By John Mitchinson,John Lloyd
Did you recognize, for example, that
• while a tender albatross takes to the air, it will possibly remain aloft for ten years
• vampire bat saliva—unsurprisingly, when you consider it—is the resource of the world’s strongest blood thinning drug, effectively referred to as draculin
• bombardier beetles fireplace a boiling chemical spray out in their rears at three hundred pulses in line with second
• a bald eagle’s feathers weigh two times up to its bones
• an incredible tortoise lately died on the documented age of 255
• octopuses are dexterous sufficient to unscrew tops from jars
• spider silk is so gentle strand lengthy adequate to circle the realm may weigh up to a bar of soap?
So meet the water bears that may reside in suspension for centuries, the parasite carried through your cat that makes males grumpy and ladies promiscuous, and the woodlouse that beverages via its backside. wonder at elephants that stroll on tiptoe, pigs that shine at the hours of darkness, and woodpeckers that experience ears at the ends in their tongues.
If you continue to imagine a pangolin is a musical tool, that hyenas are canine, or that sheep are unnecessary and silly, The publication of Animal Ignorance has arrived simply in time.
From the Hardcover edition.
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The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong by John Mitchinson,John Lloyd