Browsing: Animals

The fear of spiders is one of the most common fears amongst humans. Some say it’s because spiders are among the least human-looking animals on Earth, while others say it’s because those of our ancestors who were afraid of spiders were more likely to survive, and the fear is inbuilt in our genetics. Still others…

Let’s get one thing clear before we begin: at the risk of sounding controversial, TopTenz does not endorse drug abuse. It will ruin your life, and you should be doing more productive things with your time anyway, like reading TopTenz lists. That being said, animals that do drugs are hilarious. Some animals do them for…

Everyone is familiar with those shows where animal control is called to take home dangerous animals, such as alligators or bats. Depending on where you live, that sort of thing may be perfectly normal to you. But these stories are examples of animals that were arrested by the actual police, actually being detained in prison.…

The Florida Everglades have gained a lot of notoriety over the years as an escaped exotic pet haven, as illustrated by problems like the massive Burmese Python. Unfortunately for Florida residents, giant snakes aren’t the only foreign creatures being set loose around their fair state, and many are even more dangerous. Such as … 10.…

Bed bugs are currently the plague of the western world. They have spread everywhere and proved extremely difficult to eradicate, and nigh impossible to control. They are possibly  the most terrifying insect in the world, and here’s why: the most disturbing facts about bed bugs: 10. Keeping Your House Clean Does Not Protect You When…

We’e all familiar with mythological creatures such as the Sphinx, with the head of a man and the body of a lion. But what about the more obscure animal combinations, ones that truly looked like science experiments gone awry? Combos such as the following aren’t nearly as famous, probably because they’re more than a little…

As conservationists and little kids donating quarters at zoos know perfectly well, the world is trying it’s darnedest to make sure that many of the awesome animals we have today will be preserved for posterity. Could you imagine growing up and not knowing what an elephant was? Here’s a list of animals we can’t really…

Animals normally come in one color scheme, due to the fact that they’ve evolved to be as coordinated with their environment as possible. Standing out or being different is oftentimes a death sentence. Nature is a cruel mistress though, which is why we have animals like these. 10. The White Gorilla Gorillas are like nature’s…

There’s no doubt that the big, lovable ape we know as “Bigfoot” is controversial, serving as fodder for both serious study and great hilarity, with people generally divided as to whether it actually exists or not. Mainstream science generally comes down on the side of the skeptics, maintaining that without a body, there is no…

1 8 9 10 11 12 15