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Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a Weird, Long Toe?

The Cretaceous Period flier, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.

Some 99 million years ago, a small animal with a weird elongated toe died and became partially entombed in amber. Its lower leg and foot remained undisturbed in the hardened tree resin until amber miners eventually discovered the fossil

The preserved toe measures less than half an inch from knuckle to claw-tip, making it 41 percent longer than the next longest digit on the animal’s foot. When traders showed the curious specimen to Chen Guang, a curator at China’s Hupoge Amber Museum, they suggested that it probably belonged to an extinct lizard.

Pet your stress away! Stroking cats and dogs can 'significantly' reduce anxiety

Scientists have proved that petting cats and dogs for just ten minutes is an effective way to reduce stress levels. 

Scientists showed that the general well-being of students improves quickly, with even those who are highly stressed showing 'significant' reduction in cortisol levels - a chemical produced by our bodies in times of stress, according to Daily Mail. 

Many universities have adopted 'Pet Your Stress Away' programs where students can interact with cats or dogs.

The research, conducted by Washington State University, shows that pets improve students' moods and their presence has stress-relieving physiological benefits.

The strangest kind of coffee in the world

Most of us like to start his morning with a cup of coffee and have plenty of choices to choose from regular coffee to latte and cappuccino, yet there are other options for the wonderful types of coffees available all over the world, you may find these cups of coffee strange and disgusting .. The most prominent of these types:

Coffee in edible cups:

Alfred Coffee & Kitchen, Los Angeles, USA, offers coffee in glasses and waffles dipped in milk chocolate.

Coffee from animal feces!!!

This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance

Researchers have become convinced that Snowball, a YouTube sensation, and perhaps other animals, share humans’ sensitivity to music. He certainly has his own moves.

When a small group of scientists first saw it a decade ago, they knew that it was more than entertaining. If it was real, it offered the first genuine support for a claim Darwin had made 148 years ago, but never proven: that animals perceived and enjoyed music as much as we did.

Now, the team has published their findings, showing that Snowball can not only groove to music without explicit training, but he’s got his own dance moves.

Mona Lisa must have been FAKING her famous smile

Mona Lisa's famous smile 'wasn't genuine' when Leonardo da Vinci painted her more than 500 years ago, according to research.

Scientists claim that her famous lop-sided grin reflects a non-genuine emotion, indicating the subject is lying, partly because her cheeks were not raised.

The portrait is arguably one of the most well-known works of art and inspires much debate, partly thanks to the subject's ambiguous look, according to Daily Mail.

Art experts, scholars and tourists have for centuries pored over the 16th-century portrait to decipher what her expression means.