grass snakes are not venomous and they rarely bite, one of their only defense mechanisms is to feign death and go completely limp. it’s claimed that they may also secrete blood from the mouth and nose while playing dead.


A pig which was born with just its two front legs has become an unlikely celebrity in Henan Province, China.

The 10-month-old animal, known by villagers as Zhu Jianqiang, which means Strong-Willed Pig, was born with only two front legs, which it now uses to walk on.

He recalls: ‘My wife asked me to dump it but I refused as it’s a life. I thought I should give it a chance and unexpectedly it survived healthily.’

Several days after Zhu’s birth Wang decided to train the two-legged female piglet to walk by lifting it up by its tail. ‘I trained her a while each day. After 30 days she could agilely walk upside down.’

‘She proved to us that no matter what form life is it should continue to live on,’ he said. ‘I won’t sell her no matter how much the offer is.’

The lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the LARGEST KNOWN SPECIES of JELLYFISH. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of theARCTIC, northern ATLANTIC, and northern PACIFIC OCEANS, seldom found farther south than 42°N LATITUDE. Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore ofMASSACHUSETTS BAY in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 2.3 m (7 feet 6 inches) and tentacles 36.5 m (120 feet) long.


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