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What is a Wolphin?
A wolphin or wholphin is a rare hybrid, formed from a cross between a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (mother), and a false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (father). Although they have been reported to exist in the wild, there are...
What is a Bottlenose Dolphin?
The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is the most common and well-known dolphin species. It inhabits warm and temperate seas worldwide and may be found in all but the Arctic and the Antarctic Oceans. A...</td><td class=
Dolphins
Dolphins are aquatic mammals related to whales and porpoises. The name is from Ancient Greek delphis meaning "with a womb", viz. "a 'fish' with a womb".
Why is octopus dangerous to man?
Well, this is partly true because it rarely happens that an octopus would be able to fell a man. There are very vague stories of people being killed by huge octopus but this is not true. Usually, the octopus attacks or rathe sucks its...
Do you know the difference between frog and toad?
This is a good question. It is difficult to delineate between toad and frog for a layman. But there are some external features, which make them differentiating. Toads are more ugly than frogs. Then they have large flattened bodies with...
Who are cold-blooded animals?
Warm-blooded animals have a body temperature, which stays roughly the same whatever surroundings they are in. This temperature however can vary from creature to creature. For example the body temperature of any healthy human is 98.4...
What is the largest living land mammal?
The African Elephant is the largest land mammal living today because a fully-grown male cane measure as high as 11 feet and may weigh over 6 tons. It eats roughly around 700 pounds of vegetations and drinks over 50 gallons of water in a...
Who said that elephants are afraid of mice?
Well this is entirely untrue. Though many cartoons and films would suggest the elephant being afraid of mice, but it is not so. One may believe that the mice can crawl in to the trunk and suffocate it, but this has never happened...
WHY DOES THE CAMEL HAVE A HUMP?
The camel's nickname is 'the ship of desert' , and it is very well suited and adapted to the hot, starving and dry desert lifestyle. Although we know that the camel can go for days, even weeks at a time without food or water, but we...
Did dinosaurs really exist?
This has been the most intriguing question to mankind and the answer is yes. The discovery was made by findings of huge fossilized bones of the dinosaurs. Soon, they came to realize that the bones belonged to enormous lizards, which...
Which is the earliest known bird to mankind?
The Archaeopteryx was a bird, which is stated to have lived about 150 million years ago. It looked like a small dinosaur but was covered with feathers. It also had wings, which it spread for gliding through the air. But it is not sure...
Why are whales Mammals?
The whales are a large group of aquatic animals that vary in size from about 4 feet in length to nearly 100 feet. During evolution of mammals millions of years ago one group returned to live in water. These mammals became streamlined in...
Which is the fish with a spitting habit?
There is this Archerfish from Southeast Asia, which has the remarkable ability of literally shooting down insects with its water pellets. Its aim is extremely accurate and it can usually dislodge a beetle from five feet away, so that it...
Which is the fish that swims standing up?
The sea horse is the only true fish, which swims in a standing up position and not lying down as other fish do. Seahorses range in size from 16 mm (the recently discovered Hippocampus denise ) to 35 cm.
How do fish taste?
Most fish as usual taste with the help of taste buds lying in the mouth. But there are some fish, in particular those that live in very dark or muddy waters, which do not feed by sight, as they cannot see their prey. These fish have...
What are Unidentified flying object (UFO)?
A UFO or U nidentified F lying O bject is simply defined as any object or optical phenomenon observed in the sky which cannot be identified, even after being thoroughly investigated by qualified people.
What is a Spacecraft?
A spacecraft is a vehicle that travels through space. Spacecraft include robotic or unmanned space probes as well as manned vehicles. The term is sometimes also used to describe artificial satellites, which have similar design criteria....
What is Earthquake?
An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earth's surface. Earthquakes result from the dynamic release of elastic strain energy that radiates seismic waves. Earthquakes typically result from the...
About Pluto
Pluto is the ninth planet in the solar system. Discovered in 1930 and immediately classified as a planet, its status is currently under dispute. Pluto has an eccentric orbit that is highly inclined in respect to the other planets and...
About Earth
Earth, also known as Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. It is the largest of the solar system's terrestrial planets, and the only planetary body that modern science confirms as...
The Solar system
The solar system comprises our Sun and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it. Traditionally, this is said to consist of the Sun, nine planets and their 158 currently known moons; however, a large number of other...
About Neptune
Neptune is the eighth or, occasionally, the ninth planet from the Sun due to Pluto's eccentric orbit (if Pluto counts as a planet), and the outermost gas giant in the solar system. Although the smallest of the gas giants, Neptune is more...
About Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is a gas giant, the third largest by diameter and fourth largest by mass. It is named after Uranus, the Greek god of the sky, and progenitor of the other gods. Its symbol is either ?...
About Saturn
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. It is a gas giant, the second-largest planet in the solar system after Jupiter. Saturn has a prominent system of rings, consisting of mostly ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris. It...
About Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system. It is named after the Roman god of war Mars (Ares in Greek mythology) because of its apparent red color. This feature also earned it the nickname "The Red Planet". Mars has two...
About Venus
Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is named after the Roman goddess Venus. A terrestrial planet, it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet", as the two are very similar in size and bulk composition. Although all planets' orbits...
Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest within our solar system. Some have described the solar system as consisting of the Sun, Jupiter, and assorted debris,[2]; some describe Jupiter as the solar system's vacuum...
Milky Way
The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Ga?a??a? (Galaksias), sometimes referred to simply as "the Galaxy", is a barred spiral galaxy which forms part of the Local Group. Although the Milky Way...
Space Shuttle program
NASA's Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States government's sole manned launch vehicle currently in service. The Space Shuttle orbiter was manufactured by North American Rockwell, now part...
Sun
The Sun (or Sol) is the star at the center of our Solar system. Earth orbits the Sun, as do many other bodies, including other planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets and dust. Its heat and light support almost all life on Earth.
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