Category: human

An elephant learned from its mates about a sanctuary, and when…

An elephant learned from its mates about a sanctuary, and when poachers injured him, he used this second-hand knowledge to seek help from humans in the sanctuary.

Photo : The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Facebook

A 3M adhesive tape plant accidentally created a force field of…

A 3M adhesive tape plant accidentally created a force field of static electricity that was strong enough to prevent humans from passing through. A person near this “wall” was unable to turn, and so had to walk backwards to retreat from it.

Photo : Journal Express

Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs…

Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs usually have better behavior than small dogs, but it’s not because they’re inherently better animals; it’s because of humans. We tend to put less effort into the discipline of little dogs because we assume they can’t do as much damage- so larger dogs typically end up having better training.

Bots are more active on the internet than people. Only 48.2% of…

Bots are more active on the internet than people. Only 48.2% of internet traffic is human, and bad bots outnumber good bots.

For every human killed by a shark, there are approximately 2…

For every human killed by a shark, there are approximately 2 million sharks that are killed by humans.

Photo : Pterantula / wikipedia

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t…

Studies show that cats understand human commands but don’t care to follow them.

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over…

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries.

Photo : reuters.com

In 1996 and 1997, Emily Rosa, 9, tested 21 therapeutic touch…

In 1996 and 1997, Emily Rosa, 9, tested 21 therapeutic touch practitioners whether their claims to detect “human energy fields” were true. After finding they were right only 44% of the time, she published the results on 1998, becoming the youngest person to have a research paper published.

Photo : LindaRosaRN / wikipedia

Humans have better eyesight in the daylight than cats do, but…

Humans have better eyesight in the daylight than cats do, but cats are able to see much more in settings where humans would be almost completely in the dark. Cats also have better peripheral vision, but don’t see as well when up close or far away.

After large animals went extinct, such as the mammoth, avocados…

After large animals went extinct, such as the mammoth, avocados had no method of seed dispersal, which would have lead to their extinction without early human farmers.