15 Incredible Facts That You Did Not Know About The World
The world is wonderful and that is an understatement. The number of miracles that happen across the planet every day is innumerable. There are things such as night rainbows, The Gates of Hell, bioluminescent fungi, etc. These things will blow you mind when you see them in real life. This is why we need to love and cherish the world we have. There is no other planet Earth that we can all live on. We need to save and protect this planet before it gets too late.
1The number of spots on a ladybug
Many people think that the number of spots on a ladybug will tell you how old it is but that is not the case. The number of spots on a ladybug depends on the kind of ladybug it is. There are several kinds of ladybugs. Some have 2 spots others have 7 spots. Some have 14 sports and there are some with 22 spots.
2The Gates of Hell
Did you know that there was a fiery crater in the Karakum Desert that has been burning since 1971? Yes, The Karakum Desert is located in Turkmenistan. Here there is a hole 230 feet wide that has been on fire for over 40 years. It is also called the Darvaza gas crater but “The Gates of Hell” sounds more fun.
3Breathing from the back
Did you know that the Fitzroy River turtle can breathe from its backside? Yes, this species of freshwater turtle that lives in south-eastern Queensland, Australia has gills that are located on their cloaca which is near the rear end of the creature. They can take between 15 to 60 breaths a minute through these gills.
4Some spiders like to fish
There is a misconception that all spiders spin webs and whatever gets caught in those webs are the spider’s next meal. Did you know that there are some spiders that like to catch fish? They do this by sitting just a few feet above the water surface and waiting very still. The moment a small fish comes by the spider will lower itself and catch it.
5Some fungi glow in the dark
Bioluminescent fungi emit a greenish light that can be seen when the surroundings are dark. The light emission is continuous and occurs only in living cells. They are an incredible sight to look at especially at night. Bioluminescent fungi can even be found in the shape of a toadstool or mushroom and they look stunning.