Who knew?

kyrgyz

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This thread is for posting info on remarkable things happening here on Earth and Universe as a whole. ;)

Jumping

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Digital Jedi

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I always found this rather remarkable: The Sultan's Elephant


There's plenty more videos of the little girl kneeling, sitting on in her chair and going to sleep, letting little kids swing on her hand. The elephant walking through city streets. Quite remarkable feats of engineering.
 

kyrgyz

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Brain worms - Cantonese bloodworms, rat lungworms. Think twice before eating snails or escargot as French call them.

 

Fred Sherman

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Crazy, hairy ants

Damned things shorted out my T-1 for a day. When the tech told me ants were the reason I lost connectivity, I was surprised. For him, it was nothing new. Claimed it happens every time it rains.
 

kyrgyz

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I loved this part about those little feisty fockers:
If one gets electrocuted, its death releases a chemical cue to attack a threat to the colony, said Roger Gold, an entomology professor at Texas A&M. "The other ants rush in. Before long, you have a ball of ants," he said.

"I did a test site with a product early on and applied the product to a half-acre ... In 30 days I had two inches of dead ants covering the entire half-acre," Rasberry said. "It looked like the top of the dead ants was just total movement from all the live ants on top of the dead ants."
 
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