17 Animals That Can Do Impossible Things


Hulk, Spiderman, Iron Man, Catwoman… Who doesn’t know these superheroes? But have you heard that the animal world has
superheroes of its own? There are creatures that live forever and
those who ignore the law of gravity, critters that are immune to venom and those that can
run on water. But wait, this is just the beginning! #1 No Water Needed
It’s common knowledge that you can’t survive without water for longer than 3 days. But kangaroo rats can keep going way longer,
as in years! They live in extremely arid desert areas and
have to get water from the seeds and plants they eat. And although it may sound a bit unsettling,
kangaroo rats also know how to extract water from their urine before they set off on a
bathroom trip. This way, they don’t waste a single drop of
precious moisture. #2 Running on Water
Plumed basilisk lizards have an uncanny ability to run on water! First of all, their hind feet are equipped
with long toes which have fringes of skin that can spread out in water. As a result, a bigger surface of the lizard’s
foot comes into contact with water. Then, when the it runs on water, it pumps
its legs incredibly fast. This creates little pockets of air that prevent
the animal from drowning by keeping it on the surface. #3 Spitting Fire
The cardinal fish has been called “firework-spitting” for a reason! The thing is, when this little critter guzzles
too many Ostracods, which are a type of zooplankton, the tiny creatures start to glow inside the
fish’s body due to their bioluminescence. As a result, the cardinal fish becomes more
visible, and this can expose it to predators. That’s why the fish spits the Ostracods out,
which looks as if it breathes out bursts of bluish fire! #4 Eternal Life
Have you ever dreamed of immortality? Well, one animal has already figured it out! There is a particular jellyfish species spread
throughout the world’s oceans which can live forever! When the creature reaches the end of its life,
it transforms back into its polyp state and, thus, restarts its life cycle over and over
again. #5 Spiderman of the Animal World
The animal world has its own analogy of Spiderman, and that’s the gecko lizard. This critter has a marvelous ability to climb
up all kinds of vertical surfaces and can even go for a walk on the ceiling. This gravity-defying feat is possible thanks
to the lizard’s unique foot pads covered with tiny hairs. They can cling to almost any kind of surface,
no matter whether it’s smooth, hard, rough, or soft. #6 Night Vision
Tarsiers are tiny primates that live in Southeast Asia. Excluding the tail, the average height of
this animal is only 4 inches, but at the same time, its eyes are about half an inch wide! As you may guess, it means that the eyes take
up almost the whole head! It makes tarsiers the animals with the most
impressive eye-to-body-size ratio among other living things. But that’s not all! These huge eyes are so efficient that tarsiers
can see in the dark as clearly as during the day. On the other hand, to look around, the primates
have to turn their heads for nearly 180°. It can’t be terribly convenient, right? #7 Sonic Boom
A 1-inch-long sub-tropical shrimp disorients its prey with… a sonic boom! Despite its modest size, the pistol shrimp
is one of the loudest marine animals. When the shrimp snaps its claws, it creates
a noise as loud as a sonic boom. Naturally, this sound stuns the prey, and
the shrimp can catch it without too much effort. #8 Immunity to Venom
Opossums are known for their handy trick of playing dead when a predator attacks them. But that’s not the end of the story. These critters are also immune to snake venom! The secret is a peptide that helps opossums
neutralize dangerous chemicals. This is the reason why snakes are a favorite
treat on opossums’ diet. #9 Natural Sunscreen
Hippos know how to save a fortune on sun protection! Living under the harsh African sun, these
animals secrete a sweat-like red oily substance which evaporates and keeps the animals’ bodies
cool. Besides, the fluid works as a moisturizer,
sunscreen, and antibiotic, all in one! #10 Built-In Sunglasses
Meerkats have dark patches around their eyes which makes them look even cuter. But these black circles aren’t there just
to make the critters more adorable; they also function as built-in sunglasses. The dark fur on the patches blocks the blazing
sun, and as a result, meerkats can gaze directly at the sky. On top of that, the sentry, a meerkat that
watches out for birds and other predators, can easily see danger coming and alert its
mates. #11 A Professional Mimic
If you’ve been struggling with learning a new language, you might feel pretty envious
of the lyrebird! In their attempts to attract a mate, lyrebird
males can mimic the sounds of 20 other bird species as well as some artificial sounds,
such as chainsaws, car engines and alarms, fire alarms, barking dogs, and even mobile
phone ring tones! Interestingly, female lyrebirds can also mimic
different sounds, but during courtship, they prefer to stay silent. #12 “No” to Gravity
Wild goats are famous for their climbing skills, but the alpine ibex from northern Italy is
the champion! This critter can climb nearly any vertical
surface, defying several physical laws in the process. Interestingly, the animals that do walk on
the steepest cliff walls are typically mother goats with their little ones. Large males prefer to keep their distance
and use flat horizontal surfaces. #13 Underwater Wolverine
The axolotl, aka the Mexican walking fish, is an underwater salamander which has truly
impressive regenerative abilities. Not only can they regrow their limbs, but
they can also regenerate complex organs like the brain or the heart. Oh, and the following fact may sound a bit
creepy, so brace yourself: axolotls are also known to absorb other axolotls’ dismembered
parts. Hmm… #14 Built-In GPS
Salmon are skilled navigators who could put most drivers to shame. However, this competition wouldn’t be fair:
after all, salmon can sense the magnetic field of the planet and use this knowledge if they
get lost. No compass or the north-star needed, thank
you. #15 Boiling Hot Protection
When the bombardier beetle feels threatened, it sprays scorching liquid from the tip of
its abdomen with a loud popping sound. As soon as the beetle senses danger, a chemical
reaction starts in special reservoirs in its abdomen. The heat from this process nearly reaches
the boiling point and also produces special gas that triggers the ejection. This super protection is usually fatal for
the attacking insects. #16 Jumping Superbugs
Fleas can be really annoying, but it doesn’t make them any less amazing. These tiny critters can leap more than 200
times their body length. If people could do the same, we would be jumping
almost a quarter of a mile into the air! The most curious thing about the fleas’ astonishing
ability is that they take most of the power for leaps from their toes, not knees. #17 Chemical Weapon
Some animals protect themselves with venom or nasty bites while others use… chemical
weapons! Listen to this: some species of millipedes
produce hydrogen cyanide and exude it when they feel threatened. One little millipede can’t seriously hurt
you, but you may have burns or even blisters if your skin is overly sensitive. Plus, to make the picture even scarier, some
millipedes glow in the dark. So watch out, and if you see a crawling spot
of light at night, run away as fast as you can. Which animal has the most supernatural abilities? Write your opinion in the comment section
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