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The Top Ten Most Surprising Facts About Sharks

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Sharks are one of the most interesting animals in the world.

They're insanely interesting, as long as they are admired from a distance!

And we definitely mean more than an arm's length away!

Here is a top ten list of the most surprising facts about sharks:

"1. Sharks generally have about 45 to 50 teeth – but that’s just the “front row” teeth. They also have, on average, as many as seven replacement rows of teeth behind the front row, ready to move into place if a tooth is damaged or falls out. With all the action a shark’s mouth sees throughout its lifetime, an individual might go through as many as 30,000 teeth.

2. Even though we associate sharks with big, sharp chompers, some species barely need their teeth. Whale sharks and basking sharks, two of the largest species, are both filter feeders and have numerous, tiny teeth – a whale shark might have up to 300 rows of teeth .

3. While sharks don’t use sounds to communicate, they do rely on body language. If you’re snorkeling or diving, it’s good to be aware of the body language sharks use to communicate that they’re uneasy. Hunched backs, lowered pectoral fins, sharp movements (in zig-zag or back-and-forth patterns), and diving down to touch the bottom are all good indicators that a shark is feeling uncomfortable.

4. Some large sharks have dramatically longer lifespans than small sharks. For instance, whale sharks (which generally range from 18 to 32 feet/5.5 to 10 meters in length) can live up to 100 years, while the smooth dogfish (with an average length between 2 and 4 feet/0.6 and 1.2 meters) might only live for 16 years."

Want more sharktastic facts?

Of course you do!

Check out the rest of the list here… AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Tarsiers Are Tiny Balls Of Cutie Fluff!

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For those of you who like memes, you might be aware of tarsiers' love of sticks!

But what other nuggets of truth surround the tiny tarsier?

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Kurt Braunohler's World Wild of Animals: Dolphins

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FUN "FACTS"!

One of our fave comics, Kurt Braunohler, has some totally true and not at all made up (wink) facts about dolphins to share with us!

For instance , did you know Harry Houdini died after a bottle nose dolphin punched him in the stomach?

OR that dolphins have tattoos of slutty chicks on their lower back? lolz.

Watch and learn more real entertaining facts about this incredible and raciest animal!

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10 Crazy Animal Facts!

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Wow.

Here are bizarre 10 animal facts that we bet you haven't heard!

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Lea Michele And PETA Are Full Of Lies…

Filed under: Lea MichelePETAAnimal RightsHorsesAnimal Cruelty

Horse and Carriage Association of NYC denies PETA's claims

…Or so the Horse and Carriage Association of NYC claims!

The association is firing back at the message put out by PETA and Glee star Lea Michele that carriage horses in NYC are treated unfairly and inhumanely.

A rep for the association, says:

"Come see us. She doesn’t even know. Her recent video that she put up is just filled with lies!”

They seem pretty ticked!

The rep explains horses are limited to nine hours of work per day, only allowed to work ONE of the two shifts each day AND apparently get a five-week break during the year, during which they're turned out to pasture.

If regulations aren’t met, carriage drivers face up to $2,000 in fines enforced by five organizations — the NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, ASPCA, NYPD, and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

Despite what Lea claims, the rep says horses aren’t tied to their troughs in their stalls when they’re off-duty.

“The fact is that there’s no tie-end stalls, there’s box stalls,” the rep clarifies.

The rep also says the stables quite comfy for the horses, saying:

“My stable, which houses 76 horses, has automatic drinkers, oscillating fans, and sprinkler systems on them for the summer time.”

He also says barns are equipped with sprinkler systems in case of a fire and they’re NOT run-down tenement buildings like the Glee star claims.

“Every stable in this city has been built as a stable at one point or another,” the rep assures.

Hmm…Lea's video is VERY convincing and obviously any association under fire for cruelty to animals is going to defend themselves.

Maybe the Horse and Carriage Association of NYC should come out with a video of their own, showing multiple "adequate stables" or follow a couple horses for the day to show us exactly what they go through.

What do U think? Did PETA and Lea misconstrue the facts or is the Horse and Carriage Association of NYC covering their tracks?

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