Friday, August 28, 2015

Amazing Alligator Recently Caught

A large alligator was caught recently in Alabama. The reports indicate it's second largest one caught. Either way, it's impressive. It's 13.5 feet long and 920 pounds. It reportedly took six people to wrestle it into the boat. The largest one ever was caught just about a year ago by Mandy Stokes and weighed 1,011.5 pounds. Amazing!

Just seeing this photo makes you wonder if dinosaurs really are extinct...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Amazing Animal Facts: Chickens

Next time you visit a farm, remember these amazing facts about chickens:

1) The are the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex!
2) They are believed to have over two-thousand different noises that they make for communicating.
3) Only chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs.
4) Think chickens only lay white or brown eggs? Wrong. Different breeds lay different colored eggs. For example, the Ancona breed lays purple eggs, and other breeds lay green, blue and many other colored-eggs!
5) Still wondering whether the chicken or the egg came first? Scientists believe the answer is ..... drum roll please... the egg! This is because the first chicken likely hatched from an egg laid by a species of animal that was not quite a chicken. Reptiles laid eggs long before chickens, and thus evolution plays a part in debunking this riddle.

So, did the T-Rex really have feathers? The real question we should be asking is: if a chicken were the size of a T-Rex, who would be eating who?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Largest Great White Shark Ever Filmed - Part 2

In following up with the prior post showing the largest great white shark ever filmed, this is the 2nd part of the video.  I'll just let the video speak for itself.  Happy swimming!

Amazing Animal Fact: Houseflies

House flies aren't the type of animal which I would expect to be associated with many amazing animal facts. After all, they're just houseflies - how interesting can they be?

Well, as a matter of fact, they are amazing! One amazing fact is that houseflies always hum in the key of F! So next time you're looking to tune an instrument to F, just find a housefly!

But, to me, the most amazing animal fact about houseflies is that they have a very short lifespan - around 14 days. Why is this amazing? Because the houseflies that keep "bugging" me (pun totally intended) at my house have definitely been annoying me for much longer than 14 days. That means that the houseflies at my place are super-houseflies. Now that's amazing.