Sunday, March 9, 2008

CURIOSITIES ABOUT ANIMALS

Birds do not sleep in their nests. They occasionally nap in them, but sleep in other places.

The Bee is a remarkable animal - they do not have ears, but they have an excellent sense of smell with chemoreceptors in their antennae. Bees see colours differently than we do. They are insensitive to red but detects ultraviolet light which is invisible to us.

75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.

The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal but are mentioned only twice in the Bible

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.

CURIOSITIES ABOUT PLANTS

The largest flower in the world, the rafflesia arnoldi, weighs 7 kg (15 pounds) and grows only on the Sumatra island of Indonesia. Its petals grow to metre (1,6 feet) long and 2,5 cm (1 inch) thick.


6 comments:

Ana Maria said...

Dear Pedro,

I had no idea how big a whale tongue was, it´s huge!!!

I´d like to suggest you add some pictures to illustrate your posts. You can find beautiful pictures in a site Karol has suggested in the blog
THE ART OF MAKING ART It´s a site about photography.

Like reading your curiosities blog.
anamaria

DanĂºbia Bull said...

Hi there again,
I have recently watched THE BEE MOVIE and I liked it very much. However, I did not know that they could see invisible ultraviolet colours! That is amazing! I wonder if this sense somehow helps them fly faster or find nectar.
Danubia

Luis Fernando said...

Hi Pedro,

First of all, your blog is really interesting! Congratulations!

It's always nice to get to know more about nature, thank you for that!

I did know that bees were sensitive to ultraviolet, however I had no idea about the size of a blue whale's tongue! How big it is!

Do you also know that bees not only show their hive where flowers are by moving back and forth towards the bush but also give them the exact distance there is between the two points through the number of times they do the movement?!

Isn't it amazing?

Well, once again congratulations!
Pay me a visit anytime!

Luis Fernando
http://lfcpinto.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

We like the history but its so complicated and talk about to many animals , we think the history have to be longer and specifc but in we love to talk about the animals because its very important to think a little bit , because in the feature much type of animals can disapear of the world.

Fabio and Diogo :D

Ana Maria We love you !

Anonymous said...

Hi Pedro, we like this text and we didn't know about bees. We think this animal is so interesting and important to the flowers, but we believe live just 6 months is so sad. But the bees enjoy their lives doing what they want and what they can do.
That's it!
Kisses, Anaisa e Carolina

Marcela said...

Pedro,
It's very interesting your blog. I read heree thinks that I never read before.
I think very interesting what you post about pigs. "The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal". I never thing that this was possibel. Pig is an animal that most of people don't like because it's a dirty animal.


I like reading this curiosities.
Marcela