If visuals were the only consideration then the penis snake could win the most appropriate name ever. However, it’s not a snake, but a species of caecilian, or limbless amphibian.
The sleep paralysis demon has haunted us for millennia. More recently, science has overcome entrenched supernatural explanations for the devil of dreams.
Everyone’s heard of Batman. How about a bat god? Camazotz was a Mayan deity associated with death and sacrifice whose name translates as “death bat.”
Eels have confounded us for thousands of years and frustrated the finest minds. Despite the attention of Freud, Aristotle, and many others, the eel has remained an elusive specimen.
Could it be the next Olympic sport? Probably not. But Extreme Ironing is a fun way to experience the outdoors and catch up on housework.
Discover the Bolton Strid, a little-known, 65 mile stretch of the River Wharfe in Yorkshire, known as a treacherous death trap.