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These Crazy Facts Will Change How You Look at Nature

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Nature is a beast. It can be cruel, it can be kind, but it can also be wacky. Although intimidating, these 10 facts will make you look at nature in a whole different light. From dolphins and armadillos to dragonflies and turkeys, nature has a few little twists up its sleeve that will keep you oohing, ahhing, and laughing for a while!

Get ready for a walk on the wild side…

 

Even Big Babies Love Pacifiers!

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Like human infants, baby elephants have learned self-soothing tactics to get them through their early days. Of course, these nifty creatures have a slightly different approach: they have learned to use the ends of their trunks as makeshift pacifiers.

 

Bulletproof Animal Skins!

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An armadillo’s shell has often been referred to as a suit of armor, but this comparison is more accurate than you would think. A farmer in Texas once discovered exactly how accurate this statement is when he attempted to shoot an armadillo. The bullet bounced off the back of the creature and hit the man right in the face instead!

 

Bubbles In The Water!

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Little kids love to fart in the bathtub because the bubbles make them giggle. But no matter how hard they try, they’ll never beat the fart bubbles created by the ocean’s giant. The blue whale can actually create a fart bubble big enough to contain a horse.

Of course, blue whales aren’t the only animals that enjoy farting in the water! Keep going to find out what other animals have a habit of making bubbles in the water.

 

The Rainbow Isn’t Prejudiced In The Animal Kingdom!

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When it comes to the human race, gay relationships still raise a few eyebrows in certain parts of the world. For giraffes, however, males being intimate is common practice. In fact, up to 94% of intimate giraffe behavior takes place between two males!

 

A Herd Is A Herd

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Did you know that Border Collies are perhaps the most instinctive herding dogs in the animal kingdom? Their instinct to herd is so strong that they have even been known to herd little children.

That’s not the only interesting fact about the canine world, though. Keep reading to find out more!

 

Music To A Dog’s Ears!

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Studies have proven that dogs do actually enjoy listening to music, with or without their human companions. They also display their own individual taste ranges, too. While music choice can vary from dog to dog, the most common favorite genre among canines is actually reggae music!

One love, pup!

 

Eye Of The Tiger

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Humans can be vengeful, but we’re not the only ones apparently! According to studies, tigers are actually one of the most vengeful creatures on the planet. Not only can they hold a grudge against those who have wronged them, but they generally carry out their own form of revenge.

They’re grrrrrreat at payback!

 

Super Pooper

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Unlike most animals, sloths actually only poop once a week. Of course, as one would expect, their singular turd is massive – equalling to 1/3 of their body mass! Worse yet, these gigantic poops take so long that over half of sloth deaths occur during their potty break.

 

Who Needs 9 Months?

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Bandicoots, part of the marsupial family, have very short pregnancies. Their gestation period equates to 12.5 days from conception to birth! Wouldn’t that be nice?

 

We All Float Down Here!

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Manatees are unique animals who possess the ability to control their own buoyancy in the water. How they accomplish this is no mystery. They achieve it by farting!

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Meet The Movie Villains Everyone Secretly Agrees With

Movie villains are there to make us feel fear, anger and frustration—in other words, every negative emotion that exists. They are the bad guy, and most films make sure that fact is clear to viewers from the get go. When it isn’t, they do a good job of clarifying later on. But just like in the real world, not everything is so black and white, and sometimes the character who is portrayed as the root of all evil, really isn’t. A closer look at the motives that drive some of the most notorious villains in film often reveals that they’re often not all that bad. Read on, and you’ll discover you probably agree with them.

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It Is Time To Take This Trope Off The Air: 25 Cliches Millennials Are Tired Of

Some plot devices have proven themselves to be tried and true, but these days, we think we can all agree that there’s a trope or two that are just plain tired and we hope Hollywood can agree it’s time to throw them in the trash. We’re just having a hard time believing that these characters in their 20s are living large while working as baristas. And why does no one lock their door? Sure your kooky neighbor can come over unannounced, but so can criminals. So we’d like to take the time to air our hokey Hollywood grievances, and then can we please retire these tropes?

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The Most Memorable TV Death To Date: The Top 25

Grab a box of tissues and steel yourselves, we’re counting down the top 25 most memorable TV deaths of all time. We’ve all sat opposite our television as our jaw dropped in disbelief that the writers would kill off a main character. And we’ve all wept over our favorite character’s untimely demise. But whose passing hit hardest? Well, we assure you we used a very scientific approach in how we ranked our top 25 picks: number of tears shed and tissues used. After reading through we recommend shaking off the sadness with something sweet, perhaps a little tiramisu or maybe a chocolate croissant. But first, did your favorite character crack the top 10?

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