What is the source of the most amazing facts? No, it's not historical events, and neither is the human body - it's our mother nature. With so many components like animals and plants comprising it, the weird facts are plenty. In this post we'd like to show you some of the most unusual facts about animals, so be sure to remember at least one of them, just for a right to brag about your knowledge.

Believe it or not, the biggest mammal in the animal kingdom, the blue whale can make a fart bubble so big that a horse could fit inside it (although we're pretty sure that wouldn't be very nice for the horse). Also, we bet you didn't know the unbelievable fact that a female wallaby while running from a predator, will toss her joey from her pouch to reduce her weight as well as to give her pursuer something to snack on. And did you know that an armadillo's armor is so thick that a bullet once bounced off it and hit the person who fired it? Scroll down for more weird and wonderful animal facts. They come from a website called Weird Nature and you're sure to learn a thing or two you didn't know before. Don't forget to vote for your favorite piece of animal trivia!

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

dolphins are the best in every way

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Nash Nopper
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3 years ago

awwwww<3

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

cute

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nanashi
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3 years ago

even bugs are not excluded from unwanted sexual advances? man, this world is tough for female across every species.

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

Ah Texas. You never disappoint.

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nanashi
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3 years ago

note to self: maybe skip NY if you ever got to visit America in the future?

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JJ
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3 years ago

My wife said I can do the same thing.

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Ntosh
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3 years ago

What? I will have to google this one.

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Mikleo
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3 years ago

It's called "Schnuddelhong" (literally snot chicken) in Luxembourg.

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
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3 years ago

wow...can't wait to have some snot chicken on Thursday for the holiday. Can't wait to say that at the Thanksgiving table.

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Caroline Huot
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3 years ago

In French, it's called 'Dinde', which is derived from 'D'Inde' which means 'From India'

Mina VonBank
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3 years ago

In China they're called 火鸡 which translates to "fire chicken"

David KH Wong
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3 years ago

Don't know who named it but it was a kinda respect not to call it after a country's name.

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celinesamnoy
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3 years ago

In Norwegian it's called Kalkun which literally makes no sense but oh well

Smerv
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3 years ago

In Scandinavian languages the word derives from 'kalikut-hönen', ~ India chicken. In Finnish it's 'kalkkuna', loan from that

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Lalita
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3 years ago

The Turkey have an identity crisis.

Karolína T.
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3 years ago

In Czech, we have krocan (male) and krůta (female). Nothing to do with the origin, but it goes from their gargling (krkrkrkrkr...)

Achim Peter
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3 years ago

Curcan in romanian

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Miguel Angel Irisson
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3 years ago

In Mexico it's called Guajolote.....There. That's another thing you know now.

Community Member
3 years ago

Its called Horki in Chinese

Zenozenobee
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3 years ago

"Dinde" in France ("from India"). We should creat a club with Turkey ;p

Çalıkuşu
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3 years ago

I'd like to

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Mhiller17
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3 years ago

its called turkey in English! (sorry I wanted to post an interesting word for turkey too but I didn't know any😳)

Patrik Bieder
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3 years ago

In Hungary called "pulyka". :D

Marcos Vitor Amaral Silva
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3 years ago

Hete in Brasil is called Peru

Helen Dragonslayer
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3 years ago

Hahaha I always wanted to say this to English native speakers as a Turkish

Pol Macqueron
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3 years ago

Where is it from in the end?

Poor unfortunate soul
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3 years ago

Turkies actually came from North America, the English thought they were the same bird species as on found in Turkey therefore naming it after the country

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Mimis Nachbarin
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3 years ago

"Truthahn" or "Puter" in German.

Khairul Syazwan
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3 years ago

Malaysian here! i can verify that "dutch chicken" being true..

Michka Shoitan
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3 years ago

Its called "Chinma Chicken" in Bangladesh I swear to God.

Michka Shoitan
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3 years ago

China* Chicken in Bangladesh.

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Anita Marx
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3 years ago

In German it's Truthahn or Puter(m)/Pute(f)

Tabitha Lee
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3 years ago

Turkeys are native to Southern Mexico though they have spread as far north as Canada (it's common to see wild turkeys while hiking in the San Francisco bay area in California). They were first domesticated by the Mayans.

Laury M.
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3 years ago

In French, it's 'dinde', which comes from 'poule d'Inde', Indian chicken.

Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

Another tidbit that would have been nice is the correct information about the origin.

Jessica Stohr
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3 years ago

That's amazing!

JãÿfēäthērØfThûñdērčłäñ
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2 months ago

Actually I’m pretty sure I’m Turkish a turkey is called Hindi

Ilse Emrén
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1 year ago

in swedish turkey (the bird) is called 'kalkon'

Arual
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3 years ago

In Croatia it's called pura

Milan Baran
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3 years ago

It is "moriak" for male and "morka" for female in Slovakia

Maria Beilschmidt
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3 years ago

I just call it delicious

Gigi Amaral
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3 years ago

It’s also called Peru in Brazil

Aybike Avşar
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3 years ago

Actually it is called "Hindi" in Turkish and this word's origin is arabic. There is a big resemblance with "Hindistan" which means India but it doesn't have the same meaning ;)

Elie Saade
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3 years ago

in parts of the Arab world, it's called "habach", which refers to Ethiopia. so "Ethiopian chicken"

Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

The pea fowl male is beautiful and brightly colored. The female is shades of brown and tan. Often associated with the Ottoman Empire (Turkish). Early European colonizers saw a wild bird of about the same size, with a large fan of tail feathers, thought it was related to the peacock, and called it the "Turkey bird". The N American bird should be called the America bird, or the Franklin bird, or a great descriptive name like Schnuddelhong.

