Finds of the week

Admire how a single-burnt camel famously straightens with the fruits of cactus-nipsy. And in between, by the way, stretches with a length of 15 cm! How can the animal manage not to be hurt and not damage the lips and oral cavity? The secret is that camels in the mouth have dense tubercles, bumps and protrusions that are not scared by no spines. This allows them with an appetite to absorb the emplation, which the animals are considered a real delicacy. However, with the exception of tubercles, the rest of the camels at the camels are very sensitive, so they have to have cactis with caution. But they still can not abandon the appetizing fruits.

Slave star

Ann Elizabeth Hodges – the only person in the world, about whom it is reliably known that a meteorite fell into it. It happened on November 30, 1954 near the town of Sulakoga (Alabama, United States). Space guest (his rapid flight, according to eyewitnesses, it was seen from the three states) struck the roof of the house and pleased with the straight line in Ann. The woman was separated by a big bruise, and the meteorite confiscated the police, which then handed it to US air force. However, the Khodez family, as well as their landlord Bertie Guy, declared the rights to find, "Since she fell on their legitimate territory". As a result, Khodjesa got a meteorite back. Subsequently, they donated his Museum of Natural History in Alabama.

And although this case is the only one who confirmed documented, rumors about similar situations reached us from the Middle Ages. The first such mention of historians refer to 1677. In the manuscript from Torton (Italy) tells how the heavenly body fell into the Milan monk and killed him in place. Check out this information is not possible.

The most shy octopus

Optototetis California, or octopus cake, named so in its unusual form, belongs to the suburior of deep-water octopuses. It was opened in 1949 by the marine zoologist with. WITH. Berry during the underwater expedition. These octopuses are found at a depth of 350 to 560 m off the coast of California. They are small – only about 18 cm in diameter. Their tentacles are combined with membranes, and over the eyes are the fins, by type resembling ears that help move in water. And still octopuses are very shy! Previously, deep-water robots researchers were filmed and other cute octopus.

Power of volcano

This picture captures an active volcano in Guatemala. Looking at the photo, it seems that the Milky Way is literally erupted from him. The picture was made by photographer Albert Drug. "For a long time they attracted volcanoes, I dreamed of picked them," the author says. – My younger brother went to Guatemala and sent me a few pictures of the spewing volcano. He was called Fuego, literally – "Fire". I immediately started planning a trip ". Stratovolika Fueho is located in the western part of Guatemala at an altitude of 3763 m above sea level. It is considered one of the most active volcanic cones in the country, and in 2015, after his eruption, a local airport was even closed.

Swim, duck, swim

Tradition to arrange the racing of plastic cetinets appeared in Halifax (Canada) in 1988. The event quickly became popular, and began to be held in other parts of the world: Luxembourg, Chicago, Liverpool, San Antonio and T. D. Since 2014, the phenomenon has reached France. Now the biggest competition of this kind is arranged in Orleans. In 2015, 20,000 clerk participated in the race, in 2017 – already 30,000. Those who wish to take part in aquatic enjoyment you need to only buy a ticket, each of which is attached to a certain duck having its own unique number. Thus, it is easy to determine on the finish, whose duckling came first. The winner gets the car. And comforting prizes get another 73 race participants. About other unusual (and sometimes dangerous!) Competitions read in the material "My Planet".

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Riders on rapid elk

And you know that in the XV century, moose were riding animals in the Swedish army? Zoologist N. Kulagin wrote that "according to old legends, mosses would be used in Sweden to drive, as if riding them was such a quick thing that the police had to ban the use of elms for the purposes so that the criminals would not be hidden from persecution with the help of fast moose. At the same time, the scientist argued that if it was not to ride on Elos and not to run, they were dying two years later, and if we use them in harness or under the saddle, then live up to 35 years. In the XVIII century, Swedish couriers traveled in the salons in the Sunnaya harness, and a decree was preserved in the Baltics from the times of Peter I, forbidden to "appear in the city on Elosi". (About other strange lawmaking monarch ideas – in our test "Strange and Funny Decrees Peter I"). Harnessed the moose in the wagon and in the North American continent. For example, this picture was made in 1902 in Canada. Previously, "My Planet" told how the camels, an elephant and a bear were used during the war, as well as why humanity did not domesticated moose.

Food chain

An impressive scene of the hunt of Belogolovoy Orlana filmed photographer Kevin Ebi in the Natural Park of San Juan County (Washington, USA). The young fox caught the rabbit and hurriedly rushed around the field, but here there was a spicker with a white-headed eagle and tried to take prey. However, Lisa was not going to part with her, so the bird raised both in the air.

By the way, the Belogol Orlans are considered one of the largest birds of prey. The scope of the wings of these giants can reach 2 m. In size they are inferior only by California Condoras and have the same size that Berktes. Since 1782, the Orlan is the national emblem of the United States, and he was considered a spiritual symbol of local residents long before. These birds were central figures of many religious traditions of America’s indigenous peoples. In the XIX and XX centuries, the livestock of Orlans has declined sharply. However, thanks to the introduction of laws prohibiting the killing of birds and the use of insecticides (due to which embryos died in the eggs of Orlanes), the number of birds gradually recovered, and now they are out of danger. About other animals that were saved in the world, read in the material "My Planet".

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