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Monday, September 30, 2013

IT'S AN AMAZING WORLD

Instead of writing a post today, I wanted to share this wonderful email my husband sent me:
 The beautiful strange-eyed kitten, taken in Lovech , Bulgaria

There are glass igloos for rent in  Finland  where you can sleep under the
Northern Lights!


This is Glaucus Atlanticus, a sea slug found in tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. This photograph makes the rounds on Facebook every few months simply because it's so strangely beautiful.


Einstein - the world's smallest horse.


Zakynthos Island,  Greece. The water is so clear, 
it looks like the boat is floating in the air.


This horse breed, Akhal-Teke from  Turkmenistan  
was announced the most beautiful horse in the world.

This is what ocean sand looks like when it is magnified 250 times

 Unbelievable camouflage by satanic leaf-tailed gecko. This gecko from  Madagascar  is a master of disguise, but that's not the only way it avoids an attack from predators. It flattens its body against the leaves to reduce its shadow, and opens its jaws wide to show an intimidating, bright red mouth. Like many other lizards, it can also shed its own tail to distract a predator.


The Inside of an oyster, growing pearls.


The beautiful California Red-Sided Garter Snake.


This is how giraffes drink water.


During the mating season, the female sits on a nesting ring while the males searches the entire beach for the pebbles looking for the smoothest one to present to their chosen female. Once a pebble has been selected, the male penguins presents the pebble as a token of love to the chosen female and if she takes the pebble and places it on her nest then she has accepted that penguin as her mate.


This is what happens to human skin when it’s struck by lightning!  It’s called a Lichtenberg figure — the branching pattern made by electricity as seen on the arm of Winston Kemp who was struck by lightning.


The incredible story of one woman's loyalty to her horse.  She spent three hours holding its head above the tide after it got stuck in the mud on a beach in Australia. A horse gets stuck up to his neck in mud on a beach as the tide rises. His owner, Nicole Graham, who was enjoying an afternoon ride, stayed with him as rescuers struggled for three hours to pull him out. With moments to spare, the 500kg horse, named Astro, was freed with the help of a tractor and harness at  Avalon   Beach  in  Geelong ,  Victoria ,  Australia .


It's an amazing natural sight at Abraham Lake 
with the frozen bubbles under the ice.


Zanjeer, The Golden  Labrador  Who Saved Thousands Of Lives.  In March 1993, a series of 12 bombs went off across  Mumbai,  India . The serial blasts left 257 dead and 713 injured. But in the aftermath, an unlikely hero emerged. According to Reuters, a golden Labrador named Zanjeer worked with the bomb squad and saved thousands of lives by detecting "more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition." He helped avert three more bombs in the days following the blasts.  The dog died of bone cancer in 2000. He was eight years old. In the photo, a senior police officer lays a wreath of flowers on Zanjeer as he was buried with full police honors at a widely-attended ceremony.


This Is what an underwater gunshot looks like.

Some random cartoons:














I posted today—what are your other two wishes?----fishducky

 















Friday, September 27, 2013

A "PRICELESS" POST--BECAUSE I'M LAZY TODAY


I posted this on 9/23/13 but some people said it didn't show up on their blog roll, so I decided to give it another shot.



I'm just too lazy to write a post today, but that's OK, because I just discovered a VERY funny guy by the name of Steve Melcher.  He writes a post, "That is Priceless", where he takes paintings by the old masters & renames them. He's quite often irreverent (most of the classics were done on religious themes) & ALWAYS funny.  You can find him at http://thatispriceless.blogspot.com. Here are some samples:

































This one's for Paige: 
Take a look--THIS is interesting!!


Do you suppose the old masters ever used this method 
when they were in a hurry?


You still get cartoons.
Guess what the theme is?










I know rhythms is misspelled, 
but I didn't draw the cartoon.


Do lazy people ascend to heaven by themselves, or will God send someone to pick us up?----fishducky