Nature Facts

The Zombie Fungus
The Zombie Fungus

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (zombie fungus) doesn't control ants by infecting their brains. Instead, it destroys the motor neurons and connects directly to the muscles to manage them.

Rainwater
Rainwater

Rainwater is no longer safe to drink anywhere on Earth due to "forever chemicals" linked to cancer.

Cobra Snakes
Cobra Snakes

A King Cobra is the biggest poisonous snake and can grow to over 4 meters (13 feet) long.

Full Circle Rainbow
Full Circle Rainbow

It is possible to see a full 360-degree rainbow from an airplane in very rare circumstances.

Camel's Milk
Camel's Milk

Camel's milk doesn't curdle.

Balancing Rock
Balancing Rock

Kummakivi is a large balancing rock in Finland. The 7-meter long boulder lies on a convex bedrock surface with a very small footprint, but it cannot be rocked with human force.

Zombie Ants
Zombie Ants

The fungus, a species of Ophiocordyceps, hijacks the ants' nervous systems, causing the insects to perform abnormal and oddly specific behaviors that help the fungus reproduce.

Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima.

Lake Sorvagsvatn
Lake Sorvagsvatn

Between Iceland and Norway lies the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, Lake Sorvagsvatn, and it is just above the ocean.