Biology Facts & Trivia

OctopusEven a 270 kg (600 lb) Octopus can squeeze through a small coin-size hole. Submitted by: Madhuri - India
Demodex mites in browsMost of us have harmless microscopic mites (Demodex) living in our eyebrows. Submitted by: Nirvisha - Portage, Indiana, United States
The SkinThe largest organ of the human body is the skin. Submitted by: Ton - Philippines
Tuatara third eyeThe lizard Tuatara has a third eye for ultraviolet light (called a parietal eye.) Submitted by: Madhuri - India
Coco de merThe biggest seed in the world is the Coco de mer (weighing up to 18 kg.) Submitted by: Alyssa Michelle de Lemos - Philippines
babyBabies are born with more bones than adults. Submitted 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 8.4 km and growing for 2,400 years.) Submitted by: Moushree - India
HydraThe water animal Hydra never gets old, and can live forever. Submitted 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. Submitted by: PK - India
Barbados ThreadsnakeThe Barbados Threadsnake is the smallest snake in the world. Submitted 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. Submitted 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. Submitted by: Olimor Lacerna - Quezon City, Philippines
Red blood cellsA 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 whaleDolphins and whales don't drink water. Submitted 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. Submitted by: Ankur - Alwar, India
Thumb and noseThe length of your thumb is about the same as that of your nose. Submitted by: Vashita Dehradun - India