AMPHIBIANS Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Resembling its feline namesake, the tiger salamander has stripes over its gray or black body. Map Tiger Salamander Range Fast Facts Type: Amphibian Diet: Carnivore Average life span in the wild: 12 to 15 years Size: 7 to 14 in (18 to 35 cm) Weight: 4.4 oz (126 g) Did […]


Camels and llamas can cross breed. You may be familiar with cross-species breeding. The most notable example is the mule, a cross between a donkey and a horse. Another prominent example made popular by Napoleon Dynamite is of course the Liger. The Liger, despite what the movie would have you believe, really just looks like […]

Interesting Facts About Japan

Interesting Facts About Japan   1. Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan. 2. Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside. 3. For many Japanese couples Christmas is celebrated like Valentine’s Day in the western world. 4. Poorly written English can be found everywhere, including T-shirts […]

Valentine’s Day Facts

Did You Know? In addition to the U.S., Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy and Japan. Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day? Or that more than 40,000 American are employed at chocolate companies? Explore these and dozens more Valentine’s Day […]