Fun Facts: Animal Edition

Story by Jacob Hill, Staff Writer

Animals have always been a mystery to man, but some things are almost too crazy to believe.

1. Armadillos always have four identical quadruplets at a time.

2. Porcupines float on water.

3. Giraffes have no vocal chords.

4. Ants can lift 50 times their own weight.

5. Women in Mexico use live beetles as jewelry.

6. A cockroach can live for nine days without its head.

7. Dragonflies can soar at speeds of up to 30 mph.

8.  Goldfish do not have stomachs.

9. A slug has four noses.

10. The Roman emperor Caligula appointed his horse as one of his advisers, and even as a priest!