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Monsters Of The Sea …Or Not

April 14, 2017

While most of these creatures were probably just dolphins or whales or seals, to the pirates that encountered them, they were often fearsome creatures. Some Where not….or so they say.  Here are just a few: 1603: The Steipereidur…Abraham Ortelius first published a map with this creature on it. The whale-like creature may look terrifying, but […]


A strawberry isn’t an actual berry, but a banana is

April 13, 2017

By technical definition, a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single seed. The strawberry, however has its dry, yellow “seeds” on the outside (each of which is actually considered a separate fruit). True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. However, the banana fruit is a berry for the same reason […]


How Much Do We Dream?

April 12, 2017

Since the beginning of civilization, dreams have been a subject of intense debate and pondering. People have tried to seek the meanings and material manifestations of their dreams. This has given rise to a field called fortune telling, which holds its roots in the attempted interpretation of dreams. Dreams have a direct impact on a […]


Lemur Get High With A Little Help From A Friend

April 11, 2017

Lemurs are totally addicted to millipede juice. They snatch up every millipede they can find, bite into them, chew ‘em up for a while so they will secrete toxins (including cyanide…lemur can consume twelve times the typically lethal dose for most mammals on a daily basis; the physiological mechanisms that protect it from cyanide poisoning […]


A Strange Medical Disorder That Doesn’t Let You Get out of Your Bed in The Morning

April 10, 2017

Is it just laziness, or does the daily struggle to rouse yourself stem from something more serious? Dysania or clinomania is a medical disorder that makes it very difficult for people to get out of bed in the morning. In this condition, the effected persons prefer to lie in bed no matter how important tasks […]


Take A Nap…Memory, Energy And Well Being Will Result!

April 9, 2017

Many Europeans believe in the benefits of napping so much that they shut down in the afternoon to allow everyone to take a quick power nap, recharge, and come back to work. If you’re among those who enjoy the occasional midday snooze, you should continue the habit as studies have shown that it’s a normal […]


Owls are known as Magical Creatures

April 8, 2017

Owls are one of the mysterious and strange birds in our world. In ancient mythologies and cultures, owls had an important position. Even in the old cave paintings that are about 20,000 years old, owls can be clearly seen. Owls are also mentioned in ancient scriptures and writings from Egypt and many other past civilizations. […]


The Titanic will disappear from the seabed within 50 years. Read more!

April 7, 2017

The wreck of the Titanic will be nothing more than a rust stain on the bed of the Atlantic within 50 years. A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria is slowly consuming the 50,000 tons of iron that makes up the sunken liner. Experts now believe the invasive group of micro-organisms will eventually cause the shipwreck […]


Time capsule satellite estimated to crash in 8 million years: Interesting Facts!

April 6, 2017

LAGEOS 1 (the time capsule) contains a message plaque addressed to human and other beings of the far distant future with maps of the Earth from 3 different eras – 268 million years in the past, present day, and 8 million years in the future (the satellite’s estimated decay date). The satellites has a spherical […]


There is a species of squid that can fly: Interesting Facts!

April 5, 2017

While swimming, the squid open up their mantle and draw in water.  Then these squid launch themselves into the air with a high-powered blast of the water from their bodies.  Once launched by this jet propulsion, these squid spread out both their fins and their tentacles to form wings.  The squid have a membrane between […]


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