Crocodiles Climb Trees

An American alligator perches on a tree branch in Pearl River Delta, Mississippi.
An American alligator perches on a tree branch in Pearl River Delta, Mississippi.

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can climb trees. Study concluded that at least four species of crocodiles climbed trees, but how far up they went varied by their sizes. The smaller ones were able to climb higher and further than the larger ones. Some of them were observed climbing as far as four meters high.

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The German Hair Force: A Failed Military Experiment

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For almost year and half during the 1970s, German army, the Bundeswehr, permitted its soldiers to wear long hair, reflecting the new cultural trends. During the Cold War this decision annoyed the country’s NATO allies and earned the military the derogative nickname of the “German Hair Force.”

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Life Expectancies Around the World

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Visual journalist Marcelo Duhalde has created an infographic that displays life expectancies around the world. According to his research, a person born in 2013 in Monaco has the highest expected life span — an average of 90 years — while Chad has the worst with an average of just under 50 years.

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Mirrors May Cause Hallucinations

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A weird illusion is evoked once you stare at your reflection in a mirror. It’s a famous old Halloween trick that scientists are starting to explore. You can give it a try. Sit in a dark room, about a meter (3 ft) away from a mirror and stare at the reflection of your face for about ten minutes. Keep the room as dark as possible, while still being able to see your reflection.

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Climate maps of Middle Earth

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A scientist created climate maps Of Middle Earth based on Tolkien’s incredibly detailed maps. Dan Lunt works as a climate research scientist at Bristol University in UK. He created a computer model of the climate of Middle-earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Writing under the name Radagast the Brown, Dr. Lunt published an article about it. In order to make the article accessible readers in Middle-earth who don’t know English, he published it Elflish and Dwarfish as well as English.

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