4 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But are Totally Real

The world of animals is truly amazing, but we still sometimes have a hard time wrapping our heads around all the fascinating things that can be found in it. For example, these animal facts below are so extraordinary that they sound fake but couldn’t be more real.

Cockroaches Can Live for a Week Without Their Head

We already know that cockroaches can survive in the harshest conditions. But their survival skills are even more amazing than that because they can live for up to a week without their head. This is because they breathe through small holes in their body called spiracles and can go without food for days.

There is a Jellyfish Species That is Immortal

Turritopsis dohrnii is a jellyfish species that is considered “biologically immortal.” This jellyfish starts its lifecycle as a fertilized egg that later becomes a planula larva. It then settles on the ocean floor and develops into a colony of polyps. These polyps, which are genetically identical, detach from the colony and continue their life as full-grown sea creatures. In case they suffer an injury, get old, or get sick, turritopsis dohrnii can return to the polyp stage and continue its life from that stage. In theory, this process can be repeated indefinitely. 

Cows Can Have Best Friends

A number of studies have shown that cows are capable of making best friends. They develop such a strong bond with their besties that they get sad and depressed when separated.

2-Inch Shrimp Can Produce a Sound Louder Than a Gunshot

Pistol shrimps, which are typically between 1 inch and 2 inches long, are one of the loudest species in the animal world. They actually can produce a sound with their claws that is more than 220 decibels, which is louder than a gunshot.

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