Sunday, November 28, 2010

F.O.T.A.

I am starting F.O.T.A. it stands for the Freedom of Opressed Toasters in America! If you want to join fill out a form that I am about to make in the near future. I will post it.... LATER, I think, maybe... ok bye.

Question

Is that cranberry juice?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ms. Mariah Carey Falls on stage while in Singapore lol

Listen Mariah Carey was on stage in Singapore and she fell while in her stilettos. She is rumored to be pregnant. When she fell on stage her faithful lackey Sonya come to her resuce and remove her stilettos. It ALMOST looked as though it was planned but it was WAY to sloppy so you could tell. Any way LMDO. That was funny just wanted to tell ya. Peace and deuces!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ice age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs quotes!

Another instalment of my favorite quotes from this movie.

Crash: Dude, you are awesome! You're like the brother I never had.
Eddie: Me too!

Manny: After we rescue Sid, I'm gonna kill him.

Sid: (running from a mush ox he tried to milk) I though you were female!

Buck: (stopping Manny and the herd from moving on) Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Whoa! What, you-you think this is some sort of tropical getaway?You can't protect your mate, mate. What are you gonna do with those-those flimsy tusks of yours when you run into the beast?
Crash:Wait. So there's something bigger than Mommy dinosaur?
Buck:Aye.
Eddie:"Eye"?
Buck: Aye-aye. He gave me this (pointing to his missing eye which is covered by a leaf patch)
Eddie: Woah. He gave you that patch?
Crash: For free? That's so cool!
Eddie: Maybe he'll give one, too!

Crash:Why is it called the "Chasm of Death"?
Buck:Well we tried calling it "Big smelly crack" but that just made everyone giggle.

Sid: (to the baby dinosaur) Come on, spit him out. If you don't spit out little Johhny right now, we're leaving the playground this instant! One... two... don't make me stay three... (the baby dinosaur spits up a bird)
Sid: There you are. The picture of health.
Aardvark Mother: That's not little Johhny!
Sid: Well it's better than nothing!

Sid: We are leaving the playground this instant!

Diego: (to Manny) This is my kind of place!
Buck: (picks up a rock like a phone) Hello? No... No I can't really talk right now... Going to retrieve a dead sloth. No I know. They're following ME! Yeah, and they think I'M crazy! O-Okay... We're going into the chasm of death, I'm going to lose you! Yeah, O-Okay. (quietly)
Buck: I...love you too. Goodbye... Goodbye! (throws the rock aside)
Buck: Let's get a move on shall we?
Manny: (to Diego) That's YOU in three weeks.

Manny: Just WHEN exactly did you use your mind?
Buck: About three months ago. I woke up married to a pineapple. An UGLY pineapple. (sighs lovingly)
Buck: But I loved her...

Crash: Whats that noise?
Buck: It's the wind it's speaking to us.
Eddie: What's it saying?
Buck: I don't know. I don't speak wind.

Buck: The name's buck. Short for Buckminster. Long for Buh.

Buck: It smells like a buzzard's butt fell of and got sprayed by skunks.
Diego: That's sid.

Buck: (after Diego and Manny get trapped in meat-eating plant) It's time to get... Buckwild!

Buck: Mammals we have our selves a crime scene. Tuft of fur. Half -eaten carcass. And hunk of... Ugh... broccoli! (gags)
Buck: Here's what I think happened. Dinosaur attacks Sid, Sid fights back with broccoli leaving Dinosaur...a vegetable.
Diego: Are you nuts? Sid's not violent. Or coordinated.
Manny: Yeah, and where is the dinosaur?
Buck: All right, good point. Theory two: Sid is eating broccoli, dinosaur eats Sid, dinosaur steps on broccoli leaving broccoli... a vegetable!
I love this movie! AND SO WILL YOU!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Love Guru funny quotes and some words

This is one of my favorite movies of all time and it is soooooo hilarious that I just had to share some of the quotes from it with you! Lol. Here. They are:
Guru Pitka: If your Uncle Jack helped you off an elephant, would you help your uncle jack off an elephant?

