Oceans are such vast and often overwhelming subjects. Because of their sheer scope in size, the discussions that are often had regarding seas and different discoveries within it, can be both mind boggling and intriguing. There are enormous mysteries in the depths of the oceans. While some of these phenomena have been explained by analysts […]
There are certain animal-related facts that just about everybody knows by heart. Or at least, they think they do. Many widely-known facts about animals are just plain wrong. Luckily, we’re here to set the record straight.
For something that takes up 70% of our planet, and is responsible for life itself, we sure exploit the crap out of our ocean. Over the years, we have not been kind of to our water, due to a deadly combination of laziness and stupidity. This one-two punch has contributed to some awfully disgusting, and depressing, truths about today’s water.
It’s always a bad day whenever an animal dies before their time. When they die at the hands of a human, we’re naturally outraged. But when death is the result of a freak accident, we’re just plain depressed. And now you get to be depressed too, as we visit ten stories of animals who suffered the most unfortunate twist of fate imaginable.
Goldfish are the earliest fish to be domesticated by humans, approximately 1700 years ago in China. They also have the longest lifespan of any domesticated fish, typically between 8 to 30 years, though a record 45 years has been established. The notion that goldfish have a three-second memory span is a myth. They can recognize their […]
Some animals are so popular and ubiquitous that it’s just assumed they’ve been part of our lives forever. However, it turns out some of these creatures were in hiding longer than we think, and our knowledge of them is restricted to the past 200 years or less. Who knows what else is out there?
Some of the most common characteristics of a bear include a large body, stocky legs, long snout, shaggy hair, a short tail, and five nonretractile claws. Bears are the largest terrestrial members of the order Carnivora, with the biggest species being the polar bear and the Kodiak brown bear. The largest bear can reach a […]
Dogs can’t eat candy, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go trick-or-treating! Actually no, wait. We’re wrong. They can’t trick or treat. They’re DOGS. But this hasn’t stopped a bunch of companies from designing elaborate costumes for your pooch to contemplate murder in. And yes, several of them are sexy. It IS Halloween, after all.
Most species have a shelf life and, once that expires, so does the animal. Others, however, take the Twinkie approach to life, in that they never, ever go away. Like the great-great grandmother who’s survived dozens of family members over the years, here are ten species that clearly intend to hang around until the planet’s inevitable heat death.
When many people think of diets, the first thing they think of is losing weight. While that is often true, not all diets are solely about taking off pounds. A diet is really just the way that someone tends to eat on a regular basis, when and what foods they eat and how much. Some […]
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For most, ants are just harmless insects (unless you find a red one; then run away to another country IMMEDIATELY.) We know they can lift extremely heavy stuff but, other than that, they’re pretty insignificant, right? WRONG. Ants are basically little humans in buggy form, who can do just about anything we can, for better or for worse.
The world has experienced such an incredible technological rush over the past 20-30 years, that pretty much anything before it has been left in the dust. Let’s take a look back at some of the stuff you might have used growing up, but now seem like relics from an ancient civilization.
Oil spills are tragic events, not only is the damage to the environment and nature catostrophic, but it’s also on-going, meaning people have to deal with the issues that arise from the spill for months, even years after the original disaster. By far one of the most harrowing and iconic images of such events is […]
Cannibalism is one of the ugliest acts we can possibly imagine. But, as it turns out, plenty of adorable, fuzzy, cuddly animals partake in it. On the one hand, this certainly sullies our perception of them as cute widdle cweatures of nature. On the other hand, if they’re eating each other, they’re not eating us.