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World's Most Extreme Hearing Animal Discovered By Researchers
2013-05-08 14:45:58

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the greater wax moth is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz – the highest recorded frequency sensitivity of any animal in the natural world.

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2011-07-03 08:40:00

The creature dubbed the world's loudest animal--a tiny water boatman type of insect that produces the most noise relative to body size--has been caught on tape by scientists for the first time.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.