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Etruscan Shrew - Smallest mammal on Earth by weight (.06 oz, the same as a dime), 1.5" long (not counting tail).

Etruscan Shrews Will Blow Your Mind - The Featured Creature

Tom Waits recorded crickets, then slowed the frequency of the sound down to reflect the frequency it would be at a human's life span. It sounds like angels singing. SO lovely.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the Bri...