It is believed that the biggest alligator snapping turtle weighed 400 pounds, according to the National Wildlife Federation, although there is not enough evidence to support the claim. The turtle was said to have been found in the Neosho River and caught in 1937 in Kansas.
National Geographic cites this threatened species as one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world and certainly the largest in North America. A male's shell normally measures roughly 26 inches and its average weight is roughly 175 pounds. Some male alligator snapping turtles have been known to weigh up to 220 pounds.Learn More
Moose are the largest of the deer species, and the biggest in the world stand more than 7 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh more than 1,800 pounds. The antlers of males can spread more than six feet from end to end. These largest of moose are "Alaska Moose," the sub-species found in Alaska and the western Yukon.Full Answer >
The polar bear is considered by most experts to be the largest species of bear in the world. Males can reach weights of over 1,500 pounds, with the largest polar bear on record weighing over 2,200 pounds.Full Answer >
The Arabian is commonly believed to be the oldest horse breed in the world. According to the Arabian Horse Association, archaeological evidence suggests that Arabian horses were domesticated around 2500 B.C. and present on the Arabian Peninsula long before this. However, there is some debate as to this timeline.Full Answer >
It is believed that carrots originated in Afghanistan and spread to other areas of the world as traders took carrot seeds back to their respective places of origin. Carrots date back to about 5,000 years ago. The Egyptians, Romans and Greeks were acquainted with this root plant.Full Answer >