which, as you may know, looks like the unicorn of the sea. Although you may think his horn is a horn, which it isn’t because it is a tooth, it is also soft and very sensitive on the outside and only hard on the inside.

If you want to see ALL of our crazy facts related to our furry/spiky/feathery friends then folllow the link: more fun facts about animals!

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