Thursday, August 24, 2006

Amazing Biology

Trap-jaw ant has world's fastest bite. In addition to an extremely fast and powerful bite the jaw is used to propel the ant many inches away from a predator or push predators away. The jaws accelerate at speeds up to 140 mph, over 2,000 times the blink of an eye.

Polar Bear Balls and Dicks shrinking
The genitals of polar bears in east Greenland are apparently dwindling in size due to industrial pollutants.

Scientists report this shrinkage could, in the worst case scenario, endanger polar bears there and elsewhere by spoiling their love lives and causing their numbers to diminish.

In fact, all marine mammals could get affected by these pollutants, "especially the Arctic fox, killer whale and pilot whales," wildlife veterinarian and toxicologist Christian Sonne at the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark in Roskilde told LiveScience. These animals bodies also carry extremely high levels of these contaminants.

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