Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station

Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station

 Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station

Chico the German Shepherd ran into Odessa station, in Texas, the early hours of Friday morning to report himself as lost.

Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station
Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station


The homesick hound was wearing a collar but the ID tag had fallen off, so a vet was called to check if he could be indentified by microchip.


But before the vet arrived, Chico decided he'd been out long enough and headed home to his sleeping owner - who had no idea he'd been gone.


Dog-at-police-reception.


Cheeky Chico was ready to fill in the paperwork to list himself as missing

Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station
Lost dog Chico hands himself in at Texas police station


Chico's owner, Edward Alvarado, only learned of his dog's adventure when his nephew texted him the next day to say he had seen pictures of him on Facebook.


Edward said: "He asked me, 'Is that Chico?'"


Facebook-post-from-Odessa-Police-showing-dog-at-desk.


It sounds like Chico made quite an impression on the Texas police officers.


Sergeant Rusty Martin of Odessa Police said: "We were all excited to have him in the building. We had a tennis ball and threw it in the lobby for a bit. Everyone loved on him."

Workers digging well in back yard find world's largest sapphire cluster

Workers digging well in back yard find world's largest sapphire cluster

 Workers digging well in back yard find world's largest sapphire cluster

Authorities in Sri Lanka said workers in a man's back yard made a stunning discovery -- the world's largest star sapphire cluster.

Workers digging well in back yard find world's largest sapphire cluster



Local authorities in the Ratnapura area said the stone, known as the Serendipity Sapphire, was found by workers digging a well in the back yard of a man identified only by the surname Gamage.


"The person who was digging the well alerted us about some rare stones. Later, we stumbled upon this huge specimen," Gamage told the BBC.


The cluster weighs in at about 1,124 pounds -- or 2.5 million carats.


Gamage, a gem trader, said some stones that came loose from the cluster were tested and confirmed to be high-quality star sapphires.


Ratnapura translates to "city of gems" in Sinhalese. The city is known as the gem capital of Sri Lanka.


Experts said the cluster could be worth up to $100 million on the international market.

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California restaurant hires robot to offset worker shortage

California restaurant hires robot to offset worker shortage

 California restaurant hires robot to offset worker shortage

A California restaurant struggling with a worker shortage is employing a food delivery robot to help pick up the slack.

California restaurant hires robot to offset worker shortage


The Sugar Mediterranean Bistro in Stockton unveiled the newest member of its staff, a food-carrying robot, in a Facebook video.


"Look at our new team member," the post said.


General Manager Ana Ortiz said the restaurant purchased the robot to ease the burden on staff amid a worker shortage.


"It is a lifesaver. You know, it helps us bring out all of the food," Ortiz told KOVR-TV. "The table that is closest to the patio, I press 'go' and it will take it right out."


She said the robot helps carry food, but customers still get face-to-face interactions with their servers.


"No, we don't want to give that up. We love to see our people. We love to see their faces. We love to see them happy and after a while, they become family to us," Ortiz said.


Ortiz said the eatery is still looking to fill the vacant server and bartender positions.


"This thing by no means replaces an employee. By no means is it taking somebody's job away, because we still want to hire people. We still want people to come in and work with us," Ortiz told KCRA-TV. 

The restaurant is currently taking name suggestions for the robot from customers.

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Tiger at Texas sanctuary declared world's oldest by Guinness World Records

Tiger at Texas sanctuary declared world's oldest by Guinness World Records

 Tiger at Texas sanctuary declared world's oldest by Guinness World Records

A tiger living at a Texas sanctuary was declared by Guinness World Records as the oldest living tiger in captivity at the age of 25 years and 319 days old.

Tiger at Texas sanctuary declared world's oldest by Guinness World Records


Guinness World Records said Bengali, a tiger that came to the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler in 2000, was confirmed to be the oldest living tiger in captivity.


"Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for animals in need of rescue or rehabilitation while conserving endangered and threatened species," the sanctuary said in a statement provided to Guinness.


"Typically, tigers live 15 to 20 years in captivity and only about 12 years in the wild. Our oldest resident, Bengali, has more than surpassed these expectations with her current age!"


The facility said Bengali has no cubs, but staff members consider her an important part of tiger conservation efforts.


