“ Male koala bears may be tiny, but to woo the ladies they make a low-pitched grunt as deep as an elephant’s call, thanks to an extra set of vocal cords, researchers said Monday.
This previously unknown organ lies outside the voice box, or larynx, and is not known to exist in any other land mammal, said the study in the journal Current Biology.”
You can see video of the koala’s distinctive bellowing sound at BBC News.
Sperm Whale Explodes In Stomach-Churning Clip From Faroe Islands (Graphic Video)
Warning: Some viewers might find this video disturbing.
A purportedly dead sperm whale exploded after it was pierced by a local on the Faroe Islands, its innards blasting forth as if spewed from a sideways volcano. And it was all captured on video.
The fisherman in the clip was reportedly tasked with
cutting the carcass up to avoid further health hazard but hit a gas pocket through the whale’s blubber, according to News.com.au.” (via Huffington Post Science)
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The New York Times.
Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? Well, if you’re a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people’s interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new study.”