Answer: the octopus has eight tentacles. The squid has ten, two of which are specialized. The squid is no wimp - the giant squid is the largest creature on earth without a backbone, sometimes growing to 55 feet long and weighing 2.5 tons.
How many legs does a spider have? How many eyes?
Answer: the spider has eight legs. Most spiders have eight eyes but some also have six. There are spiders with two, four or even twelve eyes.
Why do spiders never get caught in their webs?
Answer: spiders can get caught in webs but it very rarely happens. The tips of their legs are specially built, and the oil on their legs keeps them free footed.
How fast can dragonflies fly?
Answer: they can achieve speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
Why do fireflies flash?
Answer: a chemical reaction relating to the mating process causes the burst of light. The male and female firefly have different patterns of flashing, but it is much too complicated to address here.