What is one of the most interesting biological facts you know?

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One thing I love about studying biology is that I find myself learning something new and amazing every lecture!

Do you have any favourite biology facts?
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**** biology , disgusting a level, it ruined my life
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A biologist on his first date wears 'designer genes'.
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there's an immortal jellyfish
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Marine flatworms engage in "penis" fencing when they mate. They try to stab each other in the body with their protrusions and inject each other with sperm.

The loser becomes the mother.

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Kangaroos have 3 vaginas.
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The DNA in each cell of your body, when stretched out, would be longer than you are.

Also, your body contains about as many bacterial cells as your own cells. Are you a human or a bacteria transport vehicle?
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(Original post by cipi)
there's an immortal jellyfish
I know that there is also a theoretically immortal tree called Methuselah, a
bristlecone pine about 4500 years old.
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there are similar drug resistance mechanisms in cancer as there are for antibiotic resistance in bacteria
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God i hate bio so much -_- why did i even pick it as an alevel
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Fish don't technically exist.
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(Original post by chazwomaq)
The DNA in each cell of your body, when stretched out, would be longer than you are.

Also, your body contains about as many bacterial cells as your own cells. Are you a human or a bacteria transport vehicle?
it's funny how from this alone i could immediately tell you are/were a cambridge natsci
cdb/cells/path lecturers love those 2 facts i swear*
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(Original post by PurpleSquid)
it's funny how from this alone i could immediately tell you are/were a cambridge natsci
cdb/cells/path lecturers love those 2 facts i swear*
Haha. You know I can't remember where I learned them. But it's quite possibly from those courses!
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Male giraffes use their long neck to hit female giraffes in the bladder, cause the female to urinate. The male giraffe then proceeds to drink the urine to find out if the female is ovulating. Then they bang
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Your tummy renews itself every 6 days :ninja:
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Fish don't technically exist.
I knew there was something fishy about them...

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Cancer tumours have reverberated to early embryonic programming which is partially why they divide so often and form tumours
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Slug porn is a thing.....


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Blind people go through puberty later than sighted people due to a lack of light stimulus
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The whole field of genetics and how it dictates a lot more about humans and other organisms than we think.

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