News You May Have Missed 5/23-5/29

ELEPHANT BORROWS GOPRO AND TAKES ELPHIE WITH TOURIST Christian LeBlanc was in Thailand with his  girlfriend. Exploring one of the Islands when they came across some elephants where for 50 cents they could buy a basket of bananas to feed to the elephants. They were on vacation, so of course, they bought the Bananas. Things were going along nicely when one of the elephants…

News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22

LOST WWI PURPLE HEART FOUND Daniel W. Quinlan  was one of 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals  ever issued. He enlisted when he was just 20 and served in the medical corps (actually the sanitary corp which was the precursor to the medical corps), injured in a poison gas attack and then braved heavy fire…

The Tree That Owns Itself

There is a tree in Athens, Georgia that owns itself.    The white oak tree, has legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet of its base. You can find the tree on the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets  and is sometimes called the Jackson Oak. The original tree died in 1942, but a new tree was grown from one…

Baby Animals In The Womb

Do you remember the image of the elephant fetus in the womb pictured above? I  do.  I love baby animals and I though it was pretty cool. The picture comes from a documentary by National Geographic called ‘Extraordinary Animals in the Womb’ from 2006. I am unable to find the original footage but you can certainly watch other footage of “In the Womb” at http://natgeotv.com/uk/in-the-womb-animals/videos/animals I really remember…

Paper Dolls

The other day when I was perusing Facebook one of the posts showed a picture of paper dolls and then asked if anyone remembered them.  I certainly did! Maybe not the ones they showed exactly, but I was definitely a Paper Doll gal. One year for Christmas, I got some real Paper Dolls, Holly Hobby I believe. The kind you…