Jacques Grande: Don't look at me with that tone of voice or I will punch you in the shirt!

Guru Pitka: Give me a pound. Lock it down. Break the pickle. Tickle, tickle.

Guru Pitka: Let's look at the word, guru. Ok. My goal is to get you to say "Gee You Are You", tm.

Angry Fan: Boo! You suck Bullard!
Jane Bullard: No you suck! You can say bad things about me but I won't say bad things about myself! So guess what? You can all just kiss my... Canadian a$&!
[crowd cheers]
Jane Bullard: Cherkov, Pitka's coming you have to...
Coach Punch Cherkov: Are you as turned on as I am right now?
Jane Bullard: You're a bad bad person.
Coach Punch Cherkov: I'll take that as a yes!
Jane Bullard: Pitka's coming just stall! Ew!

Darren Roanoke: [about his suit] What's wrong with shark skin?
Guru Pitka: More like gay-skin, how about. What? Yeah.

Guru Tugginmypudha: Good distraction frees us from emotional pain. Bad distraction gives you a mouth full of whizz.

Guru Pitka: [picks up Coach Cherkov] I'd like to thank the Academy. Wow, these things are heavy. Yeah.
Coach Punch Cherkov: Put me down, a-hole!

Guru Pitka: I speak of Intimacy, or Into-Me-I-See

Guru Pitka: Tonawanda street? I know this street.
Darren Roanoke: You do?
Guru Pitka: Yes. At what number did you live?
Darren Roanoke: Fifty-three.
Guru Pitka: Did you know a Dickie Withers at 85?
Darren Roanoke: No?
Guru Pitka: Well, it does. A dickie does wither at 85. I own you! Yeah! You are laughing! You
see, you are filled with joy of a child!

Jane Bullard: Guru Pitka.
Guru Pitka: Jane Bullard, you are the owner of the Toronto Maple Leaves.
Coach Punch Cherkov: It's leafs.
Guru Pitka: Who said that? Oh! I didn't see you there. That little guy scared me we might have to do a pantie check I might have some monkey mustard back there. (checks behind) No I'm good haha!
Coach Punch Cherkov: Who is this p$&@!?
Guru Pitka: How do you do? Shrimp?
Coach Punch Cherkov: What did you call me j$&@$&@$?
Guru Pitka: I didn't catch you gnome. NAME! You are a midget.
Coach Punch Cherkov: I find that term condescending.
Guru Pitka: Condescending? THAT'S A BIG WORD FOR YOU.
Coach Punch Cherkov:The man's an a$$!
Lol I love this movie. SO WILL YOU!

Friday, September 17, 2010

What is this thing I have stumbled upon? The 26 coolest animals on earth?!


























































































































































































































































































































































































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1. Named after the dragons of Chinese mythology, Leafy seadragons (Phycodurus eques) resemble a piece of drifting seaweed as they float in the seaweed-filled water. The Leafy seadragon, with green, orange and gold hues along its body, is covered with leaf-like appendages, making it remarkably camouflaged. Only the fluttering of tiny fins or the moving of an independently swiveling eye, reveals its presence.
Like the seahorse, the male seadragon carries as many as 150-200 eggs. After being deposited by the female, the eggs are carried in the honeycomb-shaped area (known as the brood patch) under the male's tail for approximately eight weeks. Seadragons have no teeth or stomach and feed exclusively on mysidopsis shrimp. Known as "Australian seahorses" in Australia, they are found in calm, cold water that is approximately 50-54° F (10-12° C). Leafy seadragons have been protected by the South Australian government since 1982.
2. The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.
The Sun Bear stands approximately 4 ft (1.2 m) in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. It is often called the dog bear because of its small stature. It has a 2 in (5 cm) tail and on average weighs less than 145 lb (65 kg). Males tend to be slightly larger than females.
Unlike other bears, the Sun Bear's fur is short and sleek. This adaptation is probably due to the lowland climates it inhabits. Dark black or brown-black fur covers its body, except on the chest where there is a pale orange-yellow marking in the shape of a horseshoe. Similar colored fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes. This distinct marking gives the sun bear its name.

