Faithful dog stays by coffin of Italian earthquake victim

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on August 27, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


Dogs are the best loyal, faithful creatures on Earth

Chris Graham reports for The Telegraph, Aug. 27, 2016, that in a gym in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, are 34 caskets side by side.

Beside one casket sits a small blond cocker spaniel sits, devoted to the end, unable to leave his master even in death.


Fellowship of the Minds

Chris Graham reports for The Telegraph, Aug. 27, 2016, that in a gym in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, are 34 caskets side by side.

Beside one casket sits a small blond cocker spaniel sits, devoted to the end, unable to leave his master even in death.

cocker spaniel next to coffin of a victim of Italy earthquake

Little is known of the dog’s master except that he came from Accumoli, one of the communities that bore the brunt of Wednesday’s devastating quake that rocked central Italy, which took the lives of at least 281 people and left thousands homeless. The quake was so strong that the town of Accumoli sank by nearly 8 inches (20 cm), according to Italy’s geological institute.

The dog’s master and the 33 other caskets are buried today — declared by the Italian government as a day of national mourning.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared a state of emergency and authorized 50 million euros for immediate…

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Cats sometimes have to face a rather unpleasant problem : remaining stuck outside!

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on August 26, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Unless you put a cat flap on the door, they’d better get used to wait outside for their busy  owners.

Freaky barnacle with ‘tongues’ discovered by crab fisherman

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , on August 26, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


THIS is the moment a fisherman is shocked by the weird creature he came across while crab netting at Port Hueneme Pier, near Oxnard in California, USA.

On the outside, the skin has a slippery and spiky shell with six massive openings dotted around its surface.

From the various holes, organs similar to mussels and sporting what appear to be teeth shoot out from behind rainbow-coloured flaps.

Despite being viewed more than 600,000 times on social media, nobody has been able to identify the sea monster.

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10 lessons we can learn from quotes by Nikola Tesla

Posted in 2016, spirituality with tags , , on August 26, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


Nikola Tesla is one of the most iconic names in all of science and technology.

A legendary inventor whose discoveries and creations benefit us multiple times throughout our everyday lives, Tesla is widely considered one of the greatest minds in human history.

If you need further proof of this, explore these ten life lessons that can be learned from Nikola Tesla quotes.

1.) Keep yourself company

Tesla was often an extremely private individual, and was quoted with saying, “Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” Considering how connected we all seem to be, privacy and and decompression are extremely important.

2.) Too much knowledge can be dangerous

For us truth-seekers, our desire to know everything about everything can be a detriment at times. As Tesla once said, “It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations.” It’s necessary to search for truth and answers while still maintaining a happy, balanced life.

3.) Be open to new ideas

We, as humans, often have difficulty accepting change and new ideas. Tesla spoke out heavily against this, stating, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” There’s always more to learn and there’s always more we can be enlightened about.

4.) Respect and enjoy the unknown

No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know. As Tesla once said, “Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.” Accepting that is incredibly important in order to lead a fulfilling life.

5.) Giving is more important than receiving

In an increasingly selfish society, it’s an important reminder that “It’s not the love you make. It’s the love you give.” Providing others with happiness is the fastest and most fulfilling way to become happy yourself.

6.) We are all connected

Despite the mainstream media trying desperately to divide humankind into little, specific groups, we are all connected as a people. Tesla once stated, “Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.” He’s absolutely correct.

7.) Don’t worry too much about criticism

It can be easy to get too wrapped up in other people’s negative perceptions of you. Tesla said, “All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.” Despite being frequently insulted during his lifetime, Tesla is now known as a legitimate genius and one of the most important human beings to ever exist.

8.) Try to uncover the secrets of the universe

Maintaining a constant sense of curiosity is a vital tool in our world, in order to maintain a healthy life. As Tesla stated, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

9.) Appreciate the world’s wonders

On your search for truth, however, taking time to appreciate the little things life offers is also extremely important. Tesla once said, “We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.” Remember to acknowledge the greatness of life regularly.

10.) Money isn’t everything

Oftentimes, we can get a little too caught up in our obsession with money. While having the funds necessary to live a comfortable life is important, money isn’t everything — and it’s important to remember that. As Tesla stated, “Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.” Try to remember this the next time you begin worrying a bit too much about monetary issues.



West Coast orcas experienced 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifted across ocean

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

This image provided by SeaWorld San Diego shows mom and baby killer whales swimming together at SeaWorld San Diego’s Shamu Stadium, Thursday Feb. 14, 2013, in San Diego. Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately 37 years old, gave birth to the calf Thursday under the watchful eyes of SeaWorld’s zoological team. The calf is estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and measure 6 to 7 feet. The gender of the calf is not yet known. (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego, Mike Aguilera)

The tragedy of Fukushima has been on going since 2011, but the death of our oceans has been oa slow burn for decades. In 2008, the Scientific American reported that there were 406 dead zones — meaning there was not enough oxygen to support life — worldwide.

At that time, the blame was from fertilizer and pesticide runoff. In 2010, scientists lamented the stunning amount of toxic and heavy metals — including aluminum, chromium, titanium, mercury, silver and lead — discovered in whales that lived thousands of miles away from civilization.


According to a report by Common Dreams, these “pollutants were threatening the human food supply.”

Fast forwarding to today, five years past that fateful day in Fukushima, the struggling orca (killer whale) population is in even worse shape.

Are they headed for extinction?



Duck cheers up dog who was depressed for two years after his best friend died

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on August 25, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


George and his duck are now the best of friends. (Picture: Facebook/Jacquie Litton)

Two years ago, George the dog lost his best friend, a labrador named Blackie.

They’d been best friends for twelve years. They played together, lived together, and loved each other.

When Blackie died, George’s owner, Jacquie Litton, said that George was overcome with grief. He fell into a serious sad spell, refusing to play or run around the way he used to.

But then a few weeks ago, a duck showed up. And everything changed.

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Baby Bison…

Posted in 2016, animals with tags on August 22, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


nomadruss in words and photos

Affectionately known as “red dogs,” baby bison are generally born between April and May and are orange-red in color, earning them the name. By this time in the season they are changing to brown in color and their characteristic horns and shoulder hump start to grow. These images were all made during the month of May in Yellowstone National Park, and focused mainly on the affection between mama and calf.

RBT_6820 A bison calf learns to swim across the Gardner River near Mammoth 

RBT_6806 A affectionate touch by a mama bison after the baby catches her

RBT_6095 A mama bison strokes her baby 

RBT_7704 A baby bison feeds, Fountain Flats

RBT_7715 A mama showing her baby some affection

RBT_7736 A baby bison content amongst the herd

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