Weirdest Lizards! – Armadillo Girdled

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This is one of the weirdest, yet coolest lizards in Africa. As you can see in the picture above, they’re covered in spiky scales which help them blend into their environment; Shrubs and rocky areas. An interesting feature of the Armadillo Girdled Lizard is it’s ability to form a circle, revealing it’s sharp, spiky scales. They do this when they’re frightened or threatened by a predator. By rolling into a ball they increase their chances of surviving an attack as they quickly become unappealing or hard-to-eat. This is a very weird behavior!

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4 of 17 Strange Car Design (High Museum of Art)

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1953 General Motors Firebird 1 XP-21

To describe today’s super cars, we fall back on likening the Koenigsegg’s and Pagani’s of the world to jet fighters. The 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 was an actual jet fighter, with four wheels, a tail fin, and a bubble cockpit. The turbine engine spun at up to 26,000 rpm to generate a whopping (for the time) 370 horsepower.

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Long-Tailed Widowbird

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The long-tailed widowbird (Euplectes progne), also known as the “Sakabula,” is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. The species are found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and southern Zaire. The long-tailed widowbird is a medium-sized bird and one of the most common in the territories it inhabits. Adult breeding males are almost entirely black with orange and white shoulders (epaulets), long, wide tails, and a bluish white bill. Females are rather inconspicuous, their feathers streaked tawny and black with pale patches on the chest, breast and back, narrow tail feathers, and horn-color bills.

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