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Korean Brown Frog Rana coreana
2014-11-04 10:05:21

The Korean Brown Frog (Rana coreana) is a species of frog belonging to the genus Rana. It is endemic to the Korean Peninsula. Measuring about 1.5 inches in the males and 1.7 inches in the females, this species is the smallest of brown frogs within Korea. Image Caption: Rana coreana. Credit: Pierre Fidenci/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Tori Horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was...

Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland...

The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being...

Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over...

Engesa
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned....

Goggomobil
2014-01-29 10:15:05

The Goggomobil is a micro-car line manufactured after World War II by Hans Glas GmbH -- from 1955 to 1969. There were three models produced. A T sedan, a TS coupe and a TL van. The Goggomobil initially used a two-cylinder, two-cycle, air-cooled 13.6 hp 245 cc engine with a top speed of 47 mph. Later, available engines were a 14.8 hp, 293 cc which could reach a top speed of 53 mph, and a 18.5...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth...

Alexis Ohanian
2013-08-04 07:45:49

Born on April 24, 1983, Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur, activist and investor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for co-founding the social news website Reddit, helping launch travel search website Hipmunk, and starting social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian attended the University of Virginia in 2005 and went on to start Reddit.com with co-founder Steve Huffman....

New Zealand Bush Giant Dragonfly Uropetala carovei
2013-07-30 13:37:57

The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly (Uropetala carovei) is a species of dragonfly that is native to New Zealand. It can be found in woodland and scrubland areas with still and isolated water sources like seepage and streams. The New Zealand bush giant dragonfly reaches an average length of 3.3 inches and is typically black and yellowish in color. It is a slow flier that feeds on insects...

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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