20 Animal Facts That Will Make You Smile

Goats Have Accents

We know humans have accents, we can go to a different part of the world, or even to a different city, and not be able to understand the inhabitants because of their accent. Did you know though, that studies have shown that even goats have accents? Let’s just hope they don’t have to go through the trouble of trying to understand their counterparts from different lands – not that they get out much, anyway.

Oysters Can Change Gender

Humans can’t biologically change their gender, while some people feel like a woman trapped in a man’s body, or vice versa, it seems as if oysters may have that problem too. Well, maybe not that predicament specifically, but they can change gender depending on which is best for reproducing.

Seahorses Mate For Life

Did you know that seahorses mate for life? Well they do, and another fun fact is that the males actually give birth. During mating, the female seahorse deposits eggs in the male’s pouch, who then carries the unborn seahorses and gives birth to them. Seahorses also hold each other’s tail when they travel.

Immortality Isn’t Science Fiction, It’s Real

We’ve all seen, read, heard or dreamed of being immortal; what it would be like to never die, to live forever and see how the world changes. Well, for one species of jellyfish, immortality is a reality. Turritopsis dohrnii, or the immortal jellyfish, is the only living creature known to be immortal. While this isn’t true immortality as we assume it, the jellyfish is capable of reverting back to its polyp stage.