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Turtle-Shaped Island Spends Nine Months Underwater, Only Appears in Spring

Turtle-Shaped Island Spends Nine Months Underwater, Only Appears in Spring | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every year, with the coming of spring, thousands of Chinese tourists flock to the The Gorges Reservoir to see an elusive turtle-shaped island rise from the waters of the Muodaoxi River.
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This Bizarre Animal Communicates Like No Other Mammal On Earth

This Bizarre Animal Communicates Like No Other Mammal On Earth | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Yes, this is a mammal, and yes, it does have bright yellow stripes. Yes, it is also covered with spines. And just to top things off, yes it communicates in a way no other mammal on Earth does.
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10 of the Worlds Weirdest Flowers

10 of the Worlds Weirdest Flowers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From an orchid with a monkey face to another one that looks like a bee, take a look at some of the most exotic flowers out there.
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So interesting! I have never seen them before.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Spanish Fly Is Real, and It's Ridiculously Dangerous | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Spanish Fly Is Real, and It's Ridiculously Dangerous | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Spanish fly exists, only it's actually a beetle. Oh, and you might die excruciatingly if you eat it.
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The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Coelacanth

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Coelacanth | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Photo: Pascalou petit, via Wikimedia Commons. Distributed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. The coelacanth (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth) is an enormous, bottom-dwelling fish that is unlike other living fishes in a number of ways.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Badass Snail That Has a Shell Made of Iron

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Badass Snail That Has a Shell Made of Iron | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In what is arguably the most famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, King Arthur faces the Black Knight, relieving him of his limbs even though he’s wearing some nice chain mail.
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Meet the 183-year-old tortoise who is the world's oldest living land creature

Meet the 183-year-old tortoise who is the world's oldest living land creature | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Jonathan the tortoise, who lives on the British territory of St Helena, is thought to be the world’s oldest living land creature
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The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its enormous, hollowed-out trunk.
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Strange Creature Washes Up On Santa Barbara Beach

Strange Creature Washes Up On Santa Barbara Beach | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What is this beach beast?

On Tuesday, KEYT Senior Reporter John Palminteri was walking on a Santa Barbara beach doing a story on the fallout from a recent storm when he stumbled upon this:





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Paleontologists have discovered Scotland's first known icthyosaur, a large marine reptile that swam

Paleontologists have discovered Scotland's first known icthyosaur, a large marine reptile that swam | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Paleontologists have discovered Scotland's first known icthyosaur, a large marine reptile that swam in the seas around Skye some 170 million years ago.
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This Is Not A Crater, So What Is It?

This Is Not A Crater, So What Is It? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Circular landforms are intriguing. This is a naturally occurring feature, but was formed neither by a volcano nor a meteor. What is it?
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This Rare Bird Is Half-Male And Half-Female

This Rare Bird Is Half-Male And Half-Female | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This bi-colored northern cardinal has female plumage on its right, and male plumage on its left. Called a "gynandromorph," these animals are rare in nature.
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Squirrel Defeats 'Squirrel-Proof' Feeder With Style

Squirrel Defeats 'Squirrel-Proof' Feeder With Style | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When you're a squirrel with a can-do spirit, everything is possible -- and nothing is squirrel-proof. Take this fearless animal for instance.

Our little friend proves you don't have to be a flying squirrel:



To be a squirrel that flies:

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This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way | WIRED

This Jay Is Evolving in a Very, Very Weird Way | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
New species are only supposed to arise when a population separates into two. So what's going on with the birds on tiny Santa Cruz Island?
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10 Places Completely Overrun By…

10 Places Completely Overrun By… | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Weird, wonderful, scary, deadly, or GROSS things can happen when Mother Nature gets out of whack...
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Pseudis Paradoxa – The Paradoxical Frog That Shrinks as It Grows

Pseudis Paradoxa – The Paradoxical Frog That Shrinks as It Grows | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Pseudis Paradoxa is the Benjamin Button equivalent of the amphibian world. The paradoxical creature starts off as a 25-cm-long tadpole and shrinks as it grows. ending up as a small tropical frog, about a quarter of its original size.
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Rare 'alien of the deep' goblin shark found in Australia

Rare 'alien of the deep' goblin shark found in Australia | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A rare sea creature described as an "alien of the deep" has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body.
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Amazing Alaskan Wood Frog Freezes Solid in Winter and Comes Alive in Spring

Amazing Alaskan Wood Frog Freezes Solid in Winter and Comes Alive in Spring | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
There are several creatures that possess a certain tolerance to subzero temperatures, but none as amazing as the Alaskan Wood Frog.
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A Baleen Whale Skull Conducts Sound 'Like An Acoustic Antenna'

A Baleen Whale Skull Conducts Sound 'Like An Acoustic Antenna' | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers used computer models and high-powered simulations to confirm that whales' skulls have evolved to act "like an acoustic antenna," amplifying and transmitting low-frequency sounds (hypothesized to be important in long-range communication)...
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The World's Largest Herd of White Deer Lives in New York

The World's Largest Herd of White Deer Lives in New York | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An odd series of events led to Seneca, New York playing host to the world's largest herd of white deer. There's actually an evolutionary reason why one particular set of genes for these unusual deer came to be favored in Seneca.
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Chinese Man Grows Horn

Chinese Man Grows Horn | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This 88 year-old horned man is from Zheng Zhou, China. The horn began to grow about 4 months ago when he picked at a little bump on his head. After which,
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny Primate That Was Probably the Inspiration for Yoda | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny Primate That Was Probably the Inspiration for Yoda | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What I’m about to say could well ignite sectarian conflict within the Star Wars fan community, but I’m pretty sure I know what the inspiration for Yoda was.
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