Psyche! Happy April Fool's Day! Check Out Some ACTUAL Amazing Facts About Whales And Shooting Stars

Psyche! Happy April Fool's Day! Check Out Some ACTUAL Amazing Facts About Whales And Shooting Stars

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from It's Okay To Be Smart

Key Facts In This Video

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    When whales are born, some are still covered in fuzz called lanugo. (0:53)

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    Because whales descended from animals with limbs under their bodies, their tails are horizontal and not vertical. (1:46)

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    Sperm whale poop helps sequester an estimated 200,000 tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year. (5:13)

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from American Museum of Natural History

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Whales release air (and sometimes mucus) from their blowholes, not water. (1:07)

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    The blowholes of sperm whales are located on the left side of the whale's head, rather than on top. (2:24)

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    Humpback whales can sneeze air at more than 300 mph. (4:39)

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