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Diane Diegor

Hello, I'm Diane Diegor. I'm a travel and nature enthusiast. I love learning about other cultures and tasting their food.

I'm a regular contributor to Storyteller Travel.

11 Smallest Shark Species in the World (Dwarf Lanternshark, Pygmy Shark)

What makes a shark a shark? Are you picturing a big menacing predator like something from a scary movie? After all, the great white shark, hammerhead, and tiger sharks are quite intimidating. What is the smallest shark in the world? The dwarf lanternshark is the smallest shark in the world. It is under 8″ (20 …

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24 Guatemala Facts: People, Culture, Geography, History

Is Guatemala on your list of places to visit? Perhaps it should be. With a fascinating history and breathtaking nature, Guatemala has a lot to offer. Please read on for 24 facts that make Guatemala such a special place. These Guatemala facts are a great way to get an introduction to this beautiful Central American …

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Do Octopuses Have Bones? Guide to Skeleton, Teeth, Beak

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that an octopus is an awesome creature. For starters, all octopuses are venomous, have three hearts, and even have blue blood. But just how do they get around? Do octopuses have bones? What about teeth? Octopuses don’t have bones because they are invertebrates. Octopus arms are …

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Do Porcupines Shoot Their Quills? (Fact Check) 4 Defense Behaviors

Did you know that there are 58 species of porcupines! These rodents are adorable. But beware. The name “porcupine” comes from Latin and means “quill pig.” So as cute as they are, it is better to give them some distance. Those quills can cause some damage. But are you safe even at a distance? Do …

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Do Rattlesnakes Nurse Their Babies? (Fact Check) Snake-Milking?

Photos occasionally surface on social media that appear to show a rattlesnake nursing her young. Do rattlesnakes nurse their babies? The quick answer is no. Rattlesnakes are reptiles and as such, they do not have mammary glands. An animal without mammary glands cannot lactate (produce milk). The photo in question was staged. (I guess you …

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Lake Maracaibo: Lightning Capital of the World (297 Days a Year)

How do you feel about thunder and lightning? If you are like me, you will open the curtains wide and pull up a chair to watch the show. You may even wonder where to travel to catch the best lightning show in the world. In this article, you’ll learn about the lightning capital of the …

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28 Giant Armadillo Facts (2 Types) Largest Living and Extinct

What comes to your mind when you picture an armadillo? Perhaps you picture a cute little rolly-polly creature. Today we are going to talk about giant armadillos. While they are cute, they are not little. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about the giant armadillo. We’ll also talk about its bigger, but extinct, …

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All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking at. The statistics provided in this article are from the Geophysical Institute (Spanish site) in Ecuador. They …

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What Sound Does a Hippo Make? Guide to Hippo Noises, Roars, Mating Displays

Hippopotami are huge, strong, and very loud animals! What sound does a hippo make? They make a variety of noises and sounds – both above and underwater. Beyond the stomping and splashing noises they make as they move around their 3,300+ pound (1,500 kilograms) bodies, they also make a variety of vocalizations. In this article, …

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How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There? Complete Travelers Guide

Are you wondering how many Spanish speaking countries there are? Perhaps you have learned a little bit of Spanish in school, and are wondering where this could prove useful. Or maybe you love the culture and want to explore it further. There are 20 Spanish-speaking countries. This includes countries where Spanish is either the official …

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