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Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot

Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot
Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need. This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat. About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats. Although the Manul is only the size of the domestic cat, reaching about 26 inches in length its appearance makes it appear somewhat larger. The main reason for its survival throughout the ages has been its isolation. Take a close look at the eyes of the Manul. It also has a much shorter face than other cats, which makes its face look flattened. The Manus has not been studied a great deal in the wild, where it is classified as near threatened. Don’t rush to your local pet store, however. Related:  Animals

Combine Smalls to Make Large Bulletin Board Home » $10 and Beyond, Decor, Headline, Office Crafts, Tutorials 5 April 2010 72,875 views 8 Comments by heather Most things you get at the dollar store are not huge. [inspiration image: pottery barn] Project Materials: Six bulletin boards, $1Stencils (cut your own), on handAcrylic paint, on hand or $.50Sash rod (optional), about $1.50 each - comes in a package of 2Glue or duct tape to attach the frames, on hand Total: $6 and up To make a big bulletin board, I bought six of the small framed bulletin boards I found in the office supplies section of the dollar store and attached them. Before I attached the frames together, though, I added a couple of stencils, inspired by the PB example. After the bulletin boards were attached, I installed a sash rod (to hold my placemat mail sorter). The PB rustic wall organizer is a lot bigger than my dollar store version, but you could easily add a few more dollar store bulletin boards. p.s. (Because I used the electric screwdriver/drill for the first time!

Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart. crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

The Dandelion - Whimsical World-Wide Weed The humble dandelion. From your garden to almost the ends of the earth this small but conspicuous plant flourishes. Gardeners do not appreciate its presence, considering it a weed, even though its flowering usually indicates the beginning of the honey bee season and could be seen as a welcome sign. Its simplistic looking structure hides a few surprising secrets and its cultural resonance, especially in Europe is strong. Here is a short but sincere homage to one of the small wonders of our botanical world. Let’s start with the names, both common and scientific. In fact it is so called because of its leaves, which have a coarse-toothed edge and as such reminded the medieval mind of the teeth of lions. Slightly less flattering is alternative name, again French. It is somewhat indicative of our somewhat schizophrenic attitude towards the plant that the North-Eastern Italians refer to is as ‘pisacan’ – which refers to dogs, pavements and urine! Its genus is Taraxacum and it is a large one!

Kangaroos have three vaginas We interrupt your regularly scheduled news programming to bring you this wonderful piece of trivia about kangaroo genitals. Regular readers will know of my love for Inside Nature’s Giants, the British documentary where anatomists cut up large animals to examine how their bodies work and evolved. It’s a truly incredible show, combining unbridled joy at the natural world, drama, and solid educational value. So far, it has brought us the horrifying throat of a leatherback turtle, the mysterious bloodsweat of a hippo, and the exploding insides of a beached whale. But this week’s episode may have topped all of that with the triple vaginas of the female kangaroo. This set-up is shared by all marsupials – the group of mammals that raise their young in pouches. Note that the ureters, which carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, pass through the gaps between the three tubes. With its complicated reproductive set-up, a female kangaroo can be perpetually pregnant.

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter Geodes can be grown without using egg dye. The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. Resources: If you don't want to blow your own egg or would like to try a larger eggshell, pre-blown shells are available from The Eggery Place.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

Ecosphere Associates, Inc.: Closed Ecosystem, Self Contained Aquarium Werewolf Cats Lykio Cats is a new breed of kitty that looks like a werewolf. It’s some kinda mutant that doesn’t grow a full fur coat. Basically Cruella DeVil would not approve. Via: Geekologie QUOTES TO EMPOWER AND INSPIRE WOMEN 86 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Google+ 46 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 39 39 86 Flares × A Lady Knows How To Play The Game Quotes to Empower and Inspire Women benefit all of us, regardless of gender. In most developed or developing countries, women basically have the same rights as men. But despite the wonderful changes in the way our society works, we, women, still have many reservations when it comes to asserting our power and individuality. “A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” “Don’t compromise yourself. “Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. “Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” “We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.” “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

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