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Wacky Animal Defences

It's the nature of animals to be a little wild, but these extreme creatures take wild behavior to a whole new level. Check out some of the craziest ways animals defend themselves.

Skunk (North America, Europe)

Spotted skunks breakdance to scare away bad guys.

Everybody knows skunks use their gross smell to scare away enemies but not too many peeps know how they do it. A skunk has two glands just behind its tail that make the foul-smelling spray. The smelly stuff is shot out of two nozzles inside the anus. It can aim the spray by twisting the nozzles in all directions. The skunk's spray can shoot more than 10 feet. If you get hit in the face with the stinky stuff, it can cause temporary blindness and vomiting. How gross is that? Spotted skunks get funky before they spray. Before spraying their enemy, they do a handstand and wave their back feet around as a warning... or, maybe they're just showing off!

Horned Lizard (Southern American Desert)

Horned Lizards are sometimes wrongly called Horney Toads

This is one of the grossest creatures around. When the Horned Lizard gets really scared, it shoots blood out of its eyes by increasing the blood pressure in its sinuses until they explode. Ouch. The blood doesn't hurt the lizard's enemy but it really freaks them out, so the Horned Lizard has time to escape.

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What Would Your Defense Be? Vote!

  • Shoot toxic boogers out of your nose.
  • Strangle opponents with your snake tongue.
  • Vomit extra-strength acid.
  • Knock out bullies with super bad breath.

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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
anyone who honestly believes the earth is flat, please add me so we can have a private 1 on 1 conversation about this.
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
a college degree means literally nothing. and lets see the moons shadows, timezones, the horizon, the fact that you can see farther when you are higher up, hurricanes (because of the earth spinning), need i go on?
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unicornsrule626
"Tennis123" wrote: then that kinda proves your aren't logical. do you honestly think some youtube video with a conspiracy theory nut holds more merit than scientific fact and evidence? What if that ' conspiracy theory nut' holds a college degree? Would that make you believe them? AND WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE THAT THE EARTH IS ROUND? You can't see it with your own eyes! Unless CGI pictures count....
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
then that kinda proves your aren't logical. do you honestly think some youtube video with a conspiracy theory nut holds more merit than scientific fact and evidence?
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Debating:
"Tennis123" wrote: "CaptJolee" wrote: "Tennis123" wrote: i would like to point out that theres a difference between having an open mind and believing crazy stuff because of willful or unintentional scientific and factual ignorance. youtube videos made by conspiracy theorists are not a very good source of information. I honestly think that if you believe the earth is flat, there is something fundamentally wrong with your way of thinking and how you decide whats true and whats not. so what your saying is that if we believe in the flat earth we have some kind of mental problem??? what I'm saying is that you're not a logical person and are easily manipulated if you do.   well im quite the opposite since i research both side of the theory by looking at even the debunks
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