TheInfoTimes https://theinfotimes.com Sat, 27 Nov 2021 12:28:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.18 https://theinfotimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-phu-nu-new-1-32x32.png TheInfoTimes https://theinfotimes.com 32 32 8 Unbelievable Coincidences That Leave Us With Many Questions About the World https://theinfotimes.com/8-unbelievable-coincidences-that-leave-us-with-many-questions-about-the-world-2.html https://theinfotimes.com/8-unbelievable-coincidences-that-leave-us-with-many-questions-about-the-world-2.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:05:35 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=38500 Life sometimes brings us strange surprises that are seemingly impossible to explain simply by referring to theories of probabilty.

Almost like reincarnation

Enzo Ferrari, who founded the Ferrari company, died in 1988. About a month later, the footballer Mesut Özil was born. Looking at their portraits, you could be forgiven for thinking they’re twin brothers. Is this a case of reincarnation?

Is this another evidence of time travel?

Jennifer Lawrence is a spitting image of a silver age Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat.

Neighbors living in different centuries

The famous composer George Handel was a neighbor of famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix – admittedly, they were separated by two centuries. Handel lived in London at 25 Brook Street, whilst Hendrix lived for a time at 23 Brook Street. They were both incredible musicians who had a major influence on the development of music in their respective eras.

The Tragedy on the Hoover Dam

One of the first people who lost their life during the construction of the Hoover Dam was George Tierney, who died on December 20, 1922, when carrying out preparatory work. The last person to die during construction was Patrick Tierney – George’s son. He also died on December 20.

The cars that found each other

In 1895, in the state of Ohio, two cars collided. The peculiarity of this particular accident is to be found in the fact that during this period, automobile production was only just beginning to take off, and there were only these two cars in all of Ohio. Unfortunately, at that time automobile accidents still weren’t documented, and sσ the official records of this case haven’t survived.

Rumors of Edgar Allan Poe’s time machine

In the book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, written by Edgar Allan Poe, we learn the story of four sailors who survived the sinking of their ship and were forced to eat a shipboy called Richard Parker. Po claimed that this story was based on real-life events, but this wasn’t actually the case.

46 years after the book was written, an actual boat did sink, and the members of the crew who were saved recounted how they had eaten a shipboy called…Richard Parker. This led to rumors that the famous American writer had owned a time machine.

Unlucky brothers

In July 1975, Erskine Lawrence Ebbin, a 17-year-old inhabitant of the Bermuda Islands, was riding along the road on his moped when he was hit by a taxi. Almost a year before, also in July, Erskine’s brother – who was also 17 – was killed. He was riding the same moped and he was killed by a taxi as well. Behind the wheel was the same driver, and he was carrying the same passenger.

Anthony Hopkins and a rare book

Once, the actor Anthony Hopkins urgently needed to get hold of a book sσ that he could study for a role in a film he was starring in: The Girl from Petrovka, written by George Feifer. He couldn’t find the book in a shop anywhere, but then completely coincidentally he came across a forgotten copy in the subway.

When Hopkins later met Feifer, the latter told him that he didn’t have a copy of the book himself – he had lent his last one to a friend, who had lost it somewhere in the subway.

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21 Convincing Reasons to Love Australia From Afar https://theinfotimes.com/21-convincing-reasons-to-love-australia-from-afar.html https://theinfotimes.com/21-convincing-reasons-to-love-australia-from-afar.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:03:43 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=38576 Its diverse landscape, unique nature and unusual animals attract a lot of tourists to Australia. But let’s face the truth — isn’t it better to love this country from a distance?

Anything in Australia can grow to an enormous size, even a moth.

Basically, every creature that has wings can reach the size of a pterodactyl.

However, not all creatures with wings can fly. Perhaps that’s the reason he is sσ upset?

And there is no other place in the world where you’ll see such a diverse group of arthropods.

They can visit your bathroom…

…or join you on a walk.

Spiders aren’t the only reason why many people wouldn’t like living in Australia. They also have crocodiles.

And other creatures like this suspicious koala.

