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Video Of The Week - Wingsuit Jumper Sets Four Records With One Death-Defying Flight!

By Meera Dolasia on June 25, 2012
Video Of The Week - Wingsuit Jumper Sets Four Records With One Death-Defying Flight!

Earlier this week, the folks at Guinness World Records confirmed that Colombian stuntman Jhonathan Florex had shattered multiple records on April 20th, 2012, when he flew off an airplane in his wingsuit from an altitude so high, that he had to strap along an oxygen tank.

Britain's Royal Swan Uppers Complete Annual Swan Census

By Meera Dolasia on July 24, 2011
Britain's Royal Swan Uppers Complete Annual Swan Census

If you were anywhere near the Thames River in Southern England last week, you probably witnessed a very historical event - Swan Upping, the annual counting of swans that dates all the way back to the 12th Century.

Can Conservationists Save The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper?

By Meera Dolasia on June 9, 2011
Can Conservationists Save The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper?

A team of conservationists led by the staff at the Russian branch of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Birds (WWT), has just launched a last-minute attempt to save one of the world's rarest birds - The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper.

Hummingbirds Don't Suck Nectar In - They Drink It!

By Meera Dolasia on May 8, 2011
Hummingbirds Don't Suck Nectar In - They Drink It!

For over two centuries, scientists have maintained that hummingbirds suck in nectar by capillary action (the same way liquid gets sucked up by a straw), using the tube-like channels that lie inside their tongues. However, a new study  conducted by Alejendro Rico-Guevara, an ornithologist from the University of Connecticut, refutes that, and he has video footage to prove it.

Video Of The Week - Frostie The Cockatoo Rocks To The Beat

By Meera Dolasia on December 22, 2010
Video Of The Week - Frostie The Cockatoo Rocks To The Beat

Frostie is a 20-year old little corella cockatoo with some formidable dancing skills. He can boogie to any kind of music - from disco songs like Sunshine Band's Boogie Shoes to Gospels like God is great.

OMG! Flamingos Wear Makeup Too!

By Meera Dolasia on October 30, 2010
OMG! Flamingos Wear Makeup Too!

Humans have been enhancing their looks with make-up since ancient times. Now it seems that so have flamingos - Their color of choice? Pink of course!

Canadian Student Flies Like A Bird!

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Canadian Student Flies Like A Bird!

Oh to be able to soar in the skies like a bird! Ever since the Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarius, humans have dreamed of taking to the skies - Sure they have succeeded using jet engines and other contraptions, but nobody has been able to do it quite like the birds - Using just their hands and feet - Until now.

The World's Biggest Commuter Is - A Tiny Seabird!

By Meera Dolasia on July 23, 2010
The World's Biggest Commuter Is - A Tiny Seabird!

While almost all birds migrate between seasons, few take it as seriously as the Arctic Tern, a small seabird that flies a distance of between 70,000 - 81,600 km annually, from its breeding grounds in the Arctic to its winter home in the Antarctic.

A Beautiful Kaleidoscope Of Plastic - Found Inside An Albatross!

By Meera Dolasia on June 18, 2009
A Beautiful Kaleidoscope Of Plastic - Found Inside An Albatross!

While the picture above looks like an attractive collection of everyday things and not particularly dangerous - they can be, especially when ingested by unsuspecting birds, who mistake it for food.

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