Month: April 2010


Brontosaurus (or Apatosaurus as implied by scientists) was one of the largest animals that ever existed. It was about 23 m (75 ft) long and had a long, giraffe-like neck as well as a whip-like tail. These huge dinosaurs weighed at least 25 tons and the ground thundered under their weight (ergo their name – Brontosaurus, meaning

Vampire Squid

The Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is the only surviving member of the order Vampyromorphida which means it’s a phylogenetic relict. Its scientific name literally means “Vampire squid from hell”, but despite this it doesn’t actually suck the blood out of other creatures of the sea. Its size is relatively small – only 30 cm (1

10 Amazing Places On Earth

Over the years nature has done a fine job of creating wonderful and exciting spectacles all over the planet for the likely adventurer to discover and explore. This is a list of ten of our favorite places on earth that are a truly amazing sight to see (so what if one got a helping hand

Siberian Chipmunk

This tiny creature is the only member  of the chipmunk genus to be found in places outside North America. Their natural habitat is Northern Asia, they live in forests with a bushy understory. Despite being good climbers, they prefer life on the ground. It’s tiny in size – the body is only about 15cm long.

10 Worst Natural Disasters

Nature is a beautiful thing, just choose any article on this site and you’ll find countless reasons to back it up. Nature however can be very deadly. With this list we explore the darker side of nature and the tragedy nature has inflicted upon humanity in recent years. The Aleppo Earthquake Syria, 1138. Death toll:


Hedgehog is a tiny mammal, found in all parts of the globe except North America and Australia. Perhaps that saves some American and Australian children of scars on hands, as the hedgehogs have their backs covered with thousands of sharp and hard spines, posing threat to any human would want to touch them. Although very

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons are the heaviest, largest and scariest lizards on this planet. They can grow to a length of over 3 metres (10 feet) and weigh a massive 100 kilograms (200 lbs). Just like crocodiles, they’re a living relic of the age of dinosaurs. These colossal creatures  cause panic to almost any human who sees

10 Elusive American Animals

America is well known for fantastic, diverse wildlife with specimens like the large powerful Bison and the legendary Bald Eagle. There are however a number of animals that are just as amazing but unfortunately less well known and less appreciated. Maybe you live in America yourself? Have you heard of these 10 wonderful animals native

Emperor Tamarin

Perhaps one of the most amusing looking monkeys, Emperor Tamarin, can be seen jumping from one branch to another in the great forests of the Amazon Basin. Although only about 25 cm long and half a kilo heavy, they manage to hold parts of the great forests as their own. It’s name, first as a

Sperm Whale

Like all whales, the Sperm Whale is a mammal, with it’s natural habitat in the seas and they can be seen in every ocean of the world, in both topic and cool oceans. It can grow up to 20.5 metres (67 ft) and is the largest toothed animal in the world. Sperm Whales can easily be

10 Worlds Most Bizarre Creatures

Check out our top 10 most bizarre creatures from around the world. Forget cats, dogs, lions and bears, mother nature must have really indulged in her creative side when it came to these weird and wonderful beasties! Hairy Crab Wouldn’t it be great if you could detoxify the air around you, removing pollution and poisons?

9 Animals That Saved Human Lives

We have spoken about how dangerous some animals can be and even made a top 10 Deceptively Dangerous Animals, but what about animals that are the opposite? This list is about 10 animals that are true heroes, saving the lives of humans from animals and humankind alike. Some of these are better known than others