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Praying Mantis Eats Bird Brains

A Praying Mantis has been photographed killing a hummingbird and eating its brain. As if that wasn’t freaky enough, it turns out that this wasn’t a one off – all around the world Praying Mantises are participating in similar behaviour. Researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland have just released a paper titled “Praying Mantises

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Snoring Hummingbird

Snoring hummingbird. Snoring hummingbird. Snoring hummingbird. We love this snoring hummingbird! This mesmeric video was recorded by scientists in a Peruvian lab who were studying the sleeping patterns of hummingbirds. Hummingbird have an exhausting life – in order to “hover” they have to beta their wings between twelve and eighty times per second. To achieve

Camponotus saundersi specimen

Ant Suicide Bombers

The Freaky brings you another strange but true story from the endlessly weird natural world …ant suicide bombers. When their colony is under attack the Apicotermitinae species of termites will explode their own stomachs showering their attackers with their excrement, but killing themselves in the process. The hope is that this weird behavior will be

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Living Clouds

You won’t believe what these clouds are made of…. Some clouds are more than just water vapour – they are alive. In Lake Malawi every year in August huge black clouds form above the water. These swirling clouds form across the water and form the shore it looks like the lake on fire. So what is