Meet Arcturus. At one point, this beautiful feline was the tallest domestic cat on the planet. At just over 19 inches in height, Arcturus could easily reach for food from the kitchen counter and leap to heights that most cats could only dream of.
Unfortunately, Arcturus passed away in a home fire. But prior to his untimely passing, Arcturus had the honor of being presented on the Guinness World Records official website so that the entire world could bare witness to his huge size. He had plenty of followers on social media and was loved dearly by his owners.
The World's Biggest Dog
The record for the world's biggest dog gets broken from time to time. At one point though, that title went to the beautiful Great Dane that was Giant George. At his peak, George had an incredible height of 43 inches and weighed a whopping 245 lbs. That's like the weight of the average wrestler!
Giant George was something of a celebrity in his heyday. At one point, he even showed up on an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." On the way to the studio, the dog ended up taking up three airline seats all to himself. Sadly though, George passed away in 2013.
The Cat with the Longest Tail
Another cat who sadly perished in that house fire was the beautiful Cygnus. And amazingly, this domestic house cat also made it into the Guinness World Records. He was officially known as the cat with the world's longest tail. It stretched to longer than 17 inches in length.
The owners had the following to say when posting online about Cygnus's untimely passing: "With regard to our discovery of Cygnus and Arcturus, they were best friends in life and it gives us a small amount of peace that they were together at the end of their amazing journey on this earth."
The Hercules Moth
It should be no mystery as to why this winged creature is referred to as the Hercules moth. While it is an incredibly strong moth, that's not even the most interesting detail. This intimidating insect usually has a wingspan as an adult of about 27 centimeters, which makes it the largest moth in all of Australia.
This photo shows the Hercules moth in all of its glory, spreading and flapping its wings as it flies through the rainforest in the Ambua Lodge, Tari, in the Hela province of Papua New Guinea. If you want the living daylights scared out of you - come to this part of the world.
The Gargantuan Sea Cucumber
There is no denying that sea cucumbers are strange creatures. These marine animals are best known for being long in shape, with leathery skin, and living on the sea floor. In this photo, we can see a scuba diver hanging out underwater with a sea cucumber in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives.
This type of sea cucumber is also known as the amber fish. Due to their particularly large size, the T. anax are popular in the commercial fishing industry and are also widely exported because of their medicinal properties. Whatever the case may be, they do look very weird.