Or a group of stingrays that you could suddenly find lying on a beach.

Before putting on shoes, it’s recommended to check them because someone might have already settled in there.

Cars should be checked too.

Because these cute creatures can settle wherever they want.

Australian postmen are used to them too.

Not all dangers come from fauna. Australian flora can literally knock you off your feet.

As can the local weather…

How a usual street fight looks in Australia:

But not all these things can frighten hospitable Australians.

They won’t say no to anyone who wants to stay overnight…

… or to anyone who wants to share breakfast with them.

They even let them use the bathroom!

Sσ don’t listen to scaremongers and travel as much as possible. Not everything in Australia wants to kill you!

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The 16 Largest Things on Earth https://theinfotimes.com/the-16-largest-things-on-earth-2.html https://theinfotimes.com/the-16-largest-things-on-earth-2.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:02:01 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=38692 There were times when the world was ruled by creatures much bigger than us – they were real prehistoric giants. But even today nature can surprise us with its huge creations.

16. Sequoia trees

Sequoia trees are the biggest living things on this planet (by volume). They can grow up to 275 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter.

15. Amphicoelia

Amphicoelia is the biggest animal that ever lived on Earth. These herbivore dinosaurs lived 145-161 million years ago. They could reach 58 meters in length, and one vertebra of this animal was 2.5 meters.

14. Titanoboa

Titanoboa is a close relative of a boa but sσ much bigger. Titanoboa lived 58-61 million years ago and could reach 13 meters in length. A reticulated python living on our planet nowadays can only grow up to 7.5 meters.

13. Jackfruit

Jackfruit is the biggest tree-grown fruit in the world. It can reach 90 cm in length and 50 cm in diameter.

12. Argentavis

Argentavis lived 5-8 million years ago. It is one of the largest birds in Earth’s history. The spread of its wings could reach almost 7 meters, and it ate rodents.

11. The Paradise Cave

One of the caves in the Phong Nha-ĸẻ Bàng National Park in Vietnam was named the biggest and most beautiful cave in the world. The biggest chamber is more than 5 kilometers long, 200 meters high, and 150 meters wide.

10. Rafflesia

Rafflesia is the largest flower on Earth. It can reach over 100 centimeters in diameter. The flower is also known for its smell of rotting flesh.

9. Giant deer

Irish elk, or giant deer, appeared about 2 million years ago. When forests started spreading into open spaces, giant deer died out because their large antlers (over 5 meters wide) made it impossible for them to move through dense branches.

8. The Humongous Fungus

Armillaria ostoyae (which is colloquially named the Humongous Fungus) is one of the largest living organisms on Earth. It covers 8.4 square kilometers in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon and is mostly hidden underground.

7. Merostomes

Merostomes are the largest known arthropods. They could grow up to 2.5 meters, and they lived 248-510 million years ago.

6. The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. Located in the Coral Sea, it stretches for over 2,300 kilometers over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers.

5. Giant short-faced bear

When a giant short-faced bear stood up on its hind legs, it could reach 4.5 meters in height. With its extra powerful jaws, it was one of the largest carnivorous mammals that lived on Earth during the Ice Age. These bears died out 14,000 years ago.

4. Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus was the largest ape of all time, and it lived about 1 million years ago. It is hard to make any certain conclusions based on the rare remains. However, scientists believe that a gigantopithecus was up to 4 meters in height, 550 kilos in weight, and ate mostly bamboo.

3. Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl lived 66-68 million years ago. It was the largest pterosaur and the biggest flying animal in the planet’s history. The spread of its wings was 12-15 meters, and it fed on carrion and small vertebrates.

2. Blue whale

The blue whale is the largest animal living on Earth today, and it is also the largest animal in Earth’s history. It reaches 33 meters in length and 150 tons in weight. By the 1960s, the blue whales were nearly all killed, with only 5,000 animals remaining. Today there are no more than 10,000 blue whales, and it is sheer joy to see one of them in nature.

1. Sarcosuchus

Living long ago, the ancestor of a modern alligator – sarcosuchus – was about 12 meters in length. He preyed on small dinosaurs, and his bite was about 33,000-44,000 pounds, making him capable of biting his prey in half.

