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    A cave so huge helicopters can fly into it has just been discovered deep in the hills of a South American jungle paradise.

    Actually, "Cueva del Fantasma"—Spanish for "Cave of the Ghost"—is so vast that two helicopters can comfortably fly into it and land next to a towering waterfall.

    It was found in the slopes of Aprada tepui in southern Venezuela, one of the most inaccessible and unexplored regions of the world. The area, known as the Venezuelan Guayana, is one of the most biologically rich, geologically ancient and unspoiled parts of the world.

    This is the first geographic report and photographic evidence of such an immense cave. However, researchers say, it isn’t really a cave, but a huge, collapsed, steep gorge.

    As a bonus, researchers also discovered a new dendrobatid frog species, Colostethus breweri, named for the frog’s identifier, Charles Brewer-Carías. Dendrobatid frogs make up the group of amphibians commonly known as "poison dart" frogs.

    This is the second report recently to describe a newfound paradise of sorts containing previously unknown animal species.

    Scientists distinguished C. breweri from its close relatives by its particular skin pattern, absence of fringes on fingers, moderate toe webbing, tongue characteristics, and yellow and orange coloration on its undersides. It is described as a fast-moving frog that lives along creeks and in quiet pools along small streams along the slopes near the cave.

    This is the eighteenth described species of Colostethus discovered in Venezuelan Guayana.

    This discovery, not widely reported, was detailed in the Jan. 17 issue of the journal Zootaxa.



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    That's such a lame comparison. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.

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    You're right, xbox is more hueg.

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] Look at the size of the helicopters compared to that thing!!!


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    ewww did you see the one-eyed kitten topic in there?
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    That's freakin' amazing! I would love to go exploring in there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Does anyone think there's a new CP species in there? A pitcher plant that can survive in a dark cave...how cool would that be? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PiranhaPlant @ Feb. 22 2006,8:57)]You're right, xbox is more hueg.
    Hahahaha, so true [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LLeopardGGecko @ Feb. 22 2006,5:16)]That's freakin' amazing! I would love to go exploring in there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Does anyone think there's a new CP species in there? A pitcher plant that can survive in a dark cave...how cool would that be? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Not IN the cave, but around the edges... it IS in the right place for heliamphora and brocchnia.

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