Trivia

Hard

Which Mammal Has The Most Teeth?

Opossums
Dolphins
Giraffes
Humans

Answer: Dolphins

Teeth are handy tools to have around and while our 32 adult teeth serve we humans well, it’s a puny number compared to some of the packed jaws found around the animal kingdom. Bat-eared foxes and opossums can have up to 50 teeth. Giant armadillos have 80 to 100 teeth that they use to churn through their omnivorous diet of mostly plants and bugs.

While having up to three times the number of teeth humans do certainly puts those aforementioned mammals in a dental class well beyond ours, all of us have nothing on dolphins. Oceanic dolphins, in their long mouths, can have up to a staggering 260 teeth depending on their species.

What’s most interesting about dolphin teeth is that they didn’t evolve to chew and dolphins rarely engage in any sort of chewing or tearing action. Instead, the numerous teeth perfectly interlock with each other to allow the dolphin to grab its prey like a bear trap and then swallow it whole while it is stunned.

Unlike sharks, also notoriously toothy creatures that share the ocean with dolphins, the dolphin cannot regrow teeth and all tooth losses are–like in humans–permanent.

Trivia

Very Hard

In The Mid-20th Century, Radioactive Material Was Used Successfully In Which Of These Unlikely Applications?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Commercially Viable Strain Of Penicillin Was Created From Mold Found On A?

Trivia

Hard

Which Console Was The First To Offer 16-Bit Games?

Trivia

Hard

Who Was The Only U.S. President To Hold A Patent?

Trivia

Easy

The Only Birds That Can Fly Backwards Are?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest Running Movie Franchise In The World Is?

Trivia

Hard

The Design of Apple’s FireWire Cable Was Influenced By What Unlikely Source?

Trivia

Hard

The Costume Design Of The Ewoks In The Star Wars Universe Was Based On?

Trivia

Hard

Which Actor Portrayed A Comic Hero That Was Modeled Directly After Himself?

Trivia

Hard

Before Star Trek, Multiple Cast Members Appeared On Another Space-Themed Show Called?