10 Fascinating Animal Facts


Scientists observed chimpanzees applying crushed bugs to skin wounds, possibly using them as natural remedies with antibiotic, antiviral, pain-relieving, or anti-inflammatory properties.

Chimps treat each other's woundser 


Swarming honeybees can generate thunderstorm-like atmospheric electricity, with the intensity increasing as the bee cloud density rises, potentially influencing weather patterns, according to a study.

Bees may change the weather


Scientists have uncovered the physiological changes that drive octopus mothers to engage in self-destructive behavior, including cannibalizing their own flesh, as their eggs approach hatching.

Octopus mom self-destruction


Melanin-rich Eastern tree frogs showed higher survival rates during Chernobyl, suggesting their dark skin offered radiation protection, resulting in darker frog populations in the radioactive zone.

Chernobyl frogs' rapid evolution


Burmese pythons have incredible jaw flexibility due to elastic connective tissue, allowing them to swallow objects significantly larger than their own size, as shown by a study where a 14-foot python could engulf a 5-gallon bucket.

Burmese pythons have super stretchy jaws


Crows' ability to recognize recursive sequences, surpassing monkeys and comparable to human toddlers, implies that this skill may have evolved for non-linguistic reasons, per research.

Crows understand recursive patterns


Male orb-weaving spiders use spring-loaded legs to swiftly propel themselves into the air after mating, reaching speeds of up to 2.9 feet per second (88 centimeters per second), as revealed by a recent study.

Spring-loaded spiders


Trap-jaw ants achieve incredible jaw speed by flexing powerful head muscles and minimizing friction through jaw design, safeguarding their exoskeletons, according to recent research.

A trap-jaw ant's bite should break its head, but doesn't


Pristionchus pacificus, with just 300 brain cells, demonstrates complex decision-making by considering multiple factors when deciding to eat or intimidate Caenorhabditis elegans, as per recent research.

Tiny-brained worms make complex decisions


Hippos display territorial behavior by spraying dung into the air in response to unfamiliar hippo calls, distinguishing them through distinctive "wheeze honks," as discovered in recent research.

Hippos spew poop tornadoes

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