"We are extremely honored and very proud to know we have the oldest living tiger in captivity. We care deeply for every animal at Tiger Creek, and keeping Bengali healthy and happy for so many years is an incredible accomplishment for the sanctuary, our staff, and of course, our Bengali," officials said. 


Bengali's record is expected to increase when the zoo celebrates her 26th birthday Aug. 31.

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Idaho man balances chair on chin for over an hour to break world record

Idaho man balances chair on chin for over an hour to break world record

 Idaho man balances chair on chin for over an hour to break world record


An Idaho man with more than 200 Guinness World Records to his name claimed another title by balancing a chair on his chin for over an hour.


David Rush, a serial record-breaker who uses his Guinness attempts to promote STEM education, said the record-keeping organization's rules dictated he had to use a full-sized chair intended for adults.


Rush said he had intended to try to increase the time far beyond the previous record of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 18 seconds, but pain in his neck and fatigue in his legs caused him to settle for a less ambitious goal.


Rush successfully completed his attempt at 1 hour, 8 minutes and 39 seconds.

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Canadian YouTuber's team creates world's brightest outsized flashlight

Canadian YouTuber's team creates world's brightest outsized flashlight

 Canadian YouTuber's team creates world's brightest outsized flashlight

 A Canadian YouTuber and inventor earned a second Guinness World Record when he and his team created the world's brightest outsized flashlight.



James Hobson, founder of Hacksmith Industries and creator of the Hacksmith channel on YouTube, posted a video showing off the super-sized flashlight, which shines at a record-breaking 501,031 lumens.


The Hacksmith team's Nitebrite 300 flashlight contains 300 LED bulbs. Guinness World Records said the most powerful commercially available flashlight, the Imalent MS 18, contains only 18 LEDs.


The team said the Nitebrite 300 contains 50 boards, which each have 6 LED bulbs, and the boards are connected to drivers that are all powered by a single battery.


The inventors said they used a Fresnel reading magnifier to center the light and create a focused beam after their initial build resulted in multi-directional light being projected around the workshop.


The team used a Crookes Radiometer, a tool that uses a high-powered fan to measure the power of light waves, and the intensity of the light from the Nitebrite 300 caused the radiometer to explode.


The Hacksmith team previously set a Guinness World Record when they created the world's first retractable proto-lightsaber. 

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Idaho men pass giant ball 356 times in 3 minutes for world record

Idaho men pass giant ball 356 times in 3 minutes for world record

 Idaho men pass giant ball 356 times in 3 minutes for world record

 A pair of Idaho men teamed up to break a Guinness World Record by passing a giant inflatable ball between them 356 times in 3 minutes.

Idaho men pass giant ball 356 times in 3 minutes for world record

David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, teamed up with friend Seth Lemons to take on the record for most passes of a giant inflatable ball in 3 minutes.


Rush and Lemons passed the ball 356 times in the allotted minutes, breaking the previous record of 180 passes.


The duo previously passed the inflatable ball between them 4,169 times in a row to break the overall record for most consecutive passes. That record took them more than an hour to break.

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New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up

A New Jersey man who cleans homes to supplement his income shared the story of how he accidentally went to the wrong townhouse -- and left it spotless.

New Jersey house cleaner accidentally breaks into wrong home, cleans up


Louis Angelino III, 27, of Barrington, said he works a regular job at a liquor store, but lately he has been cleaning homes for friends to make extra money.


Angelino, who detailed the saga in a TikTok video, said he was due to clean a home for a friend named Mark in Cherry Hill, and he arrived to find the key in the expected place under the doormat.


He spent 2 1/2 hours cleaning the townhouse and was playing with the cats when Mark called to ask if he had been able to clean his home.


"I said 'I'm literally in your living room right now playing with your cats and waiting for you to walk in,' and he was like 'Louis, I don't have any cats,'" Angelino told NJ.com.


"In that moment, I froze. My heart dropped. I was just like, 'Where am I right now? What is going on?'"


Angelino said he realized he had written down Mark's address incorrectly. He said the address was off by a single digit. 


Mark arrived home and left a note for his neighbors explaining what happened. Beth Motzel said her husband, Tom, arrived home first and called her.


"He said, 'You won't believe it. Someone broke in our house and cleaned the entire thing, he said Swiffer and all,'" Beth Motzel told WCBS-TV.


Motzel said she and her husband were amused by the mix-up.