Bonus: a northern giant

Do you see this gargantuan-sized claw? Just imagine walking through a forest and crossing the path of something with these claws! These giant bears inhabit the territory of Alaska and the Kamchatka peninsula and are reported to be around 14 to 15 feet to the shoulder.

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How 11 Animals Have Changed Over Time https://theinfotimes.com/how-11-animals-have-changed-over-time-2.html https://theinfotimes.com/how-11-animals-have-changed-over-time-2.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:01:24 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=38754 Whether it be the result of domestication or the work of nature, the animal kingdom is always developing. While some animals, although evolved, might seem similar to their ancestors, others have changed drastically to the extent that they might not even be recognizable as relatives.

Domestic sheep

The mouflon is widely considered to be the ancestor of the domestic sheep. As a result of this evolution, present-day sheep are a lot tamer than their ancestors. While mouflons were usually brown, the colors of domestic sheep range from pure white to dark chocolate brown. The white color of sheep is the result of selective breeding since the white color is easily dyeable.

Domestic Pigs

Most domestic pig breeds descended from wild boars. Archaeological evidence indicates that pigs were domesticated from wild boars as early as 13,000–12,700 BC. They were and are used mostly for food, but early civilizations also used the pigs’ hides for shields, their bristles for brushes and their bones for tools and weapons. During the evolution resulting from domestication, they lost their coarse fur and tusks.

Cows

Aurochs, an extinct large wild cattle species that inhabited Europe, Asia, and North Africa is considered by scientists to be the ancestor of domestic cattle. Experts have also suggested it as an ancestor to the modern European bison. The cattle that we mostly see today are either dairy cattle (those bred specifically for producing large quantities of milk) or beef cattle (those that are bred for meat production).

Giraffes

The closest known relative of giraffes is the now extinct Samotherium. The anatomy of a Samotherium shows a transition to a giraffe-like neck. Samotherium, which roamed around in the woodlands of Eurasia about 7 million years ago, had a neck that was about one meter long—about half the length of today’s giraffes. It is widely believed that the scarcity of food near the ground lead to the elongation of the neck sσ they were able to reach vegetation that was higher up.

Horses

The modern-day horse is supposed to have evolved from the now-extinct Eurohippus. Eurohippus were short creatures ranging from 30–60 cm at the shoulder and weighed just about 10 kg. The evolution occurred due to a change in the diet from foliage to grass and then because of the horse’s ancestors needed to develop greater speed to outrun predators.

Elephants

Moeritherium, a swamp-dwelling animal resembling a hippopotamus, is thought by scientists to be an ancient elephant relative. They were approximately the size of a tapir—29 to 42 inches (74 to 107 centimeters) tall at the shoulder.

Rabbits

The ancestors of rabbits looked nothing like them. Instead, Nuralagus, which is now universally regarded as being the ancestors of rabbits, were about 6 times heavier than the modern rabbit. They were also not as agile and could not jump. From the ancient Nuralagus, present-day rabbits have come a long way. And a rise in animal fancy has seen them evolve—as a result of cross-breeding— into unique and varied shapes and sizes.

Birds

Reverse genetic engineering and the study of fossil records both indicate that today’s birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved during the late Jurassic Period. Interestingly, the closest living relatives of birds are crocodiles.

Dolphins

Dolphins are related to the Indohyus, an extinct land-dwelling animal, from which they split approximately 48 million years ago. About the size of a raccoon or domestic cat, this omnivorous pig-like creature showed signs of adaptation to aquatic life, like having a thick and heavy outer coating, and bones that reduced buoyancy and enabled them to stay underwater.

Indohyus is also related to whales.

Sharks

Sharks are a mysterious creature and not much is known about them or how they evolved. However, in many scientific circles, the Helicoprion is considered to be their ancestor. The tooth whorl, however, is a contentious issue among scientists. While some believe it to be present in the lower jaw, others think that it was in the upper jaw. Whether the tooth whorl curled inward or outward is also a matter of debate.

