Up until this video was shot, Florida diver Dave Marcel had an interesting habit when he encountered sharks. According to Animal Planet, he enjoyed flipping them over, then kissing and rubbing their stomachs. But when he decided to get a little friendlier and kiss a nurse shark on the lips, his...
On the way home from work (between Chislehurst and Greenhithe) I nearly hit 3 foxes at different spots, and have noticed lots of dead foxes (clearly hit by cars) in the road (more so than ever before). One fox was on the middle of a bypass roundabout. I wonder what's happening with them at the...
OK I'm quite a serious arachnophobe. I think I picked it up off my mum when I was a kid. I've been thinking about it again because I had a conversation with a bloke at work about the bird eating spider. He mentioned attempts to find the chicken eating spider.
I'm not as bad as I used to be...
Goose photographed flying upside down
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From screaming skulls and headless horsemen to murdered brides and phantom farmers, English folklore is full of spine-tingling ghost stories.
By Peter Griffiths Reuters - Friday, May 9 11:24 am
Terrified witnesses speak of seeing ghostly armies marching through the fog...
I remember reading somewhere years ago that an egyptian wall painting showing some gifts being given to one of the early Pharoahs "quite clearly shows a juvenile mammoth". I can't remember exactly where I read it though. Anyone got any Ideas?
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Now that's some weird creature. My head says its been 'shopped, my gut says real - however impossible that may be. It's the noise it makes. Truly sinister. Wadd'ya all reckon? obviously move merge mods if ive repeated someone else's groove...
Was flipping through the Hawkin's Bazaar catalogue that they sent out to leadeth me into temptation, when i saw that they sell 'sea monkeys'.
I remember these from the comics of the 1970s, esp. the american ones that had really exagerated pictures of what the sea monkeys were supposed to look...
This a general thread for discussion on insects that do not necessarily fit under Cryptozoology i.e. they're not a new species and or a rediscovered species.
I found a couple of huge insects on the web in the last week, I realise these ones have...
Has anybody heard of the fox breeding experiment carried out over 40 odd years in Russia by a chap called Belyaev?
Apparently he set about to breed a tame fox and selected rigorously for more than average tameness. After several years of selective breeding he had his tame foxes, BUT the...
Dunno if this should be on the cryptozoology page or not, but what the hell...
Anyway, I heard a long time ago (don't know if it was a book, TV show or what) that the reason why there appear to be two varieties of domestic tabby cat - one with a stripy, 'tigerish' pattern to its coat, the...
Fossils illuminate fish evolution
Fossils of an ancient fish - dating back 450 million years, when the creatures had neither bones nor teeth - have been found in South Africa.
The finds, which are 50 million years older than any other...
When I was 15/16 years old and still leaving at home I had some strange experiances with noise's.
My mum would pop down the local tennents association 3 nights a week to play bingo leaving me alone in our flat with our 3 cats.My cats have this annoying habit of getting in the litter tray which...
How often do animals in the wild cross breed? I know lions, tigers and leopards have crossed in captivity but has it ever happened in the wild? Can Chimps and Bonobos (pygimy chimps) cross? Anyone know of any other combinations that have occurred in the wild?
No Blind Mice, Thanks To UF Scientists
07 Jan 2005
University of Florida stem cell scientists reported today (Jan. 3) that they have prevented blindness in mice afflicted with a condition similar to one that robs thousands of diabetic Americans of their eyesight each year.
[edit: I thought this deserved its won thread - it was split off from "Earthquake Prediction Advances":
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where you can...
Landlord's kiss saves spin kitten
[Emp edit: A general thread for animals being rescued in strange and unusual ways as opposed to Animals to the Rescue:
where the animals do the rescuing.]
Landlord's kiss saves spin...
time to confess about our australian "drop bears"
According to legend, Drop Bears are dangerous creatures that hide in gum trees. You can tell if one of them is hiding in a tree by lying on your back beneath the tree and spitting upwards. If the Drop Bear is up there, it'll spit back...
We "adopted" two kittens in October, 2003: one gray and white (but not striped) about 9 weeks old and the other a Siamese-looking, blue-eyed sweetie who is probably of mixed heritage who was about 10 weeks old at the time.
Right from the first day at our house, the Siamese, named Ursula...
This was on R4 just now. One woman interviewed won't leave her house without carrying a broom to beat off aggressive seagulls and newspaper deliveries have ceased as the kids are too scared of being pecked as they ride along.
Residents of the seaside town of Monkseaton have become terrified...
Can anyone furnish me with any information, links, books etc. that describe the purported activities of a werewolf in East Yorkshire?
I believe the beast could be found around the village of Flixton...
a ghost hunter's road book
a travel guide to yorkshire’s weird wolds
the yorkshire wolds
For when insects and other creepy crawlies get under your skin (literally).
WARNING: May contain unpleasant stories:
From the front page:
African Frogs Threaten San Francisco Area
By MIELIKKI ORG, Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - California biologists are alarmed over the latest invasive species to take up residence in this city: African clawed frogs, which eat just about anything and tend to breed like crazy. Even...
Jut a general thread for when the animals aren't attacking people or helping them or undergoing long journeys or suckiling the young of different species or.........
Not flushing?? Why do I bother. Mark this puddy down as 'Must...