Top 10 Bioluminescent Organisms

When most people find out what bioluminescence is, the first thing they associate it with is firefly butts, but the world has way more interesting life with built-in flashlights than beetles that use it to get nookie. And while we may not have glowing redwoods like Pandora, we do have the following.

10. Bioluminescent Fungus

If you’re like me, the word “mushroom” conjures up things like pizza and Mario power ups, but it turns out there are a few species that glow in the dark. The ones pictured above are Panellus stipticus, and they glow bright enough that it is visible even in low light (as opposed to pitch black.) You can even buy some glow-shrooms and grow them yourself. Most species don’t glow as brightly as stipticus, and the glow can only be seen under a microscope or in pitch black, but Panellus looks like you could read by it. (Note, you can’t actually read by it).

9. Scorpions

Okay, so I am cheating with this one. Scorpions don’t actually generate their own light, like the mushrooms, but they glow under a blacklight like a raver who fell in blue neon paint. They have a chemical in their exoskeleton that flouresces under ultraviolet light, taking them from “terrifying land-lobster with a poison butt” to “I want one that turns into a robot for Christmas.”

8. Man-Made Bioluminescent Animals

Monkeys and kittens and glowfish, Oh My! Scientists have developed a love affair in the past half decade for something called GFP, or Green Fluorescing Protein. It’s kind of like asbestos used to be, that is to say, it’s being put into a lot of stuff which may or may not decide to kill us all one day. Scientists have been using it as a genetic marker for studying everything from genetics to making fish that alert on pollution (the original intent behind the world’s most popular genetically enhanced house-pet, the glofish).

The protein originally comes from a form of bioluminescent jellyfish, which should make you feel better because nothing about monkeys crossbred with an animal armed with millions of poisoned harpoons is terrifying.

7. Firefly Squid

Hey, guess what? There are creatures that live in the deep sea that aren’t pure terror, and the Firefly squid is one of them. It’s body is covered in photophores, light producing cells, which allow it to glow in any pattern it wants. They light their undersides during the day, matching the pattern and dimness of the light coming from the surface. This allows them to camouflage themselves against the light. They also light up their entire bodies during mating season, because… I guess they get turned on by flashbulbs. That may be why they only live a year.

6. Giant Firefly (Lamprigera)

Tracking down information on this thing was hell, there is next to nothing about it online, but it turns out they are common enough to be well known by the locals in Thailand. There is a video of one crawling around and at the beginning, you can see its glowing tuchus right through a piece of cloth. The beetle appears to be about 3 inches long, and according to the YouTube description, they could see it glowing in the dark easily from 100 meters away; that is more than the length of a football field.

5. Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Literally every search I did for “glow” brought up these caves. The glow worms, the larva of a type of gnat, line the ceilings of the aptly named “Glow worm caves.” They dangle lines of glowing mucus, up to 70 per worm, to snare flies and moths to eat. And in some species, their glowing snot lures are poisonous! Isn’t it nice that nature could make something so pretty, yet so thoroughly awful?

4. Terriswalkeris terraereginae/North Auckland Worm

I can’t look at these things without hearing Jim Carrey say “I got worms!” in Dumb & Dumber, followed by Lauren Holly’s horrified look, and I have researched the hell out of them on multiple occasions. Terriswalkeris is a 6 foot long blue worm from Australia that leaves behind a trail of glowing mucus. It looks like a giant gummy worm, and although it is from the land Down Under, it is surprisingly not poisonous; the worst it could do is scare the crap out of you. The North Auckland worm is similarly sized and hails from New Zealand, which is apparently a Mecca for glowing worms. These are even more rare than the Aussie Gummy, and apparently glow so bright that you can read by worm-light! The sad news is is that they are exceptionally fragile, and the act of picking one up is apparently plenty to kill them.

3. Bioluminescent Bacteria

Here’s a fun fact, a large number of bioluminescent animals are actually just vessels for bacteria that produce light. Animals like lantern fish and certain types of shrimp are home for entire colonies of brightly glowing bacteria. This site has some nice instructions on how to extract and grow the bacteria from shrimp and squid, in case you have some deep sea creatures kicking around and wanted to make the most appealing lava lamp in your neighborhood.

