Animals are magnificent creatures. They do such interesting things and often times, they teach us lessons in areas of life like responsibility, bravery, and teamwork to name a few. But did you know that animals aren’t always as well composed and elegant as they appear to be? Let’s look deeper into the lives of some of these animals and uncover some Stupid Facts that will put a smile on your face.
Stupid Facts: Koalas Are Simple, Sleepy Creatures
We’ve all had off days where we just call in sick and spend the better part of the day sleeping. It’s nice to take a day like that every now and then. But, did you know that a koala basically spends the entire day asleep and is only awake for 2? That’s right folks, this little bear sleeps for 22 hours at a time but that’s not all. Did you know that Koalas are unable to adapt to change? An experiment was conducted where the leaves were taken off a branch that the koala was eating off of and presented to it on a plate and guess what, the Koala had no idea what to do and just looked for another branch to pick leaves from
Have You Ever Seen a Sloth on the ground?
Sloths have to be the slowest animal in the wild. They have no sense of what rushing is and just slowly go from branch to branch without a care in the world. However, have you ever seen a sloth on the ground? When I thought about it, I had only seen a sloth on the ground once ever. Well, there’s a reason why sloths are rarely ever seen on the floor. It’s because only once do Sloths come down…to poop.
Female Dragonflies Will Play Dead to Avoid Reproduction
Ladies, we all know you’ve ghosted a lot of guys who you had your fun with. But the female dragonfly takes it a step beyond that by faking its own death to avoid the sexual advances of male dragonflies. At least men still have a chance at getting a message when they’re being ghosted by their tinder dates.
The Flatulence of Blue Whales is Huge
The blue whale is the largest mammal in the world. It can span up to 30 meters and can weigh as much as 180 metric tonnes. They are always a spectacle for divers and crew ships alike but there is an interesting little factoid about whales that not a lot of people know. Whales experience flatulence like any other animal. However, a blue whale can produce a fart bubble large enough to accommodate a horse within it.
Manatees control their buoyancy in the water by endlessly farting
Manatees are huge and found largely in Antarctica. They prey on penguins and are mostly in the water. However, did you know that the manatee controls its buoyancy in the water by farting? It sinks and floats according to the amount of gas that leaves its body.
These Stupid Facts had me stunned and in disbelief when I first heard them but they are all true. Maybe one day you’ll get to see one, or more, of them in the real world.