Lolong the Biggest Crocodile in the World

Lolong is the largest crocodile in captivity. He is an Indo-Pacific or Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured at 20 feet 3 inches (6.17 m), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.

Lolong was caught in a Bunawan creek in the province of Agusan del Sur in the Philippines on September 3, 2011. He was captured with the joint cooperation of the local government unit, residents and crocodile hunters of Palawan. The giant crocodile was hunted over a period of three weeks, and, once he was found, it took around 100 people to bring him onto land. He became aggressive at several points during the capture, and twice broke restraining ropes before eventually being properly secured. He is estimated to be at least 50 years old.

Officials of the town of Bunawan where the crocodile was captured said that experts from the National Geographic Channel found out that Lolong breaks the record of the previous record-holder: a 17 feet 11.75 inches (5.48 m) male saltwater crocodile named “Cassius” kept in the crocodile park of MarineLand Melanesia in Queensland, Australia.

After six months of waiting since the visit of Australian zoologist and crocodile expert Dr. Adam Britton, Lolong was officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s biggest crocodile in captivity. The certification was read in public during the celebration of Araw ng Bunawan.

Pupula Duplex (Eyes With 2 Pupils)

Liu Ch’ung was a Chinese emperor
that was featured in a episode of
“Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”
because he had two irises/pupils
in each of his eyeballs.It’s basically
a condition that is called “pupula
duplex” — which means in Latin:
“double pupil”

Science at work – The LifeStraw.

The LifeStraw removes at least of 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and can filter up to 1000L of water.Throughout the world, an estimated 884 million people still do not have access to clean sources of water. According to the LifeStraw manufacturers, the device contains no chemicals or batteries and makes it possible to drink safely from any river, lake or puddle.

Dubai Aquarium, one of the largest tanks in the world!

Dubai Aquarium, one of the largest tanks in the world!

The Mall’s Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, developed and operated by Oceanis Australia Group, officially earned the Guinness World Record for the world’s “Largest Acrylic Panel” (32.88 m wide × 8.3 m high × 750 mm thick and weighing 245,614 kg). The acrylic viewing panel is larger than Japan’s Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (22.5 m wide × 8.2 m high and 600 mm thick). Its 750 mm thick acrylic viewing panel can withstand pressure of 10 million litres of water used in the aquarium, but its transparency gives visitors clear views of over 33,000 marine animals on display.