People love to joke around and say how most of the methane gas out there comes from cow farts. However cow farts aren’t a thing. They do emit methane but it comes from burping. Cows burp because they are ruminants, and burping is part of the digestive process.
Those tiny tuxedo birds we know and love today used to be the size of a high school linebacker. According to a 2017 report published in Nature Communications, there’s evidence that extinct Kumimanu biceae penguins once stood close to 6 feet tall and weighed more than 200 pounds.
While “tragedy” is the word we use for a terrible event or a sad outcome, it has roots from the Middle English word “tragedie,” which can be traced back to Medieval Latin’s “tragēdia” and the Latin “tragoedia.” That word originates from the ancient Greek word “tragōidía,” meaning “goat song,” according to Oxford Dictionaries.
A commonly accepted theory for the etymology is that Greek tragedies were known as goat-songs because the prize in Athenian play competitions was a live goat.
Take that, Olympians! Fleas use their toes and shins to jump, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. They can spring up to seven vertical inches, more than 80 times their height.
The Humps are actually filled with fat. They use that to give them energy so they can travel for days through the desert where food may not be available.
Ok, granted, you should not go around touching frogs and toads, because they are filthy. Plus some of them secrete toxins that could kill you. But it’s not going to give you warts. Warts are a strictly human thing, and are caused by HPV
66 million years ago, an asteroid smashed into the earth and called almost all of the Dinosaurs. ALMOST all, Not ALL. There are still over 10,000 species of birds around now that were around and technically were Dinosaurs, but have done a shit ton of evolving over the last 66 million years. And then you have alligators. Which are basically smaller dinosaurs and haven’t really evolved at all in the last 100 million years outside of getting a little smaller.
Everyone grows up thinking Ostriches have the worst defense mechanism of all time. If they stick their head in the sand and they can’t see a predator, then the predator cannot see them. Basically peek-a-boo. But that’s a complete load of crap. Ostriches don’t do that. If they see a predator they run, and run pretty damn fast. And as far as the head in the sand thing? Well, they do occationally stick their heads in the sand. It’s to turn their eggs that they have buried.