FlipFact of the Day: A saltwater crocodile named Lolong was the largest crocodile ever in captivity. Caught in a creek in Agusan del Sur, the crocodile measured 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in) from snout to tail, and weighed 1,075 kg (2,370 lb). Lolong became the main attraction of the Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center for nearly a year and a half before dying of pneumonia and cardiac arrest (worsened by a fungal infection and stress). The reptile’s remains are now on display at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila.
Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 27, 2014, the symbolic 100 millionth Filipino was born, officially marking a milestone in the Philippines’ population size.
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