1. KIND OF A BIG DEAL
The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever lived. Yep, even larger than
a T. rex…
2. SAY “AHHHH”
A blue whale’s mouth is so big that 100 people can fit inside it at once. Don’t try this at your next family reunion.
3. “WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE…”
Bowhead whales can live over 200 years. That’s 1,400 in
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Some male narwhal whales have two teeth—one that can grow to almost 10 feet long. Your move, Nosferatu.
5. MULTITASKING MAMMALS
Only one half of a whale’s brain goes to sleep at a time, so they can still perform necessary functions (like breathing).
6. GET THESE GUYS A RECORDING CONTRACT!
Beluga whales are called the “canaries of the sea” because of their bird-like sounds.
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7. “SHE SAID WHAT?!”
Whales have their own (very developed) language to communicate with each other. It consists mainly of clicks, whistles, pulsed calls and songs.
Illustrations by Somsack.
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