In Calama, Chile, a town in the Atacama Desert, no rain fell for 400 years, from 1570 to 1971. source
The lifespan of a mayfly, once it reaches the adult stage, ranges from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the species. source
On average, five acres of grassland contain about one ton of insects. The number of predatory invertebrates such as beetles may exceed 2,000 per square centimeter of ground. One acre of hay meadow may contain […]
Everyone knows a group of cattle is known as a herd and a bunch of fish is called a school, but how well do you know the collective names for these animals? […]
Bette Midler said of Princess Anne, “She loves nature in spite of what it did to her.” source Read more insults. Read more funny quotes.
There’s something fishy going on in the Gulf of California. The fish know about it, but they aren’t talking. You could literally say that something has their tongues. Cymothoa exigua is a […]
Wild almonds are bitter, the kernel produces deadly cyanide upon mechanical handling, and eating even a few dozen in one sitting can be fatal. The domesticated species that humans have been selectively […]
Monte Kaolino is a sand dune in Hirschau, Bavaria, Germany. It consists of 35,000,000 tonnes (34,000,000 long tons; 39,000,000 short tons) of sand, a by-product of kaolinite production over the years. The […]
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can find nothing else to eat. Amazingly, they can eat up to 95% of their bodies and survive.
The Dalmatie ant chews grain, forms it into patties, and cooks it in the sun.