Oscar
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3 years ago

What

Rappenwolf
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3 years ago

"Dinde" in French = from India

David Ross
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3 years ago

It is called dinner entrée every Thanksgiving in the US. Cheers!

Lubna El-Mansy
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3 years ago

In egypt its called (deek roomi) which means "romanian rooster"

Elizabeth Etzel
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3 years ago

I know its a Wiki list but still fascinating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_for_turkeys

Rebekah
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3 years ago

Man, turkeys must have some personal issues from all of this.

Serafina Clark Moore
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3 years ago

wow. for once america has a word that makes sense

Elise
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3 years ago

Dutch Chicken = AYAM BELANDA ..

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

My grandmother told me never to be mean to a crow. They'll remember you.

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Elise
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3 years ago

aww~

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

Well, someone should herd little children. Maybe we can employee them in school. That'd be fun.

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

thats why she is the queen

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

Ya mon

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KyotoRain
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3 years ago

What bats? I see a bunch of adorable cottonball piglets! ^^

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Adogcalledkitty
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3 years ago

That's understandable, after all, they are cats

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ABCD
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3 years ago

I'm shifting to Iceland right now

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LunasTeam
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3 years ago

there is video on youtube showing a candle flame barely moving when any other bird would just extinguish the flame its a must see video (at work cant link you guys)

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

We had a guinea pig that would do this

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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3 years ago

king julian had a conspiracy about the new york giants..........

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KK
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3 years ago

I wouldn't want to live in a shared flat with sloths. Lock themselves in the bathroom for hours and then clog the toilet with their gigantic turds.

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JustABobcat
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3 years ago

Squirrels and Cougars: Saving the world one food item at a time.

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Nadine Ducca
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3 years ago

And it's beautiful, too.

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Isabel Tamayo
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3 years ago

"Endless cycle of farting" Magnificent...

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Hans
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3 years ago

This does not sound realistic...zookeepers would know that.

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

How do I get this job?

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Ana Fuentes
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3 years ago

they really are robbers!!!

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

someone should make sex toys for ferrets, it will save the species

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Sierra Hall
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3 years ago

It's so cute!

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Ginger Johnson
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3 years ago

Such a player

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

the thing i want to know is why do they have it there .. why not on the chest

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

That's so they can prey on stupid people who think they're cute and try to pet them. They're Darwin's little helpers.

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Laury M.
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3 years ago

Santa's Sled is perhaps just a reindeer's mushroom trip :3

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Hans
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3 years ago

The important question is: does it grow a backup penis?

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Cherie Barnard
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3 years ago

This shit is bananas. B A N A N A S

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

So they almost shit bricks?

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KK
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3 years ago

Like a poisonous cheerleader.

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Jessica Stohr
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3 years ago

What about their knees? I would like to see a video of that!

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Zori the degu
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3 years ago

They also do that when they fight for females. The breeding season's in March and here's where the popular phrase "March hare" comes from.

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Katie Smith
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3 years ago

That's horrifying.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Reading "tubular" made my brain instantly go "tuuubular" (as in Dustin and Lukas from Stranger Things). STOP IT BRAIN! We need to think about those random animal facts and remember them...

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

When you hear a gossip about the person you hate..

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Shelley Jennings
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3 years ago

If only humans did this. Hugs are great

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Ana Fuentes
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3 years ago

That is so cute!!!

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the shapeshifter and the witch (Young Avengers)
3 years ago

That's an awesome bear picture

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KK
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3 years ago

Honey badger don't care. Honey badger don't give a shit.

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Gabi Horvath
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3 years ago

That's what I do at work.

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Troux
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3 years ago

Maybe they just think the see UV light because they're still tripping on their magic mushroom piss.

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Zenozenobee
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3 years ago

Well, men play " the one who pees the furthest", dogs "the one who pees the highest"

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JillVille Child Care
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3 years ago

Whether this one is true or not, that little thing is adorable!

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

The Jesus gecko.

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Alex K
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3 years ago

and call each other bro

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Hamdhaan Hassan
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3 years ago

if thats what they are into let them do it, i mean we do much worse things.. remember 2 girls 1 cup

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

Neither does my grandma

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Laury M.
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3 years ago

Fun fact: orcas are natural predators to moose. The moose swim to islands on the Pacific coast, and passing orcas can sometimes get a meal out of it.

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

LOL... that's a perfect name for them. :)

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Jessica Stohr
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3 years ago

Because they have jelly in their name? Kinda stupid...sounds like a gimmick done for money/attention.

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Robert Morson
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3 years ago

How was this established? I hope it didn't involve any eye-poking.

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Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

We need Panda Viagra.

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