Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Titanic! JK! Titanosaurs

You know what the largest dinosaur that lived on Earth is? Tyrannosaurus Rex?  Argentinosaurus? Maybe not! Just four years ago, someone in Argentina found an old bone sticking up out of the dirt on his property. Then, he started digging around that area and found the complete skeleton of six of the biggest Titanosaurs skeletons. Last Friday, the skeleton cast became a permanent attraction at The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. For details on the story, please click here. Last Fact of the Post: Many of the important dinosaur discoveries were made in a casual way by non-experts.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Giant squid seen near land

Well, talk about surprising! You know how giant squid do exist, but live in the deeper areas? Somehow, a young giant squid made it into Toyama harbor on Christmas Eve. This was quite a surprise to everyone the harbor that day, but it was a good thing no damage was done. A few people took video of this rare sighting. It was very interesting that it happened on that day, a very special day. It could mean something very,very special Christmas this year, or mean nothing. Just an idea I wanted to throw out there. To read about this story, please click on this link.    

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poor, little bear!

You know that birds live in the city, and so do squirrels, but peregrine falcons can to. Just a few weeks ago, my family was having a barbecue in our backyard, and saw a peregrine falcon just sitting in a tree, waiting for his diner. There can be foxes, opossums and racoons can live in the city too. But bears in the city? That sounds impossible, but it's not. Just today, my father, sister and I, were biking from the library, when I saw something the size of a large dog, and thought, "What is that thing?" As I got closer I thought, "Please tell me that's just a dog." I got even closer and knew it was...(drum roll) a bear cub!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it had a broken leg! Here's a link to the YouTube video of the poor thing .( :=( (crying face) )         

Don't be so nosey!

Have you ever heard of the ox-pecker? If you don't know what it is, it's a little bird that lives in Africa and eats bugs and parasites on large, African mammals. Elephants don't like them, though. Well, sometimes, elephants aren't the only ones who think the ox-pecker is nosey. You'll get my joke if you click here  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A talking dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The post before this one, I wrote that this one would be funnier. Well, here's the funnier post...
(Sorry, I can't post the video directly on this blog post, but to see it, click right here.)
Yeah, I know! The family dog wanted food so it was actually SPEAKING!!!!!!!!!!!! Who says dogs only talk in cartoons?  Not the people who watched that video!

Back to the zoo

Yesterday, I went to the zoo for the first time in about two years, I went to the zoo. We're still not members of the zoo, but my dad's work* was paying for everything from the entering the zoo, to the sky ride. Because of that, we got to feed the giraffes for free! A few things have changed, like the new Australia exhibit, which has an indoor AND outdoor spot for the budgies (but we didn't get to feed them :=<. ). That was yesterday. Next post will probably be more funny...

*I'm not giving away personal information.     

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Possibly dino DNA without the mosquito

Something out of the ordinary happened... according to a website, today. This is going to startle you as much as me... THEY FOUND RED BLOOD CELLS FOSSILIZED  THAT BELONG TO A DINOSAUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was 75 MILLION years old!!!!!!!!!!!
I know! It's poorly preserved, though. Now, about that first sentence in this blog post, that was just ONE website. There are other websites with the same story. Amazingly, it's not as uncommon as you may think. More research needs to be done for scientists to find out if it's true. If it is true, than we could be on our way to an actual Jurassic Park!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although, we're going to need to genetically modify them to not eat humans, and then there's the problem of making sure they will not change gender as they grow so they can actually all be female, and then to make sure they will not be able to escape even without electricity...