3. Females are 27 inches (69cm) at the withers. Male Komondorok are a minimum of 28 inches at the withers, but many are over 30 inches tall, making this one of the larger common breeds of dog. The body is not overly coarse or heavy, however, and people unfamiliar with the breed are often surprised by how quick and agile the dogs are.
Its long, thick, strikingly corded white coat (the heaviest amount of fur in the canine world) resembles dreadlocks or a mop. The puppy coat is soft and fluffy. However, the coat is wavy and tends to curl as the puppy matures. A fully mature coat is formed naturally from the soft undercoat and the coarser outer coat combining to form tassels, or cords. Some help is needed in separating the cords so the dog does not turn into one large matted mess. The length of the cords increases with time as the coat grows. Shedding is very minimal with this breed, contrary to what one might think (once cords are fully formed). The only substantial shedding occurs as a puppy before the dreadlocks fully form. The Komondor is born with only a white coat, unlike the similar-looking Puli, which is usually white, black or sometimes grayish. However, a working Komondor's coat may be discolored by the elements, and may appear off-white if not washed regularly.

4. The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft hair. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid 1700s, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 1900s. They are bred largely for their long wool, which may be removed by shearing or plucking (gently pulling loose wool).
There are many individual breeds of Angora rabbits, four of which are ARBA recognized. Such breeds include, French, German, Giant, English, Satin, Chinese, Swiss, Finnish.
5. The Red Panda, Ailurus fulgens ("shining cat," from a Latinized form of the Greek, ailouros, "cat," and the participial form of the Latin fulgere, "to shine") is a mostly herbivorous mammal, slightly larger than a domestic cat (55 cm long). The Red Panda has semi-retractile claws and, like the Giant Panda, has a "false thumb" which is really an extension of the wrist bone. Thick fur on the soles of the feet offers protection from cold and hides scent glands. The Red Panda is native to the Himalayas in Nepal and southern China. The word panda is derived from Nepalese word "ponya" which means bamboo and plants eating animals in Nepal.

6. Sloths are medium-sized mammals that live in Central and South America belonging to the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, part of the order Pilosa. Most scientists call these two families the Folivora suborder, while some call it Phyllophaga.
Sloths are omnivores. They may eat insects, small lizards and carrion, but their diet consists mostly of buds, tender shoots, and leaves.
Sloths have made extraordinary adaptations to an arboreal browsing lifestyle. Leaves, their main food source, provide very little energy or nutrition and do not digest easily: sloths have very large, specialized, slow-acting stomachs with multiple compartments in which symbiotic bacteria break down the tough leaves.
As much as two-thirds of a well-fed sloth's body-weight consists of the contents of its stomach, and the digestive process can take as long as a month or more to complete. Even so, leaves provide little energy, and sloths deal with this by a range of economy measures: they have very low metabolic rates (less than half of that expected for a creature of their size), and maintain low body temperatures when active (30 to 34 degrees Celsius or 86 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit), and still lower temperatures when resting. Sloths mainly live in Cecropia trees.
7. The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. The name was first intended as a joke, but has become the official scientific name. This tamarin lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. The animal reaches a length of 24 to 26 cm, plus a 35 cm long tail. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g. This primate inhabits tropical rain forests, living deep in the forest and also in open tree-covered areas. It is a diurnal animal, spending the majority of its days in the trees with quick, safe movements and broad jumps among the limbs.

8. The White-faced Saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the Guianan Saki and the Golden-faced Saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. This monkey mostly feed on fruits, but also nuts, seeds, and insects.

9. Tapirs are large browsing mammals, roughly pig-like in shape, with short, prehensile snouts. They inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. All four species of tapir are classified as endangered or vulnerable. Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, horses and rhinoceroses.

