9 Facts About Mosquitoes That May Surprise You

9 Facts About Mosquitoes That May Surprise You

Mosquitoes might just be the most irritating creatures on the planet. The itching and the incessant buzzing drive people crazy all over the world, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that mosquitoes are actually pretty fascinating – even if they are incredibly annoying. Here are some eye-opening mosquito facts that might just make you warm a little to these pesky bugs. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on earth Forget snakes, sharks, and lions, mosquitoes are actually the creatures to fear. There are more deaths attached to mosquitoes every year than any other animal in the world. Seems strange […]

Face Blindness Leaves Sufferers Unable To Recognise Faces Of People They Already Know

Face Blindness Leaves Sufferers Unable To Recognise Faces Of People They Already Know

There’s always that one person at a party who says they’re notoriously bad with names or faces, but did you know that not being able to recognise someone can actually be the cause of a medical condition? Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, is a cognitive disorder where sufferers can’t recognise faces – even those most familiar to them, like their children, their spouses, their parents, and even their own. Other visual processes remain intact, though, so sufferers can still tell objects apart, they just can’t differentiate between peoples’ faces. To them, everyone looks the same. In best case scenarios, […]

Short Spine Syndrome: Just 14 Dogs Have This Rare Condition

Short Spine Syndrome: Just 14 Dogs Have This Rare Condition

You might have seen images circling the internet that show “Photoshopped” images of dogs with unnaturally short backs and no necks. While it’s easy to think the images have been tampered with in some way to make them go viral, these dogs actually have a condition called Short Spine Syndrome – they haven’t been Photoshopped into weird goblin-like creatures. What exactly is Short Spine Syndrome? Short Spine Syndrome is a condition that affects very few dogs in the world (there have been less than 20 named). It’s where the vertebrae have been compressed together to shorten the vertebral column, and […]

Bald Eagle Facts: 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About American Mascot

Bald Eagle Facts: 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About American Mascot

Forming the symbol of freedom and America, the noble icon of the bald eagle is one that’s both mysterious and fascinating. Their huge wingspans demand respect, and once you learn that the species almost completely vanished in the 20th century, they become that much more intriguing. Despite their common appearance on all things patriotic, there are a number of facts people don’t know about these graceful birds. Bald Eagles aren’t “bald” It’s easy to see these birds aren’t bald in the truest sense, so you might be wondering where their name comes from. In actual fact, the “bald” part refers […]

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