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From time to time, certain revelations of interest begin to surface, adding to our knowledge.

From time to time, certain revelations of interest begin to surface, adding to our knowledge, such as:

AMPHIBIAN SPECIES:

There are about 6,300 amphibian species, one third of which happen to be on the critically endangered list, according to scientists in California. The circumstances that cause their predicament are habitat loss, global warming and a fungal disease, known as chytridiomycosis.

GREAT WHITE SHARK:

Studies conducted by Australian researchers reveal that this creature of the oceans can clamp down with a force of two tons.. Its bite is 3 times the force of a lion and 23 times the bite of a human being.

MILKWEED PLANTS:

Milkweed plants are vulnerable to attacks by caterpillars and other predators in the way of toxins, spiky leaves and sticky latex. But a study conducted by a Cornell and Portland State University reveals that these vulnerable plants have altered their survival strategy defensively by regrowing quickly after falling prey to damage.

TIPPLING MAMMALS:

There are small mammals in Malaysia that imbibe a flower nectar that contains about 3.8 percent alcohol, equivalent to beer. These animals, aside from humans, are known to drink regularly, according to German researchers. Studies reveal that they have a high alcohol tolerance.

The above revelations have not been known until now.

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