Man's best friend

Whether it is or isn’t man’s best friend, the dog is certainly among the best and most faithful animals there are (competing with horses and dolphins 😉 ). Don’t know about you, but I’ve always preferred them to cats!

Below is a cute video showing a soldier returning from Afghanistan and the reaction of his canine friend. It’s almost as if the dog was crying of happiness, she almost went crazy! You’d probably never see a cat do something like that. 😉

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Joke: The swearing parrot

ParrotSo there’s this fella with a parrot. And this parrot swears like a sailor. I mean he’s a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself.
Trouble is, the guy who owns him is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird’s foul mouth is driving him crazy.
One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, “QUIT IT !”.
But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever.

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10 Animals on the Brink of Extinction

iberian lynxHere’s a list of animals on the brink of extinction compiled by EcoWorldly. We borrowed it to help the cause and spread the word. For more details visit the last page’s bottom.

1. Iberian Lynx

The Iberian (Spanish), Lynx lives in very small areas of central and southern Spain (Andalucia). It used to live throughout Spain and Portugal but its numbers have been drastically reduced to the point where it is now one of the most endangered wild cats in the world. Continue reading

Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Will Disappear by 2012

Bluefin Tuna by justaddwater2001An analysis of the Mediterranean bluefin tuna population by the WWF shows that the breeding population of the species will be disappear by 2012 if the fisheries continue with business as usual, and urges the immediate closure of the fishery to stop the impending collapse.

“Mediterranean bluefin tuna is on the slippery slope to collapse, and here is the data to prove it. Whichever way you look at it, the Mediterranean bluefin tuna collapse trend is dramatic, it is alarming, and it is happening now.” – Dr Sergi Tudela, Head of Fisheries at WWF Mediterranean

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Pet Rats – Why They Make Great Pets

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Anyone looking for a new pet wants a pet that is clean, socialized and well trained. Most people don’t know that these are all qualities of pet rats!There are many misconceptions about rats. People think that rats are unclean and carry disease. In fact, rats are quite clean and groom themselves several times a day. These aren’t sewer rats we’re talking about. These pet rats, or fancy rats as they’re called, have been domesticated and bred in captivity for at least 150 years. Pet rats are quite tame after living with humans for so many generations and you’ll find that they are nothing like their stereotypes. Continue reading

Happy New (4707) Chinese Year!

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year which has the sign of the Ox. 2008 was the year of the Rat, while the 2010 will begin on Sunday, February 14, and it will have the sign of the Tiger.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. Continue reading

Review: Kung Fu Panda

Prepare for awesomeness…

Another fabulous (literally 😉 ) movie comes to us from the Dreamworks factory, yet this one is way cooler than others! It’s a great life story, packed with ancient Chinese legends and wisdom. The furious five (Tigress, Crane, Monkey, Snake and Mantis) represent five of the most popular styles of Kung Fu.

Kung Fu panda is a hilarious comedy, which made all of us who watched it laugh to tears, and even review several times some parts of the movie. We thought that it’s going to be yet another American “parody of everything” with predictable jokes, but many instances caught us by surprise which made the feeling even better! Continue reading

Are you "green"?

Being “green” doesn’t only mean buying plants for your home or garden, or saying “save the whales dude!” If you think that you have to be rich or powerful to be able to do something for the well fare of your planet, you’re terribly wrong. Everybody can help in the battle against global pollution, the greenhouse effect and other evils that menace our bare existence.

Here are some things you can do yourself:

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