30 Photos That Prove The World Is Stranger (And More Wonderful) Than You Think.
There's a number of things on the Internet that we wish we could unsee. The truth is that a lot of information or "facts" that we come across don't do anything for us. Perhaps we've all just seen too much, and it doesn't help when so many of the things we read are inaccurate. But there are some days when you find a few incredible things that make surfing the Web worthwhile.
Below you'll find a selection of 30 random facts, photos, and places — including some funny and adorable looking animals, such the Dumbo Octopus and the shoebill, and how the Bermudas look from outer space — that we found truly interesting. If you love viewing nature or are a fan of trivia, this list is for you!
#1. The grimpoteuthis, or Dumbo Octopus, can be found on the seafloor or slightly above it. It's the deepest living of all octopus species. According to BBC, 18 species of Dumbo Octopuses have been discovered so far.
#2. Can you believe that this is a flower, called a red hot poker or torch lily, sprouting through a crack in the lava? What a perfect match!
#3. Pedro Ureta lost his wife to a brain aneurysm in 1977 when she was just 25. Now in his 70s, he continues maintaining a project he began many years ago: a guitar-shaped forest with over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees. His wife loved guitars very much.
#4. The superb bird-of-paradise, found throughout rainforests in New Guinea, boasts a beautiful green crown and blue-green breast. It is common for a female to reject over a dozen suitors in her lifetime, because the number of females in this species is so low.
#5. Did you know that Russia did not classify beer as an alcoholic beverage until 2011? In the years prior, it was considered a "foodstuff."
#6. Cows are considered highly sociable animals and suffer from stress when separated from their best friends (yes, they have best friends!). These two are grooming each another!
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