Saturday, May 27, 2017

Facts about whales

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1. The heart of a blue whale beats ten times a minute. (For comparison - the human heart beats at least 70 times per minute); 

2. Tail of a blue whale can generate 500 horsepower; 

3. Sperm whales have the largest brains in the animal kingdom; 

4. The blue whale is the fastest-growing organism in all animal and vegetable kingdoms; 

5. Southern right whales do not sink after death; 

6. Spermaceti oil (extracted from the cavity of the head of the sperm) was used as gear oil in the Rolls-Royce; 

7. The blue whale can make sounds up to 188 decibels these are the loudest animals on Earth. Listen here

8. The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than an elephant and is large enough fifty men to stand on it; 

9. Blue whales are the largest mammals on earth; 

10. Testes of the blue whale is large enough to allow a child to crawl through their major arteries.

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