In “The Book of Imaginary Beings,” Jorge Luis Borges put together a compendium of more than a hundred strange creatures imagined throughout history. These are just some of the ones we can be glad (and maybe a little sad) are not actually real.
So maybe don’t go there.
Cute, you say? More like killer mutations.
Dear God. Everything is different.
A new species of bat has been found in Chu Mom Ray National Park. Apparently this bat was mistaken for a known species in 2008, but has since been proven genetically distinct. Sweet dreams.
The advent of the hovershark portends the end of the world. Have you seen the hovershark? He’s been spotted everywhere. View Image ›
So this sounds like bad news: An expedition in Papua New Guinea found a new species of giant rat living in the crater of an ancient volcano. Oops, I buried the lead! “The rat, which has no fear of humans, measures 32 inches long, placing it among the largest species of rat known anywhere in the world.” Read More ›
Staff at an aquarium in England have solved the mystery behind attacks on their coral reef and prize fish. The culprit was a giant sea worm named Barry (how they knew his name, I’m not sure), who is four feet long and is apparently “covered with nasty bristles that sting and can cause permanent numbness in humans”. This is what he looks like. View Image ›
While normally cute, raccoons can be totally evil and scary when put to the test. Watch Video ›