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    23 Animal Facts That Can Also Be Pick Up Lines

    Might as well start calling yourself a Singing Dog, 'cause tonight Imma make you yodel.

    1. "Are you a wombat? Cause that booty knocked me off my feet."

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    Fact: Wombats have incredibly thick skin on their backsides, and when threatened will dive into their burrows head first and block intruders with their tough butts. They will even knock unwanted visitors against the side of their burrows to crush them.

    2. "I feel like I'm the air in a takin's nose, because you're making me hot."

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    Fact: To aid survival in the Himalayans during winter, takins have large sinus cavities that will heat up the cold air before it reaches their lungs.

    3. "If we were dik diks I'd make poo piles all around you, to show the world that you're mine."

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    Fact: Dik diks mark their territory by defecating in small piles around the perimeter of their area.

    4. "Hey are you a beluga whale? Because those lips are pulling me in."

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    Fact: When foraging, beluga whales use their large mouths to create suction and a strong jet of water to reel in prey.

    5. "Call me a fennec fox, because when you talk, I'm all ears."

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    Fact: Fennec foxes have giant ears that assist with thermal regulation in the desert, and can measure up to six inches.

    6. "If you were a manatee I'd want to be your food, and spend a long time inside you."

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    Fact: Manatee intestines can be as long as 150 ft. That's about the length of four school buses. Which means it takes about four days for food to travel through their digestive system.

    7. "If we were giant elands I would fight for you at BREAK-NECK SPEED, because you are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS."

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    Fact: Male giant elands will fight over mating opportunities with females by interlocking their horns and attempting to twist each other's necks. Winner gets the girl.

    8. "Are you a Przewalski's horse? Because I wanna be the first to ride you."

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    Fact: Przewalski's horses have never been domesticated and thus never trained for riding, remaining the last truly wild horses on earth.

    9. "Hey, did you know echidnas have a four-headed penis?"

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    Fact: Echidnas have a four-headed penis.

    10. "Are you a reticulated python? Because you're taking my breath away."

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    Fact: Contrary to popular belief, reticulated pythons (or any python for that matter) do not kill their prey by squeezing and crushing their bones. Rather, every time the prey exhales, they coil around tighter, eventually killing their prey by suffocation.

    11. "How much does a polar bear weigh? You might want to say 'enough to break the ice', but this is not always true. Polar bears weigh 900-1,600 lbs and are experts at distributing their weight to avoid any ice breakage. Hi, my name is [insert your name.]"

    Fact: Polar bears weigh 900-1,600 lbs. When ice is thin they distribute their weight by spreading their legs wide and lowering their bodies, enabling them to walk without breaking through.

    12. "Are you an archer fish? Because you just spit on me a little while you were talking and I've fallen prey to you."

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    Fact: Archer fish can aim their spit with such accuracy that they are capable of hitting prey up to five feet away.

    13. "Hey, did you know the pangolin's tongue can reach up to ten inches? Wanna see something that rivals that?"

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    Fact: The anatomy of the pangolin is such that the tongue connects near the pelvis and end of the ribs, and when extended, can reach up to 10 inches.

    14. "Are you a Galapagos tortoise? Because you look like you're hiding some goodies under that shell."

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    Fact: The Galapagos tortoise can go a year without eating or drinking because it's body is well-adapted to store food and water.

    15. "If you were a poison dart frog, then I'd be a Native American, because I wanna rub my dart on your back."

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    Fact: Native Americans would rub the tips of their hunting darts on the back of poison dart frogs to load them with poison. Thus the name "poison dart frog."

    16. "Are you an agouti? Cause you've cracked open my cold heart like a Brazil nut."

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    Fact: The agouti is the only animal capable of cracking open a Brazil nut.

    17. "If I was a beaver I'd be slapping my tail, because I'm in danger of falling in love."

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    Fact: When beavers sense danger, they will signal it by slapping their tail on the surface of the water.

    18. "Are you a sea butterfly? Because I'm caught in your trap."

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    Fact: Sea butterflies use a net of mucus about 5cm in size to capture prey.

    19. "I must be a tapir, because my instincts led a path to THIS tall drink of water."

    Creative Commons / Flickr: tambako

    Fact: Tapirs are known for creating paths to water sources, which have been used by humans to construct roads.

    20. "Are you a condor? Because even if you peed on your legs you'd look cool."

    Creative Commons/Flickr: ekilby

    Fact: Most vultures, including the Andean condor, will urinate on their own legs in warm weather to cool themselves off.

    21. "You make me feel like a sea cucumber, because when I first saw you my stomach dropped out of my ass."

    Creative Commons/Flickr: berniedup

    Fact: Sea cucumbers can contract their muscles with force, to eject some internal organs from their anus. This is used as a self defense mechanism, and lost organs are easily regenerated.

    22. "Let's pretend to be prairie voles and spend the rest of our lives together setting an example of monogamous love for the rest of humanity."

    JOEL SARTORE/National Geographic Creative

    Fact: Prairie voles find a mate for life, and their monogamous behavior is so similar to that of humans it is studied to understand why we seek out lifelong relationships.

    23. "Might as well start calling yourself a Singing Dog, 'cause tonight Imma make you yodel."

    Creative Commons/ Flickr: rgdaniel

    Fact: The New Guinea singing dog has a special vocal structure that allows it to create tones that go up and down, very much like yodeling.

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