"Tom and I laughed forever about it. He fixed it all up. I mean, details, he cleaned up after the cats, played with the cats, fed the cats and wiped everything spotless. He really is a cleaning fairy," Beth Motzel said.


Angelino texted Motzel to apologize for the mistake, and Motzel said she will keep his number on hand for future cleaning needs.


She dubbed him the "Cleaning Fairy," a brand Angelino is now embracing for his cleaning business. He said he is crowdfunding to make T-shirts to promote his services.

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Georgia woman finds 18 snakes living under her bed

Georgia woman finds 18 snakes living under her bed

 Georgia woman finds 18 snakes living under her bed

 A Georgia woman investigating what she initially believed to be a piece of fuzz on her bedroom floor made a far more startling discovery -- 18 snakes under her bed.

Georgia woman finds 18 snakes living under her bed
Georgia woman finds 18 snakes living under her bed


Trish Wilcher said she was in her bedroom in her family's Augusta home when she spotted something on the floor.


"Before going to bed, I spotted what I thought was a piece of fuzz on the floor, went to reach for it and it moved," Wilcher told WJBF-TV.


Wilcher and her husband, Max, soon discovered the "fuzz" was a baby snake -- and there were 16 more babies underneath the bed, along with their mother.


Wilcher posted photos of the snake family on Facebook.


"I may need a cardiologist after this," she wrote on the social media site.


Max Wilcher used a grabber tool to pick up each snake and placed them in a bag. The Wilchers released the snakes at a nearby creek.


A wildlife trapper, who confirmed the reptiles were nonvenomous garter snakes, visited the home the next day and concluded there were no more serpents inside.


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New York restaurant's $200 fries certified as the world's most expensive

New York restaurant's $200 fries certified as the world's most expensive

 New York restaurant's $200 fries certified as the world's most expensive

A New York restaurant broke its tenth Guinness World Record with its latest menu item: a plate of French fries that costs $200.

New York restaurant's $200 fries certified as the world's most expensive
New York restaurant's $200 fries certified as the world's most expensive


Guinness announced Serendipity3, a restaurant on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, created the world's most expensive French fries to coincide with Tuesday's National French Fry Day.


The dish, titled Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites, features ingredients including Chipperbeck potatoes, Dom Perignon Champagne, J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar, cage-free goose fat from France, Guerande Truffle Salt, truffle oil, Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello cheese, shaved black summer truffles from Italy, truffle butter, organic A2 A2 100% grass fed cream from Jersey Cows, Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclette and a topping of 23-karat edible gold dust.


A Guinness adjudicator presented eatery officials with an official certificate in a ceremony Monday.


The restaurant, which reopened Friday after a lengthy closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the $200 menu item is available by reservation.


The restaurant previously landed Guinness World Records for foods including the world's largest wedding cake and most expensive ice cream sundae.

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Goldfish up to 18 inches long found in Minnesota lake

Goldfish up to 18 inches long found in Minnesota lake

 Goldfish up to 18 inches long found in Minnesota lake

Officials in a Minnesota city are asking residents not to dump their unwanted goldfish after a local lake was found to be home to goldfish up to 18 inches long.



The city of Burnsville shared photos of some massive goldfish removed from Keller Lake during a recent survey.


"Please don't release your pet goldfish into ponds and lakes! They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants," the city tweeted.


The city said 10 fish, measuring up to a foot long, were found during the survey. Officials said a second survey conducted Monday resulted in finding 18 more goldfish, with the largest measuring 18 inches long and weighing in at 4 pounds.


"Most of them were definitely bigger than you'd find in your typical aquarium," Daryl Jacobson, the city's natural resources manager, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.


Jacobson said goldfish released into lakes compete with native species for food and encourage algae growth. He said the fish are likely also living in other nearby bodies of water.


"Goldfish are a pretty hardy species," he said. 


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Idaho man slices kiwis for his 200th Guinness World Records title

Idaho man slices kiwis for his 200th Guinness World Records title

Idaho man slices kiwis for his 200th Guinness World Records title

 An Idaho man broke his 200th Guinness World Record when he stood on a Swiss ball and used a sword to slice through 74 tossed kiwi fruits in 1minute.



