Monday, April 28, 2008

The dog’s diary

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Run For Your Life

Ammonia Release
This Gas Will Kill You If You Breathe It In.

Orangutan attempts to hunt fish with spear

A male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish.

It is the first time one has been seen using a tool to hunt.
This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Follow the Leader

Caterpillar Chain

Current Relationship

Euro and Dollar

Bandit on the loose

Brazen broccoli bandit strikes four times in a week... to steal a single head from the prized vegetable
It is said a criminal should never return to the scene of the crime - but no one seems to have told the brazen broccoli burglar of King's Somborne.
Four times in the last two weeks he has struck at Frank Fahy's vegetable patch.
On each occasion he has cut through protective netting and pinched a single head of broccoli.
The serial thieving is driving Mr Fahy, a 71-year-old retired professor, to distraction - not least because his efforts to deter the culprit have been fruitless.

Leonardo da Vinci-500-year-old Parachute Design Works

Olivier Vietti-Teppa prepares to land with his 12 kg pyramid-shaped parachute designed by Leonardo da Vinci in Payerne.
A 36-year-old Swiss amateur parachutist made a successful 650-meter (2,130-foot) drop Saturday using a replica of a parachute designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. "I came down... smack in the middle of the tarmac at Payerne military airport," said Olivier Vietti-Teppa. "A perfect jump."Vietti-Teppa is the first person to have made it safely to the ground with the Leonardo model.
Vietti-Teppa jumped from a hovering helicopter and the Leonardo parachute opened at 600 meters, he reported. The parachute he used was made using modern fabric along lines designed by the Renaissance genius. The specifications were found in a text dating from 1485. The parachute consists of four equilateral triangles, seven meters on each side, made of parachute fabric, Vietti-Teppa explained. The base of the pyramid is a square of mosquito net, which enables the parachute to open.

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