Biology Facts & Trivia - Page 3
A woodpecker can peck with a force as high as 1,200 g's with each impact - equivalent to a human striking head against a wall at a speed of 25km (16mi) an hour each time.
A large woodpecker can peck as fast as 20 times a second and up to 12,000 times a day.
Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Kenneth Lugtu
The world's smallest flowering plant is the Wolffia, whose one full bouquet of flowers can fit on the head of a push-pin. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde
Rafflesia Arnoldii is the largest flower in world, and can grow as big as an umbrella. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde
Avocados have the highest fibre and calories of any fruit. Submitted by: Hyde
Pineapple is actually a giant berry. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde
Rats can swim for about 1km (0.5mi) without rest, and can tread water for three straight days. Submitted by: Skittles - United States
Our eyes can distinguish as many as 10 million distinct colour variations. Sciensational.com
An average adult human has skin weighing about 3kg in total. Submitted by: Rob
While we're awake, our brain generates enough power to illuminate a light bulb of 25 watts. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Rob
While hibernating, frogs breathe through their skin.
Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Skittles - United States
The world's smallest rodent is Pygmy Jerboa - measuring only a couple of inches in length - and can run as fast as a horse. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Skittles - United States
The world's smallest frog - The Little Grass Frog - is no bigger than a house fly. Submitted by: Skittles - United States
With more than 80,000 arms, the Basket Starfish has the greatest number of arms. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Melon Head - United States
The electric eel of South America (Electrophorus electricus) can generate over 600 volts, and can paralyze even a horse. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Melon Head - United States
The normal energy used by our brain is 0.1 calories per minute, and could go up to 1.5 during activities such as puzzle-solving. Submitted by: Anchal Srivastava - Gorakhpur, India
While only 2% in weight, the human brain requires 15% of the body's heart work, 20% of oxygen and 25% of all glucose. Sciensational.com
For every 1000 red blood cells in our body, there is only about one white cell. Submitted by: aDaM14393
Armadillos spend about 80% of their lives asleep. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Rozelle
The human heart has enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet away.
Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Cynthia - Quebec, Canada