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Stupid Facts - Animal Facts

  • The Albatross has the largest wing span of any bird at over 11 feet (3.05 M).

  • The Giant Salamander is the world's largest amphibian measuring up to 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 M) long.

  • The American Woodcock is the world's slowest flying bird.

  • The Ruppel's Vulture is the highest flying bird with altitudes recorded at 37,000 feet (11,277 M).

  • The Killer Whale is the fastest swimming mammal with a maximum speed of 34 mph (55 Km/h).

  • Dolphins always keep one eye open while sleeping.

  • The Giant Spidercrab is the world's largest crustacean with a claw span of 9 feet (2.74 M).

  • Orangutan means "man of the forest."

  • The Cuckoo places its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to be hatched and the young to be raised by the new parents.

  • The Coelacanth is a fish thought to be extinct 60 million years ago until one was found alive in 1939.

  • Guinea Pigs were domesticated by the Incas for food.

  • The Rhinoceros Beetle can support 850 times its own weight.