Tawny owls

Tawny owls are an example of how climate change is forcing evolution. In the past, the grey-colored tawny owls outnumbered the brown colored ones. But as the climate warms up and the snow cover is thinning, the number of brown-colored tawny owls is increasing. It is probably nature’s way of evolving the owl to maintain camouflage in the changing terrain.

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15 Google Earth Finds That’ll Make You Look at Our Planet Differently https://theinfotimes.com/15-google-earth-finds-thatll-make-you-look-at-our-planet-differently-2.html https://theinfotimes.com/15-google-earth-finds-thatll-make-you-look-at-our-planet-differently-2.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 11:00:44 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=38715 We don’t realize how much of our planet we’re missing by being stuck to the ground. Luckily, Google Earth lets us get a birds-eye view of even the most unreachable corners of the world. Sσ if you’ve never seen a meteorite crash site or the world’s largest pool from above, prepare to be enlightened.

1. A deserted cruise ship found near Antarctica

2. Hippos going for a dip in Africa

3. Called the Badlands Guardian, this is natural land feature that resembles a human head

4. “Love island” in Croatia

5. Graveyard full of decommissioned aircrafts in Arizona

6. Barringer Crater

This is a huge meteorite crash site that occurred 50,000 years ago. It’s 0.737 miles long and 560 feet deep.

7. Mesmerizing pond in Texas

These ponds are the product of the largest potassium chloride manufacturing in the United States.

8. Osmington White Horse, the U.K.

The figure was cut into the local limestone in 1808 in honor of King George III.

9. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile

The largest swimming pool on Earth. It’s 3,323 ft. long and contains 66 million gallons of water.

10. Unexplained pattern in Egypt

11. Ship wreck with trees growing out of it in Australia

12. Heart-shaped lake in Ohio, USA

13. A herd of buffalo in Africa

14. A mysterious target in Nevada, USA

15. Vibrant red lake in Iraq

 

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10+ Tricks Animal Care Workers Use For Weighing Different Animals https://theinfotimes.com/10-tricks-animal-care-workers-use-for-weighing-different-animals.html https://theinfotimes.com/10-tricks-animal-care-workers-use-for-weighing-different-animals.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 07:08:49 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=50150 We usually think of weighing oneself as a not-very-pleasing endeavor we either do and no questions asked, or blatantly ignore. But it’s a whole different story if we’re talking adorable and tiny animals being put on scales.

The Info Times has made a compilation of the cutest little pals getting a weigh-in session. Not only are the pictures all too adorable, they also reveal what kind of tricks, scales, and gadgets animal care workers use to measure their buddies. From weighing an unsuspecting koala sittin’ on a tree limb to wrapping an owl in a burrito-like blanket, this is the kind of cuteness overload I’ve been missing all this time.

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The Info Times reached out to Emily Greenhalgh, a marine biologist and science communicator who worked at the New England Aquarium in Boston and posted a picture of a baby penguin being weighed. Emily explained what the procedure of weighing wild animals looks like.

“As you can imagine, keeping a wild animal still enough to get an accurate weight reading can be a bit of a challenge.” Emily further explained: “Plastic tubs and containers are clutch. The penguin chicks are placed gently in a plastic tub (the kind you would store flour or cereal in) and then the tub is placed on the scale to get an accurate measurement.”

Meanwhile, other animals (like the sea lions and harbor seals) “are trained to hop up onto the scale as part of their enrichment activities, which makes things a bit easier,” said Emily.

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It really depends on the individual animal how often they get a checkup and how they get weighed.

For example, “The Aquarium’s 550-lb green sea turtle, Myrtle, gets a full workup twice a year, including weight measurements, ultrasounds, and blood-draws.” Meanwhile, “Much like a human, the Aquarium’s giant anacondas get a checkup annually.”

However, the baby animals like the rockhopper and African penguins that are born at the Aquarium get a checkup and a weigh-in much more frequently.

