We’ll be honest, when we think of animals we think of sweet fluffy puppies that just want to nudge us with their little wet noses and give us kisses, but the truth is, there are a lot of animals out there that aren’t even close to soft, warm puppies and that’s why we’ve brought you here today. Let’s take a look at some rather unsettling facts about animals.
Be mindful of the birds you pet, because petting birds, uhm, turns them on. When you think about birds mating how does it usually begin? By stroking of some sort, of course, so just know that when you pet them, you’re arousing them. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice they start panting and everything.
Have you ever been outside on a warm day and had to fight for your life out there against the flies? Just so you know, flies throw up and poop when they land on your food. There are reasons behind the madness, however. To be able to eat solid foods, they have to liquefy said foods which they do by using their mouths, then they throw them up, then eat them. (Bon appetit, we guess?)
We’ll get right to the point here, the great short-horned lizard squirts blood out of its eyes. And to be honest, if we could choose one superpower, that might be ours. Research tells us that shooting blood of out their eyes doesn’t hurt them, but what research doesn’t know is if there is a limit to how much blood they can shoot out of their eyes.
We would do anything for our kids, but about feeding them vomit and then allowing them to eat your corpse later? Seems a little excessive and unnecessary doesn’t it? Not so much for the Stegodyphus lineatus species of spider. To elaborate, after the moms lay eggs, they begin to fatten themselves up, then once the eggs have hatched the mom throws up as a way to provide food to her babies. But before her babies have even hatched, her insides have started melting, so technically the babies are eating regular vomit and liquified organs. The more you know, huh?
Have you ever been so bored you wanted to become a cannibal? No, probably not. But ducks do! When faced with a whole lot of downtime, ducks will often “visit another duck family” to eat their babies, eat them, then see themselves out.
Koala bears make look like teddy bears, but they certainly aren’t. They’re actually really gross. Koalas only have one opening and it’s used for going number one, going number two, and reproducing. And the ick doesn’t end there, baby koalas have a hard time digesting eucalyptus and the only way they can survive is to eat their mother’s poop.