2. Aequorea Jellyfish

Do you remember the GFP mentioned a few entries back? Well, these are the jellyfish they got it from. The species pictured lives around North America, although the original critter they have been reproducing the protein from is Asian, they appear to be just about the same animal. They are nearly invisible when they aren’t glowing, but the good news is that they are small and won’t be sending you to the hospital like a box jellyfish. They are apparently content to drift around and lend their genetic material to scientists who will stuff it into just about anything cute and/or fuzzy. Although, they likely just don’t care because they are jellyfish.

1. Dinoflagellates

Dinoflagellates are most often heard of when people talk about red tide, because these protozoans are responsible for that terrifying mess when it shows up. These dinoflagellates also cause red tide, but they glow when disturbed, by swimmers, or even waves, and it is amazing to look at, so we’ll forgive them. Also, they don’t appear to produce too much toxin, so, you know, that’s good. I have never seen them with my own eyes, but the pictures alone are enough to shut me up and just stare.



Strange Rain Phenomenon

The news told us about many incident happen in this world. Start from the flood in China, the last flood in Pakistan, and then the heat wave in Russia. The "hot topic" was about the weird rain phenomenon. This is not like a normal rain. Where the water falling down from the sky because of evaporation of water and freeze above the clouds. Then it condense into water droplets called rain. The rain in this hub really different. We can find the blood rain, fish rain until the frog rain. Very weird, isn't? I'll explained one by one below. Please continue to read.......

A mystery of blood rain in Kerala, India
No one can understand what happen in July 25, 2001. The heavy rains with the red color falling down in Kerala, India. This rain happened until September 5, 2001. More than 500,000 cubic meters of rainwater pouring into the earth and the color was Red like a blood. The first scientist give an argument, he thought that the red rain caused by the desert sand. But other scientist discovered something startling, red element inside the rain water are living cells. These cells didn't come from the earth.

The first rain fell in Kottayam and Idukki District in the Southern region of India. Not only red rains, but it also reported for the first 10 days the color of the rain in yellow, green even black. The rains felt in limited region and usually happen only 20 minutes per rain. The local residents find the clothes dried in the sun turns into red like blood. Local residents also reported the sound of explosions and the bright light before the rain. It has believed as the meteor explosions.

The sample of the rain was investigated by the Indian Government and the scientist. One of the independent scientists who examined this rains are Godfrey Louis and Santosh Kumara from the University of Mahatma Gandhi. They collected more than 120 reports from local residents and collect samples of red rain water from areas along 100 km. The first time they thought that the red particles come from the sand.

The scientis said that ........
Godfrey Louis dan Santosh Kumara found that the red elements in the rain water wasn't come from the sand, but it come from the living cells. The composition of these cells consisted of 50% Carbon, 45% oxygen and 5% other elements such as iron and sodium, consistent with the other components of biological cells, and cells were also dividing. The cell was between 30-10 micrometers in diameter with a thick cell wall and has a variation in membrane nanostructure. But there's no identifiable nucleus. Louis concluded that the red material came from a comet entering the earth's atmosphere and exploded over the skies of India. He said that these red cells maybe come from the extra-terrestrial beings.

In the Sheffield University, UK there's a microbiologically expert. His name is Milton Wainwright. He said that the red elements are living cells. Why he really believe that this is a living cells because he had found the DNA from the cells elements. Because of the red particles are living cells, the scientists theorized that particles is a blood. According to the theory, the meteorite was exploded and hit a group of bats in the air. But theory was rejected because the lacks of evidence the support this theory like there's no bat wings fell to earth.

Is the red rain in Kerala are from outside the earth? Some scientists skeptical and rejected this theory. But some other scientist have not found the answer. An ancient theory said that life on earth come from outer space. Is it true? Could they be right? This rain is still become a mystery. I heard from my television this raid also happened again in 2008.

