Oddities of Nature

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Nature is full of mysteries and oddities, fortunately for us, they are very interesting. In the list below you will find some of the most amazing natural phenomena, worthy of attention. 10. Miracle - myshia98c1e3fb0.jpg

Strange fact: the mouse can go through the hole with an ordinary ballpoint pen. In the summer of mice live on the street, but as soon as the window come the cold, they tend to keep warm in our houses. Because of the presence of their soft skulls and gnawing ability, a hole the diameter of a ballpoint pen is great enough for them to be fully in it. Once inside, they will gnaw substantially all, including concrete, lead and plastic. All in order to maintain their ever-growing teeth in the required length for them. Contrary to popular belief, mice do not like cheese, but eat it occasionally. Mice can jump up to a height of 46 centimeters, they know how to swim and move vertically as well as up and down. To protect your home from mice, check out all the little holes with a ballpoint pen, if it enters into the hole, it means that mice can enter your home. 9. Square glaza4c331110c7.jpg

The strange fact is that unlike most creatures, goats rectangular pupils. We always imagine the pupils round, because it is so we can see them more often (in humans), but the goats (like most ungulates) "slot" in the eyes horizontal, which take in the expanded state is almost rectangular in shape. This gives the opportunity to see the goats in a radius of 320 - 340 degrees, which means they can see virtually all around them without having to head movements (people see in a radius of 160-210 degrees). Consequently, animals with rectangular eyes can see better at night because of the large pupils, which during the day can be tightly sealed to restrict access of light. I wonder what and octopuses have rectangular pupils. 8. Blind loshadie90a0fc789.jpg

The strange fact is that horses can not see directly in front of him. Horses have a very wide field of view, moreover, they have the largest eyes of any land mammal and can be seen in a radius of up to 350 degrees. But the horses have two white spots: the first - directly in front of them, the second directly behind the head. Good seeing details, horses are blind to red, and their vision - 20/33 (compared with perfect 20/20 vision of man). 7. Patients krysyc527753a3e.jpg

The strange fact is that rats can not vomit. Rats are unable to tear due to the fact that between their two stomachs situated baffle, and due to the inability to control muscles of the diaphragm, which are required for this action. No rabbits or guinea pigs also can not do that. This makes rats particularly susceptible to poisoning. Because of this failure, the rats first try going to see if she does not make them feel bad (they can not vomit, but may feel nausea). If all is well, they start trapeznichat fully. 6. Gorilla gorilla Gorillaf6e125a28f.jpg

Strange fact: the scientific name of the gorilla - "Gorilla gorilla gorilla." First of all, we should understand that this is the scientific name of a certain type of gorilla - Western lowland gorilla (this type is the most common, is it you are likely to see at the zoo). But for some reason the poor "gorilla" became the name for other types, that is, if the species is not "Gorilla gorilla gorilla," he "gorilla gorilla Diehl", "gorilla Beringia Beringia", "gorilla Behring graeri" and so on. d. 5. Swans ubiytsy883fc78964.jpg

The strange fact is that the swan can break a man's hand. The next time when you want to feed the beautiful swans, and then pat them on the back, do not do that. Swans aggressively tuned, protecting their young, and will use their incredibly powerful wings to fend off any potential threats, including from people. The scope of their wings is almost 3 meters. In 2001, a young man in Ireland, trying to provoke a swan, broke his leg, the next year another person for the same reason remained with broken arms. 4. Fragile pauk6b8596189f.jpg

Strange fact: if you drop a tarantula, it "will break." First of all, it is worth noting that if you are not allergic to the venom of the tarantula, these spiders are harmless to humans, despite the fact that the bite them quite painful. Some tarantulas can "remove hairs" from their legs, stinging a man that also causes great discomfort. Now back to the strangeness. In tarantula exoskeleton (which means that its presence on the outer side) as crayfish and crabs. They constantly update their exoskeleton in the supine position. At such a moment is better to stay away from them, because of the vulnerability of the condition in this period, they will attack anyone who would pose a potential threat. Due to the excessive fragility of the exoskeleton, a tarantula, a fallen even from a small height, dies. 3. Dangerous oreh888a45ff05.jpg

Strange fact: Nutmeg is poisonous. Nutmeg - a hallucinogenic "drug", which is regularly used to flavor custard for cakes and muffins, as well as for the preparation of many other tasty dishes. But he also is a poison that can kill you if you are exposed to side effects resulting from the consumption of drugs. Contact 2 grams of nutmeg in the body cause you side effects that are possible with the use of amphetamines, such as: fever, nausea, and headaches. Contact 7, 5 grams of nutmeg in the body cause seizures and 10 grams - hallucinations. If you eat a whole nutmeg, then it could lead to "nutmeg psychosis" which is accompanied by confusion and the presence of a sense of impending doom. It was reported two deaths from nutmeg (1908 and 2001). 2. sway listya73d25078ee.jpg

The strange fact is that the plant is able to quickly desmodium "move" leaves even in the absence of wind. Desmodium - a tropical plant native to Asia, which has the unique ability to shake its leaves (they rapidly rotate around its axis, "bobbing" up and down). There are several other plants with similar "skills" (such as, for example, a trap Venus), but this plant is the most bizarre and least known. It should be noted that when they say "quickly" in relation to plants, it is not very fast, but, of course, visible to the naked eye. 1. Hot zhuk141439069f.jpg

Strange fact: the bombardier beetle during the defense of "shooting" boiling liquid. Incredibly complex in structure bombardier beetle has an amazing and unique ability: when the potential threat he shoots at an incredible rate of chemical boiling liquid that accumulated in his stomach. Liquid - a combination of hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone, which are connected to a spider in the belly and form a chemical reaction. Liquid fatal to small insects, and its contact with the person can be very painful.

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