Animal facts

Bees Sniff Out Landmines After Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the most insidious and indiscriminate weapons of war have to be landmines. They kill and maim without discrimination or care both during, and for decades after wars have ended. One of the biggest problems is that once laid they are extremely difficult to find and dispose of, and many people and animals encounter …

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Scotland’s National Animal Is A Unicorn

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scotland’s national animal is actually a unicorn which isn’t even a real animal. But why is Scotland’s national animal a unicorn? The unicorn is a symbol of purity and grace. The coat of arms of James VI of Scotland had two unicorns on it. But come on. It’s a creature of myth and legend. Are the Scots breaking …

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Penguin Prostitution – That’s Right. They Sell Sex

Reading Time: 2 minutes Penguin prostitution, now there’s a couple of words that I never thought I would ever say, read or write. But even though it sounds like an odd thing to say, it actually happens. You read that right, it’s not only humans that have low moral standards. But why? The sexual adventures of  the Antarctic bird …

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Evolution of Insects, Wings, Flight and Other Features

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to evolution for some people the jury is still out. But if you look at the science, evolution does exist. In fact, even the Catholic Church has admitted that evolution does happen. Their only dispute is that humans didn’t evolve from another species. But that’s an argument for another day. Today we …

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Percentage Of Insects On Earth Compared To Every Other Animal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know what the percentage of insects on earth is compared to every other animal? You probably won’t be surprised to know that we are severely outnumbered. Like seriously out numbered. But it’s not only us that are outnumbered. The percentage of insects on earth compared to every other animal is about eighty percent! Admit it. …

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