A cute sloth

Why are sloths so slow?

The first piece of the puzzle to understanding why sloths are so slow is their low-calorie folivorous (mostly leaves) diet. Many other folivorous animals...
Baby Lamb Umbilical Cord

Do animals have umbilical cords?

All animals that are viviparous (give birth to live young instead of laying eggs) have umbilical cords. Since mammals are gestated inside their mothers, all...
crude oil coming out of pipe

Why is there so much oil in the Middle East?

There isn't necessarily more oil in the Middle East; it's just the most cost-effective place to extract oil from due to it having ideal conditions...

Do ants have hearts?

Ants, and insects in general, don't have hearts like humans have hearts, but they do have an organ called a dorsal vessel that pumps something called...
Cat looking out the window

Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of sweets?

Cats have a genetic deficiency that essentially deletes the sugar detectors on their taste buds. In other words, cats do not possess the "wiring"...

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