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. (

 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. (

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

Elephants can’t jump. (

Octopuses have three hearts.





  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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