This Is Not A Drill: There's Such A Thing As Flying Snakes
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Your list of greatest fears might include spiders, heights, or maybe even public speaking. If it also includes snakes, you may want to look away from this next part: some snakes can fly. In the jungles of South And Southeast Asia, snakes of the genus Chrysopelea contort their bodies in the presence of strong updrafts to glide through the air.Related: Don't Panic, But Snakes Still Have The Gene To Grow Legs
There's A Hidden Beach In Mexico Called Playa Del Amor
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If you're in the market to travel somewhere tropical and unique... we're jealous. But also, we feel inclined to tell you about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's Playa del Amor. This exotic "Hidden Beach" is invisible from the outside since its sandy cavern sits inside one of Mexico's lush and uninhabited Marieta Islands.Related: The Mysterious Easter Island Heads
How Poaching Is Changing The Face Of African Elephants
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Unfortunately, the act of poaching African elephants for their ivory tusks is on the rise—so much so, that humans are literally transforming their faces. While most African elephants of both sexes have tusks, around two to six percent are naturally born tuskless... a percentage that's steadily increasing. Discover the greater implications of poaching in the following video, then learn more about elephants.Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Neuschwanstein Castle Is A Disney Inspiration Designed By A Mad King
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Once upon a time (the 19th century, to be specific), in a kingdom far, far away (an alpine town in southern Germany), a ruler named "Mad" King Ludwig II designed a medieval-style château called Neuschwanstein Castle. He didn't do it for a strategic or defense purpose, though—he just did it for his own amusement. Nevertheless, it remains a real-life fairytale oasis to this day.
These See-Through Kayaks Promise The Best Ocean Views
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You did it! You finally embarked on your ultimate tropical getaway. Now before you paddle around the island in a regular ole' kayak, consider an upgrade—luxury beach bums have Florida's Crystal Kayak Company to thank for introducing completely transparent kayaks. The best ocean views are right under your feet.Related: Panasonic Made A TV That's Totally Invisible When It's Not In Use
There's Going to Be a New Star in the Sky
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The sky is always changing! In four or five years, researchers predict that we'll be able to look up and witness an outer space oddity: colliding stars that are 1,842 light-years away from Earth. Their explosion should be about ten thousand times brighter than the stars themselves, so they'll appear to be a bright "new star." Discover more about this collision in the following video, then learn some cool star facts.Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.