Those that leave near to ponds can occasionally snag a small fish, and paralyse it with its venom. The fish is bigger and heavier then the spider so it can take several days to devour the fish.
And here is another example.
A newly-discovered tarantula in the wilds of Sri Lanka with a length of 8 inches may be the longest known spider.
Bowron Lake in British Columbia, Canada is frozen in this photo, which makes the scene look even more magical.
It surely can’t be like a paradise all the time, but the British Virgin Islands certainly look better than the place I’m in now.
There are the Iguacu Falls, the Victoria Falls, and of course Niagara, but what about the Detian Falls on the border of Vietnam and China as the world’s most scenic waterfall?
The Laguna Colorada (red lake) in Bolivia certainly lives up to its name. And it is home to a large population of flamingos, pink ones of course.
It’s pretty cold where I am right now. Although the name of Karimunjawa Island, near to Java, Indonesia doesn’t readily spring to mind, it is certainly a place I’d rather be.
One of the first countries to celebrate the New Year is Australia, and in Sydney Harbour is one of the most spectacular fireworks displays to see in the new year.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 3 sold-out events for that many people to see it.
Erawan National Park in Thailand is a place of outstanding natural beauty.
There are 1,776 Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines. The grass does not grow so well in the scorching summers and leaves the hills looking a dark brown earthy hue.