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Is It Chewie Or Is It Bigfoot?

May 31, 2018

During the filming of Return Of The Jedi which took place in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, crew members wearing brightly colored vests had to stand near the actor who portrayed Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) so he would not be shot by someone mistaking him for Bigfoot. While filming in  the redwood forests of Northern […]


Bizzarre Insects….Somehow Beautiful…Really

May 30, 2018

There are more than one million different species of insect on the planet—that we know of—which accounts for over half the world’s living organisms.  Here are ten insects stranger than anything science fiction could ever dream up: The Puss Moth Caterpillar:  The caterpillars are bright green and will often have a row of white spots on […]


Coral Castle….Just How Did He Do that?

May 29, 2018

If you had visited Coral Castle in the 1940s you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world. Coral Castle is an oolite limestone structure created by […]


A Little History On Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May […]


Spider Fighting….A Real Sport

May 27, 2018

In the Philippines, Japan, Singapore and prisons in Florida, people have spiders fight one another for sport; it’s like a form of high stakes Pokémon. Using spiders that are native to the area, like female orb-weavers in the Philippines or male thiania bhamoensis spiders in Singapore, people will have the spiders fight for sport. The […]


Turtles …. Tortoises …. Oceans …. Deserts …. Swamps

May 26, 2018

Everybody loves turtles and tortoises. They’re often cute in their own weird, sometimes freaky way and always fascinating. But did you know there were so many turtles out there ….some too cute for words and some just straight out weird:   It’s hard not to smile back at this grinning guy. But don’t let that […]


Plastic Flamingos Outnumber The Real Deal…What’s Up With That?

May 25, 2018

Did you know there are more plastic flamingos in the USA than real ones? Plastic flamingos are widely considered to be   the stereotypical example of lawn ornament. The plastic flamingo was designed in 1957 by Don Featherstone  (January 25, 1936 – June 22, 2015)  while working for Union Products, the pink flamingo has gone from […]


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star….But Are They All Stars

May 24, 2018

When we think of stars we usually imagine our Sun. But the simple fact is that the Universe is made up of many different types of stars. In fact looking into the heavens most stars look very different, and some aren’t really stars at all.  To help you get some idea … here are the most common […]


Ghost of the White Deer

May 23, 2018

Ghost of the White Deer is a Native American Indian Lore Tale from the Chickasaw Tribe: “A brave, young warrior for the Chickasaw Nation fell in love with the daughter of a chief. The chief did not like the young man, who was called Blue Jay. So the chief invented a price for the bride that he […]


Largest Soup Kitchen Feeds 100,000 Daily

May 22, 2018

The Harmandir Sahib (or Hari Mandir) in Amritsar, Punjab, is the holiest shrine in Sikhism. Previously (and still more commonly) known as the Golden Temple, it was officially renamed Harmandir Sahib in March 2005. The temple (or gurdwara) is a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs from all over the world, as well as an increasingly […]


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