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The Most Traumatic Mating in the Animal Kingdom

When the terms “sex” “mating” or “copulation” are mentioned, those various images and thoughts that flash through our minds are often pleasant and exciting. Unfortunately, for one animal the word ‘pleasant’ is definitely not the case, and in fact the poor female experiences the most traumatic insemination known. The ill-fated victim is the common bedbug

Horrific effects of Foot binding in China

A high caste lady’s dainty ‘lily feet’ – as they really were – in China “When a Celestial takes into his hand a woman’s foot, particularly if it is quite small, the effect upon him is precisely the same as is provoked in a European by a young and firm bosom. All the Celestials whom

History’s Most Famous Siamese Twins

We occasionally say that a couple are so close that they seem ‘joined at the hip’ – metaphorically speaking, obviously. But imagine this were a reality. (In fact, think about how the term might have developed.) Imagine if a person came from an egg that started to separate into identical twins but got stuck (or,

Creepy Abandoned Veterinary School in Anderlecht

The building’s forbidding Neo-Renaissance facade alone might be enough to stop some visitors, and once inside, creepy deserted corridors and a crumbling lecture theater beckon. That’s not the half of it though. Descend into the bowels of this place, and the horrors really begin. “The head of a calf joined with the leg of a

Scariest Mummies in the World

There’s certainly something scary on the subject of mummies, however simultaneously they’re extremely interesting as well. These conserved human (and animal) bodies have lasted for years, sometimes even millennium, providing a tantalizing view into how our ancestors must have looked and lived. As such, they have been looked for by archaeologists and displayed in museums

Stones Moving Mysteriously Across the Surface

Racetrack Playa is a dried out lake bed located 3,608 ft above sea level in Death Valley National Park, California. The playa is known as after the “racetracks” left by stones that strangely skid across its surface.                                                                                                                credit: Rebecca Jackrel The Racetrack is mainly covered with hexagonal saucers of dried mud, left after a

Incredible World of Transparent Animals

We had a post earlier about amazing transparent frog and it blew our minds. So here are some other transparent animals.                                                            Image: Courtesy of Larry Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Exactly what does It Mean for An Animal to be Translucent? Rather than jumping in to explain what these translucent creatures are doing, I

Weird Bike Concept from FLIZ – Pedal-Less

Finding your bicycle too conventional? In the “crazy ways to get around” class, the FLIZ pedal-less bike is certain to turn brains. Although it’s not the most functional bike-variation I’ve seen, it has the benefit of actually working, unlike some other prototypes. I doubt it’ll catch on because, unlike on a bike, you have no