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The Cool and Cunning Lark

The very mention of summer and heat makes us think of desert land. Countless films have shown thirsty travellers lost in the desert, uttering the words, 'Water! Wa-a-ter, waaa..." But then what do you do if the temperature even in the desert shade is as high as 50 degree centigrade, hot winds almost cut you up into pieces, and...

How to Bell a Thief

Sonapur was a small village. It was famous for its little temple. The temple had no deity. All it had was the imprint of a pair of feet. According to folklore, these were of a pious sage. A diya burned brightly, night and day. Seven beautiful bells hung in the little temple, gleaming brightly in the light cast by...

Roach Sense

Cockroach scurrying across
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen floor? Well, by the time you manage to get your hands on a roach repellent, the cockroach would have disappeared. Not surprising really, considering you are dealing with one of the greatest escape artists in the insect kingdom.Yes, cockroaches or roaches for short, are adept at...

The Hottest way to Catch Crooks

Thermal imaging
All of us know how crooks are caught. We have seen it in film after film: the police inspector matches the fingerprints on the scene of the crime with the suspect's fingerprints. And the culprit goes to prison.Fingerprinting has remained one of the best ways to catch a person with a criminal record. The technique was foolproof, for no...

How are Frogs Different From Toads?

The red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is native to rainforests in Central America.
If you travel back tens of millions of years to the age of dinosaurs, you may possibly hear a rhythmic musical croaking from marshy ponds or even under your feet. And if you look closely you would probably find the common frog goggling away at you.Amazing isn't it? Not many people know how ancient frogs are. Scientists have traced...

The Farmer and the Serpent

The Farmer and the Serpent
A long time ago a farmer's son was going to meet his friends. It was dark and he was in a hurry, so he didn't see a cobra that was relaxing in the path. He trod upon the cobra's tail. He stepped back immediately afterwards, but it was too late. The angry cobra lashed at him and bit him.A...

How do Spiderwebs Help Skydivers?

Dew drops on a spiderweb
While dusting the house have you ever cross jhalis (webs) in the corners of the wall? Sometimes you may come across them under table corners or at rarely used places. Yes, the webs are woven by spiders.It's a nuisance clearing them for just when you manage to remove one sticky web, the spider scurries off to a corner to...

Borrowed Feathers Help

Haka and Phaka, the twin jackals were feeding on some juicy berries. They sat eating their berries with their mouths and paws quite blue with the juice.They were enjoying themselves thoroughly when they saw Mor, the peacock, strutting down the path hurriedly. The poor bird looked terrified!"Hey, what’s up Mor bhai? What’s the hurry?" Haka asked."We peacocks are in...

When a Cat Preys for Lunch

When a cat hunts a bird for lunch
Many people have always believed that animals hunting for prey always catch the ones that are young, old or sick. For it would be difficult for those creatures to escape a predator's hold. Till now there was no actual proof of this fact. But latest research by French scientists in Paris, France, has proved that it is true. A...

A Lizard that Squirts Blood from its Eyes

The horned lizard is popularly called a "horned toad" or "horned frog", yet it is neither a toad nor a frog.
Are you scared of lizards? There is no need to be unless you come face to face with one kind, called the Horned Lizard. It sprays blood from its eyes, and may just make you jump a bit.Not all time. Only when it feels threatened.Surprisingly, the Horned Toad or the Horned Lizard, found in North America and Mexico, is...

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