Animals

Vegetarian Diet Causes Loss in Libido

July 7, 2008 / 12 Comments

Remember how horny Labord’s Chameleons are? There's a guy in China who's not going to die young of violent sex and he's blaming it on a vegetarian lifestyle. Or more precisely, that's what his doctor is telling him. When the guy saw that friends of his were suffering from obesity, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and diabetes he decided to ...

Labord’s Chameleons Die Young – Possible Cause: Violent Sex

July 7, 2008 / No Comments

After spending most of its lifespan incubating inside its shell, a tiny chameleon that only lives in southwestern Madagascar, hatches, engages in brutal sex and then dies. Image: Christopher J. Raxworthy Real name Furcifer labordi or Labord's chameleon, it's one of the smallest known chameleons on Earth. It's also become famous for being able to quadruple or quintuple its body size in ...

Japan will spare Humpback Whales for another year

July 4, 2008 / No Comments

GP is hoping that Japanese whalers did NOT read the Top 12 Hotspots for Whale Watching. Japan is notorious for hunting humpback whales in the Antarctic region among other places by using a loophole in a 1986 International Whaling Commission moratorium that allows countries to kill 1,000 whales each year for 'lethal research.' Japan is not the only culprit. Norway ...

2 Living Fossils Found in China

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

  Ask a Chinese person and they will tell you China had it first. China has the oldest. China has the most. It was invented first in the Middle Kingdom. It is everything. So, why not 'living fossils' too? There are at least two living fossils in China. The Chinese sturgeon and Chinese alligator. China sent five pre-historic Chinese sturgeons to Hong ...

World’s Largest Shark (Whale Shark) Soars Like an Eagle

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the extinct white dolphin or something you might see at one of those incredible hotspots for whale watching, it's the world's largest shark, the whale shark. Researchers down under, that's down under (Australia) and down under (underwater) attached devices for observation to eight sharks 8 meters (26') long off Ningaloo. The devices which are designed to ...

China Finds New Wildlife Beauty – Nonggang Babbler

June 20, 2008 / No Comments

Lose one, find one. China thinks the white dolphin in the Yangtze River went extinct, that's one lost, but good news today. China is adding a new species of bird to the wildlife list. It's called the Nonggang Babbler. It has a white crescent-shaped patch behind the ear, grayish-brown spots on a white throat and the rest is dark brown. ...

2 Greenpeace Members Arrested for Stealing Whale Meat in Japan

June 20, 2008 / 3 Comments

Two members of Greenpeace Japan were arrested for stealing a box of whale meat. The greenpeacers are saying that the crew members of a Japanese whaling ship stole the meat. From whom did the ship steal we wonder? The two fellows who belonged to Greenpeace said they were stealing the boxes of meat for evidence so they could prove the ...

Apes Can Plan for Their Future Needs

June 19, 2008 / No Comments

Who said apes are not smart? If you did, you may want to reconsider because researchers from Lunds University Cognitive Science in Sweden explained that apes are able to plan for their future needs, just as we humans do – by using self-control and imagining future events. Now we understand why they go fishing ... Mathias and Helena Osvath, the two ...

Me and My 60,000 Bees

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

There's a guy in North Carolina, Amychelle Jones, who has been sharing his home with 60,000 bees. I wonder if he counted them. One bee, two bees ... but back to the story. (honey oozes out of the walls) The knucklehead noticed something coming out of his walls and he realized it was honey after tasting the oozing liquid on the ...

Earthquake forces Migration of Wolves

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

To be sure, it is not always we foolish humans that drive animals out of their natural habitats, Mother Nature can do it, too. A May 12th earthquake in the mountains of Sichuan Province devastated some of the natural habitats of the wolves in that same region. Only about 10 wolves have been sighted since and the government ...