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 […]

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 […]

Interesting Facts About Japan


Interesting Facts About Japan   1. Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan. 2. Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside. 3. For many Japanese couples Christmas is celebrated like Valentine’s Day in the western world. 4. Poorly written English can be found everywhere, including T-shirts […]

Janus – Roman God Janus


Janus Profile Who Is Janus? Janus is an ancient Roman, composite, obscure god who is associated with doorways, beginnings, and transitions. A usually two-faced god he looks to the future and the past. The concepts of January and janitor are both based on aspects of Janus. Attributes: Associated with doorways and gates, Janus is the […]

5 SIGNS YOU ARE NOT HAPPY


Coca-Cola would like us to think that this is what happiness looks like. Coca-Cola would like consumers to believe that happiness can be bottled up in just 12 fluid ounces (355 milliliters) of sugary goodness. The company’s soda advertisements pair its products with the most enjoyable times in life — neighborhood cookouts, movie dates and […]

RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL MEDITATION


Bahá’í Faith In the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith meditation, along with prayer, is one of the primary tools for spiritual development, and it mainly refers to one’s reflection on the words of God. While prayer and meditation are linked where meditation happens generally in a prayerful attitude, prayer is seen specifically as turning toward […]

MEDITATION


Meditation   A statue of the Buddha meditating, Borim Temple, Korea Meditation is any form of a family of practices in which practitioners train their minds or self-induce a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit. Meditation is generally an inwardly oriented, personal practice, which individuals do by themselves. Prayer beads or other ritual objects […]