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In a test performed by Canadian scientists, using various different styles of music, it was determined that chickens lay the most eggs when pop music was played.

Koala is Aboriginal for "no drink".

The average adult male ostrich, the world's largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.

The average elephant produces 50 pounds of dung each day.

Relative to their weight and size, birds are stronger than people. Luckily, they don't tend to throw their weight around.

The Platypus can eat its weight in worms every day.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.

Pigs can become alcoholics.

A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.

A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.

Did you know that at Disneyland they have hundreds of wild domesticated cats running around the park? They never come out during the day because there's too many people, but the reason they're there is to catch the mice.

The world's fastest reptile (measured on land) is the spiny-tailed iguana of Costa Rica. It has been clocked at 21.7 miles per hour.

Minnows have teeth in their throat.

Rattlesnakes gather in groups to sleep through the winter. Sometimes up to 1,000 of them will coil up together to keep warm.

In the air, puffins are powerful flyers, beating their wings 300 to 400 times a minute to achieve speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

There are 1,600 known species of starfishes in the world.

The Bateleur eagle of Africa hunts over a territory of 250 square miles a day.

More than one million stray dogs and over 500,000 stray cats live in the New York City metropolitan area.

There are 40,000 muscles and tendons in an elephant's trunk. This makes it very strong and flexible, allowing an elephant to pluck a delicate flower or lift a huge log. The trunk is used for touching, grasping, sucking, spraying, smelling, and striking.

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