Matters Of Size
Friday, March 19, 2010 | Author: eventer79
Friday Fun Fact! I am deeply sorry I missed your fun fact last week, but I was stricken, nay pounded down by a horrid flu virus. But this week, I bring you things which make you go, "OMFG, that's huge!"

The Atlantic Giant Squid's eye can be as large as 15.75 inches wide.  All the better to watch you with, my dear.

The largest flying animal was the pterosaur which lived 70 million years ago. This reptile had a wing span of 39 feet and weighed 190-250 pounds. That's like a flying black bear!

The tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish can reach 120 feet in length. There is no cookie shelf too high for baked goods safety!

In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles. That would cross the US. Twice.

The world's largest amphibian is the giant Japanese salamander (left). It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.  A salamander that can eat your leg is just...cool.
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5 comments:

On March 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM , lifeshighway said...

OK, this is hard for a true salamander lover BUT, when they get that large they lose their adorable factor. In fact, they are leaning towards, nasty.

I'm sorry, it had to be said.

 
On March 22, 2010 at 7:38 PM , eventer79 said...

Manders in Japan are weeping now that they have lost your love...

 
On March 23, 2010 at 10:52 PM , Once Upon an Equine said...

Are salamanders the ones that change color to match their environment? If so, you could really hurt yourself tripping over one of those things if you didn't see it on the floor.

 
On March 24, 2010 at 2:05 PM , Once Upon an Equine said...

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On March 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM , eventer79 said...

Aww, thanks, UOAE! No, it is chamaeleons that change colours, so no worries about tripping over giant salamanders!