Goodnight Guys! :)
- Boy1: Teka teka. Nag aaral ka ba
- Boy2: Oo.
- Boy1: Ulol ano course mo?
- Boy2: Astronaut.
- Boy1: Bakit astronaut?
- Boy2: Gusto ko pumunta sa araw.
- Boy1: Sa araw diba mainit dun?
- Boy2: Gago edi pupunta ako ng gabi dun.
The Mimic Octopus
The Mimic Octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species. :)
A “flying” frog is a frog that has the ability to achieve gliding flight. That is, it can descend at an angle of less than 45° relative to the horizontal. Other (non-flying) arboreal frogs can also descend vertically, but only at angles greater than 45°, which is referred to as parachuting.
Gliding flight has evolved independently among 3,400 species of frogs from both New World (Hylidae) and Old World (Rhacophoridae) families.This parallel evolution is seen as an adaptation to their life in trees, high above the ground. Characteristics of the Old World species include “enlarged hands and feet, full webbing between all fingers and toes, lateral skin flaps on the arms and legs, and reduced weight per snout-vent length”. These morphological changes contribute to the flying frog’s aerodynamic abilities.
Alfred Russel Wallace made one of the earliest reports of a flying frog. The species he observed was later described by George Albert Boulenger as Rhacophorus nigropalmatus.
- Girl : Why do you keep on following me ?
- Boy : Because you are so pretty and I think I am falling in love with you.
- Girl : Really ? But you haven't met my friend yet. She is more prettier than me and she is right behind you.
- (the guy looks behind him but found no one)
- Boy : Are you making fun of me ?
- there is no one behind me..
- Girl : No, but if you really love me, you won't look back.
World’s rarest whale seen for first time
The world’s rarest whale has been seen for the first time after a mother and calf were washed up and died on a beach in New Zealand.
Spade-toothed beaked whales were first discovered in 1872 when bone fragments of the then-unknown species were found on a remote Pacific island, but until now the animals themselves have remained entirely hidden from human view.
In the 140 years since they were first discovered, the only sign that the creatures’ continued existence lay in two partial skulls found in New Zealand in the 1950s and Chile in 1986.
Now scientists have reported a complete description of the whales, which are thought to spend most of their lives in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, only rarely coming to the surface.
The Mother and her male calf were stranded and died on Opape Beach at the northern tip of New Zealand in December 2010 but were initially thought to be of a much more common species known as Gray’s beaked whales.
It was only after routine DNA analysis that experts realised their true identity. They published their findings this week.
Dr Rochelle Constantine of the University of Auckland said: “This is the first time this species — a whale over five meters in length — has ever been seen as a complete specimen, and we were lucky enough to find two of them.
“Up until now, all we have known about the spade-toothed beaked whale was from three partial skulls collected from New Zealand and Chile over a 140-year period. It is remarkable that we know almost nothing about such a large mammal.”
Because the animals had never been seen very little is known about their behaviour, but writing in the Current Biology journal, the researchers suggested they were likely to be “exceptionally deep divers, foraging for squid and small fish and spending little time at the surface.”
Dr Constantine said it was unclear why the species has been so elusive, but added: “It may be that they are simply an offshore species that lives and dies in the deep ocean waters and only rarely wash ashore. New Zealand is surrounded by massive oceans. There is a lot of marine life that remains unknown to us.”
A frog with a Pinocchio-like nose is among the new species discovered in Indonesia
A frog with a Pinocchio-like nose is among the new species discovered in Indonesia’s remote Foja Mountains. The team of scientists found a wide array of species, including a number believed to be new to science - such as the frog with a long protuberance which points upwards when the male is calling but deflates when he is less active. :)))
It’s possible for potatoes to explode in the oven if you cook them without poking holes in them.
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