BOSTON (CBS) — In honor of the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins battling in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, Rich Keefe decided to pore over some fun facts about sharks and penguins for a “Tale of the Tape” in the latest round of “Keefer Madness.”
Tale of the Tape: Sharks vs. Penguins
|Top speed||60 mph||22 mph|
|No. of species||500+||17|
|Maximum size||70 feet||7 feet|
|Oldest species||400 million years||62 million years|
Some other factoids:
– When a shark eats something it can’t digest, it can vomit by thrusting its stomach out of its mouth then pulling it back in.
– Penguins have an organ near their eyes that filters salt out of salt water.
– The “cookiecutter shark” feeds by attaching its mouth to victims and carving out a hunk of flesh.
Verdict: Sharks in five.
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