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New Map of Earth’s Animals

Naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, constructed a map of the world’s animals. Now that map has been updated, with new information gleaned over the past century about where the Earth’s animal species live. It includes data on 20,000 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians.   The global map data can be used [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There’s no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don’t already know about them. For example: Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of [...]

Cinema shows wrong movie to kids by mistake

Families settling down to a showing of Madagascar 3 ended up with Paranormal Activity 4 instead. The untimely error took place at Cineworld in Notting…

5 Newly Discovered Creatures That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

I often wake in a cold sweat, swiping at my arms and inside my ears frantically trying to scatter the insects crawling on my skin. These are my nightmares, invaded by creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps it’s because my worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Recently in China, a woman found [...]

15 Wonderfully Geeky Sand Sculptures

The Fourth of July is a great day to head to the beach, even if it is a bit overcrowded. For those of us who can’t hit the surf, here’s the next best thing: geeky sand sculptures! Alien vs. Bender would certainly be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was. This delightful creation by artist [...]

Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar

Photo: Axel Strauß/wikipedia It looks so unreal but rest assured that the Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar is real. You can probably guess how it got the name – but what you may not know [...]

The Cheapest Madagascar Rip Off Ever Made

(YouTube Link) Everyone knows that the animation industry is full of rip off artists and people trying to capitalize on the success of films made by other studios, but this cheap imitation of the hit film franchise Madagascar is just plain rotten. Kids will know better than to think that this stinker comes anywhere near comparing to [...]

King of the Lemurs

This little lemur appears to be showing off his biceps for the ladies! Of course, redditors have dubbed this particular ring-tailed lemur King Julien, the lemur from the 2005 film Madagascar. They are referring to the lemur’s attitude, but I can see the resemblance. Link -via Buzzfeed

Roaches Are Forever

This Valentine’s Day, tell your sweetheart that your love will never die – in fact, it will survive a nuclear holocaust, just like a cockroach. This Valentine’s Day, the Bronx Zoo wants to start a new lover’s tradition: giving the [...]

One of The Most Unique Gifts You Can Give This Valentine’s Day

Looking for something really different to give your loved one this Valentine’s Day? How about a roach? How better to express your appreciation for that special someone than to name one of the Bronx Zoo’s 58,000 Madagascar hissing cockroach after them? Best of all, when you purchase this everlasting gift, you’ll help support the Wildlife Conservation [...]