Dr. Godfrey Louis

Frog Rain Phenomenon, in Japan
Another weird phenomenon about rain also happened in Japan. It also said by the newsreader about other rain phenomenon. The people in Japan also shock with this rain. The rain wasn't like common rain, but the strange animal shaped like a frog or a tadpole fish. This happened in several cities in Japan such as city Taiwa, Nakanoto, Asahi and Kuki. With the long body around 5 cm. So far, no one can't explained why this happened in Japan. Some people said that this was really weird incident which happened in Japan. They called this "animal rain", because of the climate change. Even the Japanese meteorology agency also can't explain what causes it. Direct witnesses of this incident are Mr.Aichi, Mrs.Miyagi, Mr.Saitama and Mr.Toyama, Mr.Ishikawa.

In June 16, 2009. Mr. Aichi, 45 years old. He was shock because of he heard something falling down above his car at 8:00 o'clock in the morning. He saw several animals was stick on the car roof.
In June 15, 2009. Mrs. Miyagi, 74 years old in Taiwa city. She also saw this phenomenon and she heard something falling down on the house roof. Whereas, the weather was bright and no rain.

Another frog rain also happened in America and Greece
We heard an information that frog rain phenomenon also happened in Minneapolis, USA, in 1901. According to local people as witnesses of this phenomenon at first the sky was covered with a green cloud that looks like a giant coat. And then the frogs in large numbers, such as poured from the sky.

In 1981 at Naphilon, Greece. Local people were shocked by hundreds of frogs that jumped from the sky down to the trees in the forest. A local newspaper was reported that a tornado which has brought all the frogs. And then thrown in the trees Naphilon, Greece. However, the interesting facts behind this news, all these frogs are species which can be found in North Africa. Wow, very mysterious.

Mr.Aichi found the frog rain in the car roof

another picture of the frog rain at the car roof

Mrs. Miyagi found the frog in her house

Fish Rain Phenomenon
In 1859, a strange phenomenon occurred in Glamorganshire, England. The fish falling down to the ground in large quantities from the sky to earth. The number of these fishes reach thousands at that time. Then the fishermen release the fish back into the sea, because most of the fish are still alive.

A similar phenomenon had occurred in Louisiana, USA in 1947. Only the difference is the fish that fell from the sky most of the already dead and frozen in ice.

In 1969, a large fish fell from the sky at a church in Sydney, Australia. The fall of big fish is also followed by a large amount of water. In 1989, about 800 small fish falling from the sky in front of the terrace house of an Ipswich citizen, Australia.

Other story of fish rain in Australia.
Lajamanu's resident were shocked by the shipment of fish for free from the sky. The weird phenomenon which only happen in a small town, about 550 kilometers southwest of Katherine, Australia. Christine Balmern as a witness from this phenomenon said that she was like a dream to see these natural wonders. Christine pinched her own hands. Still overwhelmed with amazement, she was capturing the fish is lying on the ground and put it into a bucket. "The fish was still alive when it hit the ground". This phenomenon also reported by Northern Territory News. Ashley Patterson as a senior forecaster was admitted that she didn't know how this phenomenon happened. In the natural condition on Friday, it was very possible occurrence of tornadoes in the Douglas Daly region. But, there were no official reports on that day if it happen swirling wind.

What do you do if thousands of fishes falling down in front of you? Do you want to cooked the fish or fried that fish?

Another Weird Rain Phenomenon
Crocodiles Rain Phenomenon.
This phenomenon occurs only two time in Silvertown, United States and Montreal, Canada. this strange rain occurred only a short time. The crocodiles that fell had been examined by Dr. J.L. Smith. He was surprised, because by the existence of the crocodiles are mostly still alive although it has fallen from the sky. The size of this crocodiles around 12-inch.

Snake Rain. In January 1877,
the prestigious American scientists noted that there's a rain snake with size reached 20 inches in Memphis, Tennessee.

In December 1974, a boiled egg rain occurred over several days in an elementary school in Berkshire, England.

In 1969, there was a meat rain and blood rain in most areas of Brazil.

In 2007,spiders rain falling down on the Cerro San Bernardo, Salta, Argentina.




Ominous booms thunder across the sky. These 'skyquakes' are abruptly erupting all over the world. Hundreds of thousands wonder in fear about the bizarre hums, explosive booms, and howling moans. From Russia, to Australia, from Chile to the Eastern Coast of the U.S., the sky is exploding. As the frequency and intensity increase people are asking: 'Is Doomsday approaching?' Some researchers fear that may be exactly what's coming...

