Posts by Kira Mccutcheon

Mudskipper: The Fish That Learned To Walk

This is one of the most fascinating and weirdest animals in the world, and one that sheds light on our own evolution. This is the Mudskipper.

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Jumping Cholla: When Cacti Attack

You don’t want to touch a Jumping Cholla.

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Banana Slugs Have 90 Times More Teeth Than A Great White Shark

Find someone who looks at you the way Danielle looks at Banana Slugs.

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Rattlesnakes: Audible Nope Ropes

Rattlesnakes are the deadliest snakes in the Americas.

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Humongous Fungus: Destroyer of Worlds

The Humongous Fungus is the biggest thing to ever live.

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Grey Whale: The Knuckle Back Whale

These whales have the longest migration of all mammals, and we’re about to meet them on their journey.

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Giant Sequoias: One Of The Largest Things To Ever Live

This massive tree is one of the largest things to ever live on our planet. Climate change and over logging almost made them disappear, but now, the king of the trees are making a comeback.

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Deadly Nightshade Has The Deadliest Berries On Earth

Eat just a few Deadly Nightshade berries, and you’ll be in serious trouble. Please don’t.

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Rafflesia: The Original Vileplume

Rafflesia used Mega Drain. It’s super effective! This 15 pound flower is a giant parasite.

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Japanese Spider Crab: The Original Kaiju

The Japanese Spider Crab is canonically twice as big as Charizard. Godzilla had better watch out.

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For Tumbleweeds, Death Just Gets The Ball Rolling

Tumbleweeds are an iconic symbol of the wild west, but they’re actually from the wild east.

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Leeches: Relentless Parasites Out For Blood

Watch Danielle and crew get eaten alive by leeches, first in the jungle, then in the lab.

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Cannabis Sativa: The Forbidden Flower

This is the most versatile plant in the world. Banned, but not broken.

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Scottish Wildcat: The Highlander Cat

With less than 50 in the wild, the Scottish Wildcat is the rarest cat in the world.

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Corpse Flower: Inside The Tallest Flower In The World

This gigantic flower smells like rotten meat, hides its flowers under a thick leaf, and only blooms for 0.01% of its life. This evolutionary oddity is the Corpse Flower.

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For Octopus Stinkhorns, Stank Is Survival Strategy

Plug your nose and get ready to meet the stinkiest, weirdest and most fantastical fungi in the world.

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Grizzly Bear: The Answer To Which Bear Is Best

No one can match the power of the greatest predator south of the arctic, the Grizzly Bear.

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Sea Otters: Unsinkable, Unstoppable, Unapologetically Cute

Sea Otters are the cutest tool-using, extinction-surviving, unsinkable marine mammals in fur pants.

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Wapiti: When An Unstoppable Force Meets An Immovable Object

The King of the Canadian Rockies, the Wapiti, doesn’t have an easy life. When this Bull Wapiti is challenged by a younger male, we’ll finally get an answer to what happens when an unstoppable force meets and immovable object, and we have a front row seat.

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Elephant Seals Are Straight Out Of Star Wars

Elephants Seals weigh more than a Chevy Suburban, and their cousins, The Harbour Seals, weigh about the same as the driver. This family reunion is going to be awkward. Oh, and the Elephant Seals have combat noses.

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You Won’t Believe What Pitcher Plants Charge In Rent

For carnivorous plants, Pitchers Plants sure do have a lot of friends.

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Humpback Whales: The Pack Hunting Whales

An amazing swimmer, singer, and binge eater who can steal your girlfriend any day. This is the humongous humpback whale.

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How Sundews Use Glue To Drown Their Prey

Covered in long, sticky tentacles, the Sundew is a predatory plant that looks like it’s from another planet.

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Sea Lion: The Grizzly Bear Of The Sea

Hulk. Goliath. Behemoth. These are just a few words to describe the king of the beach: the Sea Lion.

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Orchids: These Flowers Are Pretty Sus

Prepare to take an incredulous look at the deceptive world of orchid mimicry.

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