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Wonders of the Deep Blue Sea

Who would have thunk it? The deep blue sea, once thought to be a serene landscape devoid of life, is teeming with thousands of creatures. Some of them exude beauty, many are bizarre and a few are downright scary. In the following video, Hybrid Librarian reveals the deep sea’s 10 most amazing lifeforms.

Bizarre Creatures Still Abound

There are many lifeforms strewn across the planet that still–in this day and age of technological excellence–baffle scientists. Hybrid Librarian takes a look at 10 of these conundrums that have our best minds scratching their noggins.

Raised By Animals

In this incredulous video, Alltime 10s features 10 children raised by wolves, monkeys, wild cats and chickens, among others. Included in these amazing stories was a young boy who was discovered in a wolf lair in 2007 and was found to have grown claw-like nails and sharp teeth. Following his discovery he was hospitalized but escaped after less than 24 hours and has yet to be recaptured.

The Odyssey of the Yellow Ants

Earth creatures have mingled for millenia, but not till humans came on the scene did their migration across the globe power into fast forward. When these critters began harming us or part of the environment we like, we took notice, spending lots of money eradicating the invasive pests. But many species, we noted, brazenly found their own destructive path, wreaking havoc over our fragile ecosystems. In this edition of MinuteEarth, Henry Reich profiles the yellow crazy ant, among the most aggressive of the invasive marauders.

 

Evidence is Mounting

It’s no surprise that the veracity of global warming is again being questioned. Christian Booker, of the British Telegraph, cites more evidence that our planet has been steadily cooling since the 1930s, the hottest decade on record. PJTV’s “Trifecta” crew of Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Steve Kruiser the new evidence and the state of global warming.

The Social Life of Plants

Amazingly, botanists have discovered that plants have a secret social life. You read that correctly. Plants can actually communicate with each other, and have been able to for centuries. Minute Earth’s Henry Reich tells us that plants can warn each other of dangerous fungi, but can use what they’ve learned about their neighbors for nefarious reasons. Check out this episode as Reich explains.

Emergency Vision

Vision is our most compelling sense. And the much-used cliche “seeing is believing” certainly rings true in most cases. So, if you’re ever in a predicament without your glasses and in need of emergency vision, this episode of Minute Physics solves the problem for you. Check out the solution and see again!

Mighty Mite Fastest On Planet

The sesame-sized mite has zipped past the cheetah and the Australian tiger beetle as the fastest animal on the planet. The humble mite can rip through the deserts of Southern California at the amazing speed of 322 body lengths per second, or 1,200 miles per hour. SourceFed’s Joe Bereta and Steve Zaragoza fill in the details.

Strange Mother Nature

Mother Nature has been known to put on a show or two. But some of her productions are truly out of this world. Take “raining animals,” a meteorological phenomenon recorded by many countries throughout history. The animals most likely “raining” from the sky are fish, frogs and birds, but there have been reported downpours of worms and spiders, as well. Scientists theorize the phenomenon is the work of waterspouts into which animals get sucked up. Following in this edition of Hybrid Librarian are 10 of the strangest natural phenomenon on Earth.

 

 

10 Rare Animals Near Extinction

They’re some of the most incredible creatures in the world, but so rare that they soon might disappear forever. In this episode, Alltime 10s features 10 animals that may go extinct in the next 10 years, including the Sumatran tiger. About 40 of these smallish tigers are killed by poachers every year, shrinking their population to 400.

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