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That Doesn't Sound Real Trivia Quiz

Mixed Animal Trivia

In this quiz, we highlight characteristics that don't sound real about certain animals. All that has to be done is to match each animal to the fact which is true. Good luck.

A matching quiz by masfon. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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1. Pigeon  
  Tongue is longer than the body
2. Giant Pacific octopus  
  Father and mother produce a substance to feed their baby
3. Ostrich  
  Can not walk backward
4. Chameleon  
  Defecate only once a week
5. Starfish  
  Fingerprints very similar to human
6. Okapi  
  Stripes on their rear end, thighs, and tops of front legs
7. Emu  
  No brain and no blood
8. Sea turtle  
  Eyes are bigger than the brain
9. Sloth  
  Never meets its parents
10. Koala  
  Three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood

Select each answer

1. Pigeon
2. Giant Pacific octopus
3. Ostrich
4. Chameleon
5. Starfish
6. Okapi
7. Emu
8. Sea turtle
9. Sloth
10. Koala

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Pigeon

Answer: Father and mother produce a substance to feed their baby

Pigeons are birds of the Columbidae family, found almost all over the world. They are very intelligent and sociable animals, recognized for their outstanding navigational abilities.

Pigeons are monogamous and mate for life. The female and the male pigeon share the responsibility for incubating and caring for and raising the young squab, which is the term given to an immature pigeon that is too young to fly, usually under four weeks old. The babies are fed by the father and the mother, with a special secretion from the lining of the crop, called pigeon milk, which both sexes produce during the first four days. After this, for another five days, they are fed with a mixture of the secretion and seeds. At around day nine or ten they have an adult diet that comprises seeds, fruits and, occasionally, invertebrates.
2. Giant Pacific octopus

Answer: Three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood

The Giant Pacific octopus grows bigger and lives longer than any other octopus species, reaching 16 ft (4.87 m) and weighing 110 lb (50 kg). As they have specialized cells called chromatophores they can change their skin color and texture in a tenth of a second. They can also secrete ink to distract predators. Their diet consists of crabs, prawns, mollusks, and small fish.

They are extremely intelligent and have nine brains, three hearts, and eight arms. The octopus uses a central brain to control its nervous system and a small brain in each arm to control its movements. Two hearts pump blood to the gills and a third one makes blood circulate in the rest of the body. They have blue blood thanks to a copper-rich protein in their bloodstream. They live three to five years and can be found all around the Pacific, from Korea and Japan to the coastlines of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
3. Ostrich

Answer: Eyes are bigger than the brain

The ostrich is the largest living bird but, unlike most other birds, it cannot fly. To make up for this limitation, to escape predators, the ostrich can run at a speed of 45 mph (72 km/h), covering up to 16.4 ft (5 m) in a single stride. They are tall birds: males can reach a height of 8 ft (2.4m). The neck accounts for almost half their height. Females are somewhat smaller.

The ostrich has the largest eyes of any bird. They are about 2 in (5 cm) in diameter, five times larger than human eyes, and about the size of billiard balls. The ostrich's brain is about 1.5 in (3.8 cm), 17 times lighter than the brain of a duck, goose, or stork on average. When comparing the brain-to-body ratio of the ostrich to other birds, the ostrich comes in weighing less, but their eyes are of an unusually large size.
4. Chameleon

Answer: Tongue is longer than the body

A chameleon is a type of arboreal (tree-dwelling) Old World lizard with a long prehensile tail and protruding eyes that rotate independently of one another. Chameleons are known for their extraordinary agility to change body color, according to environmental factors such as light and temperature as well as emotions. On average, chameleons measure 7 to 10 in (17-25 cm).

Although many lizards use their tongues to capture prey, chameleons launch their sticky tongues at great speed to a distance of more than twice their body length. The strength and speed of their tongue, together with their accurate vision make it impossible for prey to escape.
5. Starfish

Answer: No brain and no blood

The starfish or sea star is a five-armed animal, which belongs to the group of marine invertebrates (they do not have a backbone) that belong to the echinoderm phylum. Thus, the name starfish is misleading because they are not fish at all.

