You Thought Earthworms Weren’t Terrifying? Think Again

  Just when I thought I had all my phobias figured out, I find a brand-new fear of epic proportions: giant earthworms. As far as creepy-crawlies go, earthworms have never bothered me. They don’t bite, mostly stay underground, and snack on dirt. What could be less threatening? However, after seeing these photos of giant earthworms…

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The Kissing Bug May Look Harmless, But Its Bite Can Kill You

  While spiders freak us all out, they typically do a good job of warning us to keep our distance. But unlike scary-looking arachnids, there are some seriously dangerous insects out there that seem perfectly safe until they bite. Take Triatominae insects, for example. Also known as kissing bugs, these critters don’t look like much.…

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10 Things At Hotels You Should Avoid Touching

The average hotel room is filthier than a typical home, school or even a plane, according to a study. The cleaning staff has a quick turnaround for rooms and rarely do theydisinfect the random itemssuch as your ice bucket. As if there werent already plenty of things about hotel rooms that should scare you, now…

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Climate Change Is Affecting All Life On Earth And Thats Not Good News For Humanity

More than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change. In more scientific parlance, we found in a paper published in Science that genes, species and ecosystems…

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Tasmanian Devil Milk May Be A Source Of New Antibiotics

As more and more bacteria become resistant to the dwindling arsenal of drugs we possess, there is the very serious threat that we may soon run out of effective antibiotics. This has led to increasing calls to widen our search for novel antibiotics, a pursuitthat has led some researchers into the pouch of the Tasmanian…

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They May be Huge, But Just How Deadly Are Huntsman Spiders?

You may have seen the video of a huntsman spider falling on a mans face, or more recently the photo of onedragging a mouse up a refrigerator. This might fill many of you with abject horror as the spiders, which can grow to have a leg span of up to 30 centimeters (12 inches), may…

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Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Imagine it’s a beautiful summer night. You’re hanging out in your backyard with a few close friends and family. Something is cooking on the grill that smells absolutely delicious. Your favorite song comes on the radio and you lean back in your chair, thinking to yourself that things couldn’t be better. Suddenly, a tiny insect…

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LGBT Ally: Off! Bug Spray Announced That Its Bug Spray Will No Longer Be Effective In North Carolina

Now here is a company that totally gets it. Most people only associate Off! insect repellent with camping trips and barbecues, but now the brand is part of something much bigger: equal rights. In response to the highly controversial North Carolina law that removes protections for gay and transgender people, Off! has announced that all…

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15+ Awesome Possums And Opossums

Possums and opossums look almost identical, however, they’re different species. Possums are found in Australia, while opossums inhabit the US. It would be hard to believe looking at their photos, but these marsupials are generally disliked and considered pests. I mean, come on, how could you not like them? Be it possum or opossum, they…

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Surreal Photos Of Fireflies From Japans 2016 Summer

We often give you great reasons to visit Japan. The scenery. The lights. The weirdness. But for those of you who still aren’t convinced, here’s yet another brilliant excuse to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Fireflies! Every summer, for very short periods, these magical bugs turn forests in Japan into beautiful stages for…

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