During World War I, citizens of Paris were quick to contribute to the war effort in any way possible. Parisians of all walks of left chipped in, whether poor or rich, young […]
Readers of this site know that rabbits can be fearsome creatures that have struck terror in the hearts of the President Jimmy Carter and Napoleon Bonaparte. Most people, however, think of rabbits […]
When it comes to super-strength, it makes sense to look for a superhero. This is true in nature, just as it is in comic books. In true superhero fashion, the extra-strong marvel […]
When it comes to murder mysteries, we typically don’t consider trees when trying to figure out who the killer might be. Perhaps that’s just one of the reasons it has taken so […]
When it comes time to look for a flower to represent an entire nation, few would consider choosing a weed. Scotland’s choice of the thistle as its national emblem is due to […]
“Red sky at night: sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning: sailors take warning.” This little rhyme is one of the first lessons any of us get about how to predict the weather. […]
The phrase “busy as a bee” denotes someone who seemingly has an inexhaustible supply of energy. Before you compare the biggest workaholic you know to a bee, you should probably take a […]
In the world of animal traffic court, you will never see a sloth getting a citation for going too fast. They are the slowest of slow creatures. They are so slow that […]
Readers of Bunnicula know all about a vampire rabbit, but would you believe a werewolf mouse? When you hear about terrifying meat-eating, howling rodent who enjoys getting injected with toxic venom, you […]
What do you get when you cross a cow and a bison? No, this isn’t the opening line of some corny joke. It is an introduction to a curious animal with an […]
The cheese manufactured and sold by the Swiss company Emmi owes its distinctive flavor and texture to a technique that is 22 million years in the making. In addition to milk, bacteria […]
Pandas are popular attractions at any zoo fortunate enough to have one. What you may not know is that every cuddly, adorable panda you have ever seen in a zoo is actually […]
Armadillos are among the most curious-looking creatures in the animal kingdom. Beyond appearance, they also have another unusual characteristic: they always give birth to identical quadruplets.
Fingerprints at the scene of a crime often reveal the identity of the guilty party. Law enforcement officers in Australia or near a zoo should be wary of jumping to any conclusions, […]
You already know snails are experts at being slow and slimy. Did you know they also excel in sleep? One of those little guys can slumber for as long as three years.