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15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

Have you ever known that, for example, that there is a frog out there that can kill up to 10 humans with its venom? Or that you are more likely to die because of an innocent bee stinging you than you are from a shark attack? There are many more facts like this about our world that scare the hell out of us.

We collected 15 intriguing and slightly terrifying facts for you about our planet.

1. There is a fish that can look through its own head.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

A pacific barreleye can rotate its eyes to look upward and through its transparent head.

2. A group of lemurs is called a conspiracy.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

And they do actually conspire against their predators.

3. Male kangaroos attract females by flexing their muscular arms.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

Just like humans, they believe it makes them more attractive and easier to mate with.

4. Crows and owls attack each other at first sight.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

They are sworn enemies and will attack each other even if they haven’t seen the other species before.

5. If you smell bananas when getting close to Africanized bees, run.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

The pheromone these bees release when they are ready to attack something smells like bananas.

6. A female tarantula is extremely enduring.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

It can survive on plain water for 2 years and can live for around 40 years.

7. Owls are basically the ghosts of the bird family.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

They have the most unique feathers that break the turbulence down into smaller mini-currents, which helps them fly silently to the point of almost not producing sound.

8. There are moths that don’t have mouths.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

Adult Luna moths grow up without a mouth. Their only purpose is to breed within their 7-day lifespan and then they die of starvation.

9. Opossums have more nipples than you could ever imagine.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

No joke, they have 13 nipples, 12 of which are arranged in a circle with the last one in the middle.

10. Tigers know what revenge is.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

Tigers will take revenge on those who have crossed their path or wronged them in any way. They’re known to be one of the most vengeful species in the world.

11. There is such a thing as a panda ant.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

This insect, common in Chile, has a panda-like outfit on. But no matter how cute you think it looks, don’t believe it — first, these are not actually ants, they are wasps, and second — they are known for being cow-killers.

12. There are enough toxins in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

There is also no known antidote, so be extremely careful.

13. Grizzly bears can outrun horses.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

Of course, only for a short distance, since horses need enough time for a good running start. And both of these animals are faster than any human!

14. Raccoons have no trouble opening locks.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

In a study completed at the beginning of the 20th century, raccoons were able to open 11 to 13 locksin fewer than 10 tries.

15. Great white sharks have up to 7 rows of teeth.

15 Facts About Our World That Amaze And Scare Us At The Same Time

They are as scary as they seem because these sharks can have more than 300 teeth.