10. Hagfish are marine craniates of the class Myxini, also known as Hyperotreti. Despite their name, there is some debate about whether they are strictly fish (as there is for lampreys), since they belong to a much more primitive lineage than any other group that is commonly defined fish (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes). Their unusual feeding habits and slime-producing capabilities have led members of the scientific and popular media to dub the hagfish as the most "disgusting" of all sea creatures.
Hagfish are long, vermiform and can exude copious quantities of a sticky slime or mucus (from which the typical species Myxine glutinosa was named). When captured and held by the tail, they escape by secreting the fibrous slime, which turns into a thick and sticky gel when combined with water, and then cleaning off by tying themselves in an overhand knot which works its way from the head to the tail of the animal, scraping off the slime as it goes. Some authorities conjecture that this singular behavior may assist them in extricating themselves from the jaws of predatory fish. However, the "sliming" also seems to act as a distraction to predators, and free-swimming hagfish are seen to "slime" when agitated and will later clear the mucus off by way of the same travelling-knot behavior.

11. The Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata) is a small North American mole found in eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura.
It lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater. It is active day and night and remains active in winter, when it has been observed tunnelling through the snow and swimming in ice-covered streams. Little is known about the social behavior of the species, but it is suspected that it is colonial.
The Star-nosed Mole is covered in thick blackish brown water-repellent fur and has large scaled feet and a long thick tail, which appears to function as a fat storage reserve for the spring breeding season. Adults are 15 to 20 cm in length, weigh about 55 g, and have 44 teeth. The mole's most distinctive feature is a circle of 22 mobile, pink, fleshy tentacles at the end of the snout. These are used to identify food by touch, such as worms, insects and crustaceans.

12. Nasalis larvatus also known as Long-nosed Monkey is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey. It is the only species in monotypic genus Nasalis.
The most distinctive trait of this monkey is the male's large protruding nose. The purpose of the large nose is unclear, but it has been suggested that it is a result of sexual selection. The female Proboscis Monkey prefers big-nosed male, thus propagating the trait.
Males are much larger than females, reaching 72 cm (28 inches) in length, with an up to 75 cm tail, and weighing up to 24 kg (53 pounds). Females are up to 60 cm long, weighing up to 12 kg (26 lb).
The Proboscis Monkey also has a large belly, as a result of its diet. Its digestive system is divided into several parts, with distinctive gut flora, which help in digesting leaves. This digestive process releases a lot of gas, resulting in the monkey's "bloated" bellies. A side-effect of this unique digestive system is that it is unable to digest ripe fruit, unlike most other simians. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and leaves.

13. The Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) or Pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell). It is approximately 90-115 mm (3?-4?") long excluding the tail, and is pale rose or pink in color. It is found in central Argentina where it inhabits dry grasslands and sandy plains with thorn bushes and cacti. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened.
The Pink Fairy Armadillo burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry dirt. It feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow. Occasionally it feeds on worms, snails, insects and larvae, or various plant and root material.

14. The Axolotl (or ajolote) (Ambystoma mexicanum) is the best-known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. The species originates from the lake underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos. They are commonly kept as pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Japan (where they are sold under the name Wooper Rooper, and other countries.
Axolotls should not be confused with waterdogs, the larval stage of the closely related Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum and Ambystoma mavortium), which is widespread in much of North America which also occasionally become neotenic, nor with mudpuppies (Necturus spp.), fully aquatic salamanders which are unrelated to the axolotl but which bear a superficial resemblance.

15. The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out.
Daubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentoniidae and infraorder Chiromyiformes. The Aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus (although it is currently an endangered species); a second species (Daubentonia robusta) was exterminated over the last few centuries.

16. The Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid developed from the wild alpacas. It resembles a sheep in appearance, but is larger and has a long erect neck as well as coming in many colors, whereas sheep are generally bred to be white and black.
Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3500 to 5000 meters above sea-level, throughout the year.
Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike them are not used as beasts of burden but are valued only for their fiber. Alpacas only have fleece fibers, not woolen fibers, used for making knitted and woven items much as sheeps wool is. These items include blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, a wide variety of textiles and ponchos in South America, and sweaters, socks and coats in other parts of the world. The fiber comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru, 12 as classified in Australia and 22 as classified in America.