Hyperborean vibrations from the Earth's destabilized core

Harmonics may signal massive Earth core slippage
Millions of years ago the seas suddenly rose, islands disappeared, continents flooded, and mighty mountain ranges like the Andes rocketed from the depths of the ocean reaching many thousands of feet into the air within a matter of hours.

Seashells found in Andes, Earth's youngest mountains

Today fossils of bottom dwelling sea creatures—even actual parts of seashells—can still be found near the South American range's jagged mountain peaks.

Despite the fact that a few believe the Earth may flip on its axis, that's not very likely to happen.

Is the sky falling? No, the Earth's core is slipping...

What is happening is the liquid iron core of the Earth is spinning at a different rate than the planet's rotation and the slippage is causing a measurable migration of the Earth's magnetic field.

Earth's magnetic field in state of uncontrollable flux

The skyquakes are caused by harmonics deep inside the Earth traveling from a mutating core through the layers of the planet to the surface. The sky acts as a sounding board capturing and magnifying the sonic and electrical frequencies shot from the center of the world.

Life depends on Earth's core. Something's happening to it.

Death and destruction on an Apocalyptic scale
The stresses building up in the core deep in the heart of the world also migrate outwards to the mantel and eventually the crust. Slipping strata within the bowels of the planet create incredible pressures…pressures so great that temperatures soar and dense metals flow like liquids.

Water becomes a superheated plasma and interacts with layers of quartz crystals emitting harmonics audible as a hum and also generating earth lights and skyquakes echoing across the sky .

Oceans can rise miles high in a matter of hours

The vibrations affect the crystals and can set in motion massive Earth changes culminating with continental upheavals, massive landslides, coastal areas collapsing, and ocean beds becoming mountain ranges.

Cities could become graveyards filled with deathtraps

Inside the Earth underground lightning's being transmitted planetwide.

Subterranean superstorms encircle the planet

Adding to the stress and fury are subterranean superstorms threatening to break out to the surface bringing with them death and destruction on an Apocalyptic scale.

Earth lights preceded great Fukushima quake of 2011

Those phenomena are exactly what is sometimes experienced shortly before mega-thrust earthquakes. Dazzling earth lights were seen in the sky before the Fukushima quake in Japan and reports as far back as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake recorded skyquakes preceding the destruction of that northern California city.

Cloud vortexes can form from core magnetic flux

Weird meteorological phenomena appear like Mammatus clouds

Mammatus clouds over Midwestern United States

The global skyquakes might be an early warning of the major shift occuring deep beneath our feet—titanic, unstoppable forces that are paving the way towards planetwide cataclysms eclipsing those catastrophes described in the Byzantine legends of lost Atlantis.



The Flooded Desert

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the most marvelous and unique places in the world. An area encompassing about 1000 square kilometers of white silky sands intercepted at regular intervals by endless cool oases of turquoise lakes.

At first glance Lençóis Maranhenses looks like an archetypal desert. In fact it isn't actually a desert just like the Tottori Sand Dunes aren’t. Lying just outside the Amazon basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rain water accumulates in the valleys in between sand dunes and forms clear blue and green lagoons that reach their fullest between July and September. The area is also surprisingly home to a variety of fish which, despite the almost complete disappearance of the lagoons during the dry season, have their eggs brought from the sea by birds. Mangroves, deserted beaches, buritis - a graceful kind of palm tree - and the Preguiças River help compose the park's diversity.

Lençóis Maranhenses has been formed over thousands of years, as the sand from riverbeds is deposited at the mouth of the rivers and brought back to the continent by winds and sea currents.

The dunes advance as far as 31 miles into the continent and stretch along 27 miles of coastline, mostly deserted beaches. Some of the lagoons at Lençóis Maranhenses National Park are huge. Lagoa Bonita and Lagoa Azul are near the town of Barreirinhas. Lagoa Tropical, also worth a visit, is closer to the village of Atins. Lagoa da Gaivota (Seagull Lagoon), one of the park's largest and most beautiful, is near Santo Amaro do Maranhão, a village located about 60 miles from Barreirinhas.

The best time to visit the park is roughly from May to September, when it's sunny, yet the lagoons are still full.