Asher’s List of Random Facts
Rated 16+ Mild Language, Some Disturbing Topics, and Crude Humor.
Insects and other terrifying creatures (Saturdays)
• Midge larvae can survive for 3 days in liquid nitrogen
• Caterpillar power! Caterpillars are much more powerful than we might think! They have twice as many muscles as we do! (omgfacts.com)
• The Tiger Shark is nicknamed the “trashcan of the sea”. This is due to its weird habit of consuming anything from armor to old tires! (buzzfeed.com)
• Zoom! Sailfish are known as the fastest fish in the sea. They can swim and leap out of the water at 68 miles per hour! (buzzfeed.com)
• Dun dun dun dun! I guess the title of man-eating shark is correct! This is to the fact that men account for about 90% of shark attack victims. (discovery.com)
• One of the weirdest and most terrifying creatures of the deep is the Stargazer. They are usually pretty calm unless provoked. If angered, they are believed to deliver a powerful electric shock from an organ that is located behind its eye. The shock is much more intense when take out of the water. (fiboni.com)
Beautiful A’int It?
• One of the most deadly creatures in the sea is the Blue-Ringed Octopus. They can only grow up to about 7 inches, but don’t let the small size fool you! A bite from one of these horrors can paralyze the human body and kill within minutes. The real scary thing is that there is no known antidote! (pbs.org)
• By far one of the coolest named fish in existence. Another terrifying deep-sea fish to haunt your nightmares is the Fangtooth. This grotesque creature is only about 6 inches in length, however it is a big threat for whatever sad soul comes across it. It got its awesome name from its huge mouth. Relative to body size, the Fangtooth has the largest teeth in the sea. (blueplanetseasoflife) Its mouth is so big that it can’t be closed! (oddee.com)
• What a mouthful! The Gulper Eel is a very unique creature of the deep. While most deep-sea fish have bioluminescent lures on the top of their heads to detect prey and find mates, this Eel has it located on the tip of its tail. When it eats, it can open its mouth to consume prey as big as himself or herself! (Factzoo.com and seasky.org)
• No Brains + No Heart= Invincible? Jellyfish are some of the most amazing creatures on the planet. They don’t have a brain or a heart, but still manage to survive in the dark depths of the ocean. The Turritopis Nutricula jellyfish is the closest thing that we have to a real superhero of the ocean. It can regenerate destroyed cells! (buzzfeed.com)
• Jezzus! The Australian Box Jellyfish is the most dangerous sea creature on the planet. It delivers an extremely painful sting and is responsible for more human deaths in Australia than snakes, sharks, and crocodiles put together! (themost10.com)
• All Clownfish are born male. They change their sex to become dominant. (buzzfeed.com) Wait so that means oh god childhood ruined!
• Fleas can jump 100xs their body size! (buzzfeed.com)
• Every 1 human= 1 million ants! (thefactsite.com)
• A common housefly hums at the key of F. (thefactsite.com)
• A Blue Whale’s heart was 1,300 pounds! (animalplanet.com)
• The nightmarish Paraponera clavata or Bullet Ant produces the most painful sting of all insects. It has a rating of 4+ on the Schmidt sting pain index. Some say it’s equivalent to being shot. Here’s the really awful thing – the pain lasts for over 24 hours. (Wikipedia)
• The Candiru Catfish is the main reason not to skinny dip in the Amazon. It can (how to put this lightly) swim up the urethra and cause perment damage to the reproductive system, for some to the point of castration. (Wikipedia)
• The Anglerfish is one of the most gruesome looking creatures of the deep. Surprisingly, the females are only known to have this trait. The males have a sad life, which consists of finding a mate, and then fusing with its body for the rest of his pathetic life. (Mentalfloss.com)