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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THE LITTLE & THE NOT SO LITTLE



Indisputable truth that there is a race of giants who do laundry:



Stick around--you might just learn something!!  Mother Nature is very indiscriminate about the size of the creatures she has put here on Earth.  Here are some examples:


Pygmy Marmosets
(These are babies--aren't they adorable?)

Pygmy Owl 
Within the species of owls there is no shortage of pygmies. There are around 34 species/subspecies although this is not completely agreed upon. About half of those are spread about the Americas.

Pygmy Seahorse
The Pygmy Seahorse is found in the western central Pacific coastal areas, in the south of Japan, Indonesia and northern Australia. It is only about 2.5 cm or 1 inch tall.. The male has a pouch and the female deposits her eggs there. The eggs stay in the male’s pouch until hatched.

Pygmy Elephant
Still a big elephant, but not quite so big as some of the others.
Pygmy Goat

Pygmy Horse

Pygmy Chameleon

African Pygmy Hedgehog

Pygmy Jerboa
This little hopping long-eared Pygmy Jerboa may be the world's smallest rodent.

The Largest Animal Ever: The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale’s tongue weighs around 2.7 metric tons (5,952 pounds), about the size of an average Asian Elephant and its heart weighs about 600 kg(1,300 lb) and is the largest known in any animal. Not only is the heart similar size to a Mini-Cooper car but also comparable in weight.

African Bush Elephant
The adult African Bush Elephant generally has no natural predators due to its great size, but the calves (especially the newborn) are vulnerable to lion and crocodile attacks, and (rarely) to leopard and hyena attacks.

Giraffe
.Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world

Saltwater Crocodile
The African Saltwater Crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles.

The English translation of "War and Peace"
contains over 560,000 words.

In 1948, Fredric Brown wrote a short horror story, “Knock.”
This is it in its entirety:
 “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.”























Be yourself--who else can you be?----fishducky