Oxyeleotris Marmorata is RM130 per KG

I recently read about rare fish. Somehow, this fish really caught my attention. It is stated that the price can reach RM130 in Malaysia because of its rareness and really hard to catch.

Fish seller, Abdul Harris Johod, 39, stated that the fish is very popular among the Chinese community especially during the Chinese New Year.

This fish also being commercialized in Malaysia and considered as a beautiful aquarium creature as well.

Also known as 'Marbled Sleeper Goby'

Oxyeleotris Marmorata

Credits to: megafishingthailand.com, k22-goby.blogspot.com, fishbase.us

“Hello! One double cheeseburger and one medium coke, please.”

I laughed the moment I read the headline of this story. Well, it was quite rare to see this kind of situation whereby a cow made a visit to a McDonald. It sounds ironic because we have “Beef Burger” and then “Double Cheese Burger” and now the latest meal “TRIPLE CHEESE BURGER”. All these are using beef. And now, the cow made a visit to McDonald? Lol..

"Hello! One double cheeseburger and one medium coke, please."

What did the dairy cow order when she got to the drive-thru window at McDonalds? Nothing – she just wanted a little attention.

That’s what Sandy Winn says was the reason her cow, Darcy, wandered from her pen Friday and ended up at takeout window of the fast-food restaurant a half-mile away in Brush, Colorado.

Winn tells KUSA-TV that Darcy is a good cow until she’s bored – and then she goes looking for attention.

Winn says she didn’t know Darcy had escaped her pen until police called asking if the family owned a dairy cow. She says they told her it was “up at McDonalds,” so she fetched the cow and took her home.

Brush police clerk Vivian Llewellyn joked Tuesday that Darcy “didn’t get her burger.”

Credits to: dailychilli.com

The Smallest Animals

They are tiny! They are cute! And, they are the smallest among their species. Oh yes, they are absolutely adorable because of their smaller sizes. There are many animals I found out that are small in size. Some of them are new to me. Now, I would like to share with you the smallest animals (not the kind of microorganisms).

1. Monkey

Pygmy marmoset

The body weight of adults in the wild averages only 4 ounces! You can see from the picture above why they are often called “finger monkeys.” They are about 5 inches (13cm) tall, not including the tail. They inhabit the Amazon rain forest in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

2. Snake

Leptotyphlops carlae or Barbados Threadsnake

The world’s smallest snake, averaging just 10cm (4 inches) and as thin as a spaghetti noodle, has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The snake, found beneath a rock in a tiny fragment of threatened forest, is thought to be at the very limit of how small a snake can evolve to be.

3. Dog

Beyonce

A puppy the size of a business card named Beyonce is hoping to gain the title of world’s smallest dog in the Guinness World Records. When she was one day old, Beyonce was so small, she could fit in a spoon. At two weeks, she’s almost as big as an iPhone,  The Grace Foundation of Northern California says. The tiny puppy didn’t have a heartbeat, either.

4. Bird

Bee hummingbird

Males of the bee hummingbird living on Cuba and on Isla de la Juventud, weigh 1,6g, and their length is 5,7cm, Half of length make a tail and a beak. Females are a bit larger. They fly extremely fast – up to 80 km/h. They doing to 80 swings in a second. At rest the heart of the hummingbird usually work with frequency of 500 blows in a minute, and during physical activity of 1200 and more beats in a minute. The maximum life expectancy of the hummingbird is 8 years. They eat every ten minutes.

5. Fish

Paedocypris progenetica

Scientists have discovered a fish living in forest swamps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that is only 7.9mm long. The species of fish belongs to the carp family and is called Paedocypris progenetica . It is the world’s smallest vertebrate or backboned animal.

Credits to: factzoo.com, news.bbc.co.uk, koco.com, onlythemost.blogspot.com, and nhm.ac.uk

Animals – The Smartest and The Dumbest

Animals can be very gentle and also very dangerous to human kind. Somehow, we often neglected the fact that they have brains. Their intelligence may caught certain people only and often we will say all animals are dumb because of their odd behaviors. Now, we have the opportunity to get to know which animal is the smartest and also the dumbest one.

The Smartest

1. Crow

Can invent tools

In experiments, the clever birds were observed using twigs and wires to snatch food from hard-to-reach places.

2. Octopus

Builder and cheeky thief

Using rocks to build homes in crevices along the ocean floor. The eight-legged eggheads also have a reputation for mischief, as one researcher learned when he captured one on video sneaking out in the middle of the night to feast on nearby fish, then returning to its tank as if nothing had ever happened.

3. Chimpanzee

Invent tools and transfer learned behaviors to others

“Washoe” surprised many scientists when she began to acquire sign language. Before her death , it is believed that she learned to use about 250 signs. “Kanzi” is another ape that has shown a prodigious knack for gab. The 27-year-old bonobo picked up language as an infant by watching scientists attempt unsuccessfully to teach his mother to communicate through keyboard symbols. Kanzi used the keyboard to ask researchers for matches and marshmallows. With the items in hand, he prepared a campfire and toasted the marshmallows on a stick.

