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The Battle Of Shark Vs. Octopus Yields Surprising Results

(YouTube Link) Sharks are generally considered to be one of the fiercest critters under the sea, and while there’s still a lot we don’t know about the octopus they haven’t earned a fearsome reputation-yet. Watch these two underwater toughs go at it, in the battle to avoid becoming someone’s next meal there can be only one winner [...]

Fact: Crocodiles Can’t Chew

When I was a kid and Crocodile Dundee was popular (I predate Steve Irwin’s fame by about a decade, apparently), I was terrified that I’d find myself in some isolated swamp full of crocodiles, and that those crocodiles would, of course, want to eat me. I was maybe too young to watch the movie. Anyway, [...]

Surprising But True: Crocodiles Can’t Chew

Image credit: MartinRe Yes, it’s true. Despite their fearsome reputation, crocodiles can’t chew. But that’s not to say they won’t kill you—in fact, death by crocodile is probably more agonizing precisely because they’re unable to masticate. You see, crocodiles’ jaws aren’t wired to move sideways, so they can’t grind food down in a traditional chewing motion. What [...]