African Painted Wolves! Scientists call it reverse peristalsis, or simply put, throwing up. African painted wolves bring dinner home in their belly, and then they serve it up, in bite-sized pre-warmed chunks, with this amazing process of regurgitation. The behaviour is stimulated by the pups biting the lower lips and face of the adults who are preparing to serve it up hot. It’s a ready-to-eat, partially digested and seasoned buffet for the pups. Follow for more GREAT stories of nature! ... See MoreSee Less
Lurking in the ocean deep, the Goblin shark looks like a creature from an 'alien' movie! This species certainly isn't the world's fastest shark, nor the biggest, but the goblin shark does come with one of the most unique ways of feeding on the planet. When hunting, it thrusts its jaw forward in what is called 'slingshot feeding'. A goblin shark's jaws are attached to elastic ligaments, and when prey comes within striking distance, the jaw protrudes, allowing the shark to catapult its whole mouth forward at a distance equal to 9% of its total body length. If a human mouth was capable of doing this, you could bite into a piece of food dangling 7 inches in front of your nose. Amazing! Connect with Nature ... See MoreSee Less
15 or so years ago, I lived in a place with cheap kitchen cabinets that had very ugly 70s plastic doors on them. I couldn't afford new doors, so I cut up 2 Christopher Marley calendars. Then I mounted each image on matboard, covered them with cold laminate, so they would be washable, and fastened them to the doors. I loved the way they looked.