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Animal Anatomy

The unicorn of the sea

Narwhals are whales. They live year round in the cold waters in the Arctic Circle.

Like all whales, they are mammals. This means they are warm-blooded and give birth to live babies.

Monday, 1 August, 2011, 12:00am

Biting facts

Energy drinks can give you a quick boost, but the potential damage it can do to your teeth is no laughing matter

If you rely on energy drinks for a quick boost every day, you could be getting more than you bargained for. A study published in the November/December issue of General Dentistry found that energy and sports drinks had the strongest potential for tooth erosion.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Have a bite

The enamel on your teeth is the strongest substance in your body. Frank Simon holds the world record for balancing the greatest weight on his teeth - a 61kg motorcycle. A stunt not recommended.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Antelope horn seized

A man, 61, was arrested at Hunghom station after a pair of rare antelope horns worth $600 were found in his luggage as he returned from Shanghai. The horns are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

29 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Ask mr brain...all will be explained

Do flies have tongues for taste? Flies do not have anything that we would call a tongue, but they do have sensory organs. Flies have other mouth parts besides tongues that they use mostly to suck up liquids. The major structure of the mouth part is the labellum, which is a spongy structure.

28 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain..all will be explained

Which animal lives the longest? Some insects live for only a few days, but moving up the evolutionary ladder, living up to 68 years, the eagle owl is among the longest-lived birds. Living on average a few years more, humans and elephants are the longest-lived mammals, with lifespans of about 77 years.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

How can we measure rainfall? CINDY Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School Everyday, we hear the weather forecast from Hong Kong Observatory.

The observatory routinely issues local weather records to the public, including temperature, wind, pressure, humidity and rainfall.

10 Jun 1999 - 12:00am