Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 31, 2002

Part of learning life sciences through ved is to about our creator brhmah.....brhmah has infinite ability to create amazing creations in this visible and invisible universe we live in...Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation is blessed to showcase, starting today on a regular basis, some of the amazing creations of inspire each of us to at least imitate our creator to do something creative every day.....and amaze oneself and others.....

Greediest Animal
The larva of the polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) of North America consumes an amount equal to 86,000 times its own birth-weight in the first 56 days of its life. In human terms, this would be equivalent to a 3.17 kg (7 lb) baby eating 273 tons of food.....

Fastest Caterpillar
The larvae of the Mother-of-Pearl moth, Pleurotya ruralis, can travel 38.1 cm (15 in) per second, the caterpillar equivalent of 241 km/h (150 mph). The Mother-of-Pearl moth is the only creature known to curl itself up and roll away if attacked. Their bodies are made up of 13 segments along which all their legs are connected. If you give these caterpillars a strong poke it will go backwards, roll itself into a ball and roll away! It can usually roll through five complete revolutions on a flat surface traveling at about 40 times its normal speed!

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Longest Distance Flown By A Bird
A common tern (Sterna hirundo) that was banded on June 30, 1996, in central Finland was recaptured, alive, 26,000 km (16,150 miles) away, at Rotamah Island, Victoria, Australia, at the end of January, 1997.

Animal With The Highest Frequency Hearing
Bats, with their ultrasonic echolocation, have the most acute hearing of any terrestrial animal. Most species use frequencies in the 20-80 kHz range, although some can hear frequencies as high as 120-250 kHz. Echolocation is a method of sensory perception by which bats orient themselves to their surroundings, detect obstacles, communicate with others, and find food. Bats send out sound waves using their mouth or nose and when the sound hits an object an echo comes back. The bat can then identify an object by the sound of the echo. In fact, the echolocation system is so accurate that bats can detect insects the size of gnats and objects as fine as a human hair.

Highest G-Force Endured By An Insect
The click beetle (Athous haemorrhoidalis) is found in hedgerows, scrub, and woodland areas. The click that gives the insect its name is generated by the quick "jack-knife" movement of the creature's body in a swift snapping movement. This also generates lift and the record-breaking G-force of 400 G. The beetle jumps this way to avoid predators, and can leap up to 15 cm (6 in) high.

In our natural environment we all experience a constant force of 1 G this is the gravitational pull towards the centre of the earth. In certain everyday situations, however, we experience alterations in G-force for example when an elevator accelerates upwards passengers will briefly experience a force of greater than 1 G. Conversely, when the elevator accelerates downwards passengers will feel a force of less than the usual 1 G resulting in a momentary feeling of lightness. G-force can reach critical levels during aeroplane flights. With training, fighter pilots can withstand up to 5 or 6 Gs for just a few seconds but if this force is applied for any longer it will result in loss of consciousness or even death.

Highest Ring Count
Ron Hildebrant, from McKinleyville, USA, counted 7,223 annual rings in the 43 m (140 ft) high Eon Tree, a redwood that fell in a storm in 1977. The tree was estimated to be over 9,000 years old.

Densest Planet
Earth is the densest planet, with an average density of 5.517 times that of water. Formed around 4.6 billion years ago, Earth is divided up into a solid iron core of iron and nickel and an outer core of liquid iron and nickel. Seventy-one per cent of its surface is covered with liquid water, a property unique in the Solar System.

Largest Planet
Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. With an equatorial diameter of 143,884 km, (89,405 miles), it is as wide as more than 11 Earths stacked side by side. The planet also has the shortest period of rotation - Jupiter days last just under ten hours.

Smallest Planet
Pluto has a diameter of 2,320 km (1,442 miles) and a mass 0.0022 times that of the Earth. Its surface temperature is believed to be about 233 deg C (387 deg F). That's the lowest temperature on a natural body in the Solar System. The discovery of Pluto by Clyde William Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA was announced on March 13, 1930.

Largest Galaxy
The central galaxy of the Abell 2029 galaxy cluster, 1070 million light years distant in Virgo, has a major diameter of 5,600,000 light years - 80 times the diameter of our own Milky Way galaxy. 1 light year = distance travelled in 1 year at the speed of light which is 186,000 miles per second = 5,865,690,000,000 miles.

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