The demise of Gigantopithecus some 100,000 years ago reveals why big is often not better. Sometimes, in evolution, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. And Gigantopithecus was pretty darn big. Fossils indicate it stood as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and weighed up to 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms) If you’re an animal, there are advantages to … [Read more...] about The Biggest Ape That Ever Lived Was Doomed By Its Size
The World’s Biggest Flowers Are So Massive That They Dwarf People
One of the most diverse groups of life on Earth are flowering plants, and those with the largest flowers are the best examples of how far evolution has progressed. Here are five of the largest flowers in the world, ranging from the three-foot-diameter "corpse flower" to a type of magnolia with a flower larger than a grown man's hand. Corpse Flower (Rafflesia … [Read more...] about The World’s Biggest Flowers Are So Massive That They Dwarf People
Meet the biggest animal in the world
The Antarctic blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus ssp. Intermedia) is the world's largest mammal, weighing up to 400,000 pounds (about 33 elephants) and reaching lengths of up to 98 feet. The whale has a heart the size of a small car and eats around 7936 pounds of krill every day during the peak feeding season. It is the loudest mammal on the planet, even louder than a jet … [Read more...] about Meet the biggest animal in the world
The World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Now Running
A wind farm off the coast of the UK called Hornsea 2 is now fully operational and prepared to supply power to almost 1.3 million homes there. It is officially the largest offshore wind farm in the world, with 165 turbines over an area of 462 square kilometers (approximately 178 square miles). Patrick Harnett, the program director for the Hornsea 2 wind farm, told BBC News … [Read more...] about The World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Now Running
After being rescued, a dog stranded on a highway gives the rescuer the biggest hug.
“He fell asleep in my hands and that’s when I started crying.” After a day of back-to-school shopping, Evie and Leslie Benson were on their way home when they spotted traffic swerving around a little, brown object in the distance. They soon came across him: a dog petrified with terror in the path of an approaching 18-wheeler truck. Evie Benson told us, "We closed our … [Read more...] about After being rescued, a dog stranded on a highway gives the rescuer the biggest hug.