Browsing: Animals

Dinosaurs have captured our imagination since their remains were first discovered and identified back in 1864, and scientists have spent the last 200 years trying to fully understand these creatures who once ruled the Earth. But it seems like new discoveries change the dinosaur game every few decades, and we’re forced to redraw our ideas…

Science has cataloged upwards of 100,000 separate arachnid species – a class of invertebrates identifiable by having eight legs. They include harvestmen, mites, ticks, scorpions, solifugae (or camel spiders) and, of course, spiders. There are some 43,000 different species of the latter. Much as arachnophobia is widespread, the good news for humans is very few…

Mellivora capensis, better known by it’s adorably badass (badorably?) nickname the “honey badger” is one of the internet’s favorite animals. Maybe you’ve seen that YouTube video all about the “crazy nastyass honey badger” or the Cracked article it stole all its research from; either way, you’ve likely heard that the honey badger, simply put, don’t…

Sloths are an animal that you probably don’t spend all that much time thinking about, which doesn’t seem fair considering it’s the only animal that constantly moves in slow-motion, therefore making everything it does look supremely badass. So to correct that, here are 10 lesser known facts about the world’s most lackadaisical animal. 10. Experts…

The ostrich is one of the strangest animals alive today. It has fairly ancient origins, as it’s one of the few remaining flightless birds, and sometimes behaves in a way that seems out of place based on the evolution of creatures around it. However, despite the world changing around it, the ostrich mostly just continues…

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