The smallest chameleon is known as Brookesia micra which was discovered in 2012 in Nosy Hara, Madagascar. It is so tiny it can perch on the matchstick head. An adult (both M/F) will grow to only about 1 inch (25.4mm) from nose to tail. The species is considered extremely threatened due scientificamerican.com/ar…
The anus and genitals of an adult pirate perch are located under its throat- "[t]his feature is not present in juveniles, as the anus migrates with maturity." animaldiversity.org/accou…
Peanuts characters Snoopy and WoodstockΒ΄s fifty two year friendship began when Woodstock and his brother hatched from eggs in a nest that their mother made on top of SnoopyΒ΄s belly, a year later in 1967, Woodstock came back to perch on SnoopyΒ΄s nose, thus beginning their long fellowship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Today I learned of the pirate-perch, a small American fish that is unique enough to be the only species in not only its genus, but its whole family. This is in part due to its assemblage of unique traits: among them, it has its cloaca (anus and genital region) just under its head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir…
Ocean perch off the coast of Australia can live up to 60 years afma.gov.au/fisheries-man…
Birds that habitually perch in trees hop, because it is not practicable to walk from twig to twig, while those that spend much of their time feeding on the ground walk. theguardian.com/theguardi…
In order to attract mates, male House Finches perform a β€œButterfly flight” during the mating season. They fly up to heights of around 20-30 meters and then gracefully glide down to a perch, singing as loudly as they can to attract attention, and hopefully a mate. birdhouses101.com/house-f…
If you ever want to see what type of seeds birds in a certain area are eating, look at what plant and tree species are growing in fencelines, as birds will often perch on fences and excrete undigested seeds. thenatureniche.com/2012/0…
A fish called Climbing Perch can stay on land for 6 days and kills animals when they try to eat them www-public.jcu.edu.au/new…
A Harvard engineering team has developed Robotic Bees to pollinate crops. The 'Robobees' will be able to fly, perch, and swarm like real honey bees. seas.harvard.edu/news/201…
Today I learned of the 'Vampire Squirrel' of Borneo. Locals say that these large squirrels will perch on low branches, jump onto a deer, gash its jugular vein, and disembowel the carcass. news.sciencemag.org/plant…
The world's smallest chameleon was recently discovered in Madagascar. Some of which can perch on a fingernail. theregister.co.uk/2012/02…
There is a webcam that gives a 24-hour feed from Lee Harvey Oswald's perch that he used the day JFK was assassinated. earthcam.com/usa/texas/da…
The Nile Perch is ridiculously huge
Praying mantises are able to prey on small birds like hummingbirds, eating them alive. Often used as pest control, large mantises made their way into North America, perching in trees, gardens and bird feeders. huffpost.com/entry/prayin…
Male Western parotia bird appears like a ballet dancer while performing courtship display to attract female. He just doesn't perform, but rehearses in advance and ensures the perching spot is clean for the female to watch the show comfortably. The endemic species belongs to birds of paradise. youtube.com/watch?v=iTmHt…
There are seven species of perching birds named "attilas" after Attila the Hun (due to their very predatory and aggressive nature, despite their small size). Attilas are in the family Tyrannidae (the tyrant flycatchers). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Spree killer Mark Essex sniped policeman, set traps, and used tactical distractions to wage war against the City New Orleans. He was so effective that a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was loaned to the police so they could counter attack him while perched atop a hotel in a fortified position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Due to a complicated agreement between 6 religious denominations over ownership of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, nobody is allowed to remove a ladder which has been perched against a wall since at least 1728. youtube.com/watch?v=7nAZq…
Spree killer Mark Essex sniped policeman, set traps, and used tactical distractions to wage war against the City New Orleans. He was so effective that a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was loaned to the police so they could counter attack him while perched atop a hotel in a fortified position. crimelibrary.com/notoriou…
Oxpeckers, the small birds you see in photos perching on antelopes & wildebeests (Elephants shake them off usually), were once thought to help by eating illness-causing ticks. It was found that the birds open wounds wider and drink the blood of their hosts - they're parasites themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxp…
English writer Samuel Johnson was known to pamper his pets so much, he purchased oysters for Hodge himself, his beloved cat. A statue of Hodge sits today outside Johnson's former London home, perched on top of a dictionary, next to some empty oyster shells, inscribed β€œA very fine cat indeed.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hod…
There’s one Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guest room and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
