Interesting Facts

American White Pelican….Did You Know?

February 22, 2018

 The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is one of the largest birds in North America, with a 9-foot wingspan. Similar to Brown Pelican in shape but much larger, and very different in habits: Occurs far inland, feeds cooperatively in shallow lakes, does not dive from the air for fish. Despite its great size, a spectacular […]

Some Animals Other Than The Groundhog Hearld The Coming Of Spring

February 20, 2018

Well Groundhog Day has come and gone and the arrival of spring has been foretold…how do other animals harken the coming of spring? The migration is a mating ritual during which the toads leave the woods and seek ponds, creeks, lakes and rivers to find that special  froggy….they come in droves as the weather warms […]

Spring is when life’s alive in everything. —Christina Rossetti

February 19, 2018

Just to get the mood started…..we all are ready for spring and mother earth to get green again….here are a few quotes from some people you may or may not know: You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. —Pablo Neruda Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ —Robin […]

Dry Tongue…No Taste…Really?

February 18, 2018

A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. This is due to chemo-receptors in your tongue’s taste buds that need a liquid medium so that the flavors bind into the receptor molecules. For example, if strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able […]

Where Are All The Baby Pigeons?

February 17, 2018

Run-of-the-mill city pigeons, known as rock doves, build their nests in the nooks and crannies of the concrete cityscape, reminiscent of their native European and Middle Eastern cliffside habitats. Parents typically keep babies, or squabs, hidden and safe until they can survive on their own, usually a month after hatching. As a result, youngsters are […]

Why Is Bubble Gum Pink?

February 16, 2018

In 1928, Walter E. Diemer, an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia, was experimenting with new gum recipes. One recipe was found to be less sticky than regular chewing gum, and stretched more easily. This gum became highly successful and was eventually named by the president of Fleer as Dubble Bubble because […]

Raccoon….Coon…..No Matter The Name A Smart Little Critter

February 15, 2018

The raccoon also known as just “coon” is a medium-sized, nocturnal bear like small mammal that lives in North America. It belongs to procyonid family that also includes ringtail, coatis and some other mammals. But did you know…. ARaccoon is known for it’s mask-like black markings around the eyes and ring markings on its tail. Because of […]

Have A Heart…..Or Give A Heart

February 14, 2018

On Valentine’s Day, the world celebrates love by being bombarded with red and pink hearts — heart-shaped candies, heart-shaped cards and more. … Since the heart is often thought to be where love comes from, it has become a symbol of love and can be seen everywhere on this day. In addition, long ago Romans […]

That Valentine Gift That Will Be All Over Facebook….Wait And See

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day….did you get your sweetie a gift yet?  Was it flowers, chocolates, or maybe a gold heart. If you have waited to the last-minute or you are just looking for something a little avant garde….check these gifts that might or might not have scored with a big PLUS ….   Some guy thought he […]

Prehistoric Fish Of The World

February 12, 2018

The oceans, rivers and lakes  of the world hold some beautiful, exotic and ancient species of fish. Some fish that were around in remote, prehistoric times and have survived to our time, still keeping their “prehistoric” looks to prove it. Here are 10 of some of those most ancient fish swimming in our oceans today: According to the […]

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