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Geiranger Fjord, Norway. Have you been to Norway yet?

Geiranger Fjord, Norway. Have you been to Norway yet?

Rafflesia arnoldii is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth, and a strong odor of decaying flesh - the latter point earning it the nickname of "corpse flower".

Rafflesia arnoldii is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth, and a strong odor of decaying flesh - the latter point earning it the nickname of "corpse flower".

In Denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.

In Denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.

Megalobulimus is a genus of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk

Megalobulimus is a genus of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk

Today's travel tip: Zhangjiajie - China

Today's travel tip: Zhangjiajie - China

Dunkleosteus is a genus of prehistoric fish, one of the largest arthrodire placoderms ever to have lived, existing during the Late Devonian period, about 380–360 million years ago.  Instead of teeth, it had flat, overlapping plates of bone that worked together like shears.

Dunkleosteus is a genus of prehistoric fish, one of the largest arthrodire placoderms ever to have lived, existing during the Late Devonian period, about 380–360 million years ago. Instead of teeth, it had flat, overlapping plates of bone that worked together like shears.

Meet Frank and Louie, a cat with two faces! He's not two conjoined twins, he is a single cat with two faces. The condition is called "Diprosopus" and Frank and Louie is the oldest known surviving cat who suffers from it. Diprosopus is caused by a malfunction in development in the sonic hedgehog protein (yes, that's a real protein).

Meet Frank and Louie, a cat with two faces! He's not two conjoined twins, he is a single cat with two faces. The condition is called "Diprosopus" and Frank and Louie is the oldest known surviving cat who suffers from it. Diprosopus is caused by a malfunction in development in the sonic hedgehog protein (yes, that's a real protein).

The Swallow's Nest is a decorative castle located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine. It was built between 1911 and 1912 in Gaspra, on top of 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff.

The Swallow's Nest is a decorative castle located between Yalta and Alupka on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine. It was built between 1911 and 1912 in Gaspra, on top of 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff.

Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

El Camino del Rey (King's pathway) - Málaga, Spain. The walkway is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and rises over 100 metres (350 feet) above the river.  Would you dare to cross?

El Camino del Rey (King's pathway) - Málaga, Spain. The walkway is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and rises over 100 metres (350 feet) above the river. Would you dare to cross?