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9 of the World’s Deadliest Venomous Snakes

9 of the World’s Deadliest Venomous Snakes

Snakes are fearsome creatures, capable of striking their victims with terrifying speed and delivering highly potent doses of venom. We’ve rounded up some of the most deadly venomous snakes known to man, based...

Alligator Snapping Turtles Outweigh the Average Human + 9 More Amazing Facts

Alligator Snapping Turtles Outweigh the Average Human + 9 More Amazing Facts

  Image: Wikimedia Commons The fearsome alligator snapping turtle is a uniquely-adapted hunter best known for its powerful jaws and quick bite. They are endemic to the Southeastern region of the United States,...

Elephant-Sized Sloths Existed Before Ice Age

Elephant-Sized Sloths Existed Before Ice Age

Image: Wikimedia Commons Most people have heard of wooly mammoths. But another group of giant animals called Megatherium once roamed the earth even before the Ice Age. Megatherium (which translates quite aptly to...

Disabled Elephant Rescued After 20 Years of Abuse

Disabled Elephant Rescued After 20 Years of Abuse

   Image: Lek Chailert via Facebook Meet Kabu, an elephant in Thailand who was recently rescued from years of abuse and poor conditions. For more than 20 years, Kabu worked in a mountain...

Macaque Monkeys Are Physically Capable of Speaking (Listen!)

Macaque Monkeys Are Physically Capable of Speaking (Listen!)

Image: tontantravel via Flickr Some monkeys are physically capable of producing human speech. But their brains just aren’t wired to do so, says a new study published in Science Advances. Researchers recorded X-ray of...

Sex-Crazed Snakes Reproduce in “Mating Balls” (Video)

Sex-Crazed Snakes Reproduce in “Mating Balls” (Video)

Image: Wikimedia Commons Red-sided garter snakes have a strange mating ritual. As they emerge from hibernation in spring, thousands of male snakes will desperately rush the females in an epic battle to reproduce....

Why You Need to Hunt These Fish

Why You Need to Hunt These Fish

Image: Florida Fish and Wildlife via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) Invasive lionfish have taken over the world’s oceans, damaging ecosystems and leaving researchers scrambling to find ways to wipe them out. The problem began when...

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