The world is indeed a strange place.
Sometimes, you cannot actually believe some of the true facts that pertain to our world, its people and the fauna and flora that we find on our beautiful planet.
For instance, did you know that earth is the only planet not named after a god? What about the fact that "hello" wasn't a greeting used until the telephone came along. And who introduced it? Thomas Edison. Although, the inventor of the telephone wanted the greeting to be "Ahoy!" Let's all just agree that "Ahoy" is infinitely cooler!
Or did you know that elephants can't jump (which let's be honest, seems pretty logical)? Sticking with the animal world, a tarantula (shudder!) can live without food for 24 months and the tongue of a blue whale is heavier than an African elephant.
Interesting facts, right? And you will find many more in our quiz. Except you have to answer them. Do you think you can do it? Some are extremely difficult, so a score of 21 out of 35 will be excellent.
So what you waiting for! Jump right in and show us what you are made of! You got this!
Good luck, and enjoy it!
Although this is often called an "aunty" dolphin, it can be a male or female. This is often the only dolphin a mother will let near her newborn.
As the domestic cat is related to wild cats, it makes sense that catnip would affect the larger, wild animals as well. And you don't need bigger quantities either.
An endangered species, sadly only around 7,000 cheetah are left in the wild. They can reach around 112 km/h when running.
13.8 billion! That's insane, we are sure you would agree! No wonder it has been called Methuselah.
Yes, it is. This is to make room for your heart.
Crazy, right. Blinking is needed to help lubricate our eyes. We do it around 20 times a minute and over 28,000 times a day. All that equates to 30 minutes our eyes are closed from blinking each day.
Yes, 85% of the plant life on this planet is found under water. There is still so much that we don't know about the ocean, so that percentage may still rise as we discover new areas.
Hummingbirds are incredible! They flap their wings around 80 times a second and not only hover but fly backward as well.
The smallest continent by landmass and second smallest in terms of population, Australia is the only one that does not have active volcano.
Yes, the black bumps on the skin of the strawberry are its seeds. This means that it is not really a berry either!
That's right, the skin is considered an organ. Seeing that it covers your whole body, it is therefore the largest organ.
Yes, elephants move their ears to regulate their body heat. Seems reasonable, they are pretty big so would generate a wind to cool them, surely! They also increase blood supply to their ears when they are hot, allowing heat to escape.
Yes it is. They are not the only animals either. Sheep, goats and toads also have rectangular eyes.
Hard-boiled eggs spin more than a raw egg as they are solid.
Yes that's right, depending on the species, it takes an incredible 20 to 30 years before trees produce their first acorns.
The Atlantic wins the battle of salt. Although it varies across certain parts of each ocean, overall the Atlantic is saltier than the Pacific and Indian ocean
Just to make them just a little more scary, sharks are immune to many diseases. Influenza is not going to take out Jaws. They have been seen with cancerous growths, though.
That's right and it stands to reason that the eye is the most active muscle in the body. The muscles of the eye move almost constantly to readjust its position.
When dogs get hot they pant to regulate their heat, but sweat through areas not covered by fur which include their paws and their noses.
Strange, but true!
Yes, the most popular sung song in the world is "Happy Birthday." It is sung millions of times around the world each day, well in English-speaking countries that is.
Eigengrau, also called brain gray, is the color that is formed when light is absent.
How cute! But it is for a reason. It is to stop them from drifting apart while they sleep.
Strange but true, the national animal of Scotland is the unicorn. And it has been since the 1300s.
Yes, just 53 seconds with a tail wind. The flight takes place between the Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray near Scotland.
Yes, in 2009 this actually did happen. The Pet Shop Boys declined.
What a waste of time! 6 months, incredible!
Yes, green! Some secret recipe, that. Just what is actually in it?
100 mph! Please remember to cover your nose and mouth!
A month, yes. If a sloth chose to travel a mile, it would take month.
Killer coconuts! Beware ... but it's true,
Yes! Avocados are very poisonous to birds. This is due to a toxin called persin which is fatal to all birds.
Yes, sharks move when they sleep. Why? They need water traveling over their gills to breathe properly, and they don't have swim bladders.
No they can't. Despite having six legs, they cannot walk. They are simply too weak to do so. They can hold prey, however.
That's quick. So, if someone says they will be there in a jiffy, they won't.