Many people fervently believe in angels. Others are unconvinced and scoff at the idea. But if you look closely in the ocean from the equator to both poles you just might see tiny angels using their wings to propel themselves through the water. They are mesmerizing and seemingly quite gentle and peaceful. These graceful, transparent and red creatures are called sea angels -- and looks can be deceiving.
Ask any gardener and they will tell you that animal poo is something natural that really helps your garden grow. There is a whole industry dedicated to processing and sale of animal manure. Even zoos have jumped on the zero waste bandwagon by wrapping their animal poop into a product known as Zoo Doo or Zoo Poo. In nature plants and animals have worked out some symbiotic relationships. Perhaps none of these is quite as unusual as that between shrews and a type of pitcher plant that is also known as the toilet plant or the toilet bowl plant.
Once upon a time on the Yucatan peninsula there lived a beautiful princess who fell in love with the prince of a rival tribe. Their love was forbidden and they could never marry. When the prince was caught he was sentenced to death. A shaman took pity on the couple and changed the prince into a beetle that could be decorated. The princess was able to wear her love over her heart as a piece of jewelry -- or so the story goes. That is supposedly why women in Mexico wear live Maquesh beetles as jewelry.