Thursday, March 23, 2017
A Western Lowland Gorilla has charmed the world with his rare and unique talent of walking upright
like a human. Western Lowland Gorillas usually live in the densest and most remote rainforests
in Africa. They live in the smallest groups of all gorillas usually consisting of about four to
six members. The leader of the group, the silverback, organizes most group activities.
They are quickly becoming endangered though as their numbers have declined by almost
60 percent over the last twenty years. These are the gorillas most frequently found in zoos.
While gorillas have been known to stand on occasion they usually don't walk very far.
Ambam seems to have worked hard at perfecting his skills overtime and seems to walk
with ease over considerable distances.
His unique skill has made him an internet sensation, and many have flocked to the wildlife
park located in the UK to see him in person.
Monday, January 16, 2017
The Aral Sea formed about 5.5 million years ago in the area of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
and Central Asia. Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 26,300
square miles, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960's.
The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters".
Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This 100 year old optical illusion recently created a stir on the internet.
It's known as an ambiguous image optical illusion, an image that can depict
two different pictures.
First published in 1892 in a German humor magazine it's the oldest known
depiction of an ambiguous optical illusion image.
Research by psychologist Joseph Jastrow showed that the faster
you can see the second animal, and how quickly you can switch between the
two, the quicker your brain works and the more creative you are.