Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fun: Five Gross & Goofy Body Facts

  1. Horses often greet one another by touching snouts and gently blowing air into each other’s noses.
  2. A tapir uses its trunklike nose to grab plants and put them in its mouth.
  3. How does a male gavial attract a mate? By making buzzing sounds with the large knob on the end of its snout.
  4. Special sensors on the tip of the elephant fish’s strange-looking nose help it find clams and other tasty treats buried in the sandy seafloor.
  5. A pig uses its snout like a bulldozer. As it roots around in the dirt, scent sensors in its nose pick up the smell of mushrooms, insects, and other tasty treats.

    Looking for more Gross & Goofy Body facts? Check out my new book Up Your Nose: The Secrets of Schnozes and Snouts.

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