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The man who made a forest. Best Movies (of All-Time) The best movies evoke tears, laughter, terror, reminiscence, and/or mystery in a truly personal way.

Best Movies (of All-Time)

Anything less (AKA, around 98% of all movies) serves no purpose other than to shove mindless, forgettable fodder in our face and line Hollywood’s pockets (Be afraid Michael Bay, be VERY afraid). This is that other, sacred 2%—the Holy Grail of cinema. Note: “Memorable Moments” may contain spoilers. 100. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Logline: An eccentric pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), and a savvy blacksmith, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), embark on a quest to save Elizabeth Swann (and a treasure) from the clutches of cursed Captain Barbossa. Memorable Moments: Jack almost reaches Port Royal, but his ship springs a leak. Why People Love It: For many, Depp clearly steals the show. Best Quote: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp): “Me, I’m dishonest. 99. Logline: In the 30′s, James Braddock (Russel Crowe) is remembered as a rising boxer. 98. 97. 96. 95. How Different Animals See The World; Animal Vision. How Animals See The World: Horse Vision:Horses and similar animals such as zebras have their eyes pointing sideways (as opposed to straight ahead) in order to give them outstanding peripheral vision.

How Different Animals See The World; Animal Vision

This will give them advanced warning of predators, enabling them to escape if necessary. This benefit does come with a few drawbacks, though. For one, these animals will have a blindspot directly in front of their noses (as illustrated in the picture at right). Another disadvantage is a lack of binocular vision. Bee Vision:The bee also uses compound eyes, but cannot see the color red.

Insect Vision:Most insects use compound eyes, made up of hundreds or even thousands of tiny lenses placed together in a honeycomb pattern. Bird Vision:Daytime birds see a greater range of colors than humans, including ultraviolet light. Snake Vision:Snakes will use their normal eyes during the day, but at night it will change over to its other pair of "eyes".

Not all animals see the world as humans do. How Do they See? Views Through the Eyes of 7 Animals. For centuries, humans were in the dark about what and how other animals see.

How Do they See? Views Through the Eyes of 7 Animals

Recent scientific investigation has revealed an amazing world of vision diversity. Like the dragonfly – its brain works so fast that it sees movements as if in slow motion. Or the pigeon – which is capable of detecting more subtle gradations of color than the most advanced computer program. Or the snake – there is no escaping heat vision. Read on to see how animals see the world.

Horses (Image via nosha) Horses have an amazing range of vision – that is, except for what is right in front of them. Monkeys (Image via Steve Webel) Old world monkeys and apes mainly see as humans do – they are trichomats, so they pick up red, green, and blue. Birds (Image via qfabric) Many birds can see differently.

Cats and Dogs (Image via garysdetecting) Cats and dogs do not have strong vision. Snakes (Image via redtailboa) Snakes have two sets of eyes. Insects (Image via brisbane insects) 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions

We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection, our new sister site, Thought Questions, is for you. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers.

Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Thought Questions is updated daily. Title photo by: Oberazzi For all other photo credits please refer to If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)... A bees-eye view: How insects see flowers very differently to us. By MICHAEL HANLON Last updated at 08:52 08 August 2007 To the human eye, a garden in bloom is a riot of colour.

A bees-eye view: How insects see flowers very differently to us

Flowers jostle for our attention, utilising just about every colour of the rainbow. But of course, it is not our attention they need to attract, but that of insects, the perfect pollinating agents. And as these remarkable pictures show, there is more to many flowers than meets the eye - the human eye at least. The images, taken by Norwegian scientist-cameraman Bjorn Roslett, present a series of flowers in both natural and ultraviolet light, revealing an insect's eye view. Scroll down for more Ultraviolet light, invisible to us, uncovers colours and patterns which drawthem to the source of pollen and nectar - all hidden to humans without special equipment. This secret colour world was discovered in the Fifties and scientists realised that these distinct patterns were designed to act as "landing strips" or arrows, guiding the insects to the right spot.

Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Location of Yellowstone in the United States Location Park County , Wyoming Teton County , Wyoming Gallatin County , Montana Park County , Montana Fremont County , Idaho Coordinates 44°36′N 110°30′W  /  44.6°N 110.5°W  / 44.6; -110.5 Coordinates : Click the blue globe to open an interactive map.

Yellowstone National Park

Area 2,219,791 acres (898,318 ha) [ 1 ] Established March 1, 1872 ( 1872-March-01 ) Visitors 3,394,326 (in 2011) [ 2 ] Governing body U.S. Type: Natural Criteria: vii, viii, ix, x Designated: 1978 (2nd session ) Reference #: Region: The Americas Endangered : Aerial view, 3D computer generated image ( Arapaho : Henihco'oo' or Héetíhco'oo [ 4 ] ), established by the U.S. Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. [ 9 ] The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 19th century. . [ edit ] History Historical poster of Yellowstone from 1938 Ferdinand V. . [ edit ] Park creation Ferdinand V. Signed by: JAMES G. The Nature Of Consciousness. The legacy lives on at I find it a little difficult to say what the subject matter of this seminar is going to be, because it's too fundamental to give it a title.

The Nature Of Consciousness

I'm going to talk about what there is. Now, the first thing, though, that we have to do is to get our perspectives with some background about the basic ideas that, as Westerners living today in the United States, influence our everyday common sense, our fundamental notions about what life is about. And there are historical origins for this, which influence us more strongly than most people realize. Ideas of the world which are built into the very nature of the language we use, and of our ideas of logic, and of what makes sense altogether. And these basic ideas I call myth, not using the word 'myth' to mean simply something untrue, but to use the word 'myth' in a more powerful sense. So basic to this image of the world is the notion, you see, that the world consists of stuff, basically. Levels of Consciousness. In the book Power vs.

Levels of Consciousness

Force by David R. Hawkins, there’s a hierarchy of levels of human consciousness. It’s an interesting paradigm. If you read the book, it’s also fairly easy to figure out where you fall on this hierarchy based on your current life situation. From low to high, the levels of consciousness are: shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger, pride, courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace, enlightenment. While we can pop in and out of different levels at various times, usually there’s a predominant “normal” state for us. I’ll go over these levels in order, mostly focusing on the ones between courage and reason, since that’s the range where you’re most likely to land.

Shame – Just a step above death. Guilt – A step above shame, but you still may be having thoughts of suicide. Apathy – Feeling hopeless or victimized. Grief – A state of perpetual sadness and loss. Fear – Seeing the world as dangerous and unsafe. Peace – Total transcendence. Auroville. Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India.


It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger.[1][2][3] As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. " History[edit] Auroville was founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society on Wednesday 28 February 1968 by Mirra Alfassa, "The Mother". She was spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who believed that "man is a transitional being". In the inauguration ceremony attended by delegates of 124 nations on 28 February 1968, Mother gave Auroville its 4-point Charter setting forth her vision of Integral living: The Matrimandir[edit]