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35+ Interesting Facts About Pigs

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Pigs, also known as swine or hog, are domesticated mammals raised for meat (pork), fat (lard), leather, and other purposes. Pigs are closely related to wild boars. Their  domestication started  around 8500 BC in the Near East. The development of European pigs happened after the integration of domestic pigs and the European wild boars by 4500 BC. ( Source ) Pigs are naturally inclined to  eat feces and garbage . It was a significant reason for the domestication of pigs. ( Source ) Replacing  human jawbones and their connecting joints is difficult due to their shape and other requirements. However, an experiment proves that pig fat can replace human fat in this process. ( Source ) The Big bill of the Poland-China breed was the  largest pig ever . It was 5 ft. tall and weighs 1,157 kg. Pygmy hog is the smallest breed where males can attain up to 10 kg of weight and just over 2 ft. in height. Both domestic and wild pigs have thick skin with adipose tissue, which protects against snake ve

30 Interesting Facts About Kenya

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Kenya is a country in East Africa bordering the Indian Ocean to the east. Kenya has  diverse geography . It includes snow-clad mountains , forests , deserts , coastal areas, plateaus, etc. Kenya has the highest number of  national parks  in Africa . These 23 national parks conserve marine and wildlife. ( Source ) There are 64 lakes in Kenya. These are the  second-highest number of lakes  in Africa, after 69 in Uganda . Kenya is a multiethnic country where no ethnicity establishes a clear majority. The largest ethnic groups are Kikuyu, Luhya, and Kalenjin. Swahili and English are the two official languages in Kenya. Kenya is a Christian-majority country with more than 80% followers of Christianity , majority Protestants. Islam is the second-largest religion, with 11% adherents. Maasai Mara in southwest Kenya is one of the  best safari  destinations in Africa. This national game reserve covers an area of more than 1,500 sq km. and contains nearly 100 species of mammals and more than

40+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DEER

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Deer are divided into two groups : cervinae (the Old World deer) and capreolinae (the New World deer). Both these groups have separate foot structures. Male deer of all deer species, except the Chinese water deer, have antlers. Both male and female reindeer have antlers. Deer antlers are the  fastest-growing tissue  in any mammal. They can grow an inch per day. ( Source ) Deer shed and re-grow antlers every year. The growth of new antlers can take up to 150 days in a few species. The  largest antler ever  recorded belonged to the extinct Irish elk or giant deer. The male had antlers that span up to 3.6 m (11ft. 9.7 in.). This deer vanished around 11,700 years ago. The  largest deer species  was the broad-fronted stag moose, with height and weight up to 2.5 m (8 ft. 2 in.) and 1,200 kg. It perished at least 0.21 million years ago. ( Source ) Deer grow antlers by using a growth hormone, named antler velvet. The velvet dies after the growth of antlers, and the deer remove the velvet by r

60+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SINGAPORE

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Singapore is a city-state in maritime Southeast Asia, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The country is composed of Singapore Island and more than 60 islets. Johor Strait separates Singapore Island from Peninsular Malaysia. Singapore is the 2 nd most densely populated sovereign country in the world after Monaco. More than 8,000 people live per square km in Singapore. ( Source ) The inhabitants of Singapore have the highest IQ (Intelligent Quotient) level in the world. The result is based on 9 international studies between 1990 and 2010. ( Source ) Singapore has 4 official languages : English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. The latter three represent languages of major ethnicities. The population of Singapore is ethnically diverse . More than 74% are Chinese, nearly 14% are Malay, and 9% have Indian origin. Singapore is one of a dozen countries with 100% of the urban population. Singapore is the world’s most religiously diverse country. Here, 34% of people fol

40+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TIGERS

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Tiger is the largest extant member of big cats . Tiger is an apex predator that likes to eat medium-sized animals like deer and wild pigs. They also consume small animals, like porcupines. On occasions, they also hunt and eat large animals like bears , leopards, buffaloes, and calves of rhinos and elephants . After eating, they hide their remaining prey to use later. There are  6 subspecies  of tigers: Siberian (or Amur) tiger, Bengal tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger, South China tiger, and the Malayan tiger. The Siberian tiger is the largest that can weigh 300 kg or more. The smallest is the Sumatran tiger, which can weigh around 100 kg. The three extinct subspecies are the Caspian tiger, Bali tiger, and Javan tiger. ( Source ) Amur or Siberian tiger is the  largest feline  (cat) on earth . Male Siberian tigers can reach more than 3.3 m (10 ft. 9 in.) in length and gain over 300 kg weight. The largest recorded captive tiger is a male Siberian tiger with a length and weight of