The Weird Animal Kingdom

Oh, the animal kingdom. The kingdom that never stops giving. No matter how many animal facts we consume, it seems as though they refresh on a daily basis, giving us a neverending stream of bizarre animal info to deal with and contemplate. These are our favorite pieces of animal weirdness.

Wild dolphins call each other by name.

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Yeah, this one definitely took us by surprise. It was Aristotle that made apparent just how uniquely human the act of name-calling truly is. So much so, that he reckoned it to be one of the defining attributes of being human. But Aristotle got it wrong, all because he didn’t think of one crucial thing (or creature): dolphins. We wonder what dolphin names are like. As in, what’s the dolphin equivalent to Karen or Ralph or Chad? Somebody should definitely write a thousand-page paper on this. We’d eat it up.