David Rush, who began breaking Guinness World Records to promote STEM education about 5 1/2 years ago, said he earned his 200th record when he captured the title for most kiwis sliced in 1 minute while standing on a Swiss ball.


Jonathan "Hollywood" Hannon, Rush's neighbor and frequent collaborator, used both hands to throw the kiwis into the air for Rush to slice through with his samurai sword.


Rush said the feat was one of the five most difficult records he has achieved in the past 5 1/2 years.

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Italian brothers grow world's heaviest cherry

Italian brothers grow world's heaviest cherry

 Italian brothers grow world's heaviest cherry

 A pair of Italian brothers broke a Guinness World Record when a cherry they grew on their farm weighed in at 1.16 ounces.

Biggest cherry


The cherry, which is of the Carmen variety, was grown by Alberto and Giuseppe Rosso on their family farm in Pecetto Torinese.


The Rossos said their family has been growing cherries for more than a century.


"For some years now we have noticed that our Carmen cherries are Guinness world records in size and this year we decided to do things right and called a panel of experts," Alberto Rosso told la Repubblica.


The cherry's weight was confirmed by Italy's National Institute of Metrological Research, enough to take the record from a .93-ounce cherry grown in Italy in February.

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Girl, 6, identifies 93 airlines in one minute for world record

Girl, 6, identifies 93 airlines in one minute for world record

 Girl, 6, identifies 93 airlines in one minute for world record

A 6-year-old girl in India unofficially broke a Guinness World Record by identifying 93 airlines by the designs on the tails of their planes in one minute.

Girl, 6, identifies 93 airlines in one minute for world record
Girl, 6, identifies 93 airlines in one minute for world record


Aarna Gupta, 6, of Panchkula, Haryana, identified the airlines July 1, earning a spot in the International Book of Records and unofficially breaking a Guinness World Record.


Neha Gupta, the girl's mother, said she saw her daughter's unusually powerful memory at a young age.


"We noticed that her memory is sharp and she is skilled so we thought of encouraging her more so she could achieve something bigger," Neha Gupta told ANI News.


Evidence from the girl's record attempt still must be approved by Guinness officials. The record-keeping organization currently lists the record at 39, which was set by 12-year-old Siddhant Gumber in November 2020.

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snow leopard camouflage Interesting facts

snow leopard camouflage Interesting facts

 snow leopard camouflage Interesting facts

The snow leopard's ability to blend in with its surroundings is known . It even earned the cat its most famous nickname, Ghost of the Mountain.

snow leopard camouflage
snow leopard camouflage


“Perhaps people started calling this cat ounce because the few times anyone would spot one, it might are crossing a snow field”, says Dr. Justine Shanti Alexander, Regional Ecologist with the ounce Trust. “But Rock Leopard would be a more appropriate name, because that’s where they're most reception .”



Spot the camouflaged cat! A ounce is hiding in plain sight during this picture taken in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains (click on the photo to enlarge – or scroll down for spoilers). Photo by ounce Trust / ounce Conservation Foundation

Scientifically, the cat is understood as snow leopard . Uncia – also because the occasionally used English name ounce – are derived from the Old French word once, originally used for the ecu lynx; a cat with an identical coloring but very different physiology and geographical range. The ounce was first described by German naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in his 1777 publication Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. 

snow leopard camouflage
snow leopard camouflage


Much as in Western languages, the snow leopard’s various names in its native lands often ask the cat’s mountainous abode. They include “wāwrīn pṛāng” (Pashto: واورين پړانګ‎), “shan” (Ladakhi), “zigsa” (Tibetan), “irves” (Mongolian: ирвэс), “bars” or “barys” (Kazakh: барыс [ˈbɑrəs]), “ilbirs” (Kyrgyz: Илбирс), “barfānī chītā” (Hindi, Urdu: برفانی چیتا – meaning “snowy leopard”), “snezhnyy bars” (Russian: снежный барс, meaning “snowy leopard”, palang-e barfi (Dari: پلنگ برفی, meaning “snowy tiger”) and “him tendua” (Sanskrit, Hindi: हिम तेन्दुआ, meaning “snowy leopard”).



The reveal! Click on the photo to open a bigger version. Photo by ounce Trust / ounce Conservation Foundation

The ounce is shy and elusive, and it occurs at very low densities – so encounters are naturally rare. But if you're fortunate enough to be within the right place at the proper time, the large cat is comparatively easy to identify within the white snow.


