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Why Mosquitoes Prefer Some People Over Others

Why Do Mosquitoes Prefer Some People Over Others Mosquitoes prefer some people over others. The reason? The preferred victim’s sweat simply smells better than others. Female mosquitoes hunt their blood host by detecting organic substances such as carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading

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Cat’s Sense of Hearing

Cat’s Sense of Hearing Cats have excellent hearing and can detect an extremely broad range of frequencies. They can hear higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans, detecting frequencies from 55 Hz up to 79 kHz, a range of 10.5 … Continue reading

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Amazing Camel And Its Hump

Amazing Camel And Its HumpCamels do not store water in their humps as is commonly believed. The humps are actually a reservoir of fatty tissue. Concentrating body fat in their humps minimizes heat-trapping insulation throughout the rest of their body, … Continue reading

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Pipit

PipitThe pipits are monogamous and territorial. Pipits are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs. Molecular studies of the pipits suggest that the genus arose in East Asia around seven million years ago (mya), during the Miocene, and that … Continue reading

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Shrike

ShrikeInteresting facts about ShrikeShrikes are known for their habit of catching insects and small vertebrates and impaling their bodies on thorns. This helps them to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently-sized fragments, and serves as a cache so that … Continue reading

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Triplewart Seadevil Fish Sexual Dimorphism

Did you know? In an extreme case of  reverse sexual dimorphism the male is so small that it attaches itself to the female as a parasite. Sexual dimorphism is the difference between (morphology) – structure and specific structural features  between … Continue reading

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White Throated Kingfisher

White Throated KingfisherThis is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill … Continue reading

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Moon and Life On Earth

Moon and Life On EarthDid you know? The fact is – No Moon No Life on Earth. If we had no moon then life may not have existed on the planet earth. The Earth’s axial tilt is officially called the … Continue reading

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