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OctopusA 270kg (600lb) Octopus can squeeze through a small coin-size hole. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Madhuri - India

The SkinThe largest organ of the human body is the skin. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Ton - Philippines

Demodex mites in browsMost of us have harmless microscopic mites (Demodex) living in our eyebrows. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Nirvisha - Portage, Indiana, United States

Tuatara third eyeThe lizard Tuatara has a third eye for ultraviolet light (called a parietal eye.) Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Madhuri - India

Coco de merThe biggest seed in the world is the Coco de mer (weighing up to 18kg.) Submitted by: Alyssa Michelle de Lemos - Philippines

babyBabies are born with more bones than adults. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Baily - Woodward, Oklahoma, United States

honey mushroom fungusThe largest single living organism in the world is the Honey Mushroom fungus in Oregon, USA (covering 8.4km and growing for 2,400 years.) Submitted by: Moushree - India

HydraThe water animal Hydra never gets old, and can live forever. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Utkarsh - Gorakhpur, India

Baby alligatorsAlligators give birth to females in cold temperatures and to males when it's hot. Submitted by: Hunter4life56 - Fishers, Indiana, United States

termite queenA queen termite can live up to 50 years. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: PK - India

Barbados ThreadsnakeThe Barbados Threadsnake is the smallest snake in the world. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Narasimha - Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

brainThe right half of the brain controls the left side of our body muscles, and the left controls the right. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: PK - India

Kangaroo ratA kangaroo rat (genus dipodomys) can spend its entire life without drinking water. Submitted by: Mesgana Wondirad - Ethiopia

Hairy horror frogThe Hairy Horror Frog (Trichobatrachus robustus) breaks its own bones to make a claw for a fight. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Olimor Lacerna - Quezon City, Philippines

Red blood cellsA red blood cell takes 20 seconds to circulate around the human body. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Jalis - Karachi, Pakistan

Aa-choo!The average speed of a sneeze is around 160km (100mi) per hour. Submitted by: Dhairya - United Arab Emirates

Dolphin and whaleDolphins and whales don't drink water. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Mesgana Wondirad - Ethiopia

OvumThe ovum (female egg cell) is the largest cell in the human body. Submitted by: Joemari Olea - Philippines

Cracking knucklesThe cause of the popping sound produced by knuckle cracking is largely a mystery. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Ankur - Alwar, India

Thumb and noseThe length of your thumb is about the same as that of your nose. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Vashita Dehradun - India