Pakicetus lived around 50 million years ago in the area that is now Pakistan. It was about the size of a dog, and ate a carnivorous diet of meat and fish. Its long skull and distinctive ear bone link its anatomy to that of modern-day whales. Though members of the genus are often illustrated as furry mammals, they probably didn’t have too much body hair. Pakicetus: An Unlikely Ancestor Of Whales
Although praying mantis female do indeed behead mates, it is estimated to happen only 30% of the time in the wild. Learn more about the mantis—including the fact they have five eyes—with this funny and informative video: https://curiosity.com/video/true-facts-about-the-mantis-ze-frank/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=10114pin
While we may like to believe our big brains make us smarter than the rest of the animal world, our brains have actually been shrinking over the last 30,000 years. Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/30795/5-signs-humans-are-still-evolving#ixzz2NMWHmxeq --brought to you by mental_floss!
A stingray fossil in the Houston Museum of Natural Science ~another case of soft tissue indicated in a fossil, which points to the fact that fossilization occurred RAPIDLY, otherwise, the soft tissue would have ROTTED long before it had a chance to become fossilized.
Salar De Uyuni, The World's Largest Natural Mirror