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13 Interesting Animal Fact GIFs Adorably Animated

Did you know your ordinary house cat is faster than the quickest person on earth? If you’re looking to brush up on your animal knowledge, this post is for you. QI (Quite Interesting) is a popular British comedy panel game television quiz show, hosted by Stephen Fry, that often features obscure questions. Contestants can score points for giving not only correct answers, but creative ones as well, regardless of whether they addresses the original question.

The QI Elves are the 14 people who research, write, and produce QI across its many platforms on TV, radio, books, games, apps, and the internet. A couple weeks ago the QI Elves took part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, and it went viral. Afterward, the Elves followed up the AMA by sharing a series of 13 interesting facts about animals and animating them through GIFs.

So before you challenge an elephant to a game of hopscotch, get your animal facts straight with these amazing creations by artist Michael Whaite:

male lions sleep 20 hours a day

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elephants cant jump

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hippos use sweat as suncreen

moose can feel fly on antlers

octopus have blue blood

platypus fake bill

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praying mantis ear between legs

rattlesnake rhumba

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squirrels kiss to identify each other
 
via TwistedSifter

   
 
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