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Why some snakes rattle

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HERE are a few more discoveries from “Matanglawin,” our TV show on ABS-CBN every Sunday morning at 10.

ANIMATRONIC ANIMALS: Chameleon can change color when faced with either an enemy or a mate.

Lolong the Croc is a replica of 2012 Guiness Book of World Record’s largest crocodile in captivity. Lolong was captured in the swamps of Agusan del Norte in August 2011 but died after two years.

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Snakes consider water and land as their natural habitat. They are mostly found in Third World countries.

Rattlesnake creates a sound through its tail as a warning signal to an enemy.

T-rex was the biggest land animal, also known as Tyrannossaurus rex. It can grow up to 20 feet and was found during Cretaceous period. A carnivorous dinosaur.

Animatronics is the technique of making and operating life-like animals.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (VARIOUS SOURCES): An average pig squeals at a range from 100 to 115 decibels.

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An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.

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Average calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska’s annual Iditarod race: 10,000.

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Average length of a coat hanger when straightened: 44 inches.

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Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.

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Average number of hummingbirds required to create the weight of 1 ounce: 18.

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Average number of squirts from a cow’s udder needed to yield a gallon of milk: 345.

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Kayang matulog ng pusa ng average of 16 hours a day, more than any other mammal.

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During pregnancy, the average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.

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Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

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Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

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Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.

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