Random Ostrich Facts

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1. To keep cool, ostriches urinate on their legs
2. The immune system of an adult ostrich is one of the most advanced among mankind.
3. An ostrich egg can weigh about 3 pounds. That's equivalent to 2 dozen chicken eggs.
4. Ostriches cannot fly but they can outrun a racehorse
5. One stride of an ostrich covers between 10 to 16 feet.
6. Ostriches can be called a true dinosaur since ostrich skeletons and fossils have been found that date back to 120 million years.
7. Approximately eleven and a half omelettes can be made with a single Ostrich egg.
8. Ostriches can run as fast as racehorses.
9. It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
10. Ostrich cannot fly but are strong runners. They can sprint up to 43 miles (70 kilometers) an hour.
11. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
12. One ostrich egg has 200 grams of protein, the same amount as four t-bone steaks.
13. The Ostrich is the largest living bird in the world.
14. A female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognize her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.
15. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
16. Ostrich only have two toes?all other birds have three or four toes.
17. In ancient Egypt, Queen Arsinoe rode an Ostrich with a saddle.

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