Prone to feeling claustrophobic? Then perhaps you can understand the predicament of the giant Pacific octopus above. But what you won’t be able to understand is how, after finding itself stuck on a fishing boat, that octopus somehow escapes via a tiny hole in the boat’s side.
Today, he is a great president. In his own time, he was described as “a liar, whoremaster, debaucher, drunkard, gambler, and infidel.” And that was just by one man — a preacher….
Recent footage of for-sale Hammerhead sharks at a Chinese fish market has made headlines — and reignited discussion about the problem of shark finning.
On the morning of April 9, hammerhead sharks were spotted for sale at a wharf in Sanya, Hainan province. The video quickly circulated online, mainly because hammerhead sharks are considered a globally endangered species — and because it called to mind how consumer tastes have seriously threatened shark populations over the years.
Ilse Koch may not be as famous as the Holocaust’s ringleaders, but she was every bit as evil. This is the life story of the woman who made lampshades from the skin of her prisoners.
We’ve written twice before about women who not only survived the Holocaust, but saved the lives of fellow prisoners with their superhuman courage and will to survive. The stories of Gisella Perl and Stanislawa Leszczyńska highlight one vital aspect of human nature: Our ability to persevere and care for others in even the most harrowing and cruel of circumstances.
But the Holocaust also presented many opportunities for humanity’s terrible dark side to run wild, as well. While Adolf Hitler, Josef Menegle, and Heinrich Himmler are rightly remembered as its figureheads, there were others just as villainous, but their names didn’t quite make the history books.
One of these individuals was Ilse Koch, whose sadism and barbarism would lead to her to receive the nickname The Bitch of Buchenwald.
The Galapagos Islands, infamous for the strange creatures Charles Darwin witnessed as he was shaping his theory of evolution, lives up to its reputation as home to some of nature’s most mysterious inhabitants. As proof of that, look no further than this recent video of a marine iguana foraging near Cabo Marshall.