Friday, 26 April 2013

Let the experiences of life make you better, not bitter

An old man was going for a walk, when he noticed a little boy feeding a thin, shaggy looking dog with bits of bread. He went up to the boy and asked him why he was sharing his bread with the dogs. The little boy answered, "Because they have nothing. No home, no family, and if I don’t feed them they will die." “But there are homeless dogs everywhere," the old man replied. “So your efforts don’t really make a difference” The little boy looked at the dog and stroked him. “But for this little dog, it makes all the difference in the world.” it's the perceived small acts of kindness that can make a world of difference. Feeding one tummy at a time means the world to that in gods eyes its perfect♥ god bless that little one.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cape Town Ocean Foam – An Extremely Rare Phenomenon

If you take a look at this picture, you’ll probably think it’s an amazing picture of a frozen seashore, but have a closer look… you’ll notice that what appears to be ice, is actually foam. The inhabitants of Cape Town, South Africa were given a chance to witness an extremely rare phenomenon that turns the ocean into one big cup of cappuccino. This odd occurrence is also known as “sea foam” or even “beach foam” and it happens due to the crunching of the water with organic matter impurities, such as plankton, dead fish, dead plants and other such elements floating at the surface of the water.
The powerful currents cause the water to form tiny bubbles which have the tendency to “join forces” and cause this rare event. Scientist have declared that if the speed of the wind is more than six meters per second, then the energy transferred from the wind to the water is proportionally higher, and a force known as the supperficial tension of the water is not enough to hold the molecules on the surface together. The water breaks up into small drops which adhere together due to surface tension which causes them to appear as white foam. Have a look below at some really amazing pictures of the ocean foam phenomenon.


Cat-eyed Chinese Boy With Night Vision Superpower

Night vision! What an awesome superpower. Almost all of us must have wished for such an amazing power when we were kids, but we eventually grew out of it and realized that only superheroes have nigh vision… and of course cats. Well, cats are no longer the only beings in “town” who can see in the dark. A young Chinese boy named Nong Youhui was born with blue eyes (a rare color for the Chinese people), but that’s not the strangest thing about him. Nong is able to see in the dark, just like cats do. Also, just like a Siamese cat, his eyes flash neon green when they’re illuminated in the dark. Rumors and speculations have it that the child is either The Starchild, or a human with hybrid alien DNA pretty spooky, wouldn’t you agree? His weird eyes enable the boy to be able to read and write down the answers to some questions, in a pitch black room. The scientists are now interested to find out if his DNA is has indeed mutated genes, and if not, how is it possible for him to have a special layer of cells in his eyes, called the tapetum lucidum, which exists only at cats and other nocturnal animals.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Dolphins Help Save Dog from Drowning

Dolphins Help Save Dog from Drowning!
On Marco Island, Florida a group of dolphins came to the aid of a lost Dog that had fallen into a canal and couldn't get out. The dolphins made so much noise, it attracted the attention of people living nearby, who then rescued the dog. The Dog was believed to have spent 15 hours in the canal water before he was pulled out by fire personnel and reunited with his owner. One of the people whose attention was captured by the noisy, demonstrative dolphins said, "They were really putting up a ruckus, almost beaching themselves on the sandbar over there. If it wasn't for the dolphin, I would have never seen thedog.” (Source: ABC7news) He said also if the dolphins hadn't persisted enough to get their attention, they dog would have died in the canal. The dog had fallen over the edge of a concrete wall down into the water far enough that it had no chance of getting back up by itself. The dog was exhausted
from being in the cold water for hours, and most likely suffering from hypothermia. Dolphins have been known to sometimes help stranded or injured people as well. In 2007, a pod of dolphins formed a ring
around a surfer who was injured and bleeding after being bitten by a Great White shark. The surfer survived because they prevented further bites. No one knows exactly why dolphins have intervened in
such emergency situations, and helped save the lives of other species. Suffice to say they are capable of empathy and heroic actions.

Goliath Tigerfish

Grows like goliath, hunts like a tiger and swims like a fish. The Goliath Tigerfish lurks the waters of the Congo River system and several other lakes in southern Africa. This fish is remarkably adept at swimming and killing due in part to an air-filled sac in its body that allows it to detect vibrations from animals in the water. Those razorsharp spikes in its mouth may also help the cause. Growing up to 5 feet and length and weighing in at over 150 pounds, the Goliath Tigerfish makes a piranha look like a guppy in comparison to this ferocious beast. Locals say it’s the only fish that doesn’t fear the crocodile, and will even devour some of the smaller ones! In rare instances, it’s also been known to attack humans. *Gulp*  As if 32 teeth the size of a Great White Shark’s weren’t scary enough, this fish has incredible eyesight in murky water and can sense low-frequency vibrations emitted by prey. It has been observed going after 60 pound catfish and literally slicing them in half.
While piranhas have a fearsome reputation and can be dangerous, piranha attacks on humans are very rare. Piranha will happily scavenge on a mortally wounded animal, though there are few if any confirmed reports of humans being killed by them. (Dogs and bees kill more people than piranha do.)
A relative of the piranha, the Megapiranha, grew to 3-feet-long (1 meter), or four times the size of today's piranhas. Scientists aren't sure why the fish-beast had seven teeth arranged in a zig-zag row, while today's piranhas sport six teeth. Fortunately the mega creature is not much of a threat, having died out several million years ago.