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  • Did you know pearls are found in oysters? The largest pearl ever found was 620 carats.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Did you know fish talk to each other? Some of them communicate by making noises in their throats by rasping their teeth; others use their swim bladders to make sounds.
  • Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as do humans!
  • Did you know there are two kinds of camels? One is the Arabian that lives in Western Asia and Northern Africa. It has one hump. And the second kind is called Bactrian which has two humps and lives in Mongolia and Chinese Turkistan.
  • There are two kinds of elephants: the African that is taller and has larger ears and the Indian that is small and has smaller ears.
  • Did you know the largest fish ever caught was the Whale Shark? It was 59ft long. These fish can weigh up to 15 tons.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • The smallest bird in the world is the Hummingbird. It weighs 1oz.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  • Starfish don't have brains.
  • An amoeba common in warm water can travel up your nose while you are swimming and live in your brain, where it multiplies rapidly and kills you in three to seven days.
  • Did you know there are two kinds of pandas? There is the Long-tailed Himalayan carnivore that looks like a raccoon and there is the Giant panda bear that lives in Western China.
  • The fastest human swimmer can swim at 6 miles per hour. The fastest mammal - the dolphin - can swim up to 35 miles per hour.
  • The Blue Whale's whistle is the loudest noise made by an animal.
  • A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
  • The SIBERIAN TIGER is the largest cat in the world. It weighs up to 300kg (660 lbs) and can eat 27.2 kg (60 lb) of meat at one mealtime.
  • Did you know fish cannot live in the Dead Sea because the water has too much salt in it?
  • The blue whale is the largest animal on earth. The heart of a blue whale is as big as a car and its tongue is as long as an elephant.
  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

Hadeeth Newsflash

Reported by Jundub bin `Abdullah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Once someone said: `By Allah! Allah will not forgive such and such (a person).' Thereupon Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, said: `Who is he who takes an oath in My Name that I will not grant pardon to so-and-so? I have granted pardon to so-and-so and rendered your good deeds fruitless.''' [Muslim]

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