Special Squeaky Sloth Video; The sloths featured are lucky residents at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , on April 17, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

National Geograpic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke, creator of Slothville, is on a one-woman crusade to show the world why some of the most unlovable animals are actually the most interesting and deserving of our attention, study, and protection. Her new book, The Power of Sloth, celebrates the sloth: the cutest, cuddliest, slowest creature on this planet. The sloths featured in the book, and the video above, are lucky residents at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica and the AIUNAU sloth sanctuary in Colombia as well.

This video is absolutely adorable. Why are the sloths squeaking?

That noise is the perhaps the cutest on the planet. It goes straight for your ovaries and makes you want to protect the baby sloths. It actually quite possibly was designed to make you pay attention and want to nurture these baby animals. That peep sound is basically baby sloth for, “Help! I’m lost, where are you?”

In the wild baby sloths spend the first three to six months of their lives clinging to their mothers. If they are separated from their mothers, they make this noise so that mom can find them again. The babies in the video are orphans that I filmed at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary. Each baby is partnered with a stuffed toy or another baby sloth so that they have a snuggle partner to hug for comfort. The babies in the video, are making this noise because they have wandered away from their snuggle partner and need to find them.

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Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse Captured this adorable baby mountain gorilla rolling around on her mother’s stomach

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on April 17, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

What are you looking at? She removes her hand from the leg and gestures to the mother with an outstretched palm

What are you looking at? She removes her hand from the leg and gestures to the mother with an outstretched palm

Oops: The adorable infant covers her mouth while clinging on to its mothers leg with the other hand. The pair were captured playing at the Virunga Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

Oops: The adorable infant covers her mouth while clinging on to its mothers leg with the other hand. The pair were captured playing at the Virunga Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

Pose: The infant mountain gorilla puts a finger in her mouth while glancing to the side of the camera

Pose: The infant mountain gorilla puts a finger in her mouth while glancing to the side of the camera

Copy: The child looks to replicate it's mothers adorable look as it stares into the wilderness wide-eyed
Copy: The child looks to replicate it’s mothers adorable look as it stares into the wilderness wide-eyedScream: The cute baby looks up at its mother opened mouth as it rolls around playfully on her stomach
Scream: The cute baby looks up at its mother opened mouth as it rolls around playfully on her stomachQuiff: With her bottom teeth showing, the mountain gorilla rests her head on its mother's chest with hair sticking up
Quiff: With her bottom teeth showing, the mountain gorilla rests her head on its mother’s chest with hair sticking up
Cuddled up: The playful mood momentarily comes to an end as the baby snuggles up to its mother behind a mountain of furWant a fight? The infant stops mimicking its mother and instead replicates the pose of a boxer”

Want a fight? The infant stops mimicking its mother and instead replicates the pose of a boxerHiding away: Potentially spotting the camera lens, the infant lowers its head below her mother’s leg, leaving one of its orange eyes showingMonkeying around: The baby rolls around on its mother stomach and closes its eyes in laughter

Relaxed: The furry animal looks straight down the lens of Andy Rouse’s camera as he snaps the pair in Rwanda
This adorable baby mountain gorilla will one day be climbing up trees. But for now, its mother’s leg is the tallest structure it can cope with.

In a highly playful mood, the infant mountain gorilla clambers onto her mother’s limbs before letting go so she can copy her pose, by putting a finger in its mouth.

The cheeky youngster is then captured rolling around on her mother’s stomach, screeching with laughter.

Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse captured the magical images, including the moment the infant lept on it’s mother’s back.

Clinging onto her mother’s back, the reticent youngster peered from behind a mountain of fur. However, her efforts to hide were somewhat hampered by her out of control, curly coiffure.

The pair would look down the camera lens every as they rolled around the jungle, but it did not stop their energetic antics.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2606971/Baby-gorilla-gets-leg-climbing-lessons-thanks-outstretched-mum.html#ixzz2zAqlALAY

Coke mixed with Milk Experiment

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , on April 16, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

20 Practical Uses For Coke

Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

To prove Coke does not belong in the human body, here are 20 practical ways you can use Coke as a domestic cleaner:

  1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
  2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
  3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
  4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
  5. Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
  6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
  7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
  8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
  9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
  10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
  11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
  12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
  13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
  14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
  15. Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
  16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
  17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
  18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
  19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
  20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

Five Volcanoes Erupting at Once April 16, 2014

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Remote. Cold. Rugged. Those three adjectives capture the essence of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Another word—perhaps more applicable than anywhere else on Earth—is “fiery.”

Of the roughly 1,550 volcanoes that have erupted in the recent geologic past, 113 are found on Kamchatka.Forty Kamchatkan volcanoes are “active,” either erupting now or capable of erupting on short notice. TheOperational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured activity at five of them during a single satellite pass on April 14, 2014.

From geographic north to south (and top to bottom on this page), the volcanoes are Shiveluch, Klyuchevskaya,Bezymianny, Kizimen, and Karymsky. The tallest of the group is Klyuchevskaya, a stratovolcano with a steep, symmetrical cone that reaches 4,750 meters (15,580 feet) above sea level. The most active is Karymsky, a 1,536-meter (5,039-foot) peak that has erupted regularly since 1996.

Plate tectonics is responsible for the many volcanoes on Kamchatka Peninsula. The Pacific Plate is slowly colliding with and sliding beneath the Okhotsk Plate. As rock from the Pacific Plate descends and encounters higher pressures and temperatures, it melts into magma. Over time, magma accumulates and migrates up toward the surface, causing volcanic eruptions.

Long before the discovery of plate tectonics, Kamchatka’s many volcanoes and eruptions were woven into a rich tapestry of myths and creation stories. According to Koryak folklore, the raven-like deity Kutkh created Kamchatka by dropping a giant feather on the Pacific Ocean.

