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Cats Hear Better Than Dogs…Really

August 11, 2015

Cats have amazing hearing that’s made possible by some incredible features of their anatomy. Cats can move their ears 180 degrees. We’ve heard of looking back, but cats can ‘hear back’ too! Cats can also hear higher frequencies than humans. Humans can hear frequencies up to 20kHz, while cats can hear up to 64kHz. Cats […]

8 Questions You Do Not Have To answer…Really

August 10, 2015

  Ever been on a job interview ..but did not want to revel you closet skeltons?  Here are eight questions you never have to answer on a job interview. They Are: Have you ever been arrested?  It’s not illegal to ask a candidate if they’ve ever been convicted  of a crime, a candidate can not […]

New Discoveries….Three New Peacock Spiders

August 9, 2015

With its brilliant blue mask and flashy dance moves, a newly named species of peacock spider looks like it’s ready for a night on the town. Peacock spiders, which sport a dizzying palette of blues, yellows, reds, and more, have coloring as elaborate as birds of paradise.   When a peacock spider female is near, a male […]

Porn….Do You Watch It?

August 8, 2015

Contrary to what many believe, research has proven that when watching porn, men tend to focus on the eyes of the women in the videos. Conducting research on how porn affects relationships has proven extremely difficult, because scientists have had trouble finding a control group of men who haven’t watched porn. Twelve years ago there […]


August 7, 2015

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world.  It’s one of the most surprising facts about recycling.. that electronics can be recycled. E-Waste, or electronic waste, is the fastest growing waste stream in the world, and electronics contain many of the metals that are crucial to new technologies. Often, electronic waste is […]

Hook Echo Radar….Tornado May Arise

August 6, 2015

From the 1950s onward, the United States began to develop a series of tornado warning systems in the Midwest, where most of the tornadoes in the world occur. In 1953, a particular type of radar signature called a hook echo was associated with the thunderstorms that produce tornadoes. Today, predicting tornadoes is still found with radar. […]

Bald Eagles ….The Further North The Bigger They Are… Really

August 5, 2015

Bald eagles need  huge nests so that they have enough elbow room: bald eagles have an average wingspan of between 6 ft. and 7 1/2 ft. German biologist Carl Bergmann discovered a rule regarding the size of various species and their habitat. Called Bergmann’s rule, it stipulates that members of a species are larger the […]

People With Down Syndrome Are Just Like You And Me ….With Just A Little Help From Friends

August 4, 2015

People with Down syndrome are people like you and me. One of the most inspiring and misunderstood facts about Down syndrome  is that people with Down syndrome can live relatively normal lives, despite the challenges presented by their condition. A vast majority of  people with Down syndrome live by themselves and work in regular jobs. Being part […]

Columbus Wrote A Book …. Not A Travel Guide …. Really

August 3, 2015

Columbus studied the Bible intensely, along with the other books.  Like Martin Luther King, Jr.and other famous men of history, Columbus often quoted the Bible in his writings. Possibly one of the least known facts about Christopher Columbus is  that he published a book of religious writings at the end of his lifetime. In 1501 and 1502, […]

Mountain Of Silver…Where?

August 2, 2015

The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The area that would later become Argentina was rumored to be rich in silver. There was a legend among European colonialists that there was a mountain made of silver in Argentina. The world for silver in Spanish is plata. Argentina was referred to as […]

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