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By Steve Jenkins

How colossal is a crocodile? What a couple of tiger, or the world’s greatest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's toes lengthy or a watch that’s higher than your head?

Sometimes evidence and figures don’t inform the full tale. occasionally you must see issues for yourself—at their real measurement.

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T h e p y g m y s h r e w c o n s u m e s twice its o w n w e i g h t T h e g i a n t s q u i d i s a m y s t e r i o u s creature that h a s never been seen in food each d a y a n d i s a fierce predator. It w i l l eat a l m o s t a n y t h i n g a l i v e . T h e l a r g e s t g i a n t s q u i d ever recorded w a s f o u n d d e a d in the it can catch a n d k i l l , i n c l u d i n g e a r t h w o r m s , insects, s p i d e r s , a n d w a t e r s off N e w Z e a l a n d . W i t h its tentacles, it m e a s u r e d 59Vi small frogs.

T h e atlas moth l i v e s in S o u t h e a s t A s i a , w h e r e its l a r g e cocoons a r e s o m e t i m e s made into pocket p u r s e s by the local people. T h e black spots on the tips of the atlas m o t h ' s w i n g s a r e called eye s p o t s . T h e y m a k e the w i n g t i p s l o o k l i k e s n a k e h e a d s , w h i c h m a y s c a r e a w a y p r e d a t o r s . T h e s e moths do not feed. T h e y have no mouth p a r t s for e a t i n g , and they live o n l y a f e w d a y s .

G i a n t s q u i d a r e a f a v o r i t e food of s p e r m w h a l e s . T h e w h a l e s a n d s q u i d must have t e r r i f i c battles deep in the ocean — s p e r m w h a l e s are often f o u n d w i t h huge r o u n d s c a r s caused by the s u c k e r s o n the s q u i d ' s tentacles. T h e a t l a s m o t h got its n a m e because the patterns on its w i n g s r e m i n d e d people of m a p s . It i s the l a r g e s t moth, w i t h w i n g s up to 1 2 i n c h e s a c r o s s . T h e atlas moth l i v e s in S o u t h e a s t A s i a , w h e r e its l a r g e cocoons a r e s o m e t i m e s made into pocket p u r s e s by the local people.

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