Unusual phenomena of our planet from the magazine National Geographic
We live in a wonderful world, but for many of his miracles, we have no idea. It is good that there are geographical society - such as National Geographic, - and they tell us about the mysteries of our planet and all of the latest discoveries. Here is a list of the most interesting and unusual ones.
white-toothed shrew Thor
View shrews, which got its name in honor of the god Thor, and here's why: the skeleton of the animal allows it to withstand the load, by orders of magnitude superior to its own weight. the load can be as big? An experiment was conducted: at the animal within five minutes there was a person weighing 90 kg - and then shook herself shrew and calmly ran on about his business. Yes, the unique structure of the skeleton would have envied, and God.
Fish-drop - new mascot Conservation Society ugly animals. Recently, a survey was conducted, and millions of respondents agreed that it is a drop of fish deserves the title of the ugliest animal planet. Cute kittens and fluffy panda attracted worldwide attention, and tigers and lions are respected. But what about the here unhappy freaks such as the fish-drop? They, too, love does not hurt.
Lizard Pinocchio, or Khobotnev anoles
In 1953, a new species of lizard with a long nose (horn) was discovered in the mountainous rainforests of Ecuador, that it can be compared only with the nose of Pinocchio. Create it looks so unusual that just deserves a place on our list. In addition, this lizard is very rare: it has never seen since the years 1960 to 2005 and has recognized an extinct species. But then again she caught the eye of researchers - three times since 2005. Last time - in 2013.
Riddle two-faced cat Venus
The famous cat Venus resulting unusual combination of genes has abnormal color: one half of its faces black with yellow-green eye, and the second - red, blue eyes. In the body of the cat joined several genetic traits. Such animals biologists call a chimera.
One of the most mysterious findings, which told National Geographic, - was recently found on the coast of Florida eyeball of a marine animal. Nobody knows exactly where this thing. According to some assumptions, this eyeball belonged to a giant squid, but it is only one of the theories. First, you need to conduct genetic research. In any case, the finding of an extremely unusual.
UFO over the Hudson Valley
And stories about mysterious UFOs in this journal also occur. For example, about how back in 1983 in the American Hudson Valley (one hour from New York), hundreds of people have seen strange lights in the sky. It happened March 24, 1983. Was not less than 300 witnesses in unison claimed that seen lights arranged in the shape of V. At first these lights moving slowly blinked for about 5 minutes, and then disappeared. Nobody ever figured out what kind of collective hallucination happened that day.
The Lost Civilization
Which ancient civilization inhabited the earth long before us? Traces of one of the ancient and previously unknown civilization have been found in Honduras in the spring of 2015. Archaeologists have found in the heart of the Honduran jungle the whole city, which was called the "White City" or "City of the monkey god." The study showed that this culture has developed in parallel with the culture of the Maya sometime between 1000 and 1400 AD. Lots of interesting artifacts - such as carved stone head of a jaguar-werewolf - should shed some light on what kind of people lived here once.
A cat's urine with a smell of popcorn
In south-east Asia lived an unusual beast - binturong, which in common parlance they call "panda". Binturong easy to go on contact with a person, they can be tamed, but the joy of this is not enough: they tend to excessive uncontrolled urination. And their urine has a strange smell, like the smell of popcorn.
And there, then there are reports of two-headed sharks, and scientists still have no explanation for this phenomenon. The main hypothesis is the assumption that it is due to some anomalies gene mutations. Such two-headed mutants caught in the Indian Ocean and in the Pacific, and the latter discovery occurred off the Atlantic coast of Spain. What exactly is the cause of such mutations, while also not revealed, t. To. Cases scattered and the overall picture is not. There is an interesting version of what the cause may be too intensive fishing: due to the depletion of fish stock increases the probability of inbreeding, which can lead to anomalies and malformations.
Life in the Mariana Trench
Life really can be found anywhere, even in hollow Mary. The study showed that there is, at a depth of 11 km, live animals have adapted to the difficult conditions of life - strange worms, fungi and mollusks.
Pen dinosaur tail
This amazing discovery was made thanks to a piece of amber, which found preserved miniraptora tail piece - tail feathers. Age of discovery - about 99 million years.
The statue, found in Cairo Pharaoh
Archaeologists recently discovered in Cairo, the ancient Egyptian statue of some of the pharaohs. At first we thought it was a statue of Ramses II, but further studies have shown that it is likely to Psammetichus I, who ruled Egypt from 664 to 610 BC. The height of the statue - about eight meters, it is made of quartzite and its age is estimated to be about 3000 years old. The statue was found near the ancient city of Heliopolis. It must be in the land kept a lot of interesting.