7 humungous sea creatures

Here are the most unbelievably gigantic sea creatures that exist in the deep blue oceans that is hard to fathom.

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1.Mane Jellyfish – The world’s longest animal in the ocean is the lion’s mane jellyfish. It tops the list of the longest animal because of its really long tentacles which can measure way beyond. The the longest known specimen under this specie stretched to a whooping 120 feet in length.

6 most spectacular mega projects

These mega infrastructures are jaw dropping! They are huge in size & scale and breaking records to newer heights. Soaring skyscrapers, tunnels cutting through unreached zones and bridges stretched across territories. Here are the mammoth infrastructure projects on earth.

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1. Port Mann Bridge, Vancouver, B.C – It has the record of the widest bridge in the world. It was built is 6 years costing $ 1.92 billion. The bridge east of Vancouver, B.C., which opened in 2012, remains the second-longest bridge in North America. The cable-stay bridge uses an impressive 288 cables to reach a total bridge length of 6,866 feet.

8 surprising food history facts!

Let’s know some food history facts of how they came into being and how they were discovered! They are indeed surprising!

Onions
1. In ancient Egypt, onions were an object of worship. In Latin, onion translates to large pearl. Egyptians buried them with their pharaohs and presented baskets full as funeral offerings.

5 bizarre places you probably never knew

Here’s some of the most bizarre places you’ve probably never imagined in your wildest dreams! Some of them are certainly jaw dropping.

Gate of Hell, Turkmenistan

1. The Gate of Hell, Turkmenistan –  Located in the middle of the Karakum desert is a small village named Derweze, an area rich in natural gases in northern Turkmenistan. It is also the place of the so-called Doors or Gates of Hell, a crater that burns like a torch day and night and whose flames can easily be seen from miles away. It’s not a creation of the nature, but an accident caused by people during the mineral exploration. In 1971, the drilling operations have caused a collapse of caverns, leading to the creation of a crater with a diameter of 60 meters and a depth of 20 meters. The probe was burned to remove toxic gases, but it burns without interruption ever since.

3 astounding aquatic creatures

Here are some really interesting and unimaginable tasks these aquatic creatures can perform. This will blow your mind for sure!

1. Pufferfish can blow up in size – It is also known as the blowfish because feels it is in danger it can blow itself up to a size of a grapefruit. They develope this inflatability because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. In lieu of escape, pufferfish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water (and even air when necessary) to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size. Some species also have spines on their skin to make them even less palatable.

4 surprising geographical facts

Here are some geographical features that will certainly surprise you and is hard to believe.

canada-lakes

1. Canada has most number of lakes in the world – Out of all the lakes in the world, nearly 50% of the lakes are situated in Canada itself! Canada is the second largest country on the face of the Earth. As per Wikipedia, More than 60 percent of the world’s lakes are in Canada. A whopping 9% of Canada’s surface is covered in fresh water. The number of lakes larger than three square kilometres is estimated at close to 31,752 by the Atlas of Canada, with 561 lakes with a surface area larger than 100 km2,including four of the Great Lakes.

5 bizarre animal defense mechanisms

Here are some of the most bizarre and unimaginable ways animals use to protect themselves from any danger and use certain distinct mechanisms to defend themselves from predators.

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1. Malaysian exploding ant – Malaysian ants internally combust under threat, causing their bodies to explode while they wait until their enemies are close enough to die before detonating. Camponotus saundersi soldier ants have large glands full of poison inside their bodies. When they sense a threat, they contract their abs, causing the glands on either side of their bodies to explode and spray poison.

4 ways animals display human emotions

Did you know that there is an emotional pattern noticed even in animals similar to human being hence making them intelligent in the animal kingdom. Let’s discover how some animals can display the same emotions as humans.

Silhouette elephants in the sunset

 

1. Elephants mourn their dead – Did you know that just as human being feel deep & sad emotions on the death of a near & dear one, in the same, even elephants mourn over their dead. When elephants come across bones of their own kind lying around, they will gather around them and caress the skulls and tusks with their long, thick trunks.

5 unknown facts about your nails

We don’t really pay much attention to our nails except for the regular nail polish and the occasional manicure. Have you ever thought beyond that? Here are some interesting facts about your nails you might not have come across. 

Fingernail growth1.Average growth of fingernails is 3.5mm/month – According to the American Academy of Dermatology, fingernails grow faster on your dominant hand.

15 facts about the human heart

The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes.

  1. French physician Rene Laennec (1781-1826) invented the stethoscope when he felt it was inappropriate to place his ear on his large-buxomed female patients’ chests.
  2. An average adult heart beats 72 times a minute, 100000 times a day, 3600000 times a year, and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.
  3. The energy created by a heart each day has the capacity to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
  4. Since the heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue to beat even when separated from the body, as long as it has an adequate supply of oxygen.
  5. The heart pumps nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during a lifetime which is enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
  6. The “thump-thump” sound of a heartbeat is made by the four valves of the heart closing.
  7. The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception and does not stop until death.conception
  8. Early Egyptians believed that the heart and other major organs had wills of their own and would move around inside the body.Egypt's belief about the heart
  9. Plato theorized that reasoning originated with the brain, but that passions originated in the “fiery” heart.
  10. Prolonged lack of sleep can cause irregular jumping heartbeats called premature ventricular contractions (PVCs).
  11. A woman’s heart typically beats faster than a man’s. The heart of an average man beats approximately 70 times a minute, whereas the average woman has a heart rate of 78 beats per minute.
  12. Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tightly: that’s how hard the beating heart works to pump blood.
  13. The volume of blood pumped by the heart can vary over a wide range, from five to 30 liters per minute.
  14. The heart pumps blood to almost all of the body’s 75 trillion cells. Only the corneas receive no blood supply.
  15. Cocaine affects the heart’s electrical activity and causes spasm of the arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke, even in healthy people.

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