On the opposite hand, against a backdrop of grey, beige and yellowish rocks, perhaps dotted with a couple of sparse, straw-colored bushes, the ounce becomes about invisible even to a trained observer. And to its prey.



A group of unsuspecting bharal (blue sheep) are certain a surprise (scroll down for spoilers). Photo by Inger Van Dyke

“Snow leopards are stalkers. Unlike wolves, who tend to chase and wear their prey down, snow leopards don’t usually hunt over long distances. Instead, they creep up on their prey and pounce from up close with their powerful burst”, Justine Shanti Alexander explains. “Their mountain habitat is difficult to navigate, and their prey – bovid and goats – is nimble and quick. therefore the element of surprise is that the cat’s best weapon.”



The camouflaged hunter is close to pounce on its prey! Photo by Inger Van Dyke

It’s the cat’s thick, grey-white fur with its dark spots and rosettes that gives the ounce with a natural camouflage and provides it its outstanding ability to blend in with its surroundings.


The majestic animal blends perfectly into the snowy background in Spiti valley, northern India, in pictures taken by Yash Adukia - making it hard to identify .



The ounce blends well into the backgroundCredit: Caters press agency 



Snow leopards are notorious for having the ability to blend into their environmentCredit: Caters press agency 

The 28-year-old had spent two years trying to capture a picture of the leopard, dubbed locally as “Ghost of the Mountains”, due to their extremely elusive nature.


“It was like hitting the jackpot,” Yash said.


“But initially i assumed our photographer guide was just bluffing because i could not see the leopard myself.


"It was only rechecking through my binoculars, I saw a sub adult ounce within the bushes.


“After the sun got set within the valley, the leopard came out from the bushes and began walking down hill towards the river, quenched her thirst and disappeared within the bushes.


“I was jumping in excitement.”


Yash trekked with a gaggle of nature enthusiasts through Spiti valley and waited in brutal -8C temperatures for 6 hours before the encounter.


He added: “We were on one cliff while the snow leopards were on the various mountain. it had been extremely difficult to identify the Himalayan grey ghosts.

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Man balances garden hoe on head for over 2 1/2 hours for Guinness record

Man balances garden hoe on head for over 2 1/2 hours for Guinness record

 Man balances garden hoe on head for over 2 1/2 hours for Guinness record

 A serial Guinness World Record breaker in Idaho reclaimed a title by balancing a garden hoe on his head for 2 hours, 36 minutes and 6 seconds.



David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said he previously held the record for longest duration balancing an object on the head, but his title was taken by someone who beat his time.


Rush said it takes "physical and mental stamina" to keep an object balanced for a long period of time. He said he rotated between three different standing positions to support the muscles required for the record.


Rush ended up balancing the 2-pound, 3-ounce garden hoe on his head for 2 hours, 36 minutes and 6 seconds, enough to recapture the record.

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are tarantulas poisonous? Interesting facts

are tarantulas poisonous? Interesting facts

 are tarantulas poisonous? Interesting facts

People fear spiders and there are few spiders that make an aura of fear quite the tarantula. Most of this is often thanks to myths, misinformation, and Hollywood using the massive , colorful, hairy spiders as villains during a number of flicks and television shows over the years.

are tarantulas poisonous
are tarantulas poisonous


Tarantulas are plentiful in areas of California and Arizona, but most residents might not see them until mating season comes and therefore the males start wandering. These large arachnids provoke a sort of primal fear that's , in most ways, unjustified. Here at Western Exterminator we regularly get calls about tarantula removal and prevention as they will find their way into homes and businesses.


There are a good sort of tarantula species located round the world. The overwhelming majority of tarantulas sleep in Central and South American jungles, but there are a couple of that make California and North America their home. There are tons of tarantula species and that they all look different.


Tarantulas are the most important arachnids on the earth . they're all defined by the very fact they're covered in hair and quite big. the bulk of them are black or brown in color, but they will home in size from 7 to 10 centimeters long all the high to the most important spider on earth (Goliath Bird Eater) which is 30 cm long .


While many species of spiders have colorful stripes along their legs, tarantula spiders are often colored all manner of patterns. a number of the foremost famous tarantula species include the Red-Knee tarantula and therefore the Red-Rump tarantula, both native to Mexico. Then there's the Cobalt Blue tarantula from Myanmar. the very fact that tarantulas are available numerous colors and sizes have made them very fashionable within the exotic pet market.