Each of the first generation of men became one of Kamchatka’s mountains at death; many of these mountains became volcanic because the men’s hearts burned so passionately for a beautiful woman that Kutkh had also created near the beginning of time.

In 2013, another NASA satellite collected imagery of Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, and Kizimen.

And more volcanoes erupting in South America……

NASA Earth Observatory images by Robert Simmon, using Landsat 8 data from the USGS Earth Explorer. Caption by Robert Simmon and Adam Voiland.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=83502&src=eoa-iotd

Have another Perspective, We are Dust in the Wind on Earth that is just a tiny, tiny speck

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The graphs allow you to fully appreciating just how small and fragile our Earth is compared to the rest of the cosmos is. When compared to other planets in our solar system, Earth is at about the midway point in terms of planetary size.

When you start to take into account stars including our sun, however, Earth suddenly looks decidedly smaller.

The graphs allow you to fully appreciating just how small and fragile our Earth is compared to the rest of the cosmos is. When compared to other planets in our solar system, Earth is at about the midway point in terms of planetary size.

When you start to take into account stars including our sun, however, Earth suddenly looks decidedly smaller.

POLAR BEAR shows off his fantastic ‘FRISBEE tricks’

Posted in 2014 with tags on April 15, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Ultimate FREEZE-bee: Adorable video shows polar bear playing catch with a boy at the zoo Video shows polar bear throwing plastic Frisbee at a boy in Albuquerque Bear had been trying for some time to get the disc high enough to catch Clip captures the moment bear finally makes the perfect throw.

In the wild they may be known as vicious killers, but this captive polar bear shows the species has a softer side too.

Filmed at Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the video shows a swimming polar bear throwing a Frisbee to a boy watching behind the wire enclosure.

According to the boy’s father, Miguel Armenta, the bear had been throwing the disc for a while, trying to get it high enough for his son to catch.
The short clip then captures the moment the bear finally manages the perfect throw, which is expertly caught by the boy.

There are two polar bears kept at Rio Grande Zoo, twins Kiska and Koluk, though it is not known which one is in the video.

More… A mother’s love never too much to bear… Grizzly shields her triplet cubs from the wind and rain and lets them play on her back SMILE! Diver taking pictures of life underwater gets photobombed by a grinning shark in the Bahamas

The pair are clearly fun-loving animals as their enclosure includes a 14ft waterslide, along with an air-conditioned ice cave, a 14ft deep swimming pool and waterfalls.
They were born at Utah’s Hogel Zoo in 1996, but moved to Albuquerque in order to have enough space to grow into 1,000lb adults.

In the wild cubs are fun-loving creatures, tackling and wrestling with each other, but adults tend to be unsociable, preferring to hunt and live in isolation.

That doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves, however, and have often been filmed running and jumping in the snow, or sliding down large snow drifts on their stomachs.

More Pictures from Paul Walters on Argentinian showman Martin Tatta the world’s best horse whisperer

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , on April 15, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

Balance: Mr Tatta performs a handstand on his horse Primavera to show how still the animal is standing

Balance: Mr Tatta performs a handstand on his horse Primavera to show how still the animal is standing

Ranch owners spotted Mr Tatta's close bond with  horses when he was a child and encouraged him to practise the shows he now gives to thousands of tourists from all over the world

Ranch owners spotted Mr Tatta’s close bond with horses when he was a child and encouraged him to practise the shows he now gives to thousands of tourists from all over the world

Trust: Mr Tatta, 32, has such a close bond with Primavera that he can talk her into rolling on her back with her legs in the air so he can sit on her tummy

Trust: Mr Tatta, 32, has such a close bond with Primavera that he can talk her into rolling on her back with her legs in the air so he can sit on her tummy

Jolly fine filly: This part of the routine is all about interacting with the horse like playing with a dog
Jolly fine filly: This part of the routine is all about interacting with the horse like playing with a dogThey trust him implicitly and allow him to shuffle their feet around, roll them around the field and even give them a kiss on the lips.

Colleague Mara Felices said: ‘Martin grew up in La Bamba because his parents used to work for the previous owners, so he pretty much grew up riding horses.

‘Horses were his toys, transportation to school, they were everything to him.

‘Martin has always said that he doesn’t believe he has a special gift – for him it is something natural.

‘He only started to perform when the owners saw him a couple of times playing with different horses and encouraged him to show it to the people.

The self-taught horse tamer can sit under his horse's hooves, do handstands on her neck and even coax her into lying on her side and giving him a cuddle

The self-taught horse tamer can sit under his horse’s hooves, do handstands on her neck and even coax her into lying on her side and giving him a cuddle

It takes the talented showman just a year to train the animals at Estancia La Bamba de Areco where he keeps 32 animals - six of which he uses in his whispering acts

It takes the talented showman just a year to train the animals at Estancia La Bamba de Areco where he keeps 32 animals – six of which he uses in his whispering acts

This part of the routine comes from the native Indian practice using their horse to hide under while stalking prey

This part of the routine comes from the native Indian practice using their horse to hide under while stalking prey

The horses trust Mr Tatta implicitly and allow him to shuffle their feet around, roll them around the field and even give them a kiss on the lips

The horses trust Mr Tatta implicitly and allow him to shuffle their feet around, roll them around the field and even give them a kiss on the lips

Horse whisperer Martin Tatta performs his incredible routine at La Bamba ranch in Argentina

Horse whisperer Martin Tatta performs his incredible routine at La Bamba ranch in Argentina

Nap time: Mr Tatta snuggles up with his faithful steed Primavera during his incredible display

Nap time: Mr Tatta snuggles up with his faithful steed Primavera during his incredible display

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604995/Meet-worlds-best-horse-whisperer.html

 

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