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Biology Facts

1- Moulds, yeasts and mushrooms are types of fungus.

2-Born on July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

3-When the DNA of an organism changes and results in a new trait (characteristic) it is known as mutation.

4-Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

5-Ecology is the study of ecosystems and how organisms interact with their environment.

6-The first person to see a live cell with a microscope was Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, in 1674.

7-Octopuses have three hearts.

8-Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.

9- Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.

10-Owls don’t have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.

11-A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.

12-Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times every second.

13-A sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat.

14-There are about 40 species or kinds of porpoises and dolphins

15-Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

16-Starfish can have up to 16 arms.

17-The world’s largest rodent is the Capybara. Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.

18-The world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much

19-The memory span of goldfish is just about 3 seconds.

20-A newly hatched fish is called a “fry.”

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