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    Trivia Pt. 9

    1. A 42 foot sperm whale holds about 7 tons of oil in it.

    2. A 4-inch-long abalone(mollusk) can grip a rock with the force of 400 pounds. Because of surface area, no man is cabaple of prying it up.

    3. The world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons

    4. The male fox will mate for life, and if the female dies, he remains single for the rest of his life. However, if the male dies, the female will hook up with a new mate.(Go Figure)

    5. The oldest rocks in the world, called the St. Peter and St. Paul stones in the Atlantic Ocean, are over 4 billion years old.

    6. The Pacific equatorial countercurrent flows eastward toward South America, carrying up to 40 million tons of warm water with it every second.

    7. Pigeons and Hummingbirds have tiny magnetic particles in their heads that respond to the Earth's magnetic fields and are used for navigation.

    8. A housefly can transport germs as far as 15 mile away from the original source of contamination.

    9. The skeleton of an average 160 Lb. body weighs about 29lbs.

    10. The adult brain-consumes up to 25% of the body's oxygen supply, it does not grow, divide, or contract.

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    7. Pigeons and Hummingbirds have tiny magnetic particles in their heads that respond to the Earth's magnetic fields and are used for navigation.
    They are going to be very confused when the poles switch!!!

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    4. The male fox will mate for life, and if the female dies, he remains single for the rest of his life. However, if the male dies, the female will hook up with a new mate.(Go Figure)

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