weird nature

It sounds like something out of a horror story, but in Puerto Rico there is a species of tree that traps and kill baby birds, and then feeds on the bird’s nutrients.   Pisonia trees or “bird catching” trees are proof that nature is freakily cruel. From branches can be seen mummified bodies of bird […]

The Freaky love this video of a bee being born.It takes 21 days for a bee to develop from egg to larvae and this beautiful piece of work condenses those 3 weeks in the life of the baby bee into one hypnotic minute. The video showing a worker bee emerging fully formed to join the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]