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Electric Eel

An electric eel is not a true eel. It is more closely related to the catfish family than anything else. An electric eel is capable of zapping up to 650 volts, enough to kill a caiman should one prey on them. Below is a video that shows an electric eel doing exactly that.

(Warning: Don't watch this video if you're squeamish!)

 

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Octopus

An octopus can squeeze through the smallest of holes. Check this out:

 

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It is the male seahorse, not the female, that gives birth to their offspring. It is the only known species of animal that does that this way. Check out this National Geographic video:
 

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Lemmings

Lemmings don't commit suicide en masse. That's just a myth.

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Kakapo

The kakapo is the world's only species of flightless parrot.

 

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Re: A Kangaroo's Tail

 

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Lemmings being suicidal due to a film made by Walt Disney in the 60's in which the produces forced/chased lemmings over a cliff into a river making it look like the lemmings were committing suicide.
 

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Chipmunks

Ever wonder how many nuts a chipmunk can jam into its mouth all at once?

 

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The male red-capped manakin bird can do the moonwalk so well that many just call it "The Michael Jackson Bird".

 

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Axolotls

Axolotls have the amazing ability to regenerate their body parts if need be.

 

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Koalas

Apparently, koalas sometimes poop while they're sleeping.

 

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A Flea's Jump

A flea can jump up to as high as 220 times the height of its own body length. Therefore, if a flea was the size of a human, could it jump over the Empire State Building in New York City? According to Dr. Gregory Sutton of the University of Bristol, it could not. Here's why:
 

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Narcisse Snake Dens

The Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada host the largest gathering of snakes in the world.

 

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Beaver Facts

 

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Monarch Butterflies

The world's largest insect migration is that of the Monarch butterflies' annual journey to the Michoacan forests of central Mexico.

 

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Seadogs

Seals and dogs are distantly related.

 

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Pudu

The pudu, which is native to Chile, is the world's tiniest deer.

 
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