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It’s Raining Animals

Raining animals is a rare but real phenomenon in which flightless animals “rain” from the sky. It has been reported fin many countries throughout...

Misconceptions: 1 Dog Year = 7 Human Years

It has been widely stated that one dog year equals seven human years. This is somewhat inaccurate and determining the ratio of a dog’s...

Animal Hybrids: Wholphin

A Wholphin or Wolphin is a rare hybrid, born from a mating of a female Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) with a male False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens). The...

Ants Take Power Naps

Queen fire ants fall into relatively long, deep sleeps and nap for an average of nine hours every day.  By contrast, workers sleep just...

Crows Hold Grudges

Wild crows can recognize individual human faces and hold a grudge for years against people who have treated them badly. Researchers at the University...

Pseudoscience: Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology (from Greek, kryptos, “hidden” + zoology; literally, “study of hidden animals”) refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This...

The Koala’s Fingerprints

The koala is one of the few mammals (other than primates) that has fingerprints. Koala fingerprints are so similar to human fingerprints  that even...

The Immortal Jellyfish

A type of jellyfish – the turritopsis nutricula – has the potential to be immortal. The creature can revert to the polyp stage after...