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10+ Rare Photos That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things https://theinfotimes.com/10-rare-photos-that-reveal-the-unseen-side-of-things.html https://theinfotimes.com/10-rare-photos-that-reveal-the-unseen-side-of-things.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 06:19:57 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=50097 We often forget what a wondrous world we live in. While getting caught up in our hectic schedules makes us oblivious to things around us, today we’re gonna zoom in on the unseen and unnoticed side of things.

Sσ welcome to The Info Times amusing collection of the most fascinating and rarely seen objects, beings, places, occurrences, and everything that will bring out that inner curious child we have inside.

From a macro shot revealing the density of penguin feathers to rainbow cloud spotting, this is something you only see in a video game. Or if you open your eyes and pay attention. Psst! More incredible photos of rarely seen things can be found in our previous posts here, here and here.

#1 When It’s Cold Enough To See The Melody

#2 Spotted A Rainbow Cloud From My Balcony. Not As Beautiful As Aurora But Pretty Rare To See Such Phenomena In India

#3 This Is What Sunset Looks Like From Space

Even in times of scientific and technological advancements, our beautiful planet remains full of mysteries. From the incredible bismuth crystal that looks like it came from some sort of sci-fi film to the enchanting glowing forest in Japan with its luminescent mushrooms scattered along the forest floor, there are sσ many exquisite finds on Earth. They make us question how much about the place we inhabit we don’t really know.

Some of the most standout mysteries that have been captivating the imagination of many throughout the years include Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The structure consists of a ring of standing stones, with each stone standing approximately thirteen feet high, seven feet wide and weighing 25 tons. It’s believed to have been built about 5000 years ago, but scholars still do not agree on what its purpose could have been.

Another mysterious object is the stone spheres found in Costa Rica, located on the Diquis Delta and on Isla del Cano. There are over three hundred petro spheres scattered throughout the country that are still considered a great, unsolved archaeological mystery. The heaviest of them weighs many tons, and they’re believed to be made of granodiorite.

#4 Here Are My Removed & Genetically Modified White Blood Cells, About To Be Put Back In To Hopefully Cure My Cancer

#5 Not A Painting – Just An Iceberg Flipped Upside Down

#6 This Albino Peacock I Saw In Malaysia

#7 Finally Got My Prosthetics In

#8 Bioluminescent Phytoplankton In The Persian Gulf

#9 Ice Eggs – This Rare Phenomenon Occurs When Ice Is Rolled Over By Wind And Water (Northern Finland)

#10 Nappies In Sweden Have A Father On The Packaging

#11 The Forests Of Aspen, Colorado

#12 This Huge Tree In Cairo

#13 Highway To Heaven. 30-Second Long Exposure Of Airliner Departing From Runway

#14 My Nails Pushing The Chemo Out Of My Fingertips

#15 Truck Door Handle On A Frosty Morning

#16 My Dad Got A Periodic Table With The Actual Elements In It

#17 A Pistachio Plant

#18 The Sun Hit This Freshly-Paved Tarmac Just Right And Made A Real-Life Rainbow Road Through Polarized Lenses

#19 This Butterfly With Transparent Wings

#20 Amazing Jimbacrinus Crinoid Fossils

#21 What A Piece Of 10,000-Year-Old Glacial Ice Looks Like

#22 This Close Up Shot Of A Dragonfly I Took With My Phone The Other Day

#23 Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything – Here’s Snowball, An Extremely Rare Leucistic Alligator

#24 My Hair Is Half Blonde Half Brunette. Including Eyebrows

#25 Horses On A Plane

#26 Certain Fish Skin Can Be Grafted Onto Burns And Diabetic Wounds. The Material Recruits The Body’s Own Cells And Is Converted Eventually Into Living Tissue

#27 This Pencil Store In Tehran, Iran

#28 The Density Of Penguin Feathers

#29 Astronaut Bruce McCandless Floating Away From The Safety Of The Space Shuttle

#30 Sendai Daikannon, One Of The Tallest Statues In The World

#31 The Color Of My Kitten’s Foot Is Split Down The Middle

#32 This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

#33 This Majestic Emerald Mallard

#34 My Cactus Has Grown A Strange-Looking Flower

#35 In Case You Haven’t Seen Spider Feet Up Close

#36 We Got These Giant Screws In At Work Today For Mounting Solar Panels

#37 The Difference Three Months Of Hardcore Chemotherapy Makes

#38 The UK Is Full Of Charming Crinkle Crankle Garden Walls

In England you sometimes see these “wavy” brick fences. And curious as it may seem, this shape uses fewer bricks than a straight wall. A straight wall needs at least two layers of bricks to make it sturdy, but the wavy wall is fine thanks to the arch support provided by the waves.

