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Toy Fox Terrier
2013-09-23 10:48:47

The toy fox terrier, also known as the American toy terrier, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United States. This breed was developed from a smooth fox terrier called the “foiler,” which was Britain’s first registered fox terrier. It is thought that this breed was crossed with other smooth fox terriers to create the modern breed. It is recognized by major organizations...

Tosa
2013-09-19 10:42:47

The Tosa, also known as the Tosa Inu, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Japan. The dog was developed in the late nineteenth century when various types of European breed like the mastiff, Old English bulldog, and the German pointer were crossed with the Shikoku-Inu breed from Japan. This large breed was very popular as a fighting dog between the years of 1924 to 1933, when there were...

Tatzelwurm
2013-09-19 10:46:11

The Tatzelwurm comes from Alpine folklore and is said to inhabit several areas of Europe, including the Austrian, Bavarian, Italian and Swiss Alps. Other names for this creature are Stollenwurm, Springwurm, Arassas, and Praatzelwurm. The Tatzelwurm has been desribed as a lizard-like creature with the appearance of a cat, but with a serpent hind-end and no hind legs. Its body is hairless and...

Lake Van Monster
2013-09-17 13:16:12

The Lake Van Monster is a legendary creature said to inhabit Lake Van in Eastern Turkey. The first reported sighting was in 1995. However, in a article from April 29, 1889, in the newspaper Saadet, a report tells of a man who was dragged into the water by a creature while he was doing wudu. After this report the Turkish Government sent a scientific survey group to the lake but no evidence was...

Larry Page
2013-09-17 12:57:55

Lawrence "Larry" Page, born March 26, 1973 is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. As of 2013, Page's personal wealth is estimated to be $23 billion (US), ranking him #20 on the Forbes 400 list of the 400 richest Americans. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm, and he...

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly...

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp
2013-09-16 09:53:35

The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp is a cryptid, believed to inhabit the swamplands of Lee County, South Carolina, as well as the sewers and abandoned subways in the surrounding towns. It is described as a reptilian humanoid around seven feet tall. It is muscular, covered with dark hair and his feet, hands, and face has scaly lizard-like skin. It has three toes on each foot and three fingers...

Thai Bangkaew Dog
2013-09-12 12:07:12

The Thai Bangkaew dog is a breed of domestic dog of the Spitz-type that originated in Thailand. It is thought that this breed originated from the Wat Bangkaew monastery, located in the Bang Rakam District near a village called Bangkaew. It is said that the kind third abbot Luang Puh Maak Metharee accepted a pregnant female of this breed from a villager, assuming that she must have bred with a...

Tenterfield Terrier
2013-09-12 12:03:01

The Tenterfield terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Australia. The breed originated from small rodent hunting dogs that traveled with white settlers from England to Australia. It is thought that the popular miniature fox of the nineteenth century was this breed, and by the 1920’s, the breed was an established household pet and rodent hunter. The breed received its current...

Tamaskan Dog
2013-09-10 15:38:49

The Tamaskan dog, also known as the Tamaskan Husky, is a breed of domestic sled dog that originated from Finland. Jennie Peacock and Lynn Hardey, who created it to resemble a wolf and preform many duties, used breeds including the Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky, and the Northern Inuit, among other breeds. The first successful litter was born in 2002, but the breed did not receive its name...

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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