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Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus
2013-09-27 10:45:36

The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the bare-nosed wombat or the coarse-haired wombat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes Tasmania and the mountainous areas just south of Queensland, although it is declining in drier areas of its range. It was first described in 1800 by George Shaw and it holds three subspecies. The common wombat has a...

Champ
2013-09-26 09:13:24

Champ is a cryptid within the lake monster, sea serpent class of cryptozoology. It is claimed to reside in Lake Champlain, which is partially located in the states of New York and Vermont of the United Sates, plus it extends into Quebec, Canada. The lake is 125 miles long, 14 miles across, approximately 400 feet deep, and covers a 490-square-mile area. There have been over 300 reported...

Android
2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s...

Common Planigale Planigale maculate
2013-09-23 12:29:42

The common planigale (Planigale maculate), also known as the coastal planigale or the pygmy planigale, is a marsupial that can be found in Australia. Its range is larger than that of its relatives, extending from the Hunter River valley to just north of Sydney, along the coast to Cape York. Its range also includes the area from Kimberley to the Top End of Australia, Great Keppel Island, and...

Burrunan Dolphin Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters...

Thai Ridgeback
2013-09-19 10:38:18

The Thai ridgeback is a breed of domestic dog of the pariah-type that originated in Thailand. The exact origins of this breed are unknown because it is an ancient breed, but it is thought to have been developed in eastern areas of Thailand. Genetic studies have shown that this breed, along with the Phu Quoc ridgeback, is most likely descended from the ancient Funan ridgeback dog. The Thai...

Reid Hoffman
2013-09-19 09:30:28

Reid Hoffman, born August 5, 1967, is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman is best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn, a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching. Hoffman was born in Stanford, California, the son of Deanna Ruth Rutter and William Parker Hoffman, Jr. and grew up in Berkeley, California. He attended high school at...

Larry Page
2013-09-17 12:57:55

Lawrence "Larry" Page, born March 26, 1973 is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. As of 2013, Page's personal wealth is estimated to be $23 billion (US), ranking him #20 on the Forbes 400 list of the 400 richest Americans. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm, and he...

Dalls Porpoise Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's...

Kimura Gumo Spider Heptathela kimurai
2013-08-26 11:59:56

The Kimura Gumo or Kimura Spider (Heptathela kimurai) is an Old World spider, located mainly in Japan and named after Kimura Arika, who discovered the spider in 1920. It belongs to the sub-order Mesothelae, a group of primitive burrowing spider, and can reach up to 3 centimeters long. Their burrows are covered by a camouflaged “pill box” flap. The ancestral characteristics of this spider...