For those rare times when an atlas beetle’s horns and thick carapace are insufficient protection, they can emit a concussive force beam from their eyes. Here you see one charging up.
In Africa, apparently, this is what they think jade and buffaloes look like.
This fish has clearly developed water-igniting telekinetic abilities and is too dangerous to eat. It should be thrown back.
(I hope that the TV series has this reference more accessible than when there only the books.)
If you’re in the jungle, be careful as to which vine you grab.
“Does it smell like otters in here, or is it just me?”
The moose is an herbivore, subsisting entirely on plants … usually.
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* Bent but not Broken: Adjust your posture to the proper slope
* Make your eye sockets seem deeper, more soulful.
* Fur lengthening … is it for you?
All this and more in this month’s Vogue
Personally, I would have named it a “Triceratops Beetle”.
This is a close up of the head of an atlas beetle. Even though colour images have more information in them, when they’re converted to black and white, your eye can see more detail. I think this says a lot about how our brains work.
Though few are excited about meeting their first college roommates, most manage to get past their differences and learn to get along.
The octopus is able to compress and expand it’s body to extreme levels. For proof of this, view this post on both your computer and your phone.
Don’t let their acting arise your sympathies. If they didn’t want pollen in their eyes, they wouldn’t climb right in to the flower like that.
“Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper”
It takes over one thousand scorpions tips to make a single gram of iocane powder.
“Shall thy good uncle, and thy brother Lucius, and thou, and I, sit round about some fountain, looking all downwards to behold our cheeks how they are stain’d, as meadows, yet not dry, with miry slime left on them by a flood?”
There are only between 1,000 and 5,000 kea in the world. The only place (outside of a few zoos) that you can see them is in the mountains of New Zealand. Yes, where Sauron lives. Not only did they have to contend with widespread eradication by the New Zelanders (who have since changed their ways) and suffer from lead poisoning, they also must be constantly on guard against orcs and giant spiders.
According to Wikipedia, “This species are a communal species in that they live and breed in large groups without unnecessary cannibalism.” This means that someone, somewhere, has defined “necessary cannibalism”.
You know how when you’re in a lake, and you’re enjoying the warm water in the sunshine, just floating around. Then you see a neat frog nearby and swivel around so you can swim over there and look at it? Then you feel a little piece of pondweed on your ankle?
Sometimes it’s not pondweed.
This is the third sand cat I’ve ever seen and the first sand cat tongue.