The Elephant and the Rope


Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt. As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, […]

ANIMAL FACTS


AMPHIBIANS Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Resembling its feline namesake, the tiger salamander has stripes over its gray or black body. Map Tiger Salamander Range Fast Facts Type: Amphibian Diet: Carnivore Average life span in the wild: 12 to 15 years Size: 7 to 14 in (18 to 35 cm) Weight: 4.4 oz (126 g) Did […]

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WAIT.


FELIX BAUMGARTNER RED BULL STRATOS PILOT   “I LOVE A CHALLENGE, AND TRYING TO BECOME THE FIRST PERSON TO BREAK THE SPEED OF SOUND IN FREEFALL IS A CHALLENGE LIKE NO OTHER.” FELIX BAUMGARTNER With a passion for expanding boundaries, especially in the air, Red Bull Stratos pilot Felix Baumgartner is an expert parachutist best […]

BEST ASTRONOMY PICTURES OF 2012


Australian photographer Martin Pugh captured this image of the Whirlpool Galaxy which combines fine detail in the spiral arms with the faint tails of light that show its small companion galaxy being gradually torn apart by the gravity of its giant neighbour. A closer look shows even more distant galaxies visible in the background. Australian […]

Quotes of the day


Quote of the Day Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. James M. Barrie Love Quote of the Day There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair. Friedrich Schiller Art Quote of the Day Filmmaking can be a fine art. Terri Windling Nature Quote […]

INSPIRATIONAL STORY


The Seed An Ancient Tale of Honesty In the Far East the emperor was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided to do something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, ““It is […]

INTERESTING FACTS AND FUN


Camels and llamas can cross breed. You may be familiar with cross-species breeding. The most notable example is the mule, a cross between a donkey and a horse. Another prominent example made popular by Napoleon Dynamite is of course the Liger. The Liger, despite what the movie would have you believe, really just looks like […]