Special Sub-Topic: I Dare You
|This bird has very sharp claws and it was number 6 in the countdown.|
Eagle. The eagle was number 6 in the countdown and they are daredevils because of the risks they take in flying down from the sky at such a fast speed to catch a meal.
|Number 9 in the countdown is an animal that lives in the jungle and it will hang upside down on tree branches with only its long finger nails.|
Sloth. Sloths tend to move very slowly and they are excellent swimmers. According to the show, sloths are so used to hanging on tree branches that it has become hard for them to move on the ground.
|The animal that was number 7 in the countdown can climb up trees by pushing against the rough edges of bark with the ridged scales on its belly.|
Tree snake. The tree snake was number 7 in the countdown and they are daredevils because they will literally jump from the top of a tree and glide down to the ground (or onto another tree), and when they are gliding it looks as if they are almost flying. If humans were like tree snakes, we could jump off of the top of a building and actually glide down to the ground and not get hurt.
|Number 4 in the countdown of extreme daredevils was an insect that can literally fall to the ground and the impact of hitting the ground will not hurt it.|
Click beetle. If a click beetle is to land on its back when it falls to the ground, it will literally flip itself several feet into the air while trying to get back on its feet. When the click beetle flips itself into the air, it makes a clicking sound.
|The animal that climbed into number 5 in the countdown is a bird that will dive at more than twice the height of an Olympic high diver to catch a meal in the water.|
Pelican. When a pelican dives into the water at such an extreme speed, they actually shock the fish they are trying to eat and that makes the fish easy for the pelicans to catch. If humans were like pelicans, we could dive into water so fast it wouldn't hurt us at all.
|This animal is the largest animal in the world that lives in a tree, and an adult male can weigh as much as an adult human. |
Orangutan. The reason why the orangutan was number 8 in the countdown of extreme daredevils was because it's not easy being that large while climbing around in trees. One of the reasons why orangutans live up in trees is because it is safer up there than down on the ground where the tigers and other predators are.
|The animal that climbed into number 2 in the countdown lives on mountains and it is also known as a Tibetan bharal.|
Mountain sheep. One of the reasons why mountain sheep live on mountains is because it is safer up there than down on the ground where the predators are waiting for them. Sometimes, male mountain sheep will try to throw each other off of the mountains that they live on. If humans were like mountain sheep, we would all be excellent mountain climbers and it would be easy for us to land on our feet if we were to fall.
|Number 10 in the countdown of extreme daredevils was an animal that can climb on things and hang upside down by sticking to them with its feet.|
Gecko. The gecko is a daredevil because it can climb any surface that is too risky for any human climber. If humans were like geckos, we could literally climb up our walls and ceilings in our houses.
|This animal lives in the cold waters of Antarctica and it is the only animal in the world that lives so far south.|
Wedell Seal. Wedell seals live in very cold water, and in order for them to return to the surface for air they have to use their teeth to scrape away the ice that forms over the holes that they've dug to escape from the water to get air. If humans were like wedell seals, we could swim in freezing waters and not become hypothermic.
|This bird lives on high cliffs in the arctic. When the infants of the species are only three days old, they will literally jump off of the cliff and fall several feet down to the ground.|
Barnacle goose. The barnacle goose was number 1 in the countdown, and the most extreme daredevil on the planet, because when the infant of the species is only three days old they will literally jump off of the cliff that they live on and fall several feet down to the ground. And, the impact they take from hitting the ground will not hurt them. If humans were like a barnacle goose, we would be learning how to walk or crawl when we are only three days old.
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