17. Tarsiers are prosimian primates of the genus Tarsius, a monotypic genus in the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. The phylogenetic position of extant tarsiers within the order Primates has been debated for much of the past century, and tarsiers have alternately been classified with strepsirrhine primates in the suborder Prosimii, or as the sister group to the simians (=Anthropoidea) in the infraorder Haplorrhini. Analysis of SINE insertions, a type of macromutation to the DNA, is argued to offer very persuasive evidence for the monophyly of Haplorrhini, where other lines of evidence, such as DNA sequence data, had remained ambiguous. Thus, some systematists argue that the debate is conclusively settled in favor of a monophyletic Haplorrhini.
Tarsiers have enormous eyes and long feet. Their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, which is how they got their name. They are primarily insectivorous, and catch insects by jumping at them. They are also known to prey on birds and snakes. As they jump from tree to tree, tarsiers can catch even birds in motion.[citation needed] Gestation takes about six months, and tarsiers give birth to single offspring. All tarsier species are nocturnal in their habits, but like many nocturnal organisms some individuals may show more or less activity during the daytime. Unlike many nocturnal animals, however, tarsiers lack a light-reflecting area (tapetum lucidum) of the eye. They also have a fovea, atypical for nocturnal animals.

18. The octopuses of the genus Grimpoteuthis are sometimes nicknamed "Dumbo octopuses" from the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their "heads" (actually bodies), resembling the ears of Walt Disney's flying elephant. They are benthic creatures, living at extreme depths, and are some of the rarest of the Octopoda species.

19. The Frill-necked Lizard, or Frilled Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon, (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. The neck frill is supported by long spines of cartilage, and when the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth showing a bright pink or yellow lining, and the frill flares out, displaying bright orange and red scales. The frill may also aid in thermoregulation.
They may grow up to one metre in total length. They often walk quadrupedally when on the ground. When frightened they begin to run on all-fours and then accelerate onto the hind-legs. In Australia, the frill-necked lizard is also known as the "bicycle lizard" because of this behaviour. Males are significantly larger than females both as juveniles and when mature. The frill of the Australian frilled dragon is used to frighten off potential predators — as well as hissing and lunging. If this fails to ward off the threat, the lizard flees bipedally to a nearby tree where it climbs to the top and relies on camouflage to keep it hidden.

20. The Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is an Arctic species of cetacean. It is a creature rarely found south of latitude 70°N. It is one of two species of white whale in the Monodontidae family (the other is the beluga whale). It is possibly also related to the Irrawaddy dolphin.
The English name narwhal is derived from the Dutch name narwal which in turn comes from the Danish narhval which is based on the Old Norse word nar, meaning "corpse." This is a reference to the animal's colour. The narwhal is also commonly known as the Moon Whale.
In some parts of the world, the Narwhal is colloquially referred to as a "reamfish."

21. The Madagascar Sucker-footed Bat, Old World Sucker-footed Bat, or Sucker-footed Bat (Myzopoda aurita and Myzopoda schliemanni) is a species of bat in the Myzopodidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Myzopoda. It is endemic to Madagascar. It is threatened by habitat loss.

22. The Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea) is a monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It is one of the smallest primates, with its body length ranging from 14-16 cm (excluding the 15-20 cm tail) and the smallest monkey. Males weigh around 140 g (5 ounces), and females only 120 g (4.2 ounces).
TDespite its name, the Pygmy Marmoset is somewhat different from the typical marmosets classified in genus Callithrix. As such, it is accorded its own subgenus, which was formerly recognized as its own genus, Cebuella.
TThe Pygmy Marmoset has a tawny coat, and a ringed tail that can be as long as its body. Their claws are specially adapted for climbing trees, a trait unique to the species. They are omnivorous, feeding on fruit, leaves, insects, and sometimes even small reptiles. Much of their diet, however, comes from tapping trees for sap. Up to two-thirds of their time is spent gouging tree bark to reach the gummy sap. The Pygmy Marmoset has specialized incisors for gouging holes in bark. Unfortunately, because of its small size, and its swift movements, it is very hard to observe in the wild.
In captivity, the Pygmy Marmoset can live up to 11 years.

