Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Fun: Five Gross and Goofy Body Facts

  • What does a flame-broiled burger have in common with a tender pork chop and a chicken nugget? They’re all made of the same thing—muscle.
  • Caterpillars use more than four thousand rippling muscles to wriggle along.
  • The hagfish is a gruesome predator. It uses its strong tongue muscles to bore holes into other fish. Then it eats the helpless victims from the inside out.
  • A sloth uses its super strong arm and leg muscles to dangle from tree branches. As long as the shaggy-coated creature stays silent and still, it’s hard to spot.
  • When babies are born, they can’t control their bladder muscles. That’s why they have to wear diapers.

Looking for more Gross and Goofy Body facts? Check out my book Moving and Grooving: The Secrets of Muscles and Bones. It’s full of weird, wacky, strange, and surprising information about your body and the bodies of other animals.

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