Biology Facts & Trivia - Page 2

baby Babies are born with more bones than adults. Submitted by: Baily - Woodward, Oklahoma, United States
honey mushroom fungus The largest single living organism in the world is the Honey Mushroom fungus in Oregon, USA (covering 8.4 km and growing for 2,400 years.) Submitted by: Moushree - India
Hydra The water animal Hydra never gets old, and can live forever. Submitted by: Utkarsh - Gorakhpur, India
Baby alligators Alligators give birth to females in cold temperatures and to males when it's hot. Submitted by: Hunter4life56 - Fishers, Indiana, United States
termite queen A queen termite can live up to 50 years. Submitted by: PK - India
Barbados Threadsnake The Barbados Threadsnake is the smallest snake in the world. Submitted by: Narasimha - Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
brain The right half of the brain controls the left side of our body muscles, and the left controls the Submitted by: PK - India
Kangaroo rat A kangaroo rat (genus dipodomys) can spend its entire life without drinking water. Submitted by: Mesgana Wondirad - Ethiopia
Hairy horror frog The Hairy Horror Frog (Trichobatrachus robustus) breaks its own bones to make a claw for a fight. Submitted by: Olimor Lacerna - Quezon City, Philippines
Red blood cells A red blood cell takes 20 seconds to circulate around the human body. Submitted by: Jalis - Karachi, Pakistan
Aa-choo! The average speed of a sneeze is around 160 km (100 mi) per hour. Submitted by: Dhairya - United Arab Emirates
Dolphin and whale Dolphins and whales don't drink Submitted by: Mesgana Wondirad - Ethiopia
Ovum The ovum (female egg cell) is the largest cell in the human body. Submitted by: Joemari Olea - Philippines
Cracking knuckles The cause of the popping sound produced by knuckle cracking is largely a mystery. Submitted by: Ankur - Alwar, India
Thumb and nose The length of your thumb is about the same as that of your nose. Submitted by: Vashita Dehradun - India
A red blood cell Red blood cells have no nucleus. Submitted by: Adarsh - Patna, India
Algae As much as 70% oxygen in our atmosphere is produced by marine plants and Submitted by: Think - United States
Bacteria The biomass of all bacteria on Earth is more than all the plants and animals combined. Submitted by: Bookworm - Greenbrier, Tennessee, United States
Synthia The synthetic biological cell "Synthia" is the first living organism whose parent is not a living thing but a computer. Submitted by: Hyde - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DNA Humans share 60% of DNA with a banana. Submitted by: Grant - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States