Thought sweating on a hot day was uncomfortable? During an intense Canadian heat wave, male honeybees literally ejaculated themselves to death in an apocalyptic love explosion, according to a bombshell study report by scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
“When drones die from shock, they spontaneously ejaculate,” said Dr. Alison McAfee, the study’s author and a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories who has studied bee health extensively, as reported by Phys.org.
The carnal combustions occurred during British Columbia’s sweltering 2021 heat wave and were documented by Emily Huxter, a rural beekeeper in the province of Okanagan Valley, who started noticing dozens of dead drones on the ground. She emailed pictures of the dystopian die-off to McAfee, who got in touch with other beekeepers. They said they’d witnessed the same disturbing phenomenon, which they claimed was endangering the survival of their colonies.
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo has welcomed a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros baby that has taken the name of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in honor of that country’s resistance to invading Russian forces.
The rhino was born early on March 4 in the Dvur Kralove zoo, a rare occurrence for the facility even if it has the most rhinos belonging to the subspecies.
“The name is another expression of our support for the Ukrainian heroes,“ zoo Director Premysl Rabas said.
Kyiv’s mother Eva has been taking care of him in a best possible way, the zoo said, with the baby gaining 1 kilogram (2.20 pounds) a day. It currently weighs about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) .
Poaching has reduced the number of the eastern black rhinos living in the wild to around 800. The Czech park has 14.
Only three other such rhinos have been born in other zoos around the world in the last year.
A total of 47 eastern black rhinos have been born in Dvur Kralove since the park received the first one in 1971.
Many of them are now in various zoos around the globe but nine have been returned to Rwanda and Tanzania to live in the wild.
A massive ocean sunfish measuring 2,000 kilograms was caught on North African Coast
It is named Mola alexandrini or known as a bump-head sunfish because of the distinctive lump on its noggin
It set a record as the biggest sunfish ever caught in the region
Water covers a vast part of the Earth’s surface and plays a critical role in the planet’s survival. The sea helps control the planet’s climate and plays a vital part in the water cycle, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle.
The sea is a treasure trove of innumerable life forms. Many of which have only recently been discovered, and there are many more yet to be discovered. It also serves as a mineral storage facility. The sea is a mysterious area, and because of its vastness, it always piques the interest of those who are curious about it.
Because of the many geographical elements that surround it, the water takes on a varied character depending on where you are. In some regions, the water’s salt is so high that humans do not drown when swimming in it. And, of course, no living thing can exist under such conditions. Among the most significant ingredients in our cuisine is seaweed, which can be found in abundance in the seas and oceans—for example, salt.
A German cat got trapped in a wine cellar, drank three broken bottles of wine, and then suffered from a three-day hangover.
Aljosha, the cat, a 6-year-old Turkish Angora, went missing from his home in Würselen, North Rhine-Westphalia for seven-weeks. The owner, Claudia von Büren, put up posters across town in an effort to find him.
They eventually discovered the cat had been trapped in a neighbour’s wine cellar and had broken three bottles of white wine, which Aljosha then lapped up.