Special Sub-Topic: Does This Make Sense?
|This animal will roll around in mud on hot days to protect his skin, and he was number 8 in the countdown.|
Pig. The pig was number 8 in the countdown and every pig on the planet has a super sense of taste. According to the show, a pig's tongue is covered with 20,000 taste buds.
|The animal that climbed into number 5 in the countdown can detect sound waves through its very large feet.|
Elephant. When elephants put off a sound of communication, other elephants can pick up the sound through sound waves up to six miles away.
|The dog was number 7 in the countdown for their highly developed sense of ____.|
Smell. One of the reasons why police officers like to have a dog as their companion is because the dog can literally sniff out just about anything with its fantastic sense of smell.
|Number 10 in the countdown is the only animal on the planet that actually has eyes larger than its own stomach. Which animal was that?|
Tarsier. The tarsier is quite small in size but they have really big eyes. Tarsiers normally tend to feed on insects and lizards and they can also jump several feet in the air. If humans had eyes like a tarsier, it would be really hard for us to hold our heads up and it would look as if our eyes were about ready to pop out of our heads.
|This insect was number 6 in the countdown, and the male of the species has over 40,000 scent detectors in its antenna.|
Moth. The male moth will use his antenna to track/follow the pheromones that were released by the female moth. The reason why he will follow her pheromones and track her down is so they can mate. Some people in the world don't like moths that much and the reason why is because moths have a habit of chewing holes in our clothes.
|This member of the rodent family has an incredible sense of touch and it lives around the ground.|
Mole. The mole was number 9 in the countdown and their special sense is touch. According to the show, moles have several touch detectors and they also have a nose that they use to sniff out their meals.
|This slithery little devil can't hear sounds in the air but it can feel vibrations in the ground. It is said that music can calm this beast.|
Snake. There are many different types of snakes in the world and some of them are poisonous. When a snake charmer plays a flute for a cobra, the cobra is not really dancing to the music but it is following the movements of its snake charmer's flute.
|Number 2 in the countdown is an animal that lives in the sea and he actually has the most amazing eyes on the planet. |
Mantis shrimp. The mantis shrimp has sixteen visual pigments and humans only have three. If humans could see the way a mantis shrimp can, we would be able to see a lot better than we can now and we would be able to detect the smallest amount of movement in a split second.
|Number 4 in the countdown lives in the ocean and they have an incredible sense of hearing. There was a television series based on this animal known as "Flipper."|
Dolphin. Dolphins were number 4 in the countdown and they have fantastic hearing. Something that is very incredible about dolphins is that they only need to return to the surface of the sea once every fifteen minutes for air.
|Which animal was number 1 in the countdown and the most extreme animal of super senses?|
Shark. The shark has many super senses, and two of them are hearing and seeing. But, the shark also has a sixth sense. Sharks can literally detect the tiny electrical fields that generate from every living creature every time we move a muscle. If humans had the senses of a shark, we could hear glass breaking several feet away and we could also detect the smallest amount of movement very quickly.
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