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Completely True Animal Facts That'll Make You Say "That Seems Fake, But OK"

Alpacas can die from loneliness?!

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6. Japanese honeybees can cook their predators to death.

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When attacked by a hornet, the bees will swarm and form a ball around the predator. The flurry of their movement will raise the temperature inside the "ball" and the hornet will cook to death.

7. Cows have best friends and they get lonely when separated.

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A researcher measured cows' heart rates when they were alone, placed with their "best friend" (the cow they elect to spend the most time with from the herd), and with a cow they didn't know. Their heart rates were lowest and they were "least stressed" when placed with the best friend cow.

8. Bald and golden eagles hunt mountain goats by dragging them off cliffs and then soaring away with their dead bodies.

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Please watch this video. It is actually CRAZY.


11. The Turritopsis dohrnii is a jellyfish with immortal cells.

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Scientists noticed that when mutilated the creature aged in reverse, "growing younger and younger until it reached its earliest stage of development, at which point it began its life cycle anew." This "new" jellyfish is a clone, and the Turritopsis dohrnii could theoretically continue to clone itself forever.


14. In World War II, the British army sent trained dogs behind enemy lines via parachute.

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The trainers would jump out of the plane with meat in their pockets and the dogs would jump out after them.