If you love learning about weird and wonderful things, from bizarre-looking animals, to the planet’s most dangerous plants, then you have come to the right place because this blog post will teach you about just three of the world’s strangest creatures.
The world is inhabited by more species of fish than mammals, birds and reptiles put together. It’s thought that we have only discovered a tiny fraction of the world’s fish species because billions of creatures live too deep in the ocean for humans to reach. It’s thought that a staggering 5,425,000 invertebrates will never be discovered. It’s weird to think that while we are minding our own business, living our lives, whether we’re just playing Partypoker or taking a walk, millions of unknown species are dying and being born right beneath our feet, hundreds of miles down in the sea. It’s also such a shame that so many of them will never be discovered.
From giant salamanders the size of grown men to rock climbing fish, planet earth is home to some truly bizarre, and at times frightening, creatures. However, they serve an ecological purpose and these strange animals are fascinating in their own unique way.
Chinese Giant Salamander
The United States is also home to a huge salamander called the Hellbender. This endangered species may look scary but they are rather passive, despite being able to grow up to six feet long. Imagine the size of its tongue!
Giant Coconut Crab
These enormous crabs can crack a coconut in one swipe, but luckily for humans they’re too slow to be very dangerous. Just watch out for those pincers!
Imagine if your pet goldfish suddenly began to scale the aquarium with its hands? Well the climbing fish has shocked scientists because it happens to be a very skilled rock climber.The fish, called a Lithogenes wahari, has specialized pelvic fins which act as gripping “hands” to climb terrain. It is an incredibly rare species which scientists are desperate to learn more about.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic edition is the popular touch screen enabled multimedia mobile that was recently launched by Nokia. With its feature set like a brilliant multi touch screen with nice display and high end multimedia capabilities plus being based on the popular series 60 platform, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is clearly the leading market rival of the popular Apple Iphone. Even the mobile has some of the features unavailable in the Iphone like Stereo FM Radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Coming to technical specifications, the 5800 codenamed ‘Tube’ is based on Series 60 5th Edition platform and runs the popular Symbian OS. And because of this you are able to choose among thousands of applications/software and games to install in your Nokia 5800 because there are lots of them for this operating system and platform. The next big greatness of this phone is its extraordinary multimedia capability like the Iphone.
With a fantastic display of 360 x 640 pixels (3.2 inches with 16 million colours at 24 bit), the video playback and quality is awesome. Popular video formats like MPEG4, FLV (Flash), 3GP, Real media, Windows media etc are supported by the default media player. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is known for the quality of music including the stereo sound quality and clarity. The phone supports a large variety of music file formats like Mp3, WAV, AAC, Real Media, AMR and MIDI (Polyphonic).
The CMOS censored 3.2 megapixel camera comes with Flash and other features like Auto Focus, Self timer and Zooming features. The quality of snaps taken using this camera is much better than that of Iphone’s camera. Also the camera sports the technically popular Carl Zeiss lens. Quality video captures at a resolution of 640 X 480 (Frame rate – 30 FPS) can be made using the camera of Nokia 5800. The Nokia 5800 sports 8GB/16GB of storage which can be used to transfer your favourite music and videos from PC using the supplied cables.
Size doesn’t matter! Just because it’s a petty needle, that doesn’t make this invention less significant. Woo Moon-Hyung’s ‘Big Eye Needle’ is a normal needle, but on exerting some pressure, the tiny loop-eye expands to the size of a button hole making threading a lot more easier. I often saw people struggling with needles, but thankfully, the age old glitch is finally done with.