Category: Animals

Flying Snakes

November 28th, 2010 — 1:03am

The tree-dwelling snake, Chrysopelea paradisi, can practically fly from one tree to another. It can launch itself a horizontal distance of 79 feet or more.

Tree Snake

Source: Yahoo News

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Flying Spiders

November 15th, 2010 — 3:13am

Spiders can “fly” hundreds of miles at a time. By casting out a strand of silk and catching an air current, they can effortlessly travel long distances — albeit with little control over their destinations.

Source: How Spiders Fly Hundreds of Miles

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Marine Mammal Extinction

November 15th, 2010 — 2:22am

One third of all marine mammals are in danger of going extinct within the next 30 years according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

Source: The Oil Spill’s Toxic Tradeoff

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Blue Whale Tongue

June 27th, 2010 — 1:33am

The tongue of an adult blue whale is large enough for 50 people to stand on.

Source: Discovery Education

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