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Some Really Weird Parasites

November 13, 2015

Outnumbering us millions to one and essential to the balance of the ecosystem, parasites are more normal than we like to think, but still take on some mighty strange forms, some even stranger than others. Every parasite we’re about to go over is exceptionally unusual and unique in some way, exhibiting extreme characteristics and odd […]

It’s A Womans World In World War II

November 12, 2015

American women in World War II became involved in many tasks they rarely had before; as the war involved global conflict on an unprecedented scale, the absolute urgency of mobilizing the entire population made the expansion of the role of women inevitable. The hard skilled labor of women was symbolized in the United States by […]

Veteran’s Day…Thank A Vet Today

November 11, 2015

  Veterans Day is always observed on November 11 with speeches and parades all across the United States. Veterans Day honors American veterans…whether they are alive or deceased…but is especially about thanking living veterans who served during war or peacetime. The holiday began as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of […]

The Lowly Pecan…Can It Improve Your Sex Life?

November 10, 2015

Pecans are native tree nuts to the United States and North America. Before European settlers arrived, Native Americans widely consumed and traded pecans. So the pecan and the foods made from it command a special place on the Thanksgiving table .  A few Pecan facts to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving. Every pecan pie uses […]

The Rare And The Beautiful

November 9, 2015

Humans domesticated horses some 6,000 years ago, and over time, we have created more than 200 breeds, from the powerful Clydesdale to the graceful Arabian. As we have shaped horses to suit our needs on battlefields, farms, and elsewhere, these animals have shaped human history. They have also captured our imagination and hearts. All horses […]

Dolls….They Are Alive….

November 8, 2015

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 […]

Driest Desert….Prettiest Flowers….Really

November 7, 2015

The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world. The Atacama desert is experiencing a rare springtime bloom of flowers after El Niño brought the […]

Facts About Space, Astronauts And Pizza

November 6, 2015

We are just a spec in the sky in the big scheme of things.  Just look up and you will know it is true.  Our universe is an amazing thing to behold…..but did you know? A Space suit costs around $12 million….and only happy people are allowed in space, and do you want to know […]

The Amazing Octopus

November 5, 2015

An octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientific studies are increasingly […]

Whistling in Space….Can’t be heard

November 4, 2015

We all know that you can’t hear sound in the vacuum of space, but the old adage “in space, no one can hear you scream” doesn’t apply when talking about astronauts in spacesuits talking through microphones. However, even under those same circumstances you can’t hear a whistle. In fact, in a vacuum, you can’t whistle, […]

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