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Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys?

September 22, 2017

The three wise monkeys , sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Mikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Mazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no […]


Strange But Beautiful…Well Maybe Ugly Too

September 21, 2017

It might be strange colors…or odd formed beaks or maybe the shape of the bird or maybe even what they eat or how they build their nests ….birds come in all shapes sizes and colors.  Some birds are just a wee bit more “off-center” than most. We give you 10 very odd birds indeed: The largest […]


Marianas Trench Home To Some Very Odd Creatures

September 20, 2017

The Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean, is the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, and actually the deepest part of Earth itself. It’s no surprise that there are thousands of interesting species living there, and many of them are unique to the Marianas Trench and you’ll never see anywhere else. Eleven of the […]


Does Your Cat Come When You Call?

September 19, 2017

You’ve called “Here, kitty, kitty,” but your feline friend is nowhere to be found. You may think it’s impossible to train a cat, but that’s not true. However, they do things because they want to, not just to please you, so he’ll be tougher to train than his canine counterpart. Feline hearing is better than […]


Analytical Engine….Birth Of The Computer Age

September 18, 2017

The computer was launched in 1943, more than 100 years after Charles Babbage designed the first programmable device. A machine first proposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 that is considered the concept for the first general mechanical computer. The Analytical Engine contained an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), basic flow control, punch cards, and integrated memory […]


Cuddling can help heal physical wounds

September 17, 2017

Cuddling can heal both emotional and, as it turns out, physical wounds. Positive social interactions (such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, etc.) result in the increase of oxytocin. It was already known that oxytocin evokes feelings of contentment, reduction of anxiety, and feelings of calmness and security. Many studies have shown a correlation of oxytocin with […]


Island Life….Not For The Faint Of Heart

September 16, 2017

Volcanos are dangerous…but living in the shadow of a volcano and some islands are just well….”Forbidden”….all these remote and forgotten islands are amazing: If you think residing in a landlocked location near one of these explosive wonders is a bit risky though, spare a though for the Japanese residents of Aogashima island in the Philippine […]


Who Painted All Those Barns?

September 15, 2017

Since 1935, Rock City barns have stood as genuine highway Americana, their bold white-on-black signs compelling both snowbirds and Sunday drivers to a spot near Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they could “See Rock City.” Rock City officially opened as a public attraction on May 21, 1932. It got off to a slow start because advertising in […]


Time capsule satellite estimated to crash in 8 million years: Interesting Facts!

September 14, 2017

LAGEOS 1 (the time capsule) contains a message plaque addressed to human and other beings of the far distant future with maps of the Earth from 3 different eras – 268 million years in the past, present day, and 8 million years in the future (the satellite’s estimated decay date). The satellites has a spherical […]


Haunted…Maybe

September 13, 2017

Ghost tales abound throughout the South—but did you ever wonder why? Some theorize it’s due to the high frequency of thunderstorms across the region, charging the atmosphere with the electrical energy of lightning and the dampness of rain that allows spirits to manifest as apparitions. Others claim that haunted locations must carry some “bad karma” […]


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