Fascinating and Funny Biology Facts

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.)

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now, that’s more like it.)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out of the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

On average, people fear spiders more they they do death.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight, and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. (From drinking little bottles of….? Did the government pay for this research?)

Polar bears are left handed. (Who knew? Who cares? Did the government pay for this too?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length.  It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cockroach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while it’s head is attached to its body. The female initiates reproductive sex by ripping the male’s head off. (Hi, honey. I’m home. What the…?)

Butterflies taste with their feet. (Oh, jeez!)

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that.)

Starfish don’t have brains. (I know some people like this too.)