Author Archives: Noreen

10 Wild and Wacky Animal Mating Rituals

Embed This Infographic Source: Today I found out [Some images used in the infographic via Shutterstock] Text Version: 1. Flatworms: Like most aquatic invertebrates, flatworms are hermaphrodites, which means they have reproductive organs of both genders- male and female. So they determine who’s going to be which gender, with a good old fashioned fight.  When it comes to their dagger-like […]

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12 Fascinating Dolphin Facts

1. Dolphins belong to the order of Cataceans (marine mammals) and are closely related to whales and porpoises. They are the only group of mammals that generally give birth to their young tail first, instead of head first like other mammals 2.  “Dolphin” comes from the ancient Greek “delphis”, which means more or less “fish with a womb”. 3. Dolphins […]

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10 Strange and Wonderful Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around The World

Embed This Infographic Source: Today I found out [Some images used in the infographic via Shutterstock] For another intesting Valentine’s Day Infographic see: History of Valentine’s Day & Other Interesting Facts Text Version: 1. Japan: In this part of the World, it’s all about spoiling your man on Valentine’s day and not the other way around like in most Western […]

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12 Interesting Volcano Facts

1. Where the term Volcano came from: The word “volcano” was derived from the Italian word “vulcano” from the Latin “vulcanus” meaning “burning mountain”. In  ancient Roman mythology, the God of fire/ flames (referred to as the blacksmith of the gods) went by the name “Vulcan”, the etymology  for which is still debated, but is believed to be related to […]

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The Difference Between Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins, and Other Turtle Facts

All three animals come under the class of reptiles, in the taxonomic order of Testudines or Chelonia (which comes from the Greek word ‘kelone’, meaning interlocking shields or armor). They all have the major characteristics of reptiles as they are cold-blooded (eco-therms), have scales, breathe air, and lay eggs on land. The distinction between them comes mainly from what living habitat […]

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