Browsing: Animals

Most animals are either anonymous wildlife, or regular old house pets. However, some manage to break through and become famous in their own rights. Here are ten famous animals from ten different species, none of whom are aware they’re more popular than any of us could ever hope to be.

Elephants were the tanks of the ancient world, lumbering, arrow-proof monstrosities that barreled through entire legions of men like they were made of malnourished twigs. If your opponent had an elephant you were effectively screwed, unless that is you had a pig and the ability to set said pig on fire. Science! You may be…

Dogs as they say, are man’s best friend. A title they have apparently earned by being so damn loveable people will rescue them before they rescue their own wives. Because a wife may be the person you promised to love forever, but a dog can be trained to fetch your slippers. You can’t replace that.…

When Steve Irwin died the world collectively got a tiny bit less awesome. Because when a man who spent half his life wrestling alligators dies, he goes straight to Valhalla without passing go or having to stop to talk to St Peter. The thing is, though Irwin spent his entire life dedicating himself to protecting…

With around 8.7 million animal species gracing our planet, it’s no wonder that we have some facts about animals totally wrong. Some animals and their behavior remain mysterious to scientists and it’s only through long term research and observation that they’ve been able to bust a number of animal myths. Here’s a list of well-known…

Everyone’s seen a bat before. They’re basically the slightly less feathery and way more furry birds of the night, flapping their way around the place until they find a nice big hairdo to get stuck in, the owner of which they’ll probably infect with rabies. Even if it’s not about to turn into a hungry…

Pet ownership is a gigantic responsibility that requires a lot of hard work and dedication which, frankly, not everyone is mature enough to handle. Choosing what type of pet to get, on the other hand, is easier than grade school algebra and your sister combined because it usually comes down to either a dog or…

The world is filled with dangerous animals, capable of easily inflicting any number of horrible injuries upon you or the ones you love (such as your iPhone.) However, certain animals are consistently left out of the OH GOD RUN THIS THING WILL EAT YOU discussion. This can be dangerous, because everyone knows to be wary…

So you’ve probably heard that birds are distant relatives of dinosaurs  like the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Velociraptor.  You also probably heard about that time Kirk Cameron tried to debunk evolution by badly Photoshopping an crocodile’s head to a duck’s body, much to the amusement of the scientific community as well as the Internet.  But…

Curious about what the freaking hell that thing pictured is? Well it’ s a spunky little guy called a black swallower, or Chiasmodon niger (careful how you say that out loud) if you’re into knowing the scientific names of things that exist solely in your nightmares. The huge, painfully bloated area you can see directly…

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