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Grasshoppers, Beetles, Scorpions included in Menu Card of Chef Elie Daviron

Grasshoppers, Beetles, Scorpions included in Menu Card of Chef Elie Daviron

Over 1,900 species of insect are eaten all over the world, mainly in Africa and Asia. Young French chef Elie Daviron has created a buzz at the food places in Paris with his grasshoppers on quail eggs, water scorpions on chicory or beetles with potatoes.

Grasshoppers, beetles, scorpions and two different types of worm i. e. sango and silk are the most recent additions in the menu card of Chef Elie Daviron.

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Grasshopper Mice Eat Scorpions as Pain Killers

Grasshopper Mice Eat Scorpions as Pain Killers

According to a latest research, the grasshopper mice have an unusual favorite food. These creatures like to eat scorpions. The grasshopper mice are able to eat scorpions as it can easily brush aside the venom of the scorpions.

The new study by the researchers has revealed that how these creatures manage to shrug off the poison of the deadly scorpions.

To prove their point the researchers have conducted an experiment on normal house mice and the grasshopper mice.

Fishermen Slaughter Dolphins to Harvest Their skin for Shark Bait

Fishermen Slaughter Dolphins to Harvest Their skin for Shark Bait

According to a latest report, The Dolphins in Peru are having a bad time as they are being slaughtered by the fishermen in order to harvest their skin for shark bait.

The fishermen in Peru are continuously illegally harpooning and killing the noble dolphins. This is being done as the Sharks act as a profitable commodity for the fishermen and they sell the meat of this fish, as its meat is considered to be a delegacy in the whole of Asia.

NOAA Takes Away Eastern Sea Lions from Endangered List

NOAA Takes Away Eastern Sea Lions from Endangered List

On Wednesday, a federal agency declared that the Steller sea lions' eastern population would no longer be seen on the list of endangered species.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would be removing the first animal from its list of endangered species in a period of almost two decades. It has been found that the range of the sea lion species started from Alaska's Panhandle, extending till Channel Islands of California.

Study: Panda Immune System More Flexible than Previously Understood

Study: Panda Immune System More Flexible than Previously Understood

According to a new report, the scientists have discovered that the pandas have a better and stronger immune system that thought previously.

This is due to the fact that panda's immune system depends upon the place where it lives and develops various antigens according to its habitat.

The study by the scientists also reveals that the pandas are more diverse genetically as compared to the Bengal Tigers, Namibian cheetahs and other endangered species.

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Solar-Powered Webcam Installed to Watch Californian Condor

Solar-Powered Webcam Installed to Watch Californian Condor

Californian condor is considered to be North America's largest alive bird. The vulture-like bird is now counted as endangered species.

As per data, there are just 429 birds that are alive in North America and 50% of them are in zoos. Being an endangered species, it was not easy to watch them. Therefore, webcam has been put up in the remote hills of Big Sur to watch the bird.

Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Not many will be aware of the fact that insects and spiders often enter into same sex mating. A collaborative research was carried out on the topic.

As per the same, study researchers have found that the same sex mating is not intentional, but insects and spiders actually do it accidentally.

Study researchers were of the view that insects and spiders are in such a rush for mating that they do not pay much attention to their partner's gender. This is where, the confusion takes place and they perform same sex mating.

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a 13- and-a half-foot-long oarfish got washed up on a beach in Oceanside Harbor, California.

Suzanne Kohin from the National Marine Fisheries Service has affirmed that it is not very common to find such species. It is the second time in a few days that such rarely seen creature has washed up.

"They thought it was a very rare event the first time, so these two events that we heard of in the last few weeks are the only ones I've ever heard of", affirmed Kohin.

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Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

On day-to-day basis, a number of strange things take place across the world. Some such stories have been discussed below.

A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from Princeton University in the US. As per the same, it has been unveiled that marmoset monkeys are very polite when talk to each other.

Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

As per a new report, the rhino's in Kenya are fitted with microchips by the wildlife officials, as their step forward to put a control on poaching. Poaching has almost threatened the lives of these animals, causing the number of these animals to an extent.

Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), said that their step to control poaching has put some complications in the work of poachers. He said that it is utmost necessary to follow conservation steps to counter the killing of the wildlife.

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