Video Of The Day: Watch A Seahorse Give Birth To 2,000 Babies In 30 Seconds

The fact that seahorse birth is handled by the males, and not the females, is likely common knowledge, but still a strikingly rare thing in nature. In fact, seahorses are one of only two animal groups where the male is the one that gives birth (the other is the pipefish, a more ruthless male carrier that aborts embryos from ugly mothers).

No matter how fascinating you find that fact, actually watching a seahorse give birth on video can be a little off-putting, to say the least.

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Video Of Day: Why It’s So Hard To Kill That Pesky Fly

Although there are around 18 arthropods (spiders, roaches, etc.) in every single room of your home, one insect continuously incites the most annoyance: the fly.

This omnipresent nuisance has spawned a whole industry of devices designed to paralyze, capture, and kill them. Still, consistently nailing one of these buzzing pests on the first try is a skill that takes patience and practice. The artfully shot BBC fly video above investigates and explains exactly why they’re so hard to kill — and reveals that this scourge of the animal kingdom actually looks pretty cool.

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See The 13-Foot-Long Mystery Sea Creature That Just Washed Up In Mexico

Mystery Sea Creature

This mystery sea creature was recently found on the beaches of southwest Mexico. Image Source: Yahoo News

We just don’t — and, more to the point, can’t — know every single thing that lurks in the depths of the sea, which perhaps explains our eternal fascination with it. Each time we’d like to think that we’ve catalogued all the world’s bizarre ocean animals, some new mystery sea creature washes ashore and reminds us how little we truly know — like this one:

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