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51 Astounding Animal Facts – mental_floss on YouTube – List Show (301)

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at awesome, astounding, and amazing animals!

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19 Responses

  1. Goyathlay Amedeo says:

    Flagged for calling creation facts “myth”
    I am objectiviely true in stating that that fact is true

  2. proof reader says:

    Kangaroos do NOT have multiple vaginas and uteruses.

    From WikI: Reproduction and life cycle

    Kangaroo reproduction is similar to that of opossums. The egg (still
    contained in the evolutionary remnant of a shell, a few micrometres thick,
    and with only a small quantity of yolk within it) descends from the ovary
    into the uterus. There it is fertilised and quickly develops into a
    neonate. Even in the largest kangaroo (the red kangaroo) the neonate
    emerges after only 33 days. Usually, only one young is born at a time. It
    is blind, hairless, and only a few centimetres long; its hindlegs are mere
    stumps; it instead uses its more developed forelegs to climb its way
    through the thick fur on its mother’s abdomen into the pouch, which takes
    about three to five minutes. Once in the pouch, it fastens onto one of the
    four teats and starts to feed. Almost immediately, the mother’s sexual
    cycle starts again. Another egg descends into the uterus and she becomes
    sexually receptive. Then, if she mates and a second egg is fertilised, its
    development is temporarily halted. Meanwhile, the neonate in the pouch
    grows rapidly. After about 190 days, the baby (joey) is sufficiently large
    and developed to make its full emergence out of the pouch, after sticking
    its head out for a few weeks until it eventually feels safe enough to fully
    emerge. From then on, it spends increasing time in the outside world and
    eventually, after about 235 days, it leaves the pouch for the last time

    Any other misinformation in the video?

  3. Akira says:

    Jag You Are

  4. fackingpos says:

    Stop reading my mind, first thing I thought is he needs a haircut , lol 

  5. Ztyxxify says:

    Where can I get the ‘we can do it’ picture that hangs on the wall in the
    salon?

  6. Declan McDude says:

    10/10 quality video, an emotional rollercoaster that kept me on the edge of
    my seat the entire time. I laughed, I cried, I learned 42 new ways to
    season and cook a pork shoulder. Truly a new standard has been set that all
    future videos will be held in comparison to.

  7. MrOplef says:

    Nature is so fucked up and weird

  8. hackprefect says:

    Liked for the Friday quote. 

  9. YoungBrave2006 says:

    We have arrested 14 of your squirrel spies. DEATH TO AMERICA!!!!
    -Iranian
    Army, 2007-
    We got them so scared they see threats where they don’t exist, and these
    fuckers want to pick fights with the best army in the world. Bitch please.

  10. Enjoying28 says:

    Nothing about the bird that ask an external question. Really metal floss
    really.

  11. St0RM33 says:

    You want to know an astounding animal fact? My gf’s male cat learned how to
    masturbate. Seriously. She has it on video and he does it everyday. 

  12. Sparkuus says:

    At 2:05 when you made a comment to Mark, my daughter turned to me with a
    surprised look on her face because she thought you were talking to me :)

  13. YoungBrave2006 says:

    Any animal is an ant-eater if it eats ants. I have seen ants get all over
    my cake, do you think that stops me from eating the cake? I eat the cake,
    OK, ants and all, because fuck you ants. I kill the ants around the cake;
    but the ones on the cake itself, they go in my belly.

  14. Socken says:

    Is that a kangaroo or a wallaby?
    I dunno, count the vaginas

  15. Mayhemers says:

    JAG-YOO-WER! :p

  16. Mu51kM4n says:

    I have been trying to figure out why the hosts always say “and finally I
    return to the/my salon…” They never left the salon

  17. SonOfAKing says:

    LOL…. man I lost it at when he said the gecko eats his tail for some of
    the nutrients and he said “Thats how my son feels about boogers!” LMAO. ^_^

  18. Olympias says:

    Three vaginas!!! And two uteruses?!?!! So if your uteruses are not in sync
    with each other you would bleed TWICE a month from THREE places! Damn!!

  19. UsableKnowledge says:

    Dear my American cousins from across the pond.

    Jaguar is pronounced JAG-YOU-WERE not JAAG-WAAAR.

    Squirrel is pronounced SQUIRR-ULL not SKWERLL.

    That is all 🙂