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  • Did you know that snakes don’t have ears?

    Did you know that snakes don’t have ears?0

    Imagine that you don’t have any arms, legs, eyelids, or ears. Now imagine that your entire body is covered in fingernails. Then imagine that you don’t just smell things, you taste them too. That’s what life is like for a snake. Snakes rely mainly on their sense of smell to help them find food, but

  • Did you know that newborn kangaroos don’t have hind legs?

    Did you know that newborn kangaroos don’t have hind legs?1

    You can find all kinds of wonderful and strange animals in Australia, but some of the most famous Australian animals are the marsupials, or pouched mammals. These include the kangaroo, wombat, koala, possum, and wallaby. Marsupials are mammals, just like humans, but with one big difference: in humans and other mammals, a baby grows inside

  • The World’s Longest Insect

    The World’s Longest Insect0

    When you think of insects, most people think of tiny flies or buzzing bees. But not all insects are small. Some of them are massive! The longest insect in the world is one of a newly-discovered species of stick insect called “Chan’s megastick”. At 56 centimetres, as long as your arm, it set a new

  • Powerful as a Pistol

    Powerful as a Pistol0

    In the warm, shallow waters of tropical seas lives a tiny crustacean with a remarkably powerful weapon. The pistol shrimp is a very pretty shrimp. It’s striped like a tiger and about 2 cm long, but it has one enlarged claw that packs a serious punch. When the shrimp is stalking its prey, it snaps

  • What are the biggest cave-dwelling animals?

    What are the biggest cave-dwelling animals?0

    If someone asked you to name the biggest animal that lives in caves, what would you say? A large bat? A sleeping bear? Not even close! The largest cave-dwelling animals are the Kitum Cave elephants of Mount Elgon in Kenya! The elephants live around the slopes of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano in Kenya. Unlike

  • Did you know that dust is made from… you?

    Did you know that dust is made from… you?0

    Have you ever wondered why the things on your shelves get dusty even if your windows stay closed? That’s because a lot of dust comes from you! Dust is a mixture of many different things, but one of the main ingredients in dust is human skin cells. Our skin is really important — it keeps


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