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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. Hummingbirds have an exhausting life – in order to “hover” they have to beat their wings between twelve and eighty times per second. To achieve

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Singing Caterpillars

There are many animals that sing but did you know that a certain species of caterpillar can sing? And what’s more they sing their song to attract ants.     The singing caterpillars of the Riodinidae and Lycaenidae species rub one of their lips on their own abdomen to make a sound that is not

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Zombie Seastars

Something strange is happening in the seas. All across the Atlantic Ocean seastars are ripping off their own arms and watching them crawl away like zombies.It sounds like something out of a horror movie but it’s a weird but true natural event.   Seastars (also known as starfish) are pretty weird creatures – they have

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Dancing Frogs Legs

The Freaky love this weird video of detached frogs legs dancing. It’s not a camera trick it’s a quirk of nature – even when a frog’s legs have been dismembered they will twitch when salt is added to them. This is because the legs still contain some living cells and can respond to the sodium

The Neon Waves of California

It looks like something from the movie “Avatar”: ocean waters that light up like neon glow sticks when they splash. Beaches across southern California have recently been alight with these freaky eerie, glowing waves. This beautiful, strange, otherworldly phenomenon is caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. This massive red tide, or algae bloom of microorganisms