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What Is The Most Popular Sport In The World?

August 27, 2015

FYI….the ten most popular sports in the world ….some you play and some you don’t.  Here you have it…from most popular to the least popular top ten:                            

Water Water Everywhere….

August 25, 2015

  Most of the earth’s surface consists of water; there is much more water than there is land.  Antarctica holds 70% of the world’s fresh water supply and 90% of the ice. Water is the only substance that is found naturally on earth in three forms: liquid, gas, solid. Water moves around the earth in […]

Safety Coffins…A Thing Of The Past

August 24, 2015

The Victorian era was prime time for taphophobics…those afflicted with a fear of being buried alive. At the time, medical technology had progressed far enough for doctors to realize that they may have been putting people in the ground prematurely an act known as vivisepulture…but not far enough to definitively declare death. Thus the advent […]

Octopuses Or Octopi…. Ask The Greek

August 23, 2015

Octopuses are very old. The oldest known octopus fossil belongs to an animal that lived some 296 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period. That specimen belongs to a species named Pohlsepia and is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. Harmon Courage describes it as a “flattened cow patty” or a “globular splat,” but […]

What Makes Blood Red?

August 22, 2015

Blood contains a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, which contains iron, is found in red blood cells and is the ingredient that makes blood red. Hemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to wherever it’s needed throughout your body. You’ve probably noticed that sometimes blood is bright red, while other times it is dark red. The difference […]

Space Death In A Vacuum….Really

August 21, 2015

If sci-fi movies were to be believed, terrible things would happen if your body were pushed from a spaceship without a suit. But it’s mostly fiction. There would be some discomfort as the air inside the body expanded, but nothing like the exploding body parts Hollywood loves. Although liquids do boil in a vacuum, your […]

Humans Have The Same Amount Of Hair As a Chimp….Really

August 20, 2015

It might seem hard to believe, but we have about the same number of hairs on our bodies as a chimpanzee, it’s just that our hairs are useless, so fine they are almost invisible. We aren’t sure quite why we lost our protective fur. It has been suggested that it may have been to help […]

Marilyn Monroe Was Not Any Larger Than Models And Actresses Of Today… Really

August 19, 2015

Marilyn Monroe was often used as the poster woman for “how things were different back in the day” with size of the perfect woman in models and actresses(meaning they were much larger body types). According to Monroe’s tailor her body dimensions were 35 inch bust, 22 inch waist, and 35 inch hips and she was […]

Just A Couple Of Lovebirds

August 18, 2015

Lovebirds are intelligent, affectionate, and playful little birds. With proper care and adequate socialization, many form especially strong bonds with their owners. Those that don’t have a lot of time to spend with a Lovebird typically purchase a mate for their pet, as these birds are extremely social and cannot thrive without interaction. Female Lovebirds […]

Get The Kids A Dog… It Will Be Good For Them… Really

August 17, 2015

Most children love dogs. They’re cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child’s physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children’s lives. Having a pet provides constant companionship through the ups and downs. Dogs can be […]

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