67 Incredible Bear Facts. - Random Facts

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67 Incredible bear facts

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1. According to the Bible, God sent 2 bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a bald man.
2. More people get killed by hippos each year than sharks, bears and lions combined.
3. The more common bearded men are, the less attractive beards become to women, according to a study.
4. Most teddy bears are manufactured with a neutral expression so children can project their own emotions onto them.
5. A group of bears is called a sleuth or sloth.
6. A male bear is called a boar while a female bear is called a sow.
7. Moose attack more people annually than bears and wolves combined.
8. In Australian slang, a "pash rash" is red, irritated skin that is the result of a make out session with someone with a beard.
9. During the Cold War, bears were shot out of ejector seats in supersonic jets for testing.
10. The only species of bear that does not move its ears to pick up sound is the giant panda.
11. Polar bears sometimes inter breed with grizzly bears creating a hybrid bear known as a prizzly bear, or a grolar bear.
12. A pack of wolves or a black bear is no match for a healthy adult moose.
13. ZZ Top refused a $1, 000, 000 offer from Gilette to shave their beards for an ad.
14. For polar bears, a single mating session may last up to 65 minutes, with a male mating with the same female for as long as 10 days.
15. Many Amish men don’t wear wedding rings. Instead, they grow their beards out.
16. People in Churchill, Canada leave their car doors unlocked on the street to allow other people to get in and escape bear attacks.
17. In the U.S., it is legal to own a brown bear in 9 states.
18. The more men there are in a society, the more hair they grow to attract mates, resulting in beards and long hair.
19. The more likely a man can grow a beard, the more likely he will eventually go bald.
20. The tiger is the only predator known to prey on adult bears.
21. North America used to have beavers the size of black bears.
22. The only rank allowed to grow a beard in the British army is the Pioneer Sergeant.
23. The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.
24. Panda bears eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors — meat tastes bland to them.
25. People in Churchhill, Manitoba(Canada), never lock their car doors in case anyone has to escape polar bears.
26. It is illegal to lock your car doors in downtown Churchill, Manitoba in case someone needs to escape from a polar bear.
27. Grizzly bears can sniff out humans 18 miles away.
28. A man named Thomas Earl was once fired, mauled by a bear, and shot by the police in the same day.
29. Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears on Main Street.
30. Men who grow beards easily and earlier in life are considered more likely to go bald.
31. You can buy ornaments for your beard online.
32. Teddy bears kill more children than real bears do.
33. Polar Bears are capable of jumping as high as 6 feet and can run as fast as 25mph.
34. There are only 2 venomous lizards: the Gila monster and the Mexican Bearded Lizard.
35. The sound of a Sloth Bear sucking up termites can be heard 330 feet away.
36. An 80 year old Russian once fought a bear with a mix of punches, kicks, and headbutts before the bear threw him off of a cliff. He survived.
37. There has not been a bearded President of the United States since 1893.
38. Greenland sharks eat polar bears and reindeer and can live until 200 years old.
39. Most bear cubs are born bald!
40. An estimated two thirds of the current population of polar bears will disappear by 2050 due to global warming, according to researchers.
41. Polar bears walk at an average speed of 3.5mph.
42. The female brown bear will hibernate all winter long, not even waking up to give birth!
43. A mother bear in a Chinese bile farm killed her cub and then herself because of the inhumane conditions they were subjected to.
44. Polar bears are cannibals. They even eat bear cubs.
45. Greenland shark eats polar bears and reindeer and can live until 200 years.
46. Polish troops raised an orphaned bear cub during WWII.
47. All polar bears are left handed
48. A grolar bear is a grizzly polar bear hybrid that can be found in the wild.
49. Grizzly bears sometimes cover their tracks for protection against hunters.
50. Out of the 9 species of bears, 7 are on the IUCN list of threatened species.
51. A bear fought in WWII.
52. The man with the longest beard in the world (4.5 feet) tripped over it, broke his neck and died.
53. All polar bears are Irish: they're descended from brown bears that lived in Ireland over 10, 000 years ago.
54. All polar bears are left handed.
55. The koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
56. Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
57. 20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
58. A full grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
59. A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
60. A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
61. A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
62. At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
63. Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
64. Koala Bears are not bears.
65. Polar Bears can eat more than 50 lbs. of meat in one setting.
66. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
67. The Wild Turkey is the only bird with a beard.
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