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Fear Of Beautiful Women…Really?

April 22, 2015

Venustaphobia is the fear of beautiful women. This phobia comes from the Roman Goddess Venus. She was associated with love and beauty and fertility. Phobia is Greek for fear.  Venustaphobia is also known as Caligynephobia, Calligyniaphobia (fear of  “of the beautiful bottom” or “of the beautiful backside”) and Venustraphobia and related to Gynephobia ( morbid […]

Munich Rathaus-Glockenspiel

April 21, 2015

Millions of tourists stand in the Marienplatz in the Bavarian capital to watch 32 splendid life-sized figures telling tales of German myth and history every year to the chime of 43 bells.  This chiming clock was added to the tower of the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) the year the building was completed in 1907. […]

The Octopus Tree

April 20, 2015

Located at the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, the oddly-shaped, and even more oddly-named Octopus Tree of Oregon is a massive oddity, the origins of which are uncertain. The Octopus Tree (also known as the Council Tree, the Monstrosity Tree, and the Candelabra Tree) is believed to be around 250 to 300 years old. The […]

Scorpions ….Did You Know?

April 19, 2015

Scorpions are often viewed as being creepy and dangerous living creatures. However, you will find some of the facts about them to be very interesting. The Scorpion doesn’t have good vision in spite of the fact that it has so many eyes. They have at least 6 but they can have as many as 12. […]

It’s a whole new ballgame

April 18, 2015

Cliche is something that has been repeatedly used to the point of losing original meaning. The word “cliché” comes from the days of moveable type, where each letter had to be set by hand into a framework before printing. Commonly used phrases were kept, pre-set in clamps so they could be regularly used without having […]

Madison Police arrest eight individuals in anti-prostitution operation.

April 17, 2015

MADISON-On Thursday April 15th, Madison Police conducted an undercover operation in response to complaints about prostitution occurring in some Madison Motels. In each case, the offender used social media to communicate, and arrange to exchange sexual acts for money, with an undercover officer. Subjects arranged to meet the undercover officer in a predetermined motel, where […]

From Mummies to Snails…Even Dragons Blood…What The Masters Used As Paint Pigment

April 17, 2015

There use to be a paint color brown   called Mummy Brown which was made from ground up Egyptian mummies.  It was a favorite color used by Pre-Ralphaelites, but when people found out what it was made from some painters buried the paint and ceased using it.  The paint was manufactured into the 1960’s, when the […]

Why do onions make you cry?

April 16, 2015

Onions, like other plants, are made of cells. The cells are divided into two sections separated by a membrane. One side of the membrane contains an enzyme which helps chemical processes occur in your body. The other side of the membrane contains molecules that contain sulfur. When you cut an onion, the contents on each […]

UPDATE: Subject Identified…..Do You Recognize This Man?

April 15, 2015

FLORENCE–The Florence Police Department has a positive ID on the suspect The Florence Police Department is looking for a suspect in a theft case.  Here is what they need from you: “Do you recognize this man? He is a suspect in a theft case. If you know this man contact FPD at 256-760-6610 or text […]

Rally On The River Set For June 13 At McFarland Park

April 15, 2015

FLORENCE-Rally at the River was started thirteen years ago by a non- profit group of people that continue supporting this worthy cause, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This will be the  13th Annual St.Jude Charity event, “Rally At The River”.  All proceeds from this rally go to St. Jude Hospital. The rally will take place on […]

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