• A zebra's stripy coat disperses more than 70% of the incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun.Upload to Facebook
    A zebra's stripy coat disperses more than 70% of the incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun.
  • During chillier seasons, worker bees can live for nine months. But in the summer, they rarely last longer than six weeks - they literally work themselves to death!
  • Wolves run on their toes, which helps them to stop and turn quickly and to prevent their paw pads from wearing down.
  • The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
  • Buffalo are capable swimmers and often cross deep water in search of better grazing.
  • Stomach acid is corrosive enough to eat through metal, bone and more.
  • The blood flow in kidneys is higher than the blood flow in the heart, liver, and brain.
  • The shape of ancient Egyptian pyramids is thought to have been inspired by the spreading rays of the sun.
  • A woodpecker can hit a tree trunk 100 times per minute at rates of up to 24 kilometers per hour (15mph).
  • Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky.
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