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Can You Name All Of The Full Moons?

January 16, 2019

Many human cultures have given names to the full moon throughout the year. Different full moon names can be found among the Chinese, Celtic, Old English, and New Guinea cultures, to name a few. Although many Native American Tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known names of the full moon […]

MLK…Did You Know?

January 15, 2019

 Martin Luther King born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia grew to be the icon of Civil Rights was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi as well as Abraham Lincoln died much too young by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.  MLK was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. Here […]

Floating Bone…Everybody Has One

January 14, 2019

The hyoid bone  is a horseshoe-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage, and the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other bones. Unlike other bones, the hyoid is only distantly articulated to other bones by muscles […]

Fainting Goats Of Tennessee

January 13, 2019

 A myotonic goat, otherwise known as the fainting goat, is a domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat feels panic. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. The characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita. When startled, younger goats will stiffen […]

5 species that are making a comeback from the brink of extinction

January 12, 2019

Our planet is incredible and so are the creatures that inhabit it. Sadly, their habitats are under threat.   Some entire species are threatening to be wiped off the face of our planet. But there is good news….there are  5 amazing species who are pulling back from the brink of extinction. Hundreds of species across […]

What U.S. President has no living direct descendants?

January 11, 2019

Abraham Lincoln’s family line completely died off in 1985 when Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith died without any children! The Lincolns descended family comprises all the descendants of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. There are ten known descendants of Lincoln. The family line has been extinct since its last undisputed descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, […]

Life’s first handshake

January 10, 2019

Like a pair of human hands, certain organic molecules have mirror-image versions of themselves, a chemical property known as chirality. These so-called “handed” molecules are essential for biology and have intriguingly been found in meteorites on Earth and comets in our Solar System. None, however, has been detected in the vast reaches of interstellar space, […]

Get Dirty

January 9, 2019

Dirt is good…dirt is better than drugs….you do not have to eat it just get your hands dirty…..did you know… Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential. […]

Prehistoric Fish Of The World

January 8, 2019

The oceans, rivers and lakes  of the world hold some beautiful, exotic and ancient species of fish. Some fish that were around in remote, prehistoric times and have survived to our time, still keeping their “prehistoric” looks to prove it. Here are 10 of some of those most ancient fish swimming in our oceans today: According to the […]

Extinct…Not Extinct…Extinct

January 7, 2019

The Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), Spanish common name bucardo, was one of the four subspecies of the Spanish ibex or Iberian wild goat, a species that is endemic to the Iberian Peninsula. Pyrenean ibex were most common in the Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France and in the northern Pyrenees. This species was common during the […]

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