4. African Gray Parrot

Ability to recognize and communicate the various qualities of an object

The prodigal parrot could name more than 50 objects and draw upon 150 words. Alex showcased his talents on TV programs such as Scientific American Frontiers, where he was presented with a piece of cloth and asked to describe what material it was made from. “Wool,” he would emphatically answer, after feeling the fabric with his beak.

5. Border Collie

Possessed a vocabulary of more than 200 words

To prove his uncanny ability, Rico underwent tests in which he was asked to retrieve toys by name. Not only did he get it right 37 out of 40 times, he also recalled the name of objects four weeks later. Investigators also found that Rico could pick up new words fairly quickly.

The Dumbest

It’s hard to determine how dumb an animal is, because animals may show their intelligence in ways that we don’t recognize. Yet, we can still recognize their ability to do something useful. But to make something dumb, we have no right to judge them. It could be useful to them (animal) but looks odd in our eyes.

But if the size of an animal’s brain in relation to the size of its body is any sign of intelligence, then the stupidest animal that ever lived was probably the dinosaur called stegosaurus. This huge reptile weighed some 13,000 pounds, yet had a brain that weighed only about 21/2 ounces!

A sperm whale 50 feet long would have a brain weighing about 20 pounds, while an adult elephant’s brain weighs about 10 pounds. A gorilla’s brain weighs about 20 ounces, and an adult person’s brain usually weighs around 3 pounds.

Your brain probably weighs more than 15 times as much as the brain of the huge stegosaurus.

Credits to: abcnews.go.com and bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

My Cat, My Pet

A cat is often being a close companion to human. It’s adorable and gentle behaviour makes a cat a very classy and a good friend to human too. I used to have a cat which I got it from my aunt. He was white and has some black spots on his body.

On the day we picked him up, my mom gave a name Chicky to him. Meanwhile, I suggested to give him another name which was Chicarito (a Manchester United player). Since it is hard to call him with Chicarito, so we stick to Chicky.

Chicky is a very gentle and lovely cat and we love him as part of the family. We treated him like a human. Food, shelter, blanket (my mom made it), and shower for almost once in every three days. In short, we really really love him. We never make a cat as our pet, so he is the first cat in my family. He used to bite me and the scars still on my hands. But, I never wanted to harm him as he did.

After I left my home to further my study, my mom and dad took care of him. But now, he is dead. I can’t imagine how he died and I don’t wanna know. So, for those of you who has cat at home, love him/her as we did.

IN MEMORY OF CHICKY

Rest In Peace

Amazing New Species!

There are many new species has been found recently. But, I have listed few for you to watch. AWESOME!

1. PANCAKE BATFISH

Halieutichthys intermedius

They’re flat and can use their stout, armlike fins to shamble along the seafloor with a stilted gait, reminiscent of a walking bat.

2.  NORTHERN SIERRA MADRE FOREST MONITOR LIZARD

Varanus bitatawa

It has a double penis, is as long as a tall human, and lives in a heavily populated area of the Philippines. Can lived up to 6.6-foot-long (2-meter-long) and 22-pound (10-kilogram).

3. JUMPING COCKROACH

Saltoblattella montistabularis

jumping cockroaches were known from only the lat Jurassic Period. The newfound species has legs specially built for jumping, as well as sturdy antennae that help stabilize the insect as it leaps.

4. GLOW IN THE DARK MUSHROOM

Mycena luxaeterna

Glowing nonstop in the Brazilian rain forest night, the newfound mushroom Mycena luxaeterna (pictured both in daylight, top, and in the dark) is something of a source of eternal light

5. TITI MONKEY

Callicebus caquetensis

A monkey sporting a ginger beard and matching fiery red tail. Looks like a cat and a leprechaun.

Credits to: National Geographic and Wired

Snakes And Snake Bites

Venomous snakes could lead to various pains and injuries. But what exactly happen after a snake bites you? Below are the types of snakes and their effect of bites.

1. Pit Viper

Green Pit Viper

Swelling

2. Copperhead Snake

Copperhead Snake

Swelling

3. Boa Constrictor

Boa Constrictor

Bleeding

4.  Stiletto Snake

Stiletto Snake

Cut to drain the poison

5. Blue Racer

Blue Racer

Holes

6.  Saw Scaled Viper

Saw Scaled Viper

Burned-like skin damage

7. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Series of surgery to clean out the dead tissue

8. Adder Snake

Adder Snake

Swelling

Credits to: pho2addicted.blogspot.com, naturemalaysia.com, planetanimalzone.blogspot.com, dinosaurmusings.blogspot.com, thundafunda.com, mylot.com, 4x4community.co.za, sareptiles.co.za, image07.webshots.com, grrbrts.wordpress.com, thesun.co.uk, indiamike.com, 13above.blogspot.com, theargus.co.uk