Are you, like me, worried that the mysteries of the world are quickly coming to an end, that all great discoveries have been made, that the world is quickly becoming a boring place. Well, it seems that Mother Earth still has some surprises up her sleeve.
We recently introduced the mysterious oarfish to our visitors in the form of a rather questionable picture of the legendary Naga from Laos. By some strange stroke of coincidence, scientists recently managed to capture a living oarfish on film for the first time. It’s quite a surreal creature.
Other recent discoveries here in the Philippines also spark the imagination. Researchers have discovered a new, multicolored giant monitor lizard which can grow up to two meters long in northern Luzon. (You might remember that we have a special place in our hearts for monitor lizards.) And straight out of Little Shop of Horrors, scientist have discovered a giant, meat-eating pitcher plant in Palawan, although I don’t think it will be swallowing up any people.
Isn’t it great to know that there is still something to discover in a rather used-up world?