When Animals Get Angry

Lions are powerful animals that usually hunt in coordinated groups and stalk their chosen prey. However, they are not particularly known for their stamina - for instance, a lioness' heart makes up only 0.57 percent of her body weight (a male's is about 0.45 percent of his body weight), whereas a hyena's heart is close to 1 percent of its body weight. Thus, although lionesses can reach speeds of 81 km/h (50 mph), they only can do so for short bursts so they have to be close to their prey before starting the attack. They take advantage of factors that reduce visibility; many kills take place near some form of cover or at night. They sneak up to the victim until they reach a distance of approximately 30 metres (98 ft) or less. Typically, several lionesses work together and encircle the herd from different points. Once they have closed with a herd, they usually target the closest prey. The attack is short and powerful; they attempt to catch the victim with a fast rush and final leap. The prey usually is killed by strangulation, which can cause cerebral ischemia or asphyxia (which results in hypoxemic, or "general," hypoxia). The prey also may be killed by the lion enclosing the animal's mouth and nostrils in its jaws (which would also result in asphyxia). Smaller prey, though, may simply be killed by a swipe of a lion's paw.

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Bullfighting Went Wrong (Video)

Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal and some cities in southern France, in which one or more bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle.

On 18 of December 2009 the parliament of Catalonia approved by majority the preparation of a Law to ban bullfighting in Catalonia, as a response to a popular initiative against bullfighting that gathered more than 180,000 signatures. This has been strongly criticized mainly by Spanish media relating this decision to nationalism and not to animal rights.

In 2004, the Barcelona city council held a symbolic vote against bullfighting, but bullfighting in Barcelona continues as of 2009. Several other towns in Spain have approved similar symbolic bans on bullfighting. Many supporters of bullfighting regard it as a deeply ingrained, integral part of their national cultures. The aesthetic of bullfighting is based on the interaction of the man and the bull. Rather than a competitive sport, the bullfight is more of a ritual which is judged by aficionados (bullfighting fans) based on artistic impression and command. Ernest Hemingway said of it in his 1932 non-fiction book Death in the Afternoon: "Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honour." Bullfighting is seen as a symbol of Spanish culture.

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Fattail Scorpion (The Deadliest Scorpion In The World)

Fattail Scorpion are the most dangerous and fetal Scorpion specie in the world. They are a moderate sized scorpion, attaining lengths of 10 cm (just under 4 in).Their venom contains powerful neurotoxins and is especially potent. Stings from Fattail Scoprions are known to cause several human deaths each year. Several pharmaceutical companies manufacture an antivenom for its treatment.

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Gormar Scorpion

Gormar is the second most deadliest Scorpion in the world. Inhabitant of Venezuela's villages, this venomous and aggressive creature is called as "Devil" by the villigers, and rightly so, because it can kill a healthy person in 5-10 minutes if proper and prompt medication is not provided.

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Parabuthus Scorpion

It is the most venomous scorpion in the south of Africa and is therefore dangerous to allergic persons and children. The spitting scorpion has relatively small pincers using instead its ability to spray venom over 1 metre as its main defense.

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