Trivia

Hard

The Only Primate With A Toxic Bite Is The?

Pygmy Sloth
Black-Eyed Tarsier
Slow Loris
Red Uakari Monkey

Answer: Slow Loris

Slow lorises, a group of nocturnal primates found in Southeast Asia, have perhaps the most appropriate name this side of the bullet ant (known for its intense sting that victims report is as bad as getting shot). The slow loris moves slowly, grooms itself slowly, reproduces slowly, and practically everything in the loris’ life is a sloth-like ballet of deliberate and glacial movement.

The one thing about the slow loris you might be surprised by, however, is that their bite is capable of delivering a toxin. Primates in the slow loris family obtain their toxin by licking a brachial gland on their arm and mixing the secretion with their saliva to activate it. Mother lorises, for instance, will coat their babies, like a mother cat grooming her kittens, before leaving the nest so that any creatures who come to attack the babies while she is foraging will get a nasty mouthful.

Trivia

Easy

Before Surfer Culture Adopted The Word “Dude” It Referred To What?

Trivia

Hard

When You See New Growth Rising Out Of An Old Tree Stump, You’re Seeing A?

Trivia

Easy

What Catapulted The MP3 Into Popular Use?

Trivia

Easy

Which U.S. State Is The Only State To Share A Border With A Single Neighboring State?

Trivia

Hard

The Earliest Evidence Of Domesticated Goats Indicates They Were Originally From Modern Day?

Trivia

Easy

The U.S. Election Day Is Always On A Tuesday Because Of?

Trivia

Hard

The Target Corporation Runs A State-of-the-Art Lab Devoted To What?

Trivia

Easy

How Fast Was The CPU In The Original IBM PC?

Trivia

Hard

In 1981 It Would Take You Two Hours To Download What?

Trivia

Easy

Which Sci-Fi Actor Raised $25,000 For Charity By Selling His Kidney Stone?