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A land snail can lift up to ten times its body weight.

Land snail

Fish have been around for about 450 million years or more.

Red drum

Source: Hvn73

The genomic DNA strand is so long that if a nucleus were the size of a soccer ball, the strand of DNA inside it could be unraveled to stretch more than 30 miles long.

Football

The chicken – well, the red jungle fowl, the forerunner of the domestic chicken – was the first bird to have its genome sequenced, back in 2004.

Red jungle fowl

According to members of the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium, the chicken genome contains less DNA than the human genome, but around the same number of genes.

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