20 Weird Reminders That Life On Earth Is Stranger Than You EVER Imagined.
#6. In 1969, scientist Ágúst Bjarnason was monitoring the progress of plants on Surtsey, a volcanic island, when he discovered a tomato plant in the lava. The mysterious plant had grown from human feces, which is interesting because only a handful of people were allowed on the island (officials wanted to preserve the site, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as a living laboratory).
#7. The earth isn't perfectly round, it's oblate. This is due to an imbalance at the equator, where gravity pushes extra masses of land and water into a bulging sphere.
#8. Hummingbirds are the birds with the special ability to fly backwards.
#9. Tens of millions of crabs live on the Australian territory of Christmas Island. They migrate from the forest to the ocean for breeding season, forming an incredible sight.
Max Orchard, Parks Australia
#10. What do goats, octopuses, sheep, and toads have in common? Rectangular shaped pupils.
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