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Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.

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22 Peculiar Names for Groups of Animals

How do you refer to a group of goldfish or a gathering of butterflies? This list shows some of the strange and interesting names that are used for a particular group of animals. Learn 22 peculiar names for groups of animals in this article.


How the Beagle Brigade Works

 How the Beagle Brigade Works

The Beagle Brigade is an important part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Find out what how they protect the borders from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Tardigrades Work

 How Tardigrades Work

No, a tardigrade's not a type of time-traveling police box on 'Doctor Who.' It's an ancient water bear, of course! Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Animals That Look Like Monsters

 10 Animals That Look Like Monsters

All sorts of animals look like monsters, from the anglerfish to the crazy oarfish. Meet 10 real animal monsters with this list from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

 10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

Hate to say it, but some animals have far more interesting jobs — and more lucrative — than yours. Learn about these lucky 'dogs' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

 10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

Nature has come up with many ways to increase populations. Learn more about the weird ways organisms reproduce at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

 Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

Horses are powerful and strong, but are they any match for the freezing cold? Learn if a lake can flash-freeze a herd of horses at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do animals laugh?

 Do animals laugh?

Do animals laugh? Researchers have investigated whether animals are capable of making a unique sound in response to joy. See more »

What's the largest land animal of all time?

 What's the largest land animal of all time?

Just how big do animals come? Find out as we dive backward through history to unearth the largest land animal of all time. See more »

How Animal Imprinting Works

 How Animal Imprinting Works

Animal imprinting concerns how some species of animals learn during a short period immediately after birth. Learn more about animal imprinting. See more »

10 Insects We Love to Study

 10 Insects We Love to Study

Insects have an awful lot to teach us about the world. View 10 insects we love to study to learn more. See more »