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By: Admin    May 14 2018 , 10:37 am
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Category: Animals , Facts
Fantastic Foxes! Foxes can be found all over the world – probably even in your own backyard. Beyond their distinctive coats and playful natures, there are a lot of interesting facts about these furry creatures. Foxes, although wild, have been domesticated successfully before and can even be purchased as pets. In the wild, foxes can be glimpsed having playful moments, like this fox caught playing with a golf ball. Young foxes have even been known to tear up gardens with their playful antics, which might lead some homeowners to deter these furry critters. Foxes are closely related to dogs, but also share numerous similarities to cats such as their vertical pupils and the way they walk on their toes. Foxes are also nocturnal hunters, like cats, and have retractable claws that allow them to climb trees. Foxes can run up to 45 miles per hour, which almost rivals the speed of blackbuck ...
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By: Admin    April 27 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Photography , Facts
April 29th, 2018 is Pinhole Photography Day!Celebrated annually on the last Sunday of April, this day gives photography enthusiasts the chance to appreciate the pinhole camera.Nowadays, it seems like technology is advancing with every breath. VHS tapes became DVDs, which then became digital downloads. Cellphones have replaced traditional landline phones. Digital cameras are the new film camera. Although it is hard to find a VHS tape or landline phone today, there is still a large appreciation for the camera in all its forms. Pinhole Photography Day is just one of those ways to celebrate this wonderful tool.What Is A Pinhole Camera?The first detailed sketches and ideas that shaped the pinhole camera date back to famous Italian Renaissance inventor and artist, Leonardo Da Vinci in 1485. The images went from being projected on the wall to being printed on film in 1850, thanks to Sir David Brewster, a Scot...
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By: Admin    April 17 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals , Facts
Did you know that April is the best time to spot bats? Around mid-April, these fascinating creatures come out of hibernation and that is why April 17th has been declared Bat Appreciation Day.There are estimated to be 1,200 species of bats in the world, 48 of which are right here in the United States. That makes up 20 percent of all mammals! Culturally, bats have garnered a bit of a bad reputation. So this April 17th spread the word on bats and separate fact from fiction.Debunking Common MythsOut of the entire animal kingdom, bats probably have some of the worst rumors associated with them. Bats are commonly associated with vampires, which have been a part of folklore in many different cultures. Vampires could supposedly disguise themselves as bats, and bats were also thought to drink blood. There is a lot of interesting folklore and information as to why people associated the two, which you can read ab...
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By: Admin    February 15 2018 , 12:00 pm
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Category: Food , Facts
February 16th is National Almond Day! Almonds are much more than just a humble nut these days. In addition to providing great health benefits, they can be made into milk, flour, butter, oil, candy, and cosmetics.The almond is not technically a nut, rather it is the seed of a fruit. The fruit they produce is a type of drupe fruit which is similar to a peach. It is still perfectly fine to refer to them as a nut because according to FARE, they are still labeled as a tree nut – allergy-wise – along with pecans and cashews.These little “nuts” are packed full of vitamin E and manganese. They are also known to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, and heart disease if eaten regularly. Almonds, like most nuts, contain a lot of fat. There is a difference between good and bad fats, and almonds are definitely a good fat to keep your body in shape!Another product you can g...
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By: Admin    October 23 2017 , 12:46 pm
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Category: Composting , Nature , DIY , Seasons , Fun , Facts
Autumn is a beautiful time of year... The leaves take on spectacular colors, painting the earth with vivacity and charm. But did you know autumn leaves can do more than just look beautiful? These little gems can do so much to help your garden, decorate your home, and improve your health and well-being. There are a number of ways autumn leaves can be used in your outdoor space.Mulch Dried leaves can be shredded and used as a top layer on your soil. Mulch made from leaves works effectively by adding moisture, improving fertility, and preventing weed growth in your soil. The great thing about using leaves as mulch is that it is 100% organic. Be sure the leaves are shredded before laying them as mulch; non-shredded leaves can result in either blocking moisture or adding too much. Shredding, luckily, is a simple process and can be achieved by a lawn mower or leaf shredder.Compost Dried leaves work well as c...
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