Tarantula body sections


Like all spiders, tarantulas have eight legs and a really strong exoskeleton that, thanks to their size, is perhaps easier to ascertain than on smaller spiders. Their body parts are separated into two segments: the prosoma (cephalothorax) and therefore the abdomen, which is additionally referred to as the opisthosoma. the 2 segments are joined by some of the body referred to as the pedicle, but often just mentioned because the “waist.”

are tarantulas poisonous
are tarantulas poisonous


Tarantulas, like all spiders, even have fangs (pedipalps). this is often where they release venom when hunting and finding food. Since tarantulas are large, their fangs are often more prominent and straightforward to ascertain than other species of spider. Like other spiders, tarantulas have eight eyes grouped together in pairs. Usually, there are two larger eyes within the middle of their head and these are surrounded by three eyes on either side.



What do baby tarantulas look like?

Baby tarantulas don't look all that different than their parents. they're just smaller. they'll have stripes and once they first hatch, could be very dark in color. It’s shortly before baby tarantulas molt and are soon hairy, with colorful stripes and other markings a bit like the adult versions.


Tarantulas, like other spiders, lay an egg sac which will contain many, many spiderlings. The eggs hatch and potentially many baby spiders crawl out and immediately began on their own.


Where do tarantulas sleep .?

Tarantulas can live anywhere, but usually as pets. Tarantulas prefer warmer, drier, climates over areas that get colder and wetter during times of the year. this suggests , within the us , tarantulas are found in states like California, Arizona and Texas. Most of the time they're found the desert regions of those states, but they need been known to wander into homes, particularly during mating season.


Where they live?

Tarantulas primarily sleep in the hotter areas of the planet . they're most prominent in Central and South America. However, there also are species of tarantula found in some Asian countries, like the Cobalt Blue tarantula native of Myanmar.


Tarantulas within the us like better to sleep in the desert areas of states within the Southwest like Texas, Arizona and parts of California.


As for the precise places tarantulas live, it are often varied supported the species and therefore the environment during which they live. However, the overwhelming majority of tarantula species sleep in burrows which they dig using their fangs and fore-legs or they use abandoned burrows from other spiders. However, some species of tarantula use funnel-shaped webs in trees.


Outside of southern Europe (where the name is employed for a hunting spider , famous in medieval superstition because the alleged explanation for "tarantella" dancing), the word tarantula is most frequently used for the very large, furry spiders of the Theraphosidae .

Hollywood is squarely responsible for these spiders' toxic-to-humans reputation. Tarantulas are large, photogenic and lots of are easily handled, and thus they need been very widely utilized in horror and action-adventure movies. When some "venomous" creature is required to menace Bond or Indiana Jones, to invade alittle town in enormous numbers, or to grow to gigantic size and prowl the Arizona desert for human prey, the special-effects team calls out the tarantulas!

In reality, the venom of those largest-of-all-spiders generally has very low toxicity to humans. i personally was once bitten by a Texan species and hardly even felt it. None of the North American species or those commonly kept as pets are considered to pose even a light bite hazard. There have now been a couple of credible reports of moderate illness from the bites of a couple of African and Asian species that are definitely not standard pet store material. However, people bitten by these same species reported no quite an initial "ouch" and maybe a touch muscle cramping.

The only hazard posed by keeping common pet tarantulas comes from the irritating hairs of the abdomen (in New World species), which may cause skin rashes or inflammation of eyes and nasal passages. to stop such problems, simply keep tarantulas faraway from your face and wash your hands after handling one.

Compared to common pets like dogs, tarantulas aren't dangerous in the least . (For more information, see the American Tarantula Society).

Not dangerous to humans

Both the ecu wolf spiders originally called tarantulas, and therefore the theraphosid spiders, often kept as pets and called tarantulas now, are reputed dangerous to humans. they are not

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Bear enters Colorado home through open window, eats cat food

Bear enters Colorado home through open window, eats cat food

 Bear enters Colorado home through open window, eats cat food



Wildlife officials in Colorado said a bear climbed into a home through an open window and left after feasting on cat food it found inside.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the bear climbed in through a window at the home in Gunbarrel, Boulder County, and feasted on the cat food it found inside.