Most starfishes are 8 to 12 in (20 to 30 cm), but there are some that are only 0.4 in (1cm) and some are 25 in (65 cm). The starfish's arms or rays, like the central disk, are covered with short spines and if they lose one or more arms they have the ability to regenerate them. Starfish don't have brains or blood. They use filtered sea water, instead of blood, to pump nutrients through their bodies via a water vascular system.
6. Okapi

Answer: Stripes on their rear end, thighs, and tops of front legs

Okapi, sometimes called forest giraffes, are animals found only in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. They are shy animals, that live mostly on their own, in forests, especially in the Ituri rainforest near the Congo River, in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. They are related to giraffes, but they are shorter and have shorter necks. Females are larger than males and measure about 5 ft (1.5 m) at the shoulder.

The okapi coat is dark brown and glossy. The rear end, thighs, and tops of the legs are white with black rings above the hooves. Its stripes sometimes are referred to as "follow me" stripes, because they're thought to help babies okapi track and follow their mothers.
7. Emu

Answer: Can not walk backward

Emus are large flightless birds, which live in most parts of Australia and are the second largest living bird. They feed on seeds, fruits, flowers, leaves, and insects. They are very similar in looks and characteristics to ostriches, although they are shorter in height. The emu is more than 5 ft (1.5 m) tall and weighs around 100 lb (45 kg), with females slightly heavier than males. Emus mate for life and the male incubates the dark green eggs for about 60 days.

They have long legs and stout bodies and can run nearly at 30 mph (50 km/h). Additionally, the emu has a unique feature: it can only walk forward and not backward. The exact reason for this inability of emus to move rearward is unknown. This inability is shared with the kangaroo. These two animals, the emu and the kangaroo, appear on the Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia and were chosen to symbolize a nation moving forward.
8. Sea turtle

Answer: Never meets its parents

Sea turtles live mostly in tropical and temperate oceans. In their first years, they live in the open ocean and later generally live in coastal waters. The sea turtle is thought to reach sexual maturity between 10 and 20 years. After mating at sea, adult females go to land to lay their eggs. On the beach, they dig a circular hole of 16 to 20 in (40 to 50 cm) and start filling the nest with their clutch which may contain 50-350 eggs. Then they re-fill the nest and return to the ocean, leaving the eggs untended. Females can lay 1-8 clutches in a single season.

The eggs incubate for 50-60 days. In general, eggs in the nest hatch together. The babies, when free from eggshells, dig through the sand and crawl into the sea. Their relatives are never around to teach them how to live. Adult female sea turtles, of different species, exhibit various levels of philopatry (the tendency of an organism to stay or return to a particular area), some females return to the same beach where they hatched to spawn.
9. Sloth

Answer: Defecate only once a week

A sloth is a mammal that lives in the lowland tropical forests of South and Central America, famous for its slowness of movements. Sloths have long legs, rounded heads, and stumpy tails, and their orientation is mainly by touch. They are solitary animals whose limbs are adapted for suspending the body instead of supporting it. They can be seen hanging horizontally or sitting in the forks (depending on whether they are two or three-toed sloths), high in trees resting and feeding on leaves. Some sloth species live near mangroves or rivers and sometimes drop in the water and surprisingly manage to swim great distances quite quickly.

Nearly everything in their life happens in the trees: feeding, sleeping, resting, mating, and giving birth. But they have unusual bathroom habits. They need to defecate, like every other living animal. In their case, it usually occurs only once a week, when they climb down to the ground in order to defecate or urinate. Descending from the tree involves a great expenditure of energy and effort and is also a dangerous activity, as these animals are very vulnerable when on the ground.
10. Koala

Answer: Fingerprints very similar to human

A koala, also erroneously called a "koala bear" is a marsupial found in Australia. Virtually tailless, the koala has big fluffy ears, and the body is stout and gray, with a cream-colored chest. The koala is about 24 to 33 in (60 to 85 cm) long and weighs up to 31 lb (14kg). It spends most of its life in trees, as it feeds almost exclusively on the leaves of certain eucalyptus trees. The female koala gives birth to a single baby, called a joey, after a gestation period of 35 days. The joey is tiny, blind, deaf, and hairless when born and continues its development in the mother's abdominal pouch for five to six months. After that stage, it clings to the mother's back until it reaches one year of age.

In the mid-1990s Maciel Henneberg, a biological anthropologist and forensic scientist, noticed that the koalas have fingerprints, which makes them the only non-primates with fingerprints. Their fingerprints are very similar to those of humans and each one has a unique pattern.
Source: Author masfon

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