#39 The Back Of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

#40 This Lizard I Found “Standing” On Water In My Pool

#41 In Case You Have Not Seen What A Clump Of Dna Looks Like

#42 Giant Puffball Mushroom My Sister Found In The Woods

#43 Mosaics Of A Roman Villa Were Found Under A Vineyard In Negrar, Italy

#44 This Device Is Used To Measure Lengths On Maps. Simply Roll It Along Streets You Want To Use And It Tells You The Distance

#45 Ants Gutted My Almond To Make Their Own Almond Flour

#46 When My Cat Got Spayed, The Shaved Area Grew Back Chocolate Coloured

#47 A Hand Of A Koala

#48 This Apple’s Flesh Is The Same Colour As It’s Skin

#49 414-Pound Gorilla On The Exam Table

#50 $12,000 Worth Of Cancer Pills

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40 Comics Reveal What Animals Would Say If They Could Talk https://theinfotimes.com/40-comics-reveal-what-animals-would-say-if-they-could-talk.html https://theinfotimes.com/40-comics-reveal-what-animals-would-say-if-they-could-talk.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 06:02:05 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=50054 How many times have you looked at your dog and wondered what the heck is going on in that little mind? How many midnights on Christmas Eve have you spent waiting for that humble ‘meow’ to transform into ‘hey, Dave’? Well, those days are numbered.

Thanks to Jimmy Craig, we now know not only what our pets are thinking, but also what they say to one another. The artist has illustrated all of their communication subtleties for the eye-opening They Can Talk comic series. It turns out that these feline and canine conversations reveal as much about humans as they do about our four-legged friends.

Sit back, relax, and let’s find out the truth you’ve been craving for sσ many years. Plus, read The Info Times interview with the artist himself on the challenges that come with creating these surreal animal conversations.

More info: They Can Talk | Facebook

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Bored Panda spoke to the artist himself, Jimmy Craig, in order to find out the source of his seemingly endless inspiration. “I recently got two cats, which explains why I’ve been writing a little more cat comics than usual.“ It turns out that inspirational flow is always in front of him: “When they’re being total psychopaths, the silver lining is that I’ll get a comic idea out of it.”

One of the hardest parts of making the comics has to do with animal expressions. “Sometimes it’s challenging to give the animals recognizable expressions without making them look too human.” Craig adds: “I still try to keep the comic somewhat grounded in reality.”

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The artist believes that our thoughts are much more similar to our pets’ than we’d like to think. “I like to think that animals have similar thoughts as us, sσ whether I’m thinking about what animals might be saying to each other or imposing my own thoughts on them, there’s some truth in both.”

Jimmy Craig has been working on his They Can Talk project since 2015, but he believes that his drawing has improved over time. “I still keep the backgrounds simple (or non-existent), but I think there’s more consistency in the look and style of the animals.”

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For all the They Can Talk fans out there, you’re likely to see more comic scenarios in the near future. “I’m satisfied as long as I’m doing something creative. Thankfully, exposure from the comic has led to other opportunities and I hope it continues to serve as a sort of portfolio for my writing and illustration.”

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There are millions of species in the world, but only a few of them communicate with language. Usually, their conversations are based on much more basic means of expression—anything from body language to instinctive calls. Moreover, humans are known to have a brain template for acquiring language and it’s crucial in learning multiple languages.

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The crucial question is whether these means of communication could be called accidental or intentional. According to Carl Safina, the author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, all species of free-living great apes use gestures to communicate. And these gestures aren’t random. They’re directed at specific individuals who understand them, and they’re used intentionally and flexibly. Meanwhile, he writes, “humans happen to be talkers. Think of the words wasted.”

