Rare ‘rainbow’ blanket octopus
Take a look at this video of these ultra-rare trippy rainbow blanket octopuses caught on camera off the coast of Romblon, Philippines. Coincidentally, they arrive just in time for Pride month. It’s no wonder these intelligent alien-looking creatures have “half a billion neurons, about as many as a dog.” And most of those neurons are…
Ancient Roman fleeing Mount Vesuvius crushed by flying rock
Imagine fleeing the ash that swept Pompeii during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to crushed by a flying stone. According to the Telegram, the archeologists also found that the 30-year old merchant was carrying 22 silver and bronze coins in a leather pouch. They also found a house key buried underneath…
Nature’s flying jewels
If you liked the video of the dead leaf butterfly, then you’ll want to check out this video of the beautiful Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana) butterfly in its baby caterpillar state. Full of spines, its next stage will be chrysalis before shedding and breaking into a restless butterfly.
The dead leaf butterfly
Known as the Kallima inachus, or dead leaf butterfly, the insect resembles the veins of a dry leaf when it’s in the closed position. This type of butterfly is prevalent from Southeast Asia to Japan. The upper side of the dead leaf butterfly is beautifully colored, with yellow and dark blue and blue patterns. Check…