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Snails….Some Have Talent

October 15, 2018

When you think about snails, the terms “dynamic,” “awesome,” or “not boring” probably don’t pop into your head. It’s hard to get excited about a slimy bit of mush that moves really really slowly.  The following facts will shatter your expectations of what the gastropod is capable of. Snails got talent.   This yellow-brown snail […]


Kirlian…Does This Really Capture Ghost In Photos?

October 14, 2018

 Man has forever been captivated by photography and the ability to be able to capture images and memories forever. The question that arises is whether the use of Kirlian photography can be used to capture ghosts and spirits on camera. The right use of equipment and technique in Kirlian photography will enable one to capture […]


Bats…Scary…Sometimes

October 13, 2018

There are 1,100 species of bats worldwide, making up a quarter of the world’s mammals. There are 40 species of bats in the United States alone. Did you know….Bats can live more than 30 years and can fly at speeds of up to 60 mph. Bats can find their food in total darkness. They locate […]


Did You Shoplift… Or Was It A False Memory?

October 12, 2018

Memories are easily manipulated that in as little as three hours a person can be convinced they committed a crime that never happened.  Innocent people can be fooled into believing they have carried out a violent crime that never took place, a study has revealed. Psychologists found that during just three hours of interviews, adults […]


In 1492 Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue….But Did You Know…

October 11, 2018

 On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the fine white sands of an island in the Bahamas, unfurled the Spanish royal standard and claimed the territory for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. You might know he thought he was in India but here are just a few things you may not know about […]


Bleeding Red Sap

October 10, 2018

 The dragon blood tree is one of the most popular natural wonders growing in and around the Mediterranean region. The tree gives out a deep scarlet colored sap, which is why it is given the peculiar name. The sap is believed to have excellent healing qualities and is used by the locals to cure various […]


What Is Musk Anyway?

October 9, 2018

Prized since ancient times for its alluring fragrance, today musk can mean any of a number of substances used to scent perfumes. However, while in our modern era most musk is synthetically produced, when it first came on the scene, musk was only found in a scrotum-like sac on the bellies of male musk deer. […]


Stringy Jack…Jack ‘ O Lantern….Turnips = Carved Pumpkins … Really

October 8, 2018

The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O’Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O’Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits. Stingy Jack, perhaps also known […]


Around The World In 175 Days…Really

October 7, 2018

In 1924, four Douglas World Cruisers and eight American crewmen set out from Seattle to attempt the first around-the-world flight. 175 days later three of the aircraft completed the flight. Nine years later, another American did it in only 7 days! The trip took 175 days, covering over 27,553 miles. On April 6, 1924, the four […]


The Dolls….They Live!

October 6, 2018

 This is not a nightmare. This  a real place outside of Mexico City…home to hundreds of old and broken dolls. The dolls are  in the trees and on the ground, tacked together on wooden fence posts and hanging from clotheslines like laundry left to dry. Their dead eyes stare at you from half-empty sockets, their dirty […]


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