Wojtek the bear was officially drafted into the Polish army in mid-1942 as a private. He was given a paybook (though never received any checks), a serial number, and a tent, just like all his comrades in the 22nd Artillery Supply Company. Over the next three years, he lived and served with his company, and even participated in a costly battle. By the time the war was over, he’d been promoted to corporal.
For over 30 years, extreme angler and host of River Monsters Jeremy Wade has been scouring the world to uncover the world’s weirdest river fish. Seen far less often than oceanic fish…
Recently, miniature blue dragons washed up on Australia’s shores. The dragons drew in beachgoers, as they always do, with their strange, singular beauty. But no matter how beautiful or small these creatures are, if you ever see one, you should back far, far away.
These dragons, also known as blue angels and sea swallows, are technically called Glaucus atlanticus, and are simply sea slugs that top out at around an inch long. But what they lack in size, they make up for in ferocity and beauty.
Quick, look down at your nails or run your fingers through you hair. The essential building block of both, a durable protein called keratin, is the same thing that makes up a unicorn’s horn. Yes, a real one, the “Siberian unicorn” that’s now making headlines again.
Absurd vintage men’s fashions, striking photos of disappearing animal species, the unarmed women hunting South Africa’s poachers, the world’s tallest bridge, and abandoned NASA launch sites.
Hilariously Terrible Examples Of Men’s Fashion Over Time
Say what you will about fashion trends du jour — it could always be worse: the ’70s. The folks at Vintage Everyday have combed through the archives to offer up some of history’s more questionable fashion choices for men. The results are amusing enough in their own right, and become that much more so when you realize that people would actually pay for these items.