23. The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans.
Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front it.

24. The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some considering it an elaborate fraud. It is one of the few venomous mammals; the male Platypus has a spur on the hind foot which delivers a poison capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the Platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognizable and iconic symbol of Australia; it has appeared as a mascot at national events and is featured on the reverse of the Australian 20 cent coin.
Until the early 20th century it was hunted for its fur, but it is now protected throughout its range. Although captive breeding programs have had only limited success and the Platypus is vulnerable to the effects of pollution, it is not under any immediate threat.

25. The Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex also known as Whalehead is a very large bird related to the storks. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill.
The Shoebill is a very large bird, averaging 1.2 m (4 ft) tall, 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs) and 2.33 m (7.7 ft) across the wings. The adult is mainly grey, the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa, in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.
The Shoebill was added rather recently to the ornithological lists; the species was only discovered in the 19th century when some skins were brought to Europe. It was not until years later that live specimens reached the scientific community. The bird was known to both ancient Egyptians and Arabs however. There exist Egyptian images depicting the Shoebill while the Arabs referred to the bird as abu markub, which means one with a shoe. Clearly, this refers to the striking bill.

26. Kiwa hirsuta or the Yeti Crab is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (6 inches) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the "yeti lobster" or "yeti crab"[2].
K. hirsuta was discovered in March 2005 by a group organised by Robert Vrijenhoek of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Monterey, California, using the submarine DSV Alvin, operating from RV Atlantis[3]. The discovery was announced on the 7th of March, 2006. It was found 1,500 km (900 miles) south of Easter Island in the South Pacific, at a depth of 2,200 m (7,200 feet), living on hydrothermal vents along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge[4]. Based on both morphology and molecular data, the species was deemed to form a new genus and family (Kiwaidae). The animal has strongly reduced eyes that lack pigment, and is thought to be blind.
The 'hairy' pincers contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature may use to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives. Alternatively, it may feed on the bacteria, although it is thought to be a general carnivore[2]. Its diet also consists of green algae and small shrimp.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Have you ever heard of the Piglet Squid?


Sometimes I find myself wandering throughout the interweb and I found this little creature called the Piglet Squid!
Piglet Squid: Helicocranchia pfefferi


This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deep water (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid!


The body is just shy of being clear revealing a dark mass that is the internal organs and barely visible, feather-like gills. Pigment organs dot the surface of the skin of the squid. In this picture a row of these 'chromatophores' provide a smile-like look. There are two small fins at the opposite end of the body and head. Very little is known about its' biology. It has been observed from submersiles in the head down oriengation, but no one is sure why. It is a sluggish swimmer with ammonium ions in its body fluid that helps keep it bouyant. A large light producing organ (photophore) is located beneath each of its large eyes.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lets learn about the Pangolin!

























DO you know what a pangolin is? I do and I'm about to tell you what it is too!

WHAT IS A PANGOLIN?!?!
The pangolin is a long-tailed, sticky-tongued Old World (Asia and Africa) mammal. Most species feed at night, sleep during the day, and roll into an impenetrable ball when threatened.
The pangolin's body is covered with large, flat imbricated horny scales; it somewhat resembles the New World armadillo in terms of it's feeding habits and it's employment of a curled up, hedgehog-like defense posture. It has a long sticky tongue which it uses to gather termites and ants.
The pangolin is also called the Scaly Anteater, any of teh armoured placental mammals of the order of the Pholidota. Pangolin, from the Malayan meaning "rolling over," refers to this animal's habit of curling into a ball when threatened. About eight species of pangolins, usually considered the genus Manis, family Manidae, are found in Tropical Asia.

