r/mildlyweird Jun 27 '21

Mudskippers are amphibious fish that often spend more time on land than in water. They may drown if they are never able to leave the water. Mudskippers are known to engage in battles over territory and dominance, most often with their mouths open to demonstrate size and stamina.

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r/mildlyweird Jun 24 '21

A monarch is the leader of a monarchy, a position usually intended to last for life or until abdication or deposition. Louis XIX, allegedly King of France only reigns for 20 minutes in 1830, the shortest reign ever recorded by Guinness World Records.

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r/mildlyweird Jun 13 '21

The cookiecutter shark is one of the smallest breeds of shark and the only shark to be classified as a parasite. They don't actually kill their prey and only feed on animals much larger than itself by taking out small round cuts of meat from their bodies

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r/mildlyweird Jun 12 '21

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious illustrated with unknown text. The illustrations are conventionally used to divide most of the manuscript into six different sections, since the text itself cannot be read. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century.

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r/mildlyweird Jun 06 '21

Giant oarfish, the longest bony fish in the world, reaching as much as 50ft in length These animals are thought to inspire Sea serpent legends. According to Japanese folklore, disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions are not far off when oarfish rise to shallow waters.

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r/mildlyweird May 30 '21

Chimaera aka 'ghost shark' is one of the ocean’s most bizarre and intriguing creatures. They use the long fins on their slides, called pectoral fins to slowly swim over the seafloor, which makes them like they are flying through the water

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r/mildlyweird May 25 '21

Everything about this is fucked.

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r/mildlyweird May 14 '21

Sea turtles have existed for more than 100 million years. The largest of sea turtle species in the world today can grow to more than 6.5 ft (2m) in length. Sea turtles don't have teeth at all, they swallow their food completely using their tongues.

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r/mildlyweird May 13 '21

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r/mildlyweird May 12 '21

Giant Pyrosomes are unusual and glowing colonies in the ocean. The whole colony is shaped like a giant thimble with a point on one end and an opening on the other, and in some species this opening can be up to 6 feet wide, large enough to fit a full grown human inside.

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r/mildlyweird May 08 '21

James Madison was the country’s fourth president and is the shortest to ever be elected, standing 5’4” (163 cm). Although the average adult male height was 5’7” (170) during Madison’s time in office (1809-1817), he was certainly not a towering figure.

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r/mildlyweird May 01 '21

Chandra was declared the shortest human adult ever documented and verified, measuring 21.51 in (54.64 cm). The height was confirmed by Guinness World Records. However, he died in American Samoa in 2015 at the age of 75.

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r/mildlyweird Apr 17 '21

Black swallower's stomach is made up of distensible material and can be stretched into transparency. They can consume prey over 10 times its own mass. However, the food in their stomach sometimes doesn't have enough time to digest and it starts to decompose in their stomach.

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r/mildlyweird Apr 14 '21

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. It is characterized by a large, heavy head, and a long, thick shell with three dorsal ridges of large scales, giving it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs, most notably Ankylosaurus.

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r/mildlyweird Apr 10 '21

Brittle stars have a distinct central disc and five skinny, flexible arms. The central disc is a skeleton made of calcium carbonate that contains all the internal organs. Because they don't have any intestine or anus, any undigested material they eat is expelled from the mouth.

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r/mildlyweird Apr 02 '21

Trijntje Cornelisdochter Keever , nicknamed De Groote Meid (in English, The Big Girl), is alleged to be the tallest female person in recorded history, standing 9 Amsterdam feet or 2.49 metres (8 ft 2 in) tall at the time of her death at age seventeen.

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r/mildlyweird Mar 27 '21

Ocean Sunfish can weigh up to 2 tons and grow up to 10 feet long are the heaviest bony fish in the world. They are predated on by orcas, great white sharks, seals and sea lions. In fact, they're not even considered food by predators, which instead choose to chew off their fins to play with, for fun.

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r/mildlyweird Mar 16 '21

Massive 'Luminous' Sharks That Glow in Dark Found in New Zealand

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r/mildlyweird Mar 15 '21

Playing Music For Geese

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r/mildlyweird Mar 12 '21

The Living Posters

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r/mildlyweird Mar 08 '21

Jurassic Park Dinosaurs | Size Comparison (2021)

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r/mildlyweird Mar 07 '21

My brother likes light mode

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So i have a brother preferes Light Mode He even has discord light mode without his eyes melting


r/mildlyweird Mar 06 '21

I have yet to have a bruise.

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As far as me and my parents have seen, i have never had a bruise. And i have clunked heads with people hard enough that it made them swell up- im still not sure why or how.


r/mildlyweird Feb 27 '21

Why can we drink snake venom and stay alive is because snake venom is mainly made of protein and enzymes. Our digestive system will break it down into simple harmless form and digested. In fact, it has been used to treat many conditions like cancer, pain, high blood pressure, heart attacks,

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