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Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time to poop

The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy , the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture . Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail. Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about. But that’s where ...

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Want healthier farm animals? Look to the mutants

Around eight years ago, Shelby Hendershot’s cow, Aurora, gave birth to a calf named Trinity. Trinity is an apt name for a calf like her — she has only three good legs. Her left front leg has a shoulder blade and a tiny hoof, but no well-formed limb capable of walking. “She gets around fine, despite her deformity,” Hendershot said. ...

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Whistling Caterpillars And 5 More Surprisingly Musical Species

0SHARESShare Some people can’t whistle at all, much less whistle without lips.The walnut sphinx caterpillar has no such trouble. When disturbed, say by a predator, these North American insects compress their bodies and squeeze air out of holes in the sides of their bodies, called spiracles. The result is a shrill sound that can last for several seconds.Now Jayne Yack, ...

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Choose A Snail And Learn A Deep Truth

0SHARESShare Choose A Snail And Learn A Deep Truth You got: Leaf Boy You chose Leaf Boy. This means you have the potential for many outdoor adventures in your snuture (snail future). Do not sit indoors. Even if the weather is looking strange and spooky, go out into the world and you will encounter many wonders. Leaf Boy compels you ...

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FYI, Peacocks Are Actually Mystical Birds From Another Dimension

0SHARESShare Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later Looks like we are having a problem on the server. Did YOU know that peacocks could fly???? vote votes Uh, yes. Duhhhh. vote votes No! I am so pleasantly surprised! 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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20 Cats Who Got Called The Fuck Out

0SHARESShare [unable to retrieve full-text content] I swear they do this shit on purrpose. This rebellious flooferton. imgur.com And this deceptive lil’ guy. cat-shaming.tumblr.com This cat who brought her mom a “snack.” imgur.com And this cat who got himself a snack. imgur.com View Entire List › 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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It is World Penguin Day – and they need our help

(Picture: Getty/MylesGoode) Today is World Penguin Day, and that obviously calls for pictures of those cute little birds in tuxedos.  But scientists warned that we need to do more to protect penguins if we want to keep seeing those photos for decades to come. Two thirds of the world’s 18 penguin species, whose habitats range from the equator to Antarctica, are ...

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