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Weirdest animals used in war

Posted on Apr 28, 2013 in Us and them

Weirdest animals used in war

  It’s not just men and women that brave the frontlines of war – it’s dogs, rats, dolphins and even bears, too! Share       THE FURRY PRIVATE – VOYTEK THE BEAR Voytek, a bear found by Polish armed forces as a cub in the 1940s, is likely the only ursine on record to have served as a member of military!  Voytek was trained to carry equipment and artillery for Polish soldiers, and was officially enlisted as a private in the artillery.  Voytek would survive WWII – and spent his retirement at Edinburgh Zoo for almost twenty...

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Weirdest animal bodyparts used in everyday things

Posted on Apr 28, 2013 in Us and them

Weirdest animal bodyparts used in everyday things

There's more animals in your everyday life than you might know about - how about the sheep extract in your shampoo? Or the whale poo in your cologne? The strange truth is that animals make an incredible contribution to many everyday things you'd never dream of being connected.

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Best animal life saving cures

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Us and them

Discover which animals might inadvertently save your life. For instance, scorpions are helping prevent tumours from developing, bees are providing sensory acupuncture - and if you need your blood sugar keeping in check, just ask a big old lizard to give you some spit.

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Best animal inspired inventions

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 in Skills, Us and them

Best animal inspired inventions

Inventions have been and continue to be influenced massively by the marvels of evolution - we're building houses like snail shells to keep cool, plucking needle designs from the porcupine, and even giving trains bird-like nose jobs to make them quieter.

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Deadliest animal attacks in the world

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 in Us and them

An in-depth look at some of the most deadly animal attacks ever to have been recorded.

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