DESCRIPTION


Pangolins have a long tail, short powerful limbs, and a conical head. They are natives to the regions of South-East Asia and are found in parts of Africa. This reptile-like animal with large overlapping scales has often been spotted in dry woodland or scrub terrain.
Some pangolins live in trees but most are ground-dwellers. Ground-dwelling pangolins have strong legs capable of digging into termite mounds for food. The arboreal pangolins have prehensile tails which they uses both for balance and as a hook to hang from. Arboreal pangolins roll up in a ball in a tree hollow to sleep at night.
Pangolins vary in size. The Long-Tailed Pangolin is the smallest , at about 1 meter long (3 feet) longand weighing 3-4 pounds (2 kg). The Giant Pangolin is almost 6 feet (2 meters) long and weighs 70 pounds (32 kg). The Giant Pangolin's tongue is about 2 feet (61 cm) long, and is internally anchored to it's hip bones.
SELF-DEFENSE

Pangolins are well equipped for self-defense. The pangolin usually rolls up into a ball when threatened. Pangolins can lash out with their razor sharp scales. Pangolins have scent glands similar to those of the skunk which they can use to spray enemies.

Pangolins can amble on all fours, but for speed they stand up on two feet using their long tail for support. They run at a speed of about 3 miles (5 km) per hour.
Pangolins are endangered (CITES Appendix II or III, depending on species)because their skin make attractive leather for boots, similar to snakeskin or armadillo boots. Also, pangolins are eaten in some parts of the world. People claim to have seen pangolin soup on menus in Thailand and have seen pangolins skin belts.
Now you have been educated on the pangolin. Before maybe a week ago I didn't even know pangolins exsited. But me and my sister were looking at cute pics of baby animals and we saw a pangolin and searched it up and found out a new species.

Guess what I got today!


I got Flarp! today! Flarp! is a noise putty where you insert your fingers into it while it's in the container and it FARTS! Lol I was sooooo surprized when I saw it in a Family Dollar store. I was sooo surprized because Flarp! was around when I was 6 so it's got to be at least over 5 years old so it was like a throw back to the day! Lol but anyway here it is and buy your kid some or buy some for yourself!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Special needs people

I've noticed, on the street, that when people see a person with special needs they give them looks like "They are so wrong, or those kinds of people are mistakes" and I hate that. Absolutely HATE that! They are normal people just like us or you but they have special needs. Like someone in a wheelchair they can't walk but they are normal. People with Down Syndrome just have more child-like faces and have the mentality of a younger person but that doesn't mean that they aren't people just like us. If you read my last post you know how I feel about them. I just want people to think twice about giving them dirty looks because even though they might not notice it you do and others do. So please give some consideration to them. They don't deserve the looks people give them so just be nice and don't do it. It makes you a better person. So please I'm pleading be nice to them. And if you want to be really nice I would suggest going and volunteering in a home for special needs people. You help them get through their day. You help them eat and clean and just simple everyday things like that! Thanks and again just be considerate to them.

My Special day


A few days ago on August 3, 2010 I went to the Prospect park Zoo with my father. Now I know this sounds baby-ish but its not. Well we saw all there was to see but the point of this entry is a really, really special moment for me. We had gone over to the habitat for the River Otters but they weren't doing anything so we moved on to the next exhibit. Then a man standing beside the River Otters said that they were moving so I went over to take pictures of them. Btw... while we were going through the zoo I noticed that there were a lot of special needs people at the park and in particular this one lady. She looked SO nice and happy. Anyway while I was standing taking pictures of the river otters she came over and said in the nicest special needs voice "Hey, take a picture of me!" and it just touched my heart! I regret the fact that I couldn't learn her name or even show her the picture. I didn't get to because my dad was shooing me away. I feel so bad now but I got a Red Panda plushie at the zoo and every time I look at it I will think of her.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Hairless project














































Me and the G were lookin at hairless cats and this is the amazingness we found!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cute pandas!!!!!!!!!!


