Animal camouflage

October 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You may have to look twice but you should be able to see the Tawny Frogmouth (an owl-like Australian bird) in this picture




Odd news from around the world

Nutcase Sues Chobani Yogurt For Stealing The Word ‘How’: “Best-selling author Dov Seidman has written a book to help companies develop an ethical model for running their business. The title of his book is How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything, and the basis of his entire business plan is the word “how.” According to Yahoo News, Seidman is not the only one who has discovered the advertising power of the word “how.” Chobani yogurt has employed “how” for their marketing campaign, using the slogan “How Matters.” The author, Dov Seidman, is now suing Chobani over the use of “how,” claiming the company stole it from him. Seidman has asked the court to force Chobani to stop the ad campaign because it infringes on his trademark. Chobani and its advertising agency, Droga5, have responded to Seidman defensively, claiming they’ve never heard of him, his book, or the intellectual property he accused them of stealing.”

A wonderful big Shire horse: “Is this Britain’s tallest horse? Towering Shire horse is more than 8ft tall with appetite to match eating two stone of carrots every day. Ruth Blair, a farmer, and James Mackie, a fruit and veg company boss, had rescued the giant horse, who was being badly mistreated and heading for the meat trade. After carefully nursing him back to health, Lincoln, now stands at more than 20 hands or 6ft 10in from shoulder blades to hoof, and is thought to be the biggest horse in Britain. With his size comes a massive appetite and Lincoln’s daily diet consists of two stone of carrots, 24 apples, 11lbs of spinach and five cabbages. James, who luckily is the boss of a fruit and veg company, said: ‘I don’t know how anyone else could afford to feed him. ‘When he came to us I thought he was too far gone to survive but he got vitamin injections and got a spark back in his eyes. ‘He still has a bit of growing to do. Ruth, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, said: ‘Lincoln is a fabulous big horse with a kind, docile nature but has a tremendous amount of power in him. He now has a lifetime home and we are really happy to have rescued him.’

Fish shop takes delivery of sack of giant potatoes up to a FOOT long: “Owners of a fish and chip shop have made some mammoth fries after a sack of giant potatoes were delivered to the takeaway – some measuring up to a foot long. Jonathan Noblett, the owner of Noblett’s chip shop in Preston, Lancashire, said: ‘We get fresh spuds every day, and in this particular bag there were the biggest potatoes I’ve ever seen. The potatoes came from the Four Fields Farm in Pilling, Preston in Lancashire. Farmer Arnold Ronson said: ‘We usually get them quite big most years with this particular variety, arcade. ‘We thought they would be small this year with it being dry, because they need a bit of water. ‘But they must have had just the right amount of water at the right time. It’s been a good crop.

Face of a Roman goddess unearthed for the first time in 1,800 years: “A small, finely carved stone female head has been unearthed by archaeologists in South Shields. The face is said to represent Roman goddess Brigantia – who was once worshipped on the banks of the Tyne – and has been buried for more than 1,800 years. It was discovered by a volunteer on the community archaeology project WallQuest at Arbeia Roman fort in the north eastern town. The eyes, nose, mouth and hairstyle are all delicately carved, and traces of pink paint still survive on the statue’s face. On the stone’s head is a mural crown, carved into the form of a town wall with battlements, symbolising that Brigantia was a so-called ‘protecting goddess’. Brigantia was goddess of the Brigantes – a tribe whose territory included what is now the North East. Evidence that this northern goddess was worshipped at South Shields was also found when an altar dedicated to her was discovered in 1895 – only 328ft (100 metres) away from where the current discovery was made.”

Forgotten Agatha Christie heirlooms fetch £50,000: “Family heirlooms belonging to Agatha Christie have fetched almost £50,000 at auction – after being discovered by a fan of the crime writer. It was uncovered when Jennifer Grant, a fan of the Miss Marple novelist, bought an old trunk containing a strongbox for £100 during a 2006 sale of the contents of her home, Greenway, near Brixham in Devon. Mrs Grant left the strongbox locked and bolted for four years but then asked builders working on her home to use a crowbar to open it to see what was inside. To her amazement, Mrs Grant saw a purse of gold coins, a diamond brooch and a three-stone diamond ring – described as heirlooms in Christie’s autobiography. The ring, originally estimated at up to £5,000 sold for £21,875 at auction, while the brooch, estimated to fetch up to £8,000, reached £27,500.”

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