When we think of giant creatures, usually come to mind, animals, birds, or maybe insects. But the world around us is much bigger.
Great.guru wants to show you some of the examples of the beings larger than you’ll see in life. The image extra you will definitely be amazed. One of them has a tongue heavier than an elephant! Another build nests of 3 meters wide. They are big, strong, fast, and amazing.
1. The insect world’s largest: the beetle Goliath
It seems that the name Goliath is very popular to refer to the largest species in the animal world. This beetle certainly wins respect by its large size. The male can grow up to 110 millimeters. If you think that is great, what would you say of its larva, that may weigh 100 grams? Fortunately for all of us, adults weigh only half.
2. The biggest spider in the world: tarantula giant tarantula Goliath or tarantula birdhouse
Has 8 legs and is long and hairy, with a length of up to 28 centimeters. Imagine these legs crawling over you, transporting a body of 12 centimeters. If you have arachnophobia, this would be your worst nightmare. Although this spider is absolutely harmless to humans, you can still bite if they feel attacked. In addition, their size is quite strange.
3. The plant of the world’s largest flower: Rafflesia
This plant is a parasite and has no leaves, stems or even roots, only a huge flower stinky. It can grow up to a meter in diameter and weigh up to 10 kilograms. It is known for its unique odor of rotten flesh. The smell attracts flies, which move the pollen from the species, male-to-female.
4. Medusa the world’s largest: melena de león ártica
This medusa is fierce and wild with his sting. That is the testimony of every surfer that has entered its territory. All the lifeguards know that if someone receives a sting from a jellyfish, the best treatment for the heartburn that it causes is the vinegar. Well, you’d need an entire tank of vinegar if you knew this baby. Its body can grow up to 6 feet and the tentacles can measure up to 100 feet. Like all jellyfish, it is mainly water: 95 percent to be precise. That is a lot of water and a lot of gelatin. An interesting fact: it shines in the darkness.
5. The protist world’s largest: the alga giant
If you like the salad of seaweed, this plant of the sea would make you very happy. Is great. Really great. You could feed the entire planet, because it can grow up to 2 feet per day and reach more than 150 feet. Perhaps there is reason to worry that the Earth suffers from overpopulation and not have enough food for all of us, we just need to change our diet.
Grows as a forest of seaweed and you have to be very careful, because you don’t know who you can find behind them. The sea lions often play “hide and seek” with great white sharks in this bush ocean.
6. The marine animal world’s largest: the blue whale
The blue whale not only is the animal with the largest marine, is the largest animal ever known on Earth. These kings epic of the oceans can be up to 100 feet long and weigh up to 200 tons. Your heart alone can weigh as much as a car. It is surprising, but this giant, living sea creatures smallest, the krill, and eats around 36 tonnes of krill a day. Despite being so large, they are very good swimmers and divers. And yes, its tongue weighs as much as an elephant.
7. The largest mammal in the world: the african elephant Bush
“If you’re on an african safari and you see me, do not bother me, because I can launch your 4×4 as it makes a child of 3 years with a truck Tonka. I am not cruel, but I will not tolerate any lack of respect.” Despite its size as impressive, the elephants african can move very fast: the normal speed for walking is about 4 miles per hour. They are also very good swimmers. They spend most of the day (around 16 hours), eating and consume between 300 and 450 pounds of food every day. Imagine how much poop they produce.
The trunk has one hundred thousand different muscles and is used for many different tasks: breathing, smelling, drinking, and grabbing things.
8. The largest fish in the world: luna (mola mola)
This is the fish bone more heavy and can weigh up to a ton. Surprisingly, despite their large size, their primary food is the jellyfish. Maybe the Lion’s Mane in the picture above? Can jump out of the water and it has been reported that on one occasion a sunfish jumped directly into a boat, causing a great fright to some fishermen.
9. The biggest reptile in the world: the saltwater crocodile
If you find yourself with this reptile and smiles at you, he will not because he is happy to meet you. He is very happy to see you because it’s lunch time. Or the dinner. Or whatever the food.
Saltwater crocodiles have the record not only by its size, that is up to 6.3 metres, but also by the jaw at the time of bite: 16,414 newtons of force. A striking fact is that the sex of the baby crocodile depends on the temperature of the nest. A lower temperature brings mainly crocodiles female, and the males come from a nest slightly warmer.
10. The largest turtle in the world: leatherback
According to Google, height of Michael Jordan is 1.98 metres. Well, this cute turtle can grow just as high. Or long… The bottom line is that they can grow up to about 1.98 meters long and weigh up to 900 kilograms, which is heavier than 8, Michael Jordans. The leatherback turtle received his name thanks to his shell. It is not as hard as all the other turtles, but it is quite flexible, soft and resistant. These turtles are from a long time ago, apparently about 100 million years ago. They are excellent divers and can go as deep as 1,100 meters.
11. The largest flying bird in the world: the kori bustard
This bird can grow up to 1.2 meters long and 1.5 meter high. Although they can fly, they feel much more comfortable staying on the earth. They fly only when they need to escape from predators.
12. A bird that does not fly the world’s largest: ostrich
This bird is huge. Their wingspan reaches nearly 1,90 metres. You have an amazing weapon: legs strong and powerful, who are able to not only escape the danger, but also kicking. Even the champions of the UFC would be jealous of those kicks. Don’t have one but 3 stomachs. Are the riders incredible, capable of running up to 40 miles per hour. Nest huge: 3 feet wide. Well, I guess that is not too considering that their eggs are 25 centimeters long. Both parents care for the eggs: the female during the day and the male by night.
13. The largest snake in the world: the green anaconda
The strong grip of the anaconda, the green giant who can end your own life, you can only compare with that beautiful girl that you marry at the age of 19 years, who is now your ex, and squeezes out your finances through your attorney. It is a joke.
These snakes have an impressive length of 9 meters and weigh up to 200 kilos. They are not venomous, but their size and strength make them quite dangerous. To get food, wrap their body around their prey and squeeze until asfixiarla. After a great dinner, usually rest for several weeks.
Bonus: fungi of honey
When you started reading this article, only you were thinking of birds, animals, insects and plants. Maybe bacteria or other small organisms. Here is a surprise for you, a mushroom of 2,400 years old, covers more than 8.8 square kilometers. This type of fungi are parasites, and grow between shrubs and trees, forming massive conglomerates, who are living as one great organization.
Just to see how amazing this world is. If we omit something interesting, please, write us about it in the comments. And share it with your friends.
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