Sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the living is easy. We’d like to think of nature this way. But it moves in mysterious ways and it’s called Mother Nature for a reason.
You see, upon a closer look, things are hella odd and creepy out there. Think of it as a horror movie of its own league starring sci-fi-like creatures, unusual anomalies, bizarre plants and animals, and sightings that push you to the brink of saying "I’m out."
Bored Panda has compiled a spine-chilling fresh list for your next nightmare. Get ready for sweaty palms and don’t say I didn’t warn you. Before you are done and safely out of this whole ordeal, there’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 waiting one click away. No NOPEs allowed after this point.
I Watched This Guy Fight Off A Bird 10 Times His Size. This Was His Victory Pose For A Good 10+ Minutes As The Bird Perched On A Power Line, Defeated
Our planet is populated with both odd and amusing plants and animals. Some of them have been surrounded by myth and misunderstanding, and some we still know little about. David Attenborough’s series “Natural Curiosities” has revealed the remarkable evolutionary traits behind some of the most mystical wonders of the natural world.
Some of the quirky animals include flamingos, who survive in hot volcanic lakes by filtering out microscopic algae; salamanders that can regrow entire limbs; problem-solving crows that design intricate tools; and hippos, who secrete a vivid red mucus that acts as sunscreen.
Bees Killing A Murder Hornet By Raising Their Temperature In Order To Cook It Alive
Your Chances Of Getting Killed By A Group Of Frogs Are Low But Never Zero
In an interview with Radio Times, David Attenborough recounted the particularly peculiar case of a greenfly that’s nearly all female. “Inside they are already pregnant. And inside the baby that’s inside the mother there’s another one. So you’ve got three generations all in one animal.” As bizarre as it sounds, that’s a very common insect we don’t really think of much.
What, Exactly, Was The Sequence Of Events That LED To This?
Nature Is Scary As Hell
The Sandbox Tree also known as the "Dynamite Tree" grows exploding fruits. When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and distances of over 60 feet. The shrapnel can seriously injure any person or animal in its path. As bad as this is, the exploding seed pods are only one of the ways that a sandbox tree can inflict harm.
The fruit of the sandbox tree is poisonous, causing vomiting, diarrhea and cramps if ingested. The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.
The Harpy Eagle's Huge Talons Can Be As Large As A Bear's Claws, And Its Legs Can Be Almost As Thick As A Man's Wrist
My Mom Found This Skull With A Chrysalis Inside The Eye Socket
If I Saw This In My Bathroom Corner, I’d Burn My House Down
My Friend Traveled To India. She Posted A Photo This Morning With The Caption "It's Going Well"
The Scaly-Foot Snail Ingests The Toxic Magma-Fumes Of Hydrothermal Vents And Grows A Coat Of Organic Iron Plates
A Rare Mutation Causing The Tentacles On The Octopus To Branch
The Door I Had To Get Through Last Night To Get To My Room
10,000 Year Old Skull Of An Extinct Giant Irish Elk Found By This Farmer
Ants Squirting Acid At An Enemy
Got Home From Work To Find This Tarantula Hawk Wasp Carting Off A Huntsman Spider
The Amount Of Growing My Snail Has Gotten Done In Under A Year. From A 4cm Shell To A 17cm Shell
Honey Combs In Spare Unit Of My House. This Is The 5th Time The Bees Are Back. Two Separate Colonies One On Either Side Of This Unit. Both Are Inside The Wall
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