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Poison dart frogThe Golden "Poison Dart" frog in South America is the most poisonous vertebrate in the world. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Sruthi R - Coimbatore, India

fleaThe acceleration rate of a flea's jump is 20 times that of a space shuttle during launch. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Sruthi R - Coimbatore, India

Railroad wormThe Brazilian "railroad worm" has a head that glows with a red light, and has a green light on its side. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Sruthi R - Coimbatore, India

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. Sciensational.com

A large woodpecker can peck as fast as 20 times a second and up to 12,000 times a day. Submitted by: Kenneth Lugtu

wolffiaThe 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 ArnoldiiRafflesia Arnoldii is the largest flower in world, and can grow as big as an umbrella. Submitted by: Hyde

Avocados have the highest fibre and calories of any fruit. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde

Pineapple is actually a giant berry. Submitted by: Hyde

Rats can swim for about 1km (0.5mi) without rest, and can tread water for three straight days. Sciensational.comSubmitted 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. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Rob

While we're awake, our brain generates enough power to illuminate a light bulb of 25 watts. Submitted by: Rob

While hibernating, frogs breathe through their skin. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Skittles - United States

pygmy jerboaThe 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

little grass frogThe world's smallest frog - The Little Grass Frog - is no bigger than a house fly. Submitted by: Skittles - United States

basket starfishWith more than 80,000 arms, the Basket Starfish has the greatest number of arms. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Melon Head - United States

electric eelThe electric eel of South America (Electrophorus electricus) can generate over 600 volts, and can paralyze even a horse. Submitted 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. Sciensational.comSubmitted 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