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Ayia Napa sea monster
2013-08-04 07:12:50

The Ayia Napa sea monster is claimed to reside off a popular tourist resort in Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Sightings of the creature have been reported the most around Cape Greco. Local fishermen have named it "To Filiko Teras" (the friendly monster). Some newspapers have said it is the "Cyprus Loch Ness." The creature is known to be harmless to the local residents, but has been known to...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the...

Crab-Eating Frog Fejervarya cancrivora
2013-07-19 14:46:39

The Crab-Eating Frog (Fejervarya cancrivora) formerly Rana Cancrivora, is a frog endemic to south-eastern Asia including Taiwan, China, the Philippines, and more rarely as far west as Orissa in India. It inhabits mangrove swamps and marshes and it is the only known modern amphibian which can withstand salt water. It's locally favored for its eating quality and is frequently farmed for its...

Seed Saving
2013-05-18 07:22:11

Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the...

White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
2013-04-22 14:37:37

The White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) is a petite stiff-tailed duck. The adult males have a reddish and grey body, a blue bill, and a largely white head with black cap and neck. The adult females have a brown-grey body with a white face and a darker bill, cheek stripe and cap. On average, its length is 17 to 19 inches and the weight is 1.3 to 1.7 lbs. This duck breeds in Spain and...

Al Hajar Mountains
2013-04-19 20:58:17

The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam...

Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It...

Montana Valley And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet...

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.