“Together forever” is a staple of most romance stories for humans, but in the animal kingdom, monogamy is much less common. Still, there are a handful of species that believe in a one and only, species like:
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In Tanzania, a perennial (and ubiquitous) sweet snack is kashata, a coconut or peanut-based confection that’s somewhere between a bar and a candy. Whip some up at home and indulge your Tanzanian sweet tooth!
Ever wake up with a strange, overwhelming craving? Some of that might just be because those things taste good, but specific cravings can be our bodies’ way of telling us that we need a certain kind of nutrient—potassium, or iron, or sodium—and that we’re not getting enough. For some of the herbivores of the Serengeti, the craving they wake up to is an overwhelming urge to crunch down…on a bone.
One of the most immediately recognizable, and most widely admired, is the wood-carving of the Makonde people. The carvings often feature figures (a Makonde myth says that the mother of all the Makonde was originally a wooden carving that came to life), but they also include masks, fanciful shapes and abstractions, household items, and animals.
Undoubtedly when the hyrax runs into his cousin the elephant, both of them are thinking to themselves “really? You’re a what-level cousin, now?” But believe it or not, this small, guinea-pig-like creature is not only an elephant relation, it’s the elephant’s closest living relative!
In 1963, Erasto Mpemba was just 13 years old, and was a student at the Magamba Secondary School in eastern Tanzania. Making ice cream in class, he noticed that the recipes that were hot seemed to freeze faster than those that were cold. Excited, he told his physics teacher what he’d observed…