Grapefruit Is the Largest Thing a Whale Can Swallow, Here’s Why

Date: 2022-03-30 15:05:39


Animals do some pretty strange stuff: flamingos stand in the water on one leg, ostriches hide their heads in the sand… Or do they? There’re a lot of false facts about animals and we’re getting to the bottom of the common misconceptions in this video. I’ve googled popular animals myths to debunk them for you.

Can blue whales swallow a car? What do you think is the largest thing a blue whale can swallow? We’re talking about the biggest animal in the word to have ever lived on our planet. It can grow to up to 100 feet. So it’s possible to imagine a blue whale swallowing something big like a car. But can it really?


Mice love cheese 00:04
Flamingos 00:43
Ostriches 01:03
Blue whale 01:55
Camels 02:48
Anteaters 03:34
Dino vision 04:25
Owls 05:14
Butterfly 05:34
Wolves 06:00
Giraffes 06:35
Moles 06:55
Animals hibernate 07:30
Earwigs 08:26

– People would lay the cheese on the shelf, which was an easy target for all unwelcome pantry visitors like mice;
– Flamingos don’t really stand in the water on one leg so they wouldn’t get cold. This is just a simple way for them to spare the effort;
– Technically ostriches don’t bury their head but put it near the ground. Otherwise, with its head in the sand, the poor thing wouldn’t be able to breathe;
– The largest thing blue whale can actually swallow is a grapefruit. Its throat can take the size of a small salad plate;
– Camels can survive even when drinking water only every 8 to 10 days, but not because they have a secret stash on their back. It’s because, when they have a chance to drink, they will swallow 50 gallons of water at one sitting;
– It’s a myth that anteaters vacuum ants using their noses. Anteaters have very long tongues;
– Another misconception states that owls can spin their heads, neither more nor less than 360 degrees. Their head-spinning does have its limit – 270 degrees in one direction;
– If you touch a butterfly’s wings, the animal won’t lose its ability to fly. It will survive – despite the common myth that says the opposite. Butterfly’s wings have scales;
– Wolves don’t howl at the Moon. They typically howl at night, true, but because that’s the period of time when they’re most active;
– Giraffes sleep about 4 and a half hours daily. It’s not that unusual for animal species that are most active during daylight;
– Many people believe moles are blind. These small, burrowing mammals actually CAN see. It’s just their vision is really poor and only adapted to recognize the light;
– Chipmunks, bats, turtles, snakes – they all hibernate during the winter, which saves them energy for other seasons when they get more active and are capable of getting more food;
– Earwigs prefer to spend their time in dark, moist places such as under tree bark or in soil.

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