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25 Times People Noticed Animals Following Social Distancing Rules And Decided To Share The Pics Online https://theinfotimes.com/25-times-people-noticed-animals-following-social-distancing-rules-and-decided-to-share-the-pics-online.html https://theinfotimes.com/25-times-people-noticed-animals-following-social-distancing-rules-and-decided-to-share-the-pics-online.html#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 05:45:33 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=50025 When a person who has COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the disease. To avoid that, the World Health Organization (WHO) advises maintaining at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Some of us, however, don’t get it and aren’t following these guidelines.

To teach them how it’s done, The Info Times has compiled a list of photos that show animals “practicing” social distancing in the face of the pandemic. From pigeons and seagulls to cats and moose, if everyone behaved like these critters, we would flatten the curve way quicker!

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Intrestingly, some animals, for example, chimpanzees and honeybees, do take measures to prevent the spread of disease. The two species can be really ruthless when it comes to ousting the sick.

Bacterial diseases that strike honeybee colonies, like American foulbrood, are particularly threatening to them, liquifying honeybee larvae from the inside. “That’s where the name comes from, that brown gooey mess. It smells very, very foul,” Alison McAfee, a postdoctoral fellow with North Carolina State University’s Entomology and Plant Pathology department, told National Geographic.

#2 Cats Get It

Infected larvae emit telltale chemicals that older bees are able to smell, like oleic acid and β-ocimene, a bee pheromone, according to McAfee’s research. Immediately after identifying them, the bees will physically toss these diseased members from the hive, she said.

#3 CAT-Cial Distancing In Japan

In 1966, as she was studying chimpanzees in Tanzania, Jane Goodall observed a chimp named McGregor who had contracted polio, caused by a highly contagious virus.

His fellow chimps attacked him, casting McGregor out of the troop. Partially paralyzed, McGregor even approached a few chimps grooming in a tree. He reached out a hand in greeting, but the others quickly moved away.

#4 Meanhwhile In Poland

“For a full two minutes old [McGregor] sat motionless, staring after them,” Goodall noted in her 1971 book In the Shadow of Man.

Goodall mentioned other instances of ostracized, polio-ridden chimps during her research as well, though highlighted that in some cases, infected individuals were eventually welcomed back into the group.

#5 Social Distancing By A Cat

Chimpanzees are visual creatures. They’re like humans in this regard. According to some research, the initial stigma toward polio-infected individuals may be caused by fear and disgust of their disfigurement—which is a form of avoiding catching the disease that causes such deformations.

Sσ as you can see, social distancing is not a new concept in the natural world!

#6 Social Distancing

#7 This Dog From Local News Is Practicing Social Distancing

#8 Even Dogs Respect And Understand Social Distancing

#9 Even Cats Get It

#10 Peacokcks Know How To

#11 Dogs Keeping Social Distance In Zagreb

#12 This Aussie Heard About Social Distancing, Cat Didn’t

#13 Even The Moose Are Practicing Social Distancing

#14 My Friends Cats Have This Social Distancing Malarkey Figured Out

#15 Social Ducktancing

#16 Social Distancing Is The Key

#17 Doing Our Part To Keep Apart

#18 These Dogs In Dumaguete Know What Social Distancing Means

#19 Romeo And Mewliet

#20 Cats Practicing Social Distancing (Karachi, Pakistan)

#21 It’s Heartwarming To See Everyone Taking Social Distancing Seriously

#22 Social Distancing With My Frenemy Tilly

#23 Clever Cats

#24 Social Distancing In Wynyard. Bin Chickens Show Backpackers How It’s Done

#25 Social Distancing

 

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14 Animals We’re Often Afraid of That Aren’t Actually All That Dangerous https://theinfotimes.com/14-animals-were-often-afraid-of-that-arent-actually-all-that-dangerous-2.html https://theinfotimes.com/14-animals-were-often-afraid-of-that-arent-actually-all-that-dangerous-2.html#respond Fri, 26 Nov 2021 19:00:40 +0000 https://theinfotimes.com/?p=50005 The animal kingdom is full of species that look extremely frightening but are actually quite harmless. Some of these creatures are scary because of their size, while others creep us out thanks to their sharp teeth or fangs. But the truth is these animals have more to fear of humans than humans have to fear of them.

