Friday, November 11, 2011

4 THINGS I’M 72.8% SURE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT NARWHALS


1- This tooth whale makes its home in the Arctic.

2- The Narwhal’s name comes from the Old Norse word nár, which means corpse.


3- The Narwhal’s tusk is actually an extra long incisor tooth (4 to 5 meters long) that shoots out from the upper left side of its jaw.

4- Sometime in the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth got a jeweled Narwhal tusk from one of her loyal subjects. 

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22 comments:

  1. Odd looking creature. Looks like someone stabbed it.

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  2. Upper left? What exactly.. I mean.. so specific?

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  3. woah did not even know these existed.

    cheers for making me blog of the day!

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  4. Poor Narwal, he gave his life so the Queen could have a bauble. Bummer.

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  5. So many strange and exciting animals out there! I wish I had a 3 foot Incisor sticking out of my jaw!

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  6. Any reason why "corpse" was used? I would feel Norse for "tusk" would've been more appropriate.

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  7. I wouldn't mind getting a jeweled narwhal tusk...

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  8. For the longest time I didn't think they existed.

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  9. That's quite freaky about the tooth, they need a lot of dental cover.

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  10. Love it - my kid is an animal planet junkie, so I had heard all of the facts, except the one about the Queen...that one came from the history channel!

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  11. Thanks so much for the blog of the day award, thing! Great post as always as well, I definitely didn't know anything about this.

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  12. I knew 1 and 3! I love wikipedea! I spend hours reading there!

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  13. I just thought they were the love children of sea cucumbers and unicorns.

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  14. I already knew everything you said or will ever say in the future.

    Love,
    Lola

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  15. I've never even heard of this mammal. Thanks for edumacating me.

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  16. Those suckahs are the Jedi of the sea!

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  17. VERY interesting! I guess they have to be careful when the scratch!

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  18. Beta Ray Bill was my least favorite Thor =/

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