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Why Do We Keep Pets?

January 5, 2018

Animals do not keep pets….you will never see a horse caring for a pet snake or a weasel walking a hamster. Making an animal part of the family seems to be something only humans do. The question is, why? It is unclear just how far back pet-keeping goes. We know that, thousands of years ago, […]

Moon Facts

January 4, 2018

The Moon (or Luna) is the Earth’s only natural satellite and was formed 4.6 billion years ago around some 30–50 million years after the formation of the solar system. The dark side of the moon is a myth:  In reality both sides of the Moon see the same amount of sunlight however only one face […]

Blue Moon Eclipse….A Rare Sight Indeed

January 3, 2018

We’ve all heard the old expression “Once in a blue moon” and it means something happens very rarely. The last time an actual blue moon total lunar eclipse happened was over 150 years ago. The Blue Moon…the second of two full moons in one calendar month will pass right through the Earth’s shadow, to stage […]

2200 year old termite mound….really?

January 2, 2018

Mound-building termites or just mound builders are a group of termite species that live in mounds. This group of termites live in Africa, Australia and South America. The mounds sometimes have a diameter of 30 metres. Most of the mounds are found in well drained areas. Termite mounds usually out live the colonies themselves. In […]

Weasel Facts…Did You Know

January 1, 2018

Weasels may look cute and cuddly, but trust us: you don’t want to get too close to these little beasts. Here are seven things you might not know about the fierce furballs. They might have cute little faces, but weasels are also bloodthirsty. It’s a matter of necessity: they have super-fast metabolisms and need to […]

Baby New Year….Father Time

December 31, 2017

Have you ever wondered where the symbol “Baby New Year” came from?  Or Why at the end of a year he is called “Father Time”?  Just why is the said baby always a boy?  According to Wikipedia…. The Baby New Year is a personification of the start of the New Year commonly seen in editorial […]

How Do You Celebrate The New Year….Check Out Some Of These Traditions

December 30, 2017

Christmas is past and 2018 is just around the corner,  custom calls for kissing at the stroke of midnight….the ball drop in New York City …black-eyed peas and ham hocks for luck and fireworks…lots and lots of fireworks. Have you ever thought how other countries celebrate the ringing in of the New Year? In Denmark […]

Extinct…Not Extinct…Extinct

December 29, 2017

The Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), Spanish common name bucardo, was one of the four subspeciesof 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 Holocene […]

New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Here are a few unique ways…

December 28, 2017

Have you ever noticed all the joggers and walkers out on the roadways in January? They’re usually good for a few weeks (maybe a day or two) and then it’s back to the couch with Jerry Springer and bon-bons… Seems that New Year’s resolutions are like the road to Hell… Paved with good intentions. So for […]

New Year’s Eve 1963 Snowstorm….Snow Could Be Coming For New Year’s Eve 2018

December 27, 2017

The timing can and likely will change, but parts of north and central Alabama will have a shot at seeing snow over the weekend. This forecast map is for 12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1. Computer models are differing on the timing of the weekend storm system. (National Weather Service)…..could it happen again…. New Years Eve […]

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