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Ant Suicide Bombers

The Freaky brings you another strange but true story from the endlessly weird natural world …ant suicide bombers. When their colony is under attack the Apicotermitinae species of termites will explode their own stomachs showering their attackers with their excrement, but killing themselves in the process. The hope is that this weird behavior will be

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Singing Caterpillars

There are many animals that sing but did you know that a certain species of caterpillar can sing? And what’s more they sing their song to attract ants.     The singing caterpillars of the Riodinidae and Lycaenidae species rub one of their lips on their own abdomen to make a sound that is not

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Elephant Man Fish

With weird bulbous protrusions on its‘forehead’ and ‘chin’ this fish has a remarkable resemblance to the Elephant Man.     The Asian sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus reticulatus) is unlikely to win any George Clooney look-a-like contests but this inhabitant of the shallow waters around China, Japan and the Korea might win one contest – the world’s

The kittens with 18 extra toes

Cats Fred and Ned are no ordinary cats – they are polydactyl cats. While most cats have 18 toes, Fred has an extra 10 digits and Ned has eight. The four-month-old kittens are currently being looked after by Cats Protection in Gosport, Hampshire. Branch volunteer Kate Stapleford said: ‘These two kittens were in poor condition

Tapir Penis

  Some animals are born more equal than others. The tapir has one of the longest penis to body size ratios of any animal. When erect it is often longer than 45 cm! For more shocking animal facts visit The Sex Lives of Animals

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Weird Creatures – Freak Pig

This odd looking animal was one of five piglets born to a sow owned by a family in Fengzhang village, Xiping township, China. The mutant pig has a simian jaw, bulging forehead, small snout and eyes that are so close together that they appear almost attached. Its front legs are much shorter than its back

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Turtle with Two Heads

This golden coin turtle is special – it has more than the average number of heads. It was found at an animal market in Qingdao China and according to press reports, it seemed to be functioning normally – with both of its heads cooperating and even able to eat at the same time. The turtle