Check out this pic of pandas!!!!!! Soooo cute!!!! lol

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pandas in China


This is SOOOOO cute! It's feeding and playing time infor these 16 giant baby pandas! They were born at the Wolong Reasearch Centre in south-west China!

I am a HUGE fan of mushrooms

I am a HUGE fan of mushrooms! I love them because I just think they are soooo interesting and cool! They amaze me so much in how they grow and how they reproduce! I also wish one day to cultivate my own mushrooms! They will be they greatest ever. Better then anyone before. If you have any tips or anything in general about mushrooms comment and tell me!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Controversy #1

My first controversy in this series starts with the letter Q. The letter Q's sound is (Kw-uh) but the Q sound is made up of two letters, Q and U. So in words you would spell it like this QUiz. QUiet. Not Qiet. Q itself isn't a sound! But the letters C and K make up the exact same sound! SO the letter Q is not necessary! But if you think it is necessary tell us why! Comment now!

I'm starting a series!

Today I have had an clearing of the mind! So I have been thinking more clearly and I had come up with a few things which will be simple controversies and you comment to tell me what you think and keep the conversation going! Read on my fellow friends!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shout out about Neopets

Hey guys! I'm on Neopets. My username is twinkielou99777 or ciararocks1000 send me a neofriend request and I'll accept it. Then we can give each other items and be awesome friends! See you on Neopets.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I have a small game to share with you

Well one day I was on the phone with my cousin Sal (who is the writer of the blog Sal's world) and we were joking around when he said to me "What if someone came up to you and smelled you what would you do?". Thus the game was born. You just think of a weird situation and then you ask what they would do. Thats it enjoy!

B.o.B - Airplanes ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore [Official Music Video]

My review of Kung Fu Panda

This funny, fun and action-filled starts out with our fellow Poe fantasizing about a legendary warrior who we can guess was him (well as least who he wants to be). He works in a noddle shop with his "father" who is a goose. A little weird! We come to realize that this father of his doesn't see how Poe is and how he wants to be. He doesn't want to run a noodle shop, he wants to become a warrior. But as the time arises to choose the dragon warrior he is locked out because of his father wanting him to drag a cart up thousands of stairs. while Poe is trying to gain access to the festival all of the fun is going and he is missing it all until he finally comes up with the great idea of a chair with firecrackers on it to get in. But he is so heavy that they don't egnite and he falls over but then he shoots up into the sky and lands in the middle of the ceremony as they pick the dragon warrior. He awakes to see the Great Master Uugway has chosen him to be the dragon warrior. Everyone is very surprize at this and confused. But Master Shi Fu the wise teacher believes that he will never be able to be the dragon warrior. Then we see our messenger in the biggest prison with thousands of guards and one prisoner. But that prisoner is Tai Lung who is the most feared warrior in the world. Some how he manages to get free. At first the Furious Five do not like him especially Tigress. But along the journey they grow on him but Tigress still does not. But after the legendary battle Tigress bows to him in respect and we learn that the warrior in his fantasy was him self in the future. Weird twist huh? But in all I'd give the movie 4 1/2 stars! Good movie!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

These are my dogs!





























These are my two dogs Yumi and Twinkie. Twinkie is the Micro Daschund. That's her breed. Plus she was the runt of the litter and when we bought her 11 years ago she was the size of half a soda can! Can you believe that?! And Yumi here is a Thai Ridge Back. When we rescued Yumi, the Shelter that had her didn't like her because her breed is Thai Ridge Back and her back didn't have a ridge so she wasn't like her breed and she was basically the outcast of the breed. And to boot her old family abused her so she was scared and a bit aggressive because of her abuse which makes me think that she has low self-esteem issues and when dogs have low self-esteem they usually try to act tough so they bark and bite and growl when you get near her unless she knows you. But I just learned a couple of days ago that Thai Ridge Backs are one of the rarest breeds in the world and it is estimated that there are only 100 in the U.S. and Yumi is one of them. You pronounce her name like this (Yoo-MEE), like you and me together, one after another.