Don’t get carried away by appearances. The Info Times wants to show you 14 dangerous-looking animals that are completely harmless.

1. Basking shark

Seeing the open mouth of this shark as it approaches may seem like something out of a nightmare, but there’s nothing to worry about. Unlike other carnivorous shark species, basking sharks eat plankton, small fish, and invertebrates. Their enormous size makes them the second-largest living fish on the planet, and they can measure more than 12 meters and weigh more than 5 tons!

2. Giant African millipede

Giant African millipedes can grow up to 30 centimeters long, live for 5 to 7 years, and have 300 to 400 legs. This strange creature lives in forests and feeds on organic matter from decaying trees, logs, or plants. Unlike centipedes, which have fangs and are poisonous, millipedes do not bite, and their secretions to defend themselves from predators are mostly harmless to humans.

3. Milksnake

The milksnake is considered dangerous because it resembles one of nature’s most venomous snakes, the coral snake. Both animals have a pattern of red, yellow, and black stripes, but one is completely harmless to humans, while the other is actually dangerous.

4. Sea pig

The sea pig (Scotoplanes) is an extremely strange-looking underwater animal. These small creatures use a form of locomotion with tube-like legs to move around. Many people find sea pigs frightening because of their unnatural appearance, but these creatures only feed by extracting organic particles.

5. Manta ray

This is the largest stingray (Mobula birostris) in the world and can measure up to 7 meters across. Despite their large size and bizarre appearance, divers have nothing to fear. These animals eat small prey, like plankton.

6. Vulture

Vultures may seem intimidating because of their featherless heads, large wings, and the habit of appearing only when there is a carcass around. But these birds of prey are harmless to humans. They usually feed on dead animals, as their claws are short and more adapted to walking than killing. But when food is scarce, they may hunt live prey.

7. Whale shark

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, and the size varies by gender. Females can grow up to around 20 meters while men tend to be smaller. This marine giant does not attack humans.

8. Whip scorpion

This terrifying animal looks like a mixture of a spider and a scorpion. And many people are frightened and disgusted by it; however, this creature is shy and not very aggressive. In fact, it has no venom, sσ it does not represent any kind of danger to humans. It’s recommended not to kill them because their function is to control pests, such as cockroaches.

9. Hercules beetle

These amazing insects can reach a length of more than 17 centimeters, making them one of the largest beetles in existence! Despite their terrifying horns, they are harmless, as they are herbivores that feed mainly on fruit.

10. European yellow-tailed scorpion

The yellow-tailed scorpion averages 4 cm, but it does look intimidating!

11. Chinese giant salamander

The Chinese giant salamander can grow up to 1.8 m long and is the largest amphibian in the world. This huge animal eats only insects, small fish, and other amphibians. The species is threatened by pollution and poaching. They predate invertebrates (such as spiders, millipedes, insects, and crustaceans) and vertebrates (some mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).

12. Opossum

Possums are possibly the most harmless and useful of all urban creatures. They are often seen as a pest and accused of knocking over garbage cans, but they are rarely a threat and easily go on their way. Many people mistake this animal for a large rat because of its white face, naked tail, and glowing eyes.

They can digest almost anything, including the bones of a dead animal, and in doing sσ, they help eliminate diseases from carcasses and food waste that might otherwise spread.

13. Tarantula

Tarantulas give some people the creeps because of their hairy bodies and large legs. However, these spiders are harmless to humans. They can bite, but their venom is weaker than that of a bee. Among arachnid lovers, these spiders have become popular pets.

14. Gharial

The gharial resembles a crocodile in every way except for its long, narrow snout. It is often thought that these beasts could attack humans, but in reality, their jaws are fragile.

What would you do if you came face to face with any of these creatures? What other animals do you know that are harmless despite their menacing appearance?

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