200ft Pink Rabbit Placed 5000ft Up The Alps

On December 22, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Colletto Fava is a 5,000 ft (1,500 metre) hill in Italy. In 2005, Members of the Viennese art group Gelitin (which inclides M. Puletta, Corroni Fali, Razzoli Caputo, and R. Calizone) decided to...

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The Mysterious Pine Forest Swastika

On December 22, 2014 by Tim Newman
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The pine forest swastika was a massive and mysterious pattern drawn by carefully planted larch trees in a pine forest near Zernikow, Uckermark district, Brandenburg, in north-eastern Germany. The image, covering 3,600 square metres...

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Cordyceps: The Most Brutal Of Fungi

On December 19, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Cordyceps are a group of around 400 different fungi species. The majority of this legion of fungi are insect parasites (entomopathogenic) and destroy their victims in the most blood-curdling and brutal way. They take...

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Red Crab Migration Of Christmas Island

On December 14, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Christmas Island sits 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) northwest of Perth, Western Australia and 500 km (310 miles) south of Indonesia, this relative isolation allowed an interesting and specialised selection of flora and fauna to...

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Rare Giant Squid Fossil

On December 12, 2014 by Tim Newman
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The fact that we have any fossils at all is pretty miraculous. The normal state of affairs in nature is for an animal to die, get colonised by insects and microorganisms and be...

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Creatonotos Gangis: Another Weird Insect

On December 9, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Everyone knows that our great green and blue planet is rammed full of weird critters. However, I am still impressed with the extent of strangeness that mother nature throws at us. Recently, I came across...

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VIDEO: Owl Doing Breaststroke

On December 7, 2014 by Tim Newman
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If a large raptor swoops down to catch itself a water based morsel, it faces the prospect of a soaking. Birds that aren’t used to getting their wings wet won’t particularly like this, but...

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The Blue Angel: Glaucus Atlanticus

On December 5, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Glaucus atlanticus, variously known as the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug, is a quite wonderful looking chap. These winged neon tubes are part of the...

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Saiga Antelope: Strange & Almost Extinct

On December 1, 2014 by Tim Newman
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When I first saw a photo of a saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) I had to do a Google image search immediately to make sure it was an actual real thing. I had no idea...

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Lion Vs Buffalo

On November 30, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Lions absolutely love nibbling on a buffalo. On the other hand buffalo absolutely hate being nibbled on by lions. This discrepancy in tastes has shaped the lion and buffalo’s relationship over the course of...

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