Little Liuqiu’s Picturesque Flower Vase Rock

Vase Rock Taiwan

Venture just west of Donggang, Taiwan and you’ll find the island of Little Liuqiu. For ecology lovers, this island is a must visit: Little Liuqiu is the country’s only large coral island (and by “large” we mean 2.6 square miles) whose aquaculture is just as intricate as its numerous caves. Above is Flower Vase Rock, one of Little Liuqiu’s more popular tourist spots.

1971: When Life With A Lion Was Glamorous

Audrey Hepburn may have had a pet deer, but the award for most dangerous and bad-ass exotic pet likely goes to the equally beautiful actress Tippi Hedren, who shared her quaint Sherman Oaks, California home with a massive full grown lion named Neil. Along with her family members, husband Noel Marshall (a writer and producer) and Hedren’s daughter from another marriage, a then-teenaged Melanie Griffith, we can see how Neil integrated into the family’s activities and home.

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How Neil came to share a home with the star of the famous Hitchcock film The Birds is really quite simple. Hedren and Marshall were filming in Africa when they found an abandoned house that had been taken over by numerous lions. Thus they developed an interest in bringing attention to the endangered creatures.

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Mummies: People That Time Forgot

Mummies Tollund Closeup

The detailed facial features are quite remarkable
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We are all familiar with the concept of mummies. But if you associate mummies only with ancient Egyptians, you’ve got a lot to learn. Corpse preservation has been practiced in all corners of the world and by all sorts of cultures, and–sorry Tut–even those whose bodies were accidentally preserved through natural means are considered mummies.

The Tollund Man

Tollund Head

Only the head was recovered from the original body
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This natural mummy was found 65 years ago in a Danish peat bog. These kinds of findings, referred to as bog bodies, aren’t that unusual. Bog conditions preserve the remains quite well, but the Tollund Man still stands out. In fact, he was so well-preserved that authorities initially mistook him for a recent murder victim. It wasn’t until later that it was determined that they were off by about 2,300 years.

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This Betta Fish Photography Is Anything But Basic

Beautiful Betta Fish

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Sure, betta fish are pretty boring when they are left to swim alone in small, clear containers. Yet when captured under the lens of photographer Visarute Angkatavanich, bettas are anything but basic. Angkatavanich’s betta fish photography went viral last year when sites like This Is Colossal shared his photographs of colorful fish contrasted against black and white backdrops.

Betta Fish Photography Face

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