A sleeping lizard curled up asleep among the pedals of a bright red rose

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on October 7, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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The sleepy little creature was discovered snuggled down inside the flower catching up on some shut-eye after a young girl picked it to give to her mother.

It’s not the most conventional bed, but he looked remarkably relaxed as he burrowed down.

The unusual bedding arrangement was noticed when Megan Hixson went to give the flower a sniff. Stunned to discover the lizard curled up asleep inside, she quickly pulled out her phone to take photographs.

Total Eclipse of the Moon for the evening of September 27, 2015

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on September 27, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


This weekend’s full Moon is a supermoon, the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year. And it is going to be eclipsed. On Sunday evening, Sept. 27th, the supermoon will pass through the shadow of Earth, turning the lunar disk a coppery shade of red. 

The total eclipse of the Moon on September 27 and 28th as seen from start to finish this September. Europe and the middle East will see totality as well. East Asia, Australia and most of the Pacific will be in daylight. The animation is set at a rate of one frame per minute.

The next total eclipse of the Moon will be on the morning of January 31, 2018 which will be centered over the Pacific Ocean; thus, the western half of the US (more or less) will see totality with only a partial east of the Mississippi River.

Sky watchers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and eastern parts of Asia can see the event. The next total eclipse of the Moon won’t come until January 31, 2018, so if you live in the eclipse zone, check it out.

What makes the eclipsed Moon turn red? A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer: Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Overhead hangs Earth, nightside down, completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is underway.

You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it’s not. The rim of the planet looks like it is on fire. As you scan your eye around Earth’s circumference, you’re seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb



NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Veil Nebula

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , on September 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame
Published on Sep 24, 2015

This video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Veil Nebula. The features of the nebula, shown in different colours, are caused by the shockwave of the dying star and the interstellar gas it was surrounded by.

More information and download options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/…

Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
Music: Johan Monell (http://www.johanmonell.com/)

This video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Twin Jet Nebula. The elongated form of this planetary nebula is caused by two stars in its centre, orbiting each other

Leonardo da Vinci: “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

Posted in 2015 with tags , , on September 23, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


The heart is the engine of the human body, or a pump, which distributes blood, and therefore oxygen.  The heart is not the onlypart of the  body that determines the performance, but it’s one of the most important part of it.

You might know this but here are some interesting information about the heart!

Heart rate: Normal heart rate of a person at rest on average is 60 beats per minute. There can be up to 200 beats in a violent and / or prolonged effort.

    About animals, it’s a little different depending on the species:

    The whale at a heart rate of 20 beats per minute.

    The elephant with a heart rate of 30 beats per minute.

    The horse to a heart rate of 40 beats per minute.

    The goat at a heart rate of 50 beats per minute.

    The sheep at a heart rate of 60 beats per minute. Like us !! Beee

    The giraffe at a heart rate of 65 beats per minute.

    The pig at a heart rate of 70 beats per minute.

    The dog at a heart rate of 100 beats per minute.

    The cat to a heart rate of 120 beats per minute.

    Rabbit with a heart rate of 170 beats per minute.

    The hen at a heart rate of 320 beats per minute.

    Mouse to a heart rate of 700 beats per minute.

    Canary cardiac rhythm 1000 beats per minute.

    Hummingbird at a heart rate of 2,000 beats per minute flight!


    Number of Hearts:

    Humans normally have a heart but there are still exceptions for animals!

    The octopus and octopus possess 3 hearts! The jellyfish or sea anemone have no heart!
    Some proverbs and quotes with the word: heart

    Cold hands, warm heart.

    Taking the child by the hand, one takes the mother by the heart.

    The tear in the eye is the wound in the heart.

    Sincerity is the pearl that forms in the shell of the heart.

    The child weighs first on the arms of parents and later on their heart.

    The surgeon must have an eagle eye, heart of a lion, and a woman’s hand.

spring peeper

  And finally, a strange animal whose heart stops but still lives!

 Spring Peeper, Canadian small frog 3 centimeters long, is resistant to frost. From zero temperatures not exceeding -7 ° C (otherwise it’s death), it transforms its liver glycogen into a kind of antifreeze. But the formation of ice is allowed in the extracellular spaces. So when the percentage reached 60% ice in his body, his heart beats per minute down to 0 …! But the frog does not die!

Discover Magazine: Arranged Bird Marriages Are Less Successful Than True Love

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on September 17, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame


Love Connection

Zebra finches have a lot in common with human couples: They are monogamous, and males and females share the responsibilities of raising their offspring. With so much on the line, female zebra finches are incredibly choosy when it comes to finding their partner. Unlike other animal species where, say, the biggest horns or flashiest feathers get the girl, there’s no clear consensus on which male zebra finches represent the Brad Pitts of the aviary, as each individual female has her own checklist. So is there a biological advantage to being picky, rather than just mating with a male with good genes?

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany decided to test this question using a population of 160 zebra finches. Birds were placed into groups of 20 males and 20 females, allowing the birds to voluntarily pair up. Once the birds were paired, half of the pairs “lived happily ever after” and were placed together. The other half of the pairs were split up and reassigned a mate in a forced pairing. Each male in a forced pair had previously been chosen by a different female, which ensured that scientists weren’t pairing a female with a “reject” that no onewanted.



Common murres now washing up dead as far north of Alaska as ecosystem stress disorder (ESD) grips the west coast

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on September 17, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

On a day when white-tailed deer in the Spokane region are reported as dying, perhaps by the hundreds in an outbreak of a drought-related viral disease called bluetongue, see here  and Alaskan wildlife officials say thousands of pink salmon are dying in Jakolaf Creek Alaska see here, ecosystem stress disorder (ESD) continues to grip the west coast of America
Kodiak Island residents have been reporting a large number of common murres washing up dead on local beaches.
The small black and white seabird usually establish breeding colonies on the Alaska Peninsula and in the Aleutian Islands.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge bird biologist Robin Corcoran said there are a few colonies on the island.
Corcoran said the refuge first started receiving reports in April and May about a handful of murre die-offs.
“They were showing up in places where people don’t normally see them.
These are birds that are usually pretty far off shore,” she said.
“We were getting all these reports of them being seen close to shore, foraging.”
Corcoran said more and more reports of dead birds started coming in since August.
She said some beaches have a large number of carcasses; there are over a hundred on the shores of Pasgashack.





“Countless” dead birds reported in Pacific off US coast, along the Oregon & Southwest Washington Coast

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , on September 16, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

Resident had observed countless dead seagulls and other sea birds that were found dead. The amount she had seen was countless, she also said that some of the birds were acting weird, sick and weak, too weak to fly and too weak to run. The death of these birds could affect the other sea animals, and then there would be a huge die off of all the other sea animals.

A resident declares: “We want to know if it’s from Fukushima”…..It seems a lot of people don’t want to know the answer….

More info on



Fukushima, Evolution of a long term crisis affecting animals, humans


Dr Helen Caldicott – Fukushima Nuclear Disaster- You won’t hear this on the Main Stream News.

It is a talk by Australian physician and anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott and gives the clearest account I have heard so far both of what is happening at Fukushima and the consequences for humanity.


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