Facts about animals

From one cubic meter of wood can be made half a million of toothpicks

From one cubic meter of wood can be made half a million of toothpicks

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Here we collected some facts about wood – natural material that is synthesized by trees of Earth every second. It could be burned and so it gives the warm or used as a material for buildings and various things.

 

Only after the tsylacine extincted, it became the symbol of Tasmanian Island

Only after the tsylacine extincted, it became the symbol of Tasmanian Island

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The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus, ancient Greek for "dog-headed pouched one") was the biggest known carnivorous marsupial of contemporary times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian wolf or tiger (because of its striped back).

 

One cell plants of the genus Volvox are able to form spherical multicellular colonies

One cell plants of the genus Volvox are able to form spherical multicellular colonies

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Volvox is a kind of chlorophytes, a genus of green algae. This creature forms spherical colonies rating more than 50,000 cells. They live in a lot of freshwater environments, and were first analyzed by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in 1700.

 

Swiss embalmed St. Bernard Barry, who saved 40 people in the Alps in the beginning of the XIX century

Swiss embalmed St. Bernard Barry, who saved 40 people in the Alps in the beginning of the XIX century

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Barry (1800-1814) - the most famous dog (breed: St. Bernard). It lived at the monastery on the Italian-Swiss borders and with alpine rescuers worked for more than 10 years and saved 40 people.

 

Marmaduke Wetherell bought a submarine, has attached to it a toy serpent, photographed this construction and has said that it is Loch Ness Monster

Marmaduke Wetherell bought a submarine, has attached to it a toy serpent, photographed this construction and has said that it is Loch Ness Monster

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Loch Ness Monster is a mystic creature whose being has been suggested but until is not ascertained or documented by the scientific community. It is supposedly the largest unknown beast that can inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottland.

 

Richest animals, prisoners, heroes - they could be all dogs?

Richest animals, prisoners, heroes - they could be all dogs?

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There are lots of facts those witnesses about dogs, which were able to have a very interesting role in human history. Their capabilities made them famous and that it why we know about these originally simple animals so much. 1.

 

Dognik also means satellite called in honor of Belka and Strelka

Dognik also means satellite called in honor of Belka and Strelka

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During the 1950s - 1960s the USSR realized experiments with dogs for orbital space flights to see whether spaceflight with human beings have been possible. In this time, the USSR launched missions with special passenger slots for more than 55 dogs.

 

The ancient Greeks called an ostrich a hybrid between sparrow and camel

The ancient Greeks called an ostrich a hybrid between sparrow and camel

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African ostrich is the biggest of modern birds. Its height is 250 cm and weight is 150 kg. Ostrich has a massive body, long neck and a small flattened head.

 

There are orthopedic horseshoes for horses

There are orthopedic horseshoes for horses

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A horseshoe is a talisman that is said to bring good luck. But also is known wide range of horseshoes, and their another role in practical use.

 

Which of the bees is the fastest or speed-test for honeymakers

Which of the bees is the fastest or speed-test for honeymakers

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When the bee goes out from the home (hive), the insect can reach speed of 35-40 miles (or more than 60 kilometers) per hour. When it comes back, and is full by collected nectar, the speed falls to 15-20 miles (25-30 km) per hour.

 

A dolphin helped sailors to avoid the reefs

A dolphin helped sailors to avoid the reefs

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Pelorus Jack was a Risso's dolphin. He was named so because he met boats at the entrance to New Zealand river valley named Pelorus Sound. First mentioned in 1888, Pelorus Jack spent the next 24 years escorting traveling boats in a narrow stretch of water.

 

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