Showing posts from December, 2007

Yes! This Is A Nose!

Yes, yes this protuberance is a nose which admit and expel air for respiration. Air will pass through the pharynx, shared with the digestive system, and then into the rest of the respiratory system.The nose hairs, are there to catch airborne particles and prevent them from reaching the lungs, okay?

A Green Bunny

Now, now, this is such a small picture. So, I would forgive you if you think I am a bunny, and a green one at that too! For your information, I am almost exclusively a New World plant, my type only being native in North America, South America and the West Indies. Only the Rhipsalis baccifera has a pantropical distribution, occurring in the Old World tropical in Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

An Officer and a Gentleman

Move over, Richard Gere.Iam not just the Domestic or house cat but I am Felis silvestris catus. I am the officer and gentleman dreamed of by ladies. I may be a small carnivorousspecies of crepuscularmammal but I am definitely valued by humans for my companionship and my ability to hunt vermin. I am intelligent and can be trained to obey simple commands and ladies should be thrilled because besides mewing, I am capable of purring, hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking, and grunting.Can you beat that, man?

Oh! I can't stand the smell!

Oh! I can't stand the smell! If only I can wipe it off! You can't blame me really. After all, dogs have nearly 220 million smell-sensitive cells over an area about the size of a pocket handkerchief, unlike you, homo sapiens who just have 5 million of the same cells over an area the size of a postage stamp. We really have sensitive noses!

Holy Cherries!

Hey, I am not not another fruit. I could bethe Wild Cherry (Prunus. avium) or the Sour Cherry (Prunus. cerasus). Either way, I am just as useful. If wild, I'll be the Sweet Cherry to which most cherry cultivars belong, and if sour, I'll be used mainly for cooking.

Oh! I am so hot!

Oh! I am so hot! I am not just the world's largest land carnivores.
I am a bear native to the Arctic and I am a vulnerable species at high risk of extinction and all thanks to global warming! Buck up and save me and the planet!

Now, What's this?

Plants don't have this, this being an organ of vision that detect light. The simplest of this organ may be able to detect whether the surroundings are light or dark, while the more complex one can distinguish shapes and colors. Yes, We are talking about the eye and in humans, it allow better depth perception (binocular vision). Fascinating, isn't it?

I Am Relaxing!

It's a hard day night and I have been working like a dog, so sing the Fab Four. There are several working dogs really:assistance dogs, detection dog, guard dogs,herding dogs, hunting dogs,police dogs, Rescue dogs,therapy dogs and war dog. But as you can see, not every dog has to work. Just look at me. I am relaxing! And just listen...

Animal Shelter

We often hear of kindergarten for young children,old folks home for old people, women shelter for women who suffer violence from their spouses, drug addict rehabilitation center for drug addicts etc etc. Now, what do