This picture was taken by a KTBS helicopter flying over Lake Conroe ! (For those of you who are not local, Lake Conroe is in Conroe , Texas ) That has to be a HUGE gator to have a whole deer in its mouth!
This alligator was found between Athens and Palestine , Texas near a house. How would you like to meet this fella in the dark? Never let it be said that we don't grow them big in Texas
Game wardens were forced to shoot the alligator- guess he wouldn't cooperate...
Anita and Charlie Rogers could hear the bellowing in the night.
Their neighbors had been telling them that they had seen a mammoth alligator in the waterway that runs behind their house, but they dismissed the stories as exaggerations. "I didn't believe it," Charles Rogers said. Friday they realized the stories were, if anything, understated. Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens had to shoot the beast.
Joe Goff, 6'5" tall, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, walks past the 23'1" alligator that he shot and killed in the Rogers back yard.
From mid day Mumbai todayLike you, this man too, had a dream. Like you, he too pushed his way into the crowded train Like you, he too wanted to get going before he got delayed Unlike you, he slipped and fell in the gap between the train and the platform at Kandivli station. And eight bogies went over him Find out what happened to this man on.
The man obviously has a guardian angel and supportive bystanders who told him exactly what he shouldn't do - move. And so, the man lay absolutely still as eight bogies of the train passed over him - centimeters from his head. Within seconds the 12-coach train passed and the man clambered out, unaided, unhurt, but too shocked to speak to us after his near-death experience.
Karina from Virginia sent me some pictures of her art project. The project was called “Wearable Art”, and Karina made a dress out of ramen packets. It took 196 packets of ramen, and some chop-sticks to construct! No word on what grade Karina received, but it looks like “A” work to me.
I figure that a 10 cents per packet, and some free chopsticks with take-out chinese, you could make this dress for about $20. That’s not counting the “worth” you get from eating all the ramen.
The acrobatic show of two bears of the Jinan Zoo of Shandong Province was put on stage on April 17, 2007. The two of them will be providing a marvelous show to the visitors during the forthcoming May Day holiday.
Is the poor fella having problems pulling the car?
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other. "It's an extraordinary case," said Elena Menotti, who led the team on their dig near the northern city of Mantova. "There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging -- and they really are hugging."
Menotti said she believed the two, almost certainly a man and a woman although that needs to be confirmed, died young because their teeth were mostly intact and not worn down.
A Japanese company is making jeans out of a blend of sugar cane and selvage denim. The cane used is Sweet Sorghum, otherwise known as Sweet Millet. It’s a type of grass grown all over the world for making a molasses-like syrup and animal feed. The Sugarcane jeans that feature this fiber have a faint sweet smell and may have occasional woody tufts poking out of the fabric! Some of the jeans are dyed with persimmon.
Headline: Titanic DNA Watch Made From Actual Titanic Parts Romain Jerome's Titanic DNA Watch doesn't just name itself after the movie—which we still refuse to see—it's made out of actual steel from the ship. Along with that, the watch face is painted black out of coal recovered from the wreck, and parts of it are made from platinum and other metals they could salvage. We're guessing a watch made out of parts of a sunken ship won't be "affordable,"
A security man guards the serpentine body of a 5,056-metre- long dragon just finished in Luoyang, central China's Henan Province, April 3, 2007. The dragon, said to be world's longest, was built for a grand dragon dance performance on the April 10 Luoyang Peony Festival opening ceremony.
Born on the 10th day of Chinese lunar month July in 1988, He Ping-ping (何平平) now is 19 years old but only measures 73 centimeters or 2.4 feet in height. Currently, he is applying for the Guinness World Record as the world's shortest man. He ranked the third in a family from Huade county, Ulanqab (乌兰察布) in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (also the home to the world's tallest man, 2,36-meter Bao Xishun). According to his father He Yun, he was no larger than the size of an adult's palm at birth. Both of his two sisters are normal and now have married.
Last year, Guinness World Records dismissed an application of Nepal's 14-years-old Khagendra Thapa Magar (his height is mere 50 centimeters) to be the world's shortest man but promised to review the case once he grows to 18 years old.
Many well-known historical "facts" are myths, with no basis in fact.This is because people always tend to exaggerate things, and always add something to spice up the story.Let's start with the following misconceptions... Walt Disney drew Mickey Mouse
One of the world's most famous fictitious characters, Mickey Mouse, is credited to Walt Disney. However, Mickey was the vision of Disney's number one animator, Ub Iwerks. Disney, never a great artist, would always have trouble drawing the character who made him famous. Fortunately for him, Iwerks was known as the fastest animator in the business. He single-handedly animated Mickey's first short film, Plane Crazy (1928), in only two weeks. (That's 700 drawings a day.) But give some credit to Disney - when sound films began later that year, he played Mickey's voice.
Napoleon was a little corporal
Some people believe that Napoleon's domineering ambitions were to compensate for being so physically small. Not so. True, Napoleon was called Le Petit Corporal ("The Little Corporal"), but he was 5 feet, 7 inches tall - taller than the average eighteenth-century Frenchman. So why the nickname? Early in his military career, soldiers used it to mock his relatively low rank. The name stuck, even as he became ruler of France.
Edison invented the electric light
Thomas Edison is known as the world's greatest inventor. His record output - 1,093 patents - still amazes us, over a century later. Astonishing, except for one thing: he didn't invent most of them. Most Edison inventions were the work of his unsung technicians - and his most famous invention, the electric light, didn't even belong to his laboratory. Four decades before Edison was born, English scientist Sir Humphry Davy invented arc lighting (using a carbon filament). For many years, numerous innovators would improve on Davy's model. The only problem: none could glow for more than twelve hours before the filament broke. The achievement of Edison's lab was to find the right filament that would burn for days on end. A major achievement, but not the first.