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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

 















28 comments:

  1. Wow. A single post which fills me with wonder, makes me laugh, and fills my eyes with tears.

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    1. I never knew that's what they were called!!

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  3. I love the magnified ocean sand! so many miniature gems in there. I've never heard of the leaf-tailed gecko, he's quite the camouflage artist.
    The Zakynthos Island one confounds me a little. If the water is really so clear, shouldn't we be seeing the keel on the boat?

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    1. I thought the sand was beautiful, too!! About the boat, I have no idea!!

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  4. Thanks you so much for sharing your husband's e-mail -- each picture was wonderful. And then a dessert full of laughs -- the perfect post!

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    1. If you're through with your meal, would you care for some coffee?

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  5. Loved these! wanna do the igloo in Finland... wouldn't that be the bomb? on that beautiful Zanjeer ... sniff ...

    then HONK .. hahaaaa

    good morning read on this rainy Monday morning ... ;)

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    1. I thought this email was fascinating!!

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  6. Really good stuff, too much to comment on it all...hmmm ice bubbles were really cool...cat's eyes I think we used to call some marbles cat's eyes, and those looked like marbles...Loved the penguin thing, just like humans only different rocks.

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    1. I asked Bud why he never gave me a rock & he told me to look at my left hand!!

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  7. From Melynda: Really you are gonna grant me two more wishes??? Yahoo.!!! That snake was fascinating As was that lizard.

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  8. I'm so glad that lady saved her horsie. How was your birthday?

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Your post runs the gamut from the sublime to the absurd. I wouldn't think of missing it.

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    1. My LIFE runs from the absurd to the absurd--see you Wednesday!!

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  10. Just love some of these - the gecko is amazing

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    1. Even its back looks like the spine of a leaf!!

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  11. Dear Fishducky, as your title says, "It's an amazing world" we get to live in. Thanks for sharing the photographs and the info about them. They along prove how amazing animals and humans are. Peace.

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  12. Goodness, those were just one wow after another. Really enjoyed them.

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  13. Love the gun shot picture. That is really beautiful. Not so much, I suspect, for the person that then had to fix the pool liner... but beautiful none the less. :)

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  14. Wow, this was quite the smorgasbord of goodies! Sooooo many things to like here. Seeing the northern lights is one of those things I hope to do some day, and what better way to do it than by sleeping in a glass-topped tent? Well, lying in a glass-topped tent, anyway. Not sure I could bear to close my eyes.

    Love the snake and lizard, too. That's the kind of snake I'd like to see in our yard. The ones around here blend in a little too well.

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  15. I felt I HAD to share this email!!

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