There is a group of monasteries in Greece called Meteora that are carefully perched on top of cliffs several hundred metres high en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The tiny Northern Wheatear (named for its white rear) has one of the longest migrations of any of the perching birds. At only 25g (0.8oz), it can travel from sub-Saharan Africa to its Arctic breeding grounds, a journey of 15,000km (9,000 miles) each way. bbc.co.uk/nature/17027565
Adding a layer of rocks or gravel to plant pots actually worsens water drainage by raising the perched water level. oregonstate.edu/dept/nurs…
A 1935 party at the US ambassador's home in Moscow featured a large number of animals loaned for the evening by the Moscow Zoo . By the end of the party, a bear became drunk on champagne and 100 zebra finches escaped from an aviary, perching all around the home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
In 1996, opera singer Richard Versalle died onstage. In the opera's opening scene, he stood perched atop a library-style ladder to put away a file. Versalle sang the line, "Too bad you can only live so long" and then, inadvertently proving his point, the 63-year-old singer fell off the ladder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha's hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kya…
Today I learned of "Challenger", a bald eagle that was blown from his nest at 3-4 weeks old and could not be released back into the wild due to his dependance on humans. Challenger became an insprational embassador flying over sports stadiums. eagles.org/meet-our-birds…
On this day in 1949, Big Ben ran 4.5 minutes slow due to a flock of starlings perching on the minute hand. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/15…
Western Juniper tree seeds have difficulty germinating on their own, but they thrive around fence lines because birds consume the berries, dissolve the seed’s tough coat, and poop out the ready-to-grow seeds while perching. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
Owls make almost no noise from flying, even when tested in a room with multiple microphones youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEa…
Former English professional footballer and coach Steve Harrison was sacked from his coaching position at Millwall FC for performing a 'party trick' where he defecated into a cup whilst perched on the top of a wardrobe. talksport.com/magazine/fe…
Burger King promoted the release of the first Spongebob film, by perching 9 foot tall inflatables on a number of their stores' roofs. So many of the inflatables were stolen, that Burger King began offering payment in burgers to those who could provide information on the "sponegenappings". prnewswire.com/news-relea…
Ticks get on you, not by jumping, but by perching on an object and reaching out. This is called the "Questing Posture." insects.about.com/od/tick…
Birds use a 'pulley system of tendons' to mechanically lock their claws/foot around objects. This is why they can be perched on one leg only while sleeping, and also how some species of predatory birds are able to kill/hold their prey mid-air. theatlantic.com/technolog…
There is a seafood restaurant in Zanzibar that spends much of the day perched on a small rock surrounded by ocean. honestlywtf.com/travel/ro…
Today I learned about Kyaiktiyo, aka The Golden Rock that defies gravity and is supposedly perched on a strand of the Buddah's hair en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kya…
Hours before his assassination JFK remarked "Last night would have been a hell of a night to assassinate a president. Anyone perched above the crowd with a rifle could do it.'" westwingreports.com/lates…
In 1994, MasterCard purchased a facility in Purchase, New York to serve as the global headquarters for its business, which is serving purchasers, globally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The walrus at the Horniman Museum in London is an unusual taxidermy specimen, it appears stretched and β€˜over stuffed’ as it lacks the skin folds characteristic of a walrus in the wild. Over one hundred years ago, only a few people had ever seen a live walrus. horniman.ac.uk/collection…
Today I learned of Entada gigas, a flowering woody vine in the pea family, that releases a heart-shaped buoyant seedpod into rivers and some make it to the world's oceans. These seeds can float along the Earth's ocean currents for up to 2 years until they encounter land where they can implant themselves. www2.palomar.edu/users/wa…
Bentley makes a car specifically for falconry bentleymotors.com/en/worl…
Some species of fish specialize in eating the eyes of other fish. One of them is called the Malawi Eyebiter. smithsonianscience.org/20…
Pigeons never forget a face. If you chase one away, it will remember you and avoid you in later encounters. newswatch.nationalgeograp…
The U.S. Supreme Court features an image of the prophet Muhammad in the courtroom wsj.com/articles/BL-LB-50…
Owls make nearly no noise when in flight. youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEa…
Dragonflies are coldblooded and can raise their temperature by basking in the sun. Another method of warming up used by some larger dragonflies is wing-whirring, a rapid vibration of the wings that causes heat to be generated in the flight muscles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…

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