Friday, August 29, 2014

300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints


Believe it or not, this 300 foot wall in Bolivia has over 5000 dinosaur footprints!

Discovered dozen years ago near a cement factory in Sucre, Bolivia, this amazing limestone wall, 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft), contains more than 5000 trails of dinosaurs.

To be exact, this wall has 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from at least 8 different species, totaling an incredible 5,055 individual dinosaur footprints.

They named it “The dinosaur dance floor”.

So how this 68 million year old wall formed? Ian Belcher of The Guardian explains:

“It was unique climate fluctuations that made the region a palaeontological honey pot. The creatures’ feet sank into the soft shoreline in warm damp weather, leaving marks that were solidified by later periods of drought. Wet weather then returned, sealing the prints below mud and sediment. The wet-dry pattern was repeated seven times, preserving multiple layers of prints. The cherry on the cake was added when tectonic activity pushed the flat ground up to a brilliant viewing angle – as if nature was aware of its tourism potential.”



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unusual bird called Potoo

Wow! This crazy and weird looking bird is called Potoo. Commonly found in Costa Rica, these birds fly at night and feed on large insects.





According to Wikipeda, Potoos are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. 

These are nocturnal insectivores which lack the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars.

They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump. The single spotted egg is laid directly on the top of a stump.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alligator vs. Housecat, Who will win?



A confident New Orleans house cat attempts to do battle with an alligator. 

The suspense of the confrontation is agonizing but it turns to a unexpected ending. Watch!



The Friendliest Fish Ever


This fish is the friendliest fish ever! He loves to get patted, picked up and thrown back into the water!

Watch as it play with the man on the video below!



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Health Benefits of Banana

If an Apple a day keeps the doctor away.. well, eating Banana everyday keeps Stroke away!

A recent study suggests that eating three bananas a day cuts the risk of stroke by 21 percent. So what's in a banana? The miracle ingredient is potassium, which reduces blood pressure, thus combating a leading cause of stroke.

Banana contains three natural sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose) combined with fiber, gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. Bananas can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Here are great reasons to include banana in your daily diet!

As an excellent source of potassium, bananas help maintain proper blood pressure and heart health. In addition, the potassium in bananas will give you a much-needed energy boost while minimize muscle cramping.

Adding a banana to your diet each day can help prevent illnesses such as heart disease, while also preventing a thinning of the bones due to a high-salt diet.

The real standout nutrient found in bananas is vitamin B6, which reduces swelling that can lead to many obesity and diet-related illness that include heart disease, type II diabetes and even obesity. Vitamin B6 protects your body against infection and disease by aiding the production of white blood cells.

Add one banana a day to your diet to improve brain functioning and ensure a properly functioning nervous system.

The fiber content in bananas contribute to good health by aiding regular digestion and keeping blood sugar low so you don't choose a high-calorie snack when hunger strikes. 

Finally, because fiber is so satisfying, enjoying a banana prior to a meal can prevent overeating that leads to weight gain.


Mockumentary: The Majestic Plastic Bag



Watch this amazing mockumentary and  please don't forget to share!

Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this well-made mockumentary has a serious message: raising awareness for the plastic bag pollution problem.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Giant Ant Colony Excavated, You won't believe what they build underground!


This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are. Ants live underground - we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface.

But you won't believe the structures they build below. A group of researchers, armed with tons of cement, will show you.




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Giant Crocodile Chases Tourist in Mexican Waters

Watch this heart-stopping moment when a giant Crocodile chase a tourist in Mexico!

In the video uploaded by Manuel Carrer, a boy was seen swimming in a race against a huge crocodile, which appears to be chasing him through the waters of Boca Paila bridge in Sian Ka'a, Mexico.

"Fortunately, the boy was saved because the crocodile is well fed and chased at a pace that allowed him to reach the shore,” Carrera wrote in the description of the video.




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Goliath Frog, The Largest Frog In The World

Oh my! That is a one huge frog! This is the Goliath Frog -- the largest frog in the world! 

Check out the video below as young Sir David Attenborough explains everything about this magnificent creature.



According to Wikipedia, the goliath frog can grow up to 13 inches in length from snout to vent and can weighs up to 8 lb. 

This animal has a relatively small habitat range, mainly in West Africa. Its numbers are dwindling due to habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

The goliath frog can live up to 15 years. Goliath frogs eat scorpions, insects and smaller frogs. These frogs have acute hearing but no vocal sac.

The goliath frog is normally found in fast-flowing rivers with sandy bottoms in the West African countries of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

World's Most Expensive Dog

Meet Big Splash, the world's most expensive dog! The 11-month-old Red Tibetan Mastiff named Big Splash was purchased by a coal baron in northern China for $1.5 million.



The ancient breed from central Asia has recently become a status symbol, like sports cars and rare jewelry, among the Chinese elite.

The dog's breeder says he can now pay his staff for raising what he calls "the perfect specimen."



The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia.

Learn more about Tibetan Mastiff on the video below!


photo: telegraph.co.uk


Friday, August 1, 2014

The Deadly 'Portugese Man O War' Jellyfish

Beautiful but deadly... the Portugese Man O War Jellyfish is one of the deadliest creature on earth.

Its formidable asset is its thousands of venomous tentacles that can deliver a painful sting. The Man O War have a distinctive body that is said to resemble a 16th Century Portuguese warship.



Despite of its jello appearance, the Portuguese man o' war is actually not a jellyfish and in fact not a single organism but a colony of specialized minute individuals called zooids.

They consists of four colony called polyps which are working on a specific role -- the float, the digestive system, reproductive system and the tentacles.

Man O War venom contains neuro-toxins and cardio-toxins which are harmful and deadly to humans.



 

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