When it comes to nature, scientists to skeptics, no one can ignore the awesomeness of it. On one side, there is the majestic Grand Canyon, dangerous hurricane, whereas the other side represents colorful butterflies, rainbows, etc. Nature is making us feel awed every time we notice its phenomena. But, even if we pay attention to nature, there will be surprising nature facts that are new to us. So, here are some funny, shocking, and surprising nature facts that will make you stunned.
Surprising Nature Facts: Acacia Trees’ Warning Capacity
Acacia trees grow throughout the African savannas. These trees have a unique defense system that allows them to warn other trees of their species. When herbivorous animals start their gobbling up the tree leaves, the tree escalates the tannin production. Interestingly, the production level increases to the toxic level for the animals. Along with making the leaves toxic, the tree emits ethylene gas cloud. As the gas cloud reaches to other trees, those trees start producing more tannin.
No Eyeballs For Owls
Instead of having eyeballs, owls have eye tubes. But, as they can’t move the eye tubes back and forth like other birds, they developed something else to compensate for the eyeballs. That’s why owls have incredible neck flexibility to see the world around their point. So, they are gifted with turning their heads almost 270°. But, humans can only turn 180°. For a reason, inside the heads of owls, there is a special blood vessel system. It helps the circulation of fresh blood to the brain during the quick turn of their head.
Space Needs No Welding Machine For Metals
On our Earth, we need heat for fusing the metal. However, in space, if there are two same metal pieces that fly around, they will fuse together because of pressure. This is a cold welding process that happens because space has no atmosphere.
Surprising Nature Facts: Butt Pillow For Baby Giraffes
We know that adult giraffes sleep while standing. But, the baby giraffes look for comfort during sleep. The calves sit down on the ground and twist their extra flexible necks to put on their butt for cushioning. We may not feel that it is comfortable, but that looks very cute.
Heat Is The Deadliest Of All Weather Condition
Of course, there are various natural disasters like flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, which devastate towns completely at one blow. However, overall of these weather conditions, the deadliest of the weather is actually heat. If we look at all the statics of the world, heat has killed nearly 130 people per year. Those who don’t have an air-conditioning system or have access to sufficient water, the heat can get deadly.
Surprising Nature Facts: Cows Kill More Than The Sharks!
Yes, we have seen movies where sharks are reaping off people who come in their ways. But, the frequency of sharks killing people is way lower than it showed in “Deep Blue Sea” or “Jaws.” Center for Disease Control revealed in their study that on average, sharks might kill four people a year. However, in comparison to that, cows kill five times more per year. Some of the death of people may occur by road accidents, but most of them are premeditated attacks. Sometimes, cows make group attacks that are too with well-coordination.