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Nissan GT-R
2013-12-02 09:48:19

The Nissan GT-R was first released in Japan in 2007. It is a sports car manufactured by Nissan and features all-wheel-drive. There were two concept vehicles unveiled before the GT-R was produced. One in 2001 and a redesigned concept in 2005 called the GT-R Proto. The 2007 GT-R model was based 80-90 percent on the Proto concept vehicle. The first United States GT-R was delivered on July 7,...

Bugatti Veyron 164 Super Sport
2013-12-02 09:38:06

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest road legal production vehicle in the world as of 2013. It is manufactured by Bugatti with the first model being shown to the public in August 2010 as a 2011 model and it is still being produced today. It was initially powered by an 8.0-litre W-12 Quad-turbocharged engine that produces 1,200 hp at 6,400 RPM and 1,106 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM....

SSC Aero
2013-12-02 09:28:01

The SSC Aero is an American made sports car manufactured by SSC North America. Jared Shelby, who designed and built the Aero, formally built exotic car replicas. The first Aero prototype was built in 2004 with a second prototype in 2005 and the first production model in 2006. The first prototype featured a 908 hp Corvette C5R engine that could reach a top speed of 242 mph. The second...

Mothman
2013-11-27 10:34:33

The mothman is a legendary creature that was first reported with sightings from November 12, 1966 through December 15, 1967 in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia. On November 16, 1966, the local newspaper published a report of two couples seeing the creature. It was described as a large white winged man with glowing red eyes. The wings had a ten-foot span and it followed their car as...

Giant Basket Star Astrophyton muricatum
2013-11-15 10:36:35

The giant basket star (Astrophyton muricatum) is an echinoderm located throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the only species within the genus Astrophyton. During the day, it curls up into a tight ball shape to provide protection from predators. At night, it climbs up to an elevated point to consume plankton by stretching it’s intricately branched feeding arms in a...

Striped Sun Star Solaster stimpson
2013-11-14 12:36:02

The striped sun star (Solaster stimpson), also known as the sun sea star among many other names, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Solasteridae family. It can be found in many areas including the western coasts of the United States and the waters around Japan. This species prefers a habitat within sub tidal areas with rocky terrain, at depths of up to 2,001 feet. It is...

Jersey Devil
2013-11-04 10:48:27

The Jersey Devil is a creature in folklore that dates back to early Native American legends. It is claimed to roam the area in Southern New Jersey around the Pine Barrens. But, reported sightings, especially in the early 1900s, have been from all over New Jersey. Descriptions of the creature vary, but the most common is that it has the head of a goat, kangaroo-like body, bat-like wings,...

Bear Lake Monster
2013-10-28 10:22:57

The Bear Lake monster is a cryptid said to inhabit Bear Lake that sits on the border between Utah and Idaho. The creature is part of local folklore that first appeared from articles that were written by Joseph C. Rich in 1868. The article said that the local Indians called the creature a “water devil”, and that the creature has reappeared. According to the article, many white settlers...

Tawny cat-eyed snake Boiga philippina
2013-10-14 14:43:03

The Tawny cat-eyed snake or Philippine cat snake (Boiga philippina) is a member of the Colubridae family. Regularly found in the Philippines, this cat snake is a rear-fanged species. Typical of most rear-fanged snakes, the tawny cat-eyed snake is mildly venomous. Its venom is slightly stronger than other snakes of this genus but symptoms such as local swelling subside after 2-3 days. There...

Sri Lanka cat snake Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels...