'Plants and Animals'

Smallest Hamsters

Posted by admin 01 Dec 2015 Comments Off
Smallest Hamsters

The World Record of ‘smallest hamsters’ has been achieved by the Roborovski hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii) from Russia and Kazakhstan.

Roborovski hamsters or Robos are the smallest hamster averaging under 2 cm (1 inch) at birth and between 4.5–5 cm (2 inches) and 20-25 g (1 oz) during adulthood.

Largest Spider

Posted by admin 03 Nov 2015 Comments Off
Largest Spider

The World Record of ‘largest Spider’ has been achieved by male goliath bird-eating spider from Surinam, Guyana, French Guiana, Venezuela and Brazil.

The Goliath bird-eater (Theraphosa blondi) is a spider belonging to the tarantula family Theraphosidae. It is considered to be the largest spider in the world. It is the largest spider by mass.

Smallest Seahorse

Posted by admin 30 Sep 2015 Comments Off
Smallest Seahorse

The World Record of ‘smallest seahorse’ has been achieved by the Satomi’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus satomiae) from Derawan Islands of Kalimantan.

Satomi’s pygmy seahorse is the smallest known seahorse in the world with an average length of 13.8 millimetres (0.54 in) and an height of 11.5 millimetres (0.45 in).

Smallest Antelope

Posted by admin 23 Aug 2015 Comments Off
Smallest Antelope

The World Record of ‘smallest antelope’ has been achieved by the royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus) from West Africa.

The royal antelope is only 25–30 cm (10–12 inches) high at the shoulder and weighing only 3.2–3.6 kg (7–8 lb) and is the smallest of all antelopes. The calf is small enough to fit into the average person’s open hand. The male has small, spike-like horns, about 2.5 cm (1 inch) long.

Tallest Horse

Posted by admin 13 Aug 2014 Comments Off
Tallest Horse

The world record ‘tallest horse’ has been achieved by Big Jake owned by Jerry Gilbert from Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

On April 11, 2014; the horse named ‘Big Jake’ has the height of 6 feet, 11 inches. The Belgian gelding weighs about 2,600 pounds

Largest Loon

Posted by admin 14 Jan 2014 Comments Off
Largest Loon

World Record of being ‘largest loon’ has been achieved by town of Virginia from Vergas, United States of America (USA).

Minnesota’s state bird is the loon and the town of Virginia has the Twenty (20) foot fiberglass floating world’s largest loon. The sculpture is by Long Lake, in the centre of City Park in Vergas.

Smallest Bird

Posted by admin 11 Dec 2013 Comments Off
Smallest Bird

The World Record of ‘Smallest Bird’ has been achieved by Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) of Cuba and the Isle of Youth.

In the world’s smallest Birds; its male’s length measure around 57 mm (2.24 in), weighs approximately 1.7 g while females are slightly larger. Bee hummingbird flies extremely fast – up to 80 km/hour with upto 80 swings per second.

Smallest Frog

Posted by admin 03 Jun 2013 Comments Off
Smallest Frog

World Record of finding Smallest Frog has been achieved by Professor Chris Austin and his graduate student Eric Rittmeyer from Louisiana State University, Amau, Papua New Guinea in 2009
A crimson and black frog named Paedophryne amanuensis is the smallest vertebrate in the world at a mere 7.7mm (0.30 inches) in size at adulthood.

Heaviest Onion

Posted by admin 01 Jun 2013 Comments Off
Heaviest Onion

World Record of growing ‘heaviest Onion’ has been achieved by Peter Glazebrook from Harrogate, England.

This heaviest onion of the world weighed 18lb and 1oz at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

Heaviest Insect

Posted by admin 08 May 2013 Comments Off
Heaviest Insect

The World Record of making ‘heaviest insect’ in the world has been achieved by the Giant Weta species of New Zealand.

This particular specimen was found by a nature observer and discoverer called Mark Moffett. This insect was found in a remote island of New Zealand called the Little Barrier Island. There are over more than seventy types of Weta species in New Zealand but the Giant Weta is the biggest insect in the world because of its weight. The Giant Weta species resembles a cricket in appearance and is endemic to the Little Barrier Island. This particular insect weighed 71 gms. and had a wing-span of seven inches.