Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Best known are the members of the genus Paradisaea, including the type species, the Greater Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea apoda. This species was described from specimens brought back to Europe from trading expeditions. These specimens had been prepared by native traders by removing their wings and feet so that they could be used as decorations. This was not known to the explorers and led to the belief that the birds never landed but were kept permanently aloft by their plumes. This is the origin of both the name "birds of paradise" and the specific name apoda — without feet.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Carolus Linnaeus named the species Paradisaea apoda, or "legless bird of paradise", because early trade-skins to reach Europe were prepared without feet by natives; this led to the misconception that these birds were beautiful visitors from paradise that were kept aloft by their plumes and never touched the earth until death.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The pig is apparently owned by a man named Feng Changlin. After the pig was born in his village, he quickly told his neighbors that something weird was going on with his new piglet. It didn’t look quite right. Word quickly spread and like moths to fire, neighbors of course gathered around to see the spectacle and offered their sage, professional scientific insight, as neighbors tend to do.
In an interview with a Chinese paper, Feng claims that the pig looks really similar to a monkey, from lips, eyes, to nose to mouth. He went as far to say its rear legs are a bit longer than its forelegs, causing it to jump as opposed to walking.
Feng’s wife also added on that the piglet was born along with four others, all of which look normal. Their son keeps feeding the pig, as to see how it will grow up.
“Our son likes to play with it, and he stopped us from getting rid of it. He even feeds it milk.”
The hideous creature I had ever seen..
The monster was so ugly but still unexplained truth.
Teenager Jose Alvarez - who filmed the gnome - yesterday told national newspaper El Tribuno that they caught the creature while larking about in their hometown of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina.
He said: "We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning.
"I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking.
"Suddenly we heard something - a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones.
"We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid."
Jose added that other locals had come forward to say they had spotted the gnome.
He said: "This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out - just like everyone else in the neighbourhood now.
"One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital."
I was wondering if this creature is really exist or maybe it's just a coincidence. This is actually a truth we cannot explained. Some creatures which exist for a long time but we just realized the existence...