Shark-infested: When golfing on courses in southern climates, players may be accustomed to signs warning that alligators live in the water hazards. At the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane, Australia, signs warn of a more unusual water pond danger bull sharks. About six specimens are thought to have been trapped in the course's fairly large lake during a flood in the 1990s, and they have since reproduced. Today, about a dozen of these dangerous fish live in the pond. This type of shark is able to live in both saltwater and freshwater. Of course, no one goes looking for wayward golf balls in that water hazard!
Big birds: The largest chicken breed is the Jersey Giant, whose origins were in Burlington County, New Jersey (U.S.), in the late 1800s. These birds are big, as chickens go, with roosters weighing in at about 5.9kg and hens generally tipping the scale at 4.5kg. The breed was developed by the brothers John and Thomas Black as an alternative to turkey. Jersey Giants are friendly, and hens lay extra-large brown eggs. They are also raised for their meat, although they take a while to reach market weight. Black Jersey Giants are the most common; two other varieties of the breed are White and Blue.
Dead Sea tree: The Dead Sea in the Middle East cannot support life because it is so salty. However, in this sea, a tree grows. Located opposite Israel's Ein Bokek Beach, which boasts many hotels of the Dead Sea coastline, there is an island of white salt. Out of that small island, a tree grows. It's quite a sight a white salt islet surrounded by blue-green clear water, with a tree that is not supposed to be able to grow there. But it doesn't really belong there. A local artist set up the tree as an art installation and visits the tree on a daily basis, bringing soil from which the tree can obtain nutrients. Guests of nearby resorts have been known to swim to the islet to bask in its small pond and admire the tree.
Cute little spot: A tiny house in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), has stood since 1912 on a tiny lot that was meant to be a driveway between the houses located on either side. Known by locals as the Little House, it was built at 128 Day Avenue by a contractor named Arthur Weeden, who erected the house, lived in it with his wife for 20 years, and stayed six more years after she passed away. The home is only 27.9 square metres, but has an open concept with a living room, kitchen, and small sleeping spot. A hatch door in the kitchen floor leads to a small basement. There's even a small backyard.