Fun Facts That Will Amaze You

I’m so glad you are enjoying Fun Facts. I learn something new each week, even if it’s weird. I love hearing your comments! 

The most common wild bird in the world isn’t the sparrow or blue jay—it’s the red-billed quelea, which live in Africa and have an estimated population of 1.5 billion. (audubon.org)

 The heart of the blue whale, the largest animal on earth, is five feet long and weighs 400 pounds. The whale in total weighs 40,000 pounds. (nationalgeographic.com)

For comparison, an elephant’s heart weighs around 30 pounds. And a human heart? A mere 10 ounces. 

Elephants can’t jump. (smithsonianmag.com)

Octopuses have three hearts.

Enjoy! 

Melinda

 

6 comments

  1. That’s fascinating about the big hearts! It makes sense, but just imagining a heart almost as tall as me, sure clarifies the perspective. Octopuses are very smart, too and great escape artists.

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  2. Wow. A 400 pound heart… a 30 pound heart… a 10 ounce heart? Mind blowing!

    Years ago, when I was in nursing school, I got to observe an open heart surgery. The surgeon told me to stand on a foot stool at the patient’s head so I could get the best view. When he cut open and retracted the man’s rib cage, I stared in astonishment at the beating, throbbing heart flanked by billowing, breathing lungs. I was agnostic, almost an atheist, at that time. But seeing such an amazing sight… I began to doubt my doubts.

    Now, I’m trying to imagine seeing a beating 400 pound heart. That’s about the size of my hefty 6’4″ husband and me, put together. WOW!

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