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Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Nature is full of miracles and mysteries and fortunately for us - strange facts! Today we want to present to your attention one of the most strange quirks of nature. If you have any knowledge in this area, be sure to share with us in the comments.





10.  A Wonderful Mouse


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: The mouse can squeeze into a hole with a diameter of a ballpoint pen. In the summer, mice usually live on the street. But as soon as it starts to get cold, they are looking for warmth in our homes. Due to the soft skull and the ability to gnaw, the mouse is able to completely squeeze into the hole with a diameter of a ballpoint pen. In addition, "Norushki" can jump to a height of 46 centimeters, they also swim well and can move vertically or upside down. To protect your house from these ubiquitous rodents, make sure that there are not even small holes in it. Read more...


9.  Square Eyes


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: Unlike most creatures, goats have rectangular pupils. Many of us are sure that the pupils of all are round, because this is the kind of pupil that we see most often. However, in goats and most cloven-hoofed animals, the pupils are represented by a horizontal incision, which turn into rectangles upon expansion. This feature allows them to see at 320-340 degrees without turning their heads. For comparison, the human field of view is 180 °. And by the way, in octopuses, the pupils are also rectangular.

8.  Blind Horses


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

A strange fact: Horses do not see directly in front of them. Horses have quite a wide view (and the biggest eyes among all terrestrial mammals), they also have the ability to see a full panorama to 350 degrees. It is interesting that the horse has "two blind spots": the first - directly in front of them at a distance of approximately 90-120 cm, and the second - right behind their head. In addition, the colorblind horses do not distinguish red.

7.  Rats and Poisoning


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: Rats do not get vomiting. The rats can not vomit, nor can they have burping due to the septum between the two stomachs, and the inability to control the muscles of the diaphragm. In guinea pigs and rabbits, vomiting does not happen for the same reason. This makes rats particularly susceptible to poisoning. Because of this inability, before they eat something, they usually try a small slice to see if they are nauseous.

6.  Western Lowland Gorilla


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: The scientific name of the gorilla is "Western plain gorilla". First of all, let us clarify the situation: this is the scientific name for a special kind of gorilla (this species that you most likely saw in the zoo and which is the most common). The most interesting thing is that for some reason, gorillas are distinguished by rather strange names - the western flat gorilla, or the western river gorilla or mountain gorilla, or the eastern plain gorilla. If you do not understand this point, do not worry, we also did not understand anything! :)

5.  Swans-Killers


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: The swan can break a person's hand. The next time you feed the swans and want to slap one of them in a comradely manner on the back - do not do it! Swans very aggressively protect their offspring, and have very strong wings, which they can easily resist. In addition, their range is 2.75 meters. In 2001, a young man who decided to tease a bird, the swan broke his leg, the other unfortunate hand.

4.  Fragile Spiders


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: If you throw a tarantula from a height, it will break. First and foremost, tarantulas are absolutely not dangerous for people (although their bite is painful enough), provided that you do not have any allergies to their poison. Some tarantulas can also shoot hairs from the feet that penetrate the human skin, cause sufficient discomfort. And now let's return to the strange fact. The tarantulas have an exoskeleton or a shell like a river crab or a crab. They regularly change it - usually lying on their backs. When the tarantulas drop the shell, it is better to stay away from them, because due to temporary vulnerability, most likely a spider, will attack first. Oh yes. If the tarantula is dropped from a height, it will break and die, because its exoskeleton is very fragile.

3.  Scary Spice


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: Nutmeg is poisonous. The poison of nutmeg will kill you, just after you suffer a lot of disgusting side effects. If you swallow 2 grams of nutmeg, you will experience feelings similar to amphetamines, then it will cause nausea, fever and headaches. The use of 7.5 grams will cause convulsions, and 10 grams - hallucinations. Eating whole nutmeg can lead to so-called "nutmeg nutty psychosis", which includes feelings of impending threat, confusion and anxiety. In total, 2 cases of death from nutmeg were recorded in the world (in 1908 and in 2001).

2.  Shivering Leaves


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: The desmodium plant can move the leaves fairly quickly, even in the absence of wind.
Desmodium is a tropical plant that usually grows in Asia, as well as in the young part of the Pacific Ocean. It has an amazing ability - they can move their leaves. Although there are other plants in the world that can move independently, for example, a venus flytrap, but desmodium is the most bizarre and least known. In addition, their movements can be seen with the unaided eye. Read more...

1.  Hot Question


Top Ten Most Strange Quirks of Nature

Strange fact: The beetle bombardier as a protective mechanism is capable of firing a boiling liquid.
The incredibly complex beetle bombardier has an amazing and unique ability: when he is in danger, he shoots boiling chemicals from his abdomen up to 70 times in a row, without stopping. A liquid is a combination of hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinones, which, when combined in the body of a beetle, cause a chemical reaction. This cocktail is deadly to small insects and can be very painful for people.

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