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Cool Sea Creatures October 1, 2013

Filed under: Amazing,animals,Coolest,Extreme,Life,Ocean,Pets,Places,UnUsual — TinaCulit @ 5:44 pm
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We all love the ocean and even explored the universe and examined stars and planets, but in fact we don’t even know everything about our own ocean floor is all about. We are already in a process of killing it and all the creature in it without knowing what are the creatures below our islands that has been acknowledged. Here are a few of its wonderful and monster like beings below we did not see all the time :

1. Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopus)

Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopus)

Magical attributes are:

  • Immune to Portuguese man o’ war.
  • Females reach up to 2 meters in length.
  • Males have a special third “right” arm that stores sperm.
  • Males die shortly after mating, because said arm detaches from the male and crawls into the mantle of the female in order to fertilize the eggs.

2. Glaucus Atlanticus (Blue Dragon Seaslug)

Blue Dragon Seaslug

Scary facts about this cute creature:

  • It feasts on Portuguese Man o’ Wars.
  • Delivers painful sting to any human who dare touches it.
  • Consumes poisonous organisms and stores their poison for its personal use.

3. Ctenophora (Comb Jelly)

3. Ctenophora (Comb Jelly)

Technical specifications of the USS Ctenophora:

  • Can grow from 1 milimeter to 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches)
  • No brain. They make use of decentralized nerve network to function.
  • Needs water flow to go through their body cavity in order to respire and digest.

4. Sternoptychidae (Deep Sea Hatchetfish)

4. Sternoptychidae (Deep Sea Hatchetfish)

The horror:

Size ranges from 1.1 inch to 4.7 inches long.
By night they move up to 50-100 meters where they can view the stars. By daybreak they dive to up to 3,600 meters.
They spawn on open water.
Their life spans do not go beyond one year.
Magic ability: bio-luminescent counter-illumination. Meaning, they produce light to match their surroundings in order to hide their presence.

5.Glass Squid

Glass Squid

6. Northern Stargazer

Northern Stargazer

The Northern Stargazer is found between the states of North Carolina and New York, often between the depths of 100 to 120 feet (36m). Its mouth faces up in order to ambush its prey while hiding under sand. Aside from the scary face, the Stargazer can also deliver an electric shock to its prey.

7. Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Nudibranch are cool in a way that they shed their shells after their larval stage. Which, in turn, gave them the name Nudibranch, which comes from the Latin word nudus, naked, and Greek brankhia for gills. Aside from being one of the most colorful creatures on earth, Nudibranch leverages chemicals for their protection. Toxins that can induce hpotension in a predator and such.

8. Odontodactylus Scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp)

Odontodactylus Scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp)

Call it beautiful and fancy, but many consider it as a dangerous pest. They are predators whose size span from 1.2 to 7.1 inches (3 to 18 cm) with the belly of a beast. They will feast upon other inhabitants of tanks (mind you, because of their color, people collect them and treat them as pets!). Since they can grow as large as the size of an average banana, bigger specimens are also known to ram into aquariums.

9. Neoclinus Blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)

Neoclinus Blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)

Aside from the scary appearance and funny name, you need to know that the Sarcastic Fringehead is overly territorial. It will wrestle intruders (and by wrestle, I mean kiss with that beautiful lips) to achieve dominance. They grow up to 12 inches long (30 cm). Perfect pet for baby demons

10. Scaly Dragonfish

Scaly Dragonfish

BY: http://knowledgesalad.com/science/sea-creatures-cool-weird

 

THE MOST COLORFUL TREE ON EARTH May 8, 2013

Filed under: Amazing,ART,Coolest,NATURE,Places,UnUsual,Weird — TinaCulit @ 2:07 am
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You might think this tree has paints on it but its all from natures gift on us. This gorgeous tree is called Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly known as the “Rainbow Eucalyptus” , and also known as the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. Its multi-coloured streaks on its body comes from patches of outer bark that are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.

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bark

Old to new

Eucalyptus deglupta is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. It grows naturally in New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper, and also for ornamental purposes.

TREE, EUCALYPTUS

REF: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/forests/news-most-colourful-tree-earth

 

Litlanesfoss, Iceland April 13, 2013

Filed under: Amazing,Places,UnUsual — TinaCulit @ 3:22 am
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Iceland waterfalls

 

Easter Island Statue February 6, 2012


Maybe this isn’t a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, the Moai “heads” on Easter Island have bodies. Because some of the statues are set deep into the ground, and because the heads on the statues are disproportionately large, many people (myself included) tend to think of them as just big heads. But the bodies (generally not including legs, though there is at least one kneeling statue) are there — in many cases, underground. What’s even more interesting — there are petroglyphs (rock markings) that have been preserved below the soil level, where they have been protected from erosion. This research report has been making the rounds; it discusses recent progress by The Easter Island Statue Project to uncover, study, and catalogue two statues. It includes (among the dry details of the research) a day-by-day journal of the work, as well as remarkable photographs showing the petroglyphs and team members excavating. Above is an image from a previous excavation (source unknown) that shows you the scale of the statues, and how deep they were buried. (Note: visitors are prohibited from climbing on the Moai; the expedition pictured above appears to predate the EISP and the current practice of conservation.)

For more on the Easter Island statues, read more about the EISP, read their extensive research reports, and check out the Wikipedia page on Moai (which also discusses the fairly well-known fact that many of the statues used to have hats or possibly topknots, known as pukao). Also interesting is the back story of archaeology on Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui); apparently the island has been the subject of archaeological research for 119 years.

(Via Jason Scott.)

REF: www.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/the-easter-island-“heads”-have-bodies

 

Heaven and Earth June 25, 2011

Filed under: Amazing,Coolest,Places,UnUsual,Weird — TinaCulit @ 9:31 pm
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Heaven and Earth 1

Heaven and Earth 2

Heaven and Earth 3

Heaven and Earth 4

Heaven and Earth 5

What a beautiful place i hope someday i  could visit such magnificent sight. 

REF: http://www.dailyrandomfacts.com/index.php/facts/heaven-on-earth-8-pics/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible Vampire Hunting Kit From The 1800’s May 27, 2011

Filed under: Amazing,Coolest,Places,STUFF,Tools,UnUsual,Weird — TinaCulit @ 5:39 am
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I just can’t believe that these kinds of tools really exist..

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase ‘vampire hunting kits’ in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, these kits predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the undead bloodsucker.

REF: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/5507639243/incredible-vampire-hunting-kit-from-the-1800s

 

Do you want some thrill? May 19, 2011

Filed under: Amazing,Coolest,Extreme,funny,Life,Places,STUFF,UnUsual,Weird — TinaCulit @ 2:10 am
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I don’t like riding in coasters especially if its like this one specifically..

REF:  THRILL