In the nostalgic classic film The Neverending Story, one of the engaging minor characters is a rockbiter, a giant who lives by eating rocks (and whose messy eating habits cause trouble for his friends). The rockbiter was designed to seem alien and his habits are supposed to seem fantastic.
But eating rock isn’t really that […]
Blue whales are the largest animals to have ever lived on our planet.
With hearts the size of a car, and tongues that weigh as much as an elephant, their incredible evolutionary development has long been of interest to scientists. Like many of their biological relatives, blue whales didn’t start as giants, but developed […]