Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hey! A FacTs..2..

Q: Are there volcanoes under the sea?
A: most active volcanoes are under the sea. Their effects are not usually noticed on land.

Q: What is palaeontology?
A: Palaeontology is simply the scientific name for the study of fossils.

Q: Which were the largest dinosaurs?
A: the plant-eating Sauropods were the largest dinosaurs. Some were over 30m(100 feet) long.

Q: Which the largest group of living things?
A: The class of insects is the largest class of living things, containing over million different species.

Q: Which are the smallest plant?
A: These are green algae, single-celled plants which exist in groups of millions of cells.

Q: What is the tallest tree in the world?
A: The giant sequoia is the tallest tree in the world, reaching over 90m(270ft).

Q: How many segment do leeches have?
A: All leeches have 33 body segments.

Q: Which animals have the most teeth?
A: The snails and slugs have 500+ teeth.

Q: Do insects have blood?
A: Insects do have blood, but it may be blue, yellow or green.

Q: Which fish have no jaws?
A: Lampreys and hagfish do not have jaws, but they have teeth. They feed in a parasitic fashion.

Q: Which is the smallest fish?
A; The dwarf goby (pandaka pygmaea) is a fish that never reaches a lengthof more than 1.25cm(0.5 inches)

Q: Which is the largest amphibian?
A: Chinese giant salamanders grow up to 1.8m(6ft) long.

Q: What are feathers made of?
A: Feathers are made of the protein keratin. Fingernails and hair also contain keratin.

Q: How many feathers do birds have?
A: Some birds have more than 25,000 feathers.

Q: Can mammals fly?
A: The only mammals that can really fly are bats, which have flaps of skin between their front and hind legs, acting as wings.

Q: Wihch is the smallest mammal?
A: Savi's pygmy shrew (suncus etruscus) weights under 3g(0.1oz)

Q: Do male or female lions hunt for food?
A: It is usually females in a pride, or group of lions that hunt for food.

Q: Do some animals never drink?
A: Some desert animals do not drink at all. The kangaroo of north america and the jerboa rat of the Sahara get all he fluids they need from their food.

Q: Which is the furthest mammal migration?
A: The longest mammal migration is the blue whale's. They travel up to 20,000km each year.

To Be Continue....

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