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The Ostrich eyeball is bigger than it’s brain!

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Ostrich

The eyes of the ostrich are about the size of billiard balls — their brains are smaller, meaning they’re not very smart birds. Although ostriches aren’t brilliant, they are capable of running at tremendous speeds of up to 40 miles per hour to escape their natural predators. They can cover 10 to 16 feet in a single step…….annnnnd, they tend to run in circles 🙂

In addition to having eyes that are bigger than their brains, ostriches also lay the biggest eggs in the world (3.5 to 5 pounds). Although an ostrich egg is the largest of all eggs, it is the smallest egg in relation to the size of the bird.

The Ostrich egg will weigh 1600 – 2300 gm (about 3.5 to 5 pounds) and is equivalent in volume to 2 dozen chicken eggs.

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