Thursday, August 30, 2007

Biggest carnivorous fish ever

The megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon) was a giant prehistoric shark that probably lived between about 16 to 1.6 million years ago. It is the biggest known carnivorous fish to have ever lived. The maximum size of this creature has been calculated to be at 15.9 m (52.1 feet) long and the body mass of about 48 tonnes.

The teeth are similar to great white shark teeth but are much larger and can measure up to more than 17.78 cm (7 inch) long in slant. This one on the photo above is not so big.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dryest place on the Earth

The Atacama Desert receives on an average less than .004 in /.01 cm of rainfall per year, some parts of this desert have not received rainfall for over 400 years.

Hottest place on the Earth

Image Courtesy : A NASA satellite recorded surface temperatures in the Lut desert of Iran as high as 71ºC (159ºF), 2005, the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the Earth.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Largest White Shark

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) caught in a set-net in Seven Star Lake, Hualien County, Taiwan, on May 14, 1997. Gross weight of this animal was 2500 kilograms and total length is estimated at 6.7 to 7.0 metres. Source of information is Victor Lin (Victor Lin pers. comm.). Possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded.

Source: Mollet

Amazing 747-400 Landing

Insane 747-400 Landing
The airport is Princess Juliana, which is located on Sint Maarten, Netherland Antilles.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Goshawk hunting

Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) chasing different animals. One of the most fearsome birds. Spectacular agility in fly. Here another very good video of Goshawk chasing hare. Here Goshawk call at nest.

Albino animals - part II

Partial albino chimpanzee (or bonobo ?)

Albino Gorilla, the famous Snow Flake.

Albino macaque.

Albino hedgehog.

Albino Bactrian Camel.

Albino (or may be not) wolf.

Albino whale.

Albino kangaroo, I'm not sure for the species.

See more: Albino animals - part I

God Save the Queen - Mic Conway

I found this while browsing youtube. God Save the Queen by Mic Conway's Whoopee Band (1990). Nice ukulele performance.
Lyrics (I think the original is Sex Pistols'):

"God Save The Queen"

God save the queen
The fascist regime
They made you a moron
Potential H-bomb

God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
In England's dreaming

Don't be told what you want
Don't be told what you need
There's no future, no future,
No future for you

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
'Cause tourists are money
And our figurehead
Is not what she seems

Oh God save history
God save your mad parade
Oh Lord God have mercy
All crimes are paid

When there's no future
How can there be sin
We're the flowers in the dustbin
We're the poison in your human machine
We're the future, your future

God save the queen
We mean it man
We love our queen
God saves

God save the queen
We mean it man
And there is no future
In England's dreaming

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for me

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future
For you

See more: Mic Conway

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Iranian policewomen

I can't resist to post it. They are climbing and training nunchaku gown-dressed, its incredible.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Skull on Mars

The photo is from Gusev crater, Mars. May be the object on the picture is only strange shaped stone, but is impressive how symmetrical and skull-like it is. There are not a lot of similar stones around.

Source: Mars Anomaly Research, NASA

Tidal Wave

It is too fast for lunar tidal wave. May be it is tsunami? I'm don't sure.

Largest Black Marlins

On the photo Alfred Glassell poses with his long standing world record Black Marlin (Makaira indica) weighing 1,560 pounds (707.6 kg) caught off Cabo Blanco Peru in 1953. There are a lot of claims for world record, but the largest fish that I found is on the picture above.

Another large black marlin taken in 2001 on the Great Barrier Reef. This massive fish weighed 1,386 lbs (628.7 kg).

Source: Antique & Classic Fishing Reels, BigMarineFish

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Is there an evolution?

With exception of Japan and Western Europe, the rest of the world is in tragic situation.

First Blood

One of my favourite movie scenes. The movie is "First Blood" 1982.
"Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million dollar equipment, back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!"

Albino animals

Albino Common Raven (Corvus corax).

White American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Note the blue eyes, similar like albino humans.

Partial Albino Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), very strange.

Albino Sand Martin (Riparia riparia). In some countries is said that the albino swallows and martins bring good luck and will comply a wish.

See more: Albino animals - part II

Most venomous fish

Apparently the stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa), also known as the the reef stone or dornorn is the most venomous fish in the world. It is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines that lives on reef bottoms, camouflaged as a rock.

Source: Wikipedia, Australian Museum

Best Places to Get Free Books

Very useful post. Best Places to Get Free Books - The Ultimate Guide.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

Patterson-Gimlin film is a short motion picture of an unidentified subject allegedly filmed on October 20, 1967 by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin who claimed the film was a genuine recording of a Bigfoot. There are big controversy about what exactly is the film, hoax or real record of unknown species. Here another version with different speed and zoom.

Source: Wikipedia