With researchers discovering new animals every day it can be nearly impossible to keep up with all the wonderfully weird animals on earth. Here’s a look at some strange creatures you may have never seen before.
Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The area is frequently knocked with strong and chilling winds from Antarctica. Consequently, trees there grow leaning toward the north. The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming and it remains uninhabited by humans. The distorted mini-forest was planted to serve as a shelter for the sheep.
The Antirrhinum , commonly known as the snapdragon, is a popular garden plant. The common name “snapdragon”, originates from the flowers’ reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the “mouth” of the flower to snap open like a dragon’s mouth. However there is more to this plant than that. Once the flowers have died, leaving behind the seed pods, the dried seed pods clearly resemble tiny skulls. Each seed pod looks like a miniature skull, complete with hollow eye sockets and mouth agape.
Dominic Wilcox is a British artist who is well known for his unusual innovations. Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects with a humorist approach .
‘Dr. Chau Chak wing building’ at University of Technology, Sydney, designed by Frank Gehry is contrived to look like it has been damaged, and yet still stands. Gehry is an architect whose crazy curves are his calling card. The intriguing asymmetrical facade and the building’s design is described by the university as symbolic of ‘innovative thinking and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas.’
The building will have two distinct external facades, one composed of undulating brick, referencing the sandstone and the dignity of Sydney’s urban brick heritage, and the other of large, angled sheets of glass to fracture and mirror the image of surrounding buildings. The official opening is expected in February 2015
Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. native to moist wooded mountainsides in colder regions of China and Japan, has petals that turn transparent with the rain. Blooming from mid-spring to early-summer, these little pretties prefer shady conditions and should only receive partial sunlight. While these characteristics and preferences may seem on the level, it’s when it rains that this pretty flower displays its uniqueness.
Danish artist Maria Rubinke creates traditional porcelain sculptures, but in a twisted manner. Her sculptural works portrait children in gruesome situations. A combination of cute and gore. Although criticized by many, Maria Rubinke has her unique art style.
An experimental flying bicycle (Photo by Easyart/PA Wire)
There are plenty examples of plants that look like something else and undoubtedly orchids are the masters of plants pareidolia.