Oct. 27th, 2010

 THIS report is amazing. If it was April Fools Day you'd think they were having us on - a bit like the flying penguins, lol. For those of you who don't want to read it and want the short version, it's basically about new species being found in the Amazon rainforest. The latest list (from 1999 to present) includes ....

* Giant anacondas

* A whole range of mulitcoloured frogs, 24 of the poison dart variety, plus a translucent one

* 257 new types of fish, including a giant catfish that eats monkeys (one of which was over 1.5 metres long and weighed more than 70 pounds) and a tiny catfish that was bright red and blind

* 500 new spiders, including a tarantula that is completely brown except for a pair of fluorescent blue fangs

* 637 new plants, including a custard apple! 

* And last, but most definitely not least, 39 new mammals, including a Pink River Dolphin. A PINK RIVER DOLPHIN *__* 

This planet is awesome, we have to stop destroying it! 


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