Sometimes the animal world can really amaze you with its quirks and unusual wonders. These animals can do things that are so rare and amazing, it’s almost like they have superpowers. Watch this video to know more such interesting facts about animals.
Bertholdia trigona moth
This tiny critter has an outstanding ability to predict the attack of its arch enemy, the bat. Yep.. you read that right, this is one psychic moth. This little insect can sense the bat’s echolocation techniques and JAM it! Yep, the Bertholdia trigona moth can repel the bat’s attack by discharging 4500 cycles per second, hence jamming the bat’s sonar and escaping. It is the only being in the whole world who can do this.
The electric eel
Electric eels may be the most cliched supervillains of the animal world but for good reason. These fresh water fish can send up to 600 volts of electric shock into the water around them, easily killing fish and other mammals including people.
What’s scarier is that they can live in small mud puddles where you’d think the most dangerous creature would be a disease carrying mosquito. Electric eels have three abdominal pairs of organs that produce electricity. Their individual cells each produce about 10 volts, but when they work together, watch out. They use their freaky power to stun prey. If you decide to visit their native South America, try not to jump in any puddles. You never know what could be lurking beneath.
The mantis shrimp
When thinking of a strong species, a shrimp probably wouldn’t be first on anyone’s list. But what if this crustacean can punch its prey at over 50 miles per hour? The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is so strong, it can actually break aquarium glass.
It has the fastest recorded punch of any living animal! We’d better up his street cred. Ranging up to 18cm long, these colorful bottom dwellers can burrow into rock and will eat mostly anything in sight. Suddenly being shrimp doesn’t sound like a bad thing after all.
This Rat Is Making Me Thirsty
So imagine living in one of the driest, thirst inducing places on the planet- a desert. Then imagine going four years without a drink of water. You can’t, because you’d be dead. This rat can.
Humans go only go a few days without water, but the Kangaroo Rat has adapted to go YEARS without taking a drink. In the desert. I’ve got cotton mouth just thinking about it. These little guys, that hop on their hind legs like Kangaroos (hence the name) have found other ingenious ways of getting and keeping moisture. For starters they don’t sweat or pant. They hoard seeds and nibble on vegetation that has some water content. They hang out in the moist earth underground and venture to surface in the cooler nights. Way to adapt little buddies! If you find yourself wandering in the Nevada desert why not bring along a brew-ski for this little hopping, water hoarding friend.