Sebastião Salgado grew up in Minas Gerais, Brazil—full of beautiful rain-forests. He left to become a photographer, and returned to his hometown, in 2000, to discover that only 0.5% of forest remained. Salgado founded Instituto Terra in 1998, planting more than 2 million seedlings of more than 290 species of trees and plants. In 20 years, 1,500 acres of rainforest have been recovered, and 293 species of plants, 15 reptile species, 172 bird species, 15 amphibian species, and 33 mammal species have returned.
Did you know that Australia didn’t have their “Australian Anthem” until 1984…I didn’t even know that! (Fantastic year though!) I found that out because of this douchebag…This is a Minister for Education -.-
Shame on her parents for using her as a political pawn.Stop the silly protest and stand and sing proudly your National Anthem. Refusing to stand disrespects our country and our veterans. Suspension should follow if she continues to act like a brat #qldpolhttps://t.co/F0StkeBJDa
So if we didn’t even HAVE the Australian Anthem, how can they have fought for the “anthem”? …That didn’t exist … Fact is, they didn’t. We had to stand under “God Save the Queen”… Surely a Minister for Education should know this basic information?
As @DoodyDarren said though: (I feel a few Americans can relate to this one!)
Our veterans didn’t fight for the anthem (or flag). They fought for their friends, family and the rest of us. They fought for PEOPLE. The anthem is supposed to represent us, but when we are divided (mostly due to politicians) it fails, and protest is warranted. #qldpol#auspol
Luckily, pretty much all of the respondents on the post were common sense.
These funny little things, with their funny little waddles:
These funny little things are just the most interesting of birds, and there are so many different varieties and have represented in all sorts of forms.
Did you know:
Penguins can drink sea water. Penguins ingest a lot of seawater while hunting for fish, but a special gland behind their eyes—the supraorbital gland—filters out the saltwater from their blood stream. Penguins excrete it through their beaks, or by sneezing.
The Emperor Penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, reaching as tall as 120 cm (47 in) in height.
Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin, averaging around 33 cm (13 in) in height.
A Penguin’s black and white plumage serves as camouflage while swimming. The black plumage on their back is hard to see from above, while the white plumage on their front looks like the sun reflecting off the surface of the water when seen from below.
Penguins in Antarctica have no land based predators.
Fossils place the earliest penguin relative at some 60 million years ago, meaning an ancestor of the birds we see today survived the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
If a female Emperor Penguin’s baby dies, she will often “kidnap” an unrelated chick.
The first published account of penguins comes from Antonio Pigafetta, who was aboard Ferdinand Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the globe in 1520. They spotted the animals near what was probably Punta Tombo in Argentina. (He called them “strange geese.”)
Happy Penguin Awareness Day! Know your penguins! There are 18 different species; all are found in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos lives near the Equator. The Emperor is the tallest at more than 1m. Many species are threatened or endangered #PenguinAwarenessDaypic.twitter.com/ixfMemtbSS
“You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.” Ellen DeGeneres
One thing I have noticed lately about people having discussion is that there is a lot of assuming going on.
Assuming that people have had the same education as you
Assuming people just “should know”.
Assuming that people have had the same life experiences as you, so should just “know.
Assuming because someone doesn’t have the same background as you, they don’t “know”.
Did you know?
Only half of the worlds populations even has the Internet. Asia has the highest amount of users, Europe is second. That one shocked me! Internet World Stats. My country isn’t even in the Top 20. (2016)
Some researchers believe that by 2015-2016 2 billion people will have a computer or a smart phone.