Fast Facts: Blue Whale – Part I

Carl Kerby

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope, I’m Carl Kerby.

Today, we’re talking about something huge … gigantic … colossal. It’s called the Gentle Giant of the Sea. It’s a mammal, it lives to an average age of 90-years-old, and it’s also known as … the Blue Whale!

At 100 feet long, this amazing creature is as long as two school busses standing end to end!  That’s ten female tigers or 20 cows from nose to tail!

This animal is a ton of fun … actually about 100 tons!  It weighs in at a whopping 200,000 pounds, making it the largest animal that has ever lived. Even bigger than dinosaurs! The largest LAND animal, the elephant, weighs only 8 tons! Impressive right? Well, the Blue Whale is 12 times the size of an elephant, and it can still move across incredible distances with ease. Interesting fact … if the Blue Whale were a land animal, the force of gravity alone would crush its bones, but in the water, it floats quite well!

Blue whales have even more amazing design features to explore, and we’ll do that in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until next time, stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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