A cemetery may not seem like the greatest tourist attraction to some people, but the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques in Paris is the largest pet cemetery in the world. It is not something out of a Stephen King novel either, but a charming combination of natural beauty and monuments honoring the dearly departed. It is a place where history resides, as well as a number of live cats.
A half-billion year old fossil of a previously unknown lobster-like creature has been given the name Kooteninchela deppi in honor of actor Johnny Depp. The small but formidably clawed ancestor of many modern insects, spiders and crustaceans possessed a fiendishly spiky set of claws that immediately reminded researchers of Depp's well-loved film character, Edward Scissorhands.
Seventeen years ago, Paul Templer, a guide taking some tourists through
the Zambezi river was attacked, bitten, battered and nearly eaten by an
angry bull hippopotamus. Your job doesn’t seem too bad now, does it?
Aardman, the creators of hit animated films including “Wallace and
Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit” and “Flushed Away” have partnered with
the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to create a cute and witty PSA
about critically endangered species starring the last dodo.
gnomes, flamingos (both plastic and real) and wind chimes are all normal
lawn décor in Florida, so the nine-foot American crocodile nesting on a
Monroe Country resident’s front yard stood out like a scaly sore thumb.
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