Officials said the bear finished its meal and left through the same window. There were residents home at the time of the bear-glary, but no injuries were reported.


"You hear about that a lot more in mountain towns where a many homes or cabins don't have air conditioning," CPW spokesman Jason Clay told KCNC-TV. "Bears can go through windows very easily. Bears can open your front door easily depending on what type of door handle you have."


Clay said bear sightings have been on the rise lately in Gunbarrel.


"Gunbarrel is getting out a little bit on that edge where maybe residents don't expect that. Now that they know there are bears in the area, it's time to take proper precautions," he said.


The department recommends residents in areas frequented by bears make an effort to bear-proof their homes. 

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Intertesting facts about halcyon

Intertesting facts about halcyon

 Intertesting facts about halcyon

The Halcyon within the current sense consists mainly of species resident in Sub-Saharan Africa , with a few of representatives in southern Asia, one among which, the White-throated Kingfisher, occasionally reaches Europe. White-throated and Ruddy Kingfishers are a minimum of partially migratory.

what animal is halcyon
what animal is halcyon


They occur during a sort of habitats, with woodland of varied types the well-liked environment for many .


DESCRIPTION halcyon


Halcyon kingfishers are mostly large birds with heavy bills.


DIET / FEEDING of halcyon

They are "sit and wait" predators of small ground animals including large insects, rodents, snakes, and frogs, but some also will take fish.


The brightly coloured plumage of its orange underparts, turquoise blue wings and electric blue back and rump were unmistakable. Such is that the bird’s purity of colour that Welsh poet Henry Davies wrote "It was the rainbow gave thee birth,/And left thee all her lovely hues" (The Kingfisher 1910).

what animal is halcyon
what animal is halcyon


The kingfisher must surely be one among Ireland’s most colourful birds. Favouring slow-moving, quiet streams, rivers and canals, the bird is found altogether counties and enjoys a varied diet of small fish and bigger aquatic insects which are caught by plunge diving from an overhanging branch or while hovering. Commonly referred to as cruidín in Irish, perhaps another of its Irish names, biorra an uisce (water spear), is more suitable, referring because it does to the bird’s dagger-sharp bill. Nesting in excavated tunnels in vertical riverbanks, kingfishers may have several broods during a good season.


According to the traditional Greeks, kingfishers built their nests on a raft of fish bones and, having laid their eggs, they set the nest afloat on the Mediterranean and incubated the eggs for seven days before and after the solstice .


In order to facilitate this it had been said the gods always made sure that the seas and winds were calmed during this era . The Greek name for Kingfisher is halcyon, resulting in the term ‘halcyon days’ which was originally a regard to the calm and fine weather at this point in Greece. We now use the term to ask fondly remembered times in our past.


The name halcyon itself comes from the Greek goddess, Alcyone who was married to Ceyx. consistent with legend the couple were happily married but made the error of calling one another Zeus and Hera, which angered the important god Zeus who in ill temper killed Ceyx by sinking his ship with a thunderbolt.


On hearing this, Alcyone, wrought with grief, threw herself into the ocean and drowned. Out of compassion, however, the gods later changed them both into beautiful flashing blue halcyon birds named after her and recognised within the kingfisher’s scientific name of Alcedo, after Alcyone.


In Irish folklore it's said that dead kingfishers preserved during a dry place will never decay and if put among clothes and other articles, they're going to preserve them from moths and provides them a pleasing odour. Another old folk tradition in Ireland and Britain describes how a dead kingfisher hung by a thread from a post will always have its beak pointing within the direction of the wind

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Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest

Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest

 Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest

A Chinese developer opened what is being billed as the highest hotel in the world -- occupying the top floors of the country's tallest building.

Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest
Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest


The J Hotel Shanghai Tower, situated on the top floors of the 2,073-foot-high Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building, opened to the public June 19, and bills itself as the highest hotel in the world.


The hotel, owned by developer Jin Jiang International, charges $557 per night for the cheapest of its 165 rooms, and a stay in one of the facility's 34 suites can cost more than $10,000 a night.


Guinness World Records lists the Gevora Hotel in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel, measuring 1,169 feet high. The hotel in the Shanghai Tower is unlikely to take the record, as it occupies only a few of the building's floors and not the entire building.

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