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Iridescent Feathers….

June 19, 2018

Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. Hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. They are also able to hover by flapping their wings in […]

In A World….Who Said This?

June 18, 2018

Donald Leroy “Don” LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase “In a world…”, which was used in so many movie trailers that it became a […]

Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

June 17, 2018

The circle-then-lay bit is very valuable for dogs living in the wild and can be critical to survival. It may seem a bit silly for this habit to still exist in domestic pups, but it simply hasn’t been bred out of their habits yet. When the ancestors of dogs we’re familiar with today lived in […]

Bees Do It For Free

June 16, 2018

Between 20 000 and 60 000 bees live in a single hive. The queen bee lays 1 500 eggs a day and lives for up to 2 years. The drone, whose only job it is to mate with the queen bee, has a lifespan of around 24 days – they have no stinger. Worker bees […]

Rabies….Myths And Facts

June 15, 2018

Rabies remains a serious, deadly disease that understandably frightens people. Many myths persist about rabies because of this fear. It’s important to separate fact from fiction so you have a realistic understanding of your own risk and that of your pets. Knowing the reality of rabies also helps you make informed decisions about prevention. MYTH: […]

Are You Woman Enough To Try It?

June 14, 2018

Tampons….who wants to wear them?  After this interesting fact you might just change your mind…. “In the 19th century, tampons were soaked in opium and belladonna,” says Liz Sherman, executive director of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where a box of antique opium-soaked tampons is on display. “The opium was to relieve pain, and the […]

Six Deadly Sins…And The Seventh… Not Knowing The First Six

June 13, 2018

In Alabama, you may encounter deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and coyotes. Another species of wildlife that you may encounter in the forest is snakes. The ability to identify snakes while in the forest…venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes…is important.  Snakes are helpful to humans and are a part of our natural environment. It is important […]

Marianas Trench Home To Some Very Odd Creatures

June 12, 2018

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 […]

Fighter Pigeons…..Medals Won In WWII…Really

June 11, 2018

Pigeons have long played an important role in war. Due to their homing ability, speed, and altitude, they were often used as military messengers. Carrier pigeons of the Racing Homer breed were used to carry messages in World War I and World War II, and 32 such pigeons were presented with the Dickin Medal*.They ceased […]

Salvador Dalí … One Strange Dude … But Did You Know?

June 10, 2018

Salvador Dalí was a weird dude: The persistence of crazy, distended forms, melting clocks, his ridiculously flamboyant mustache and everyone knows “The Persistence of Memory,”but here are four lesser known facts about Salvador Dalí that will melt your clock. Sometimes it’s all in a name Probably Dalí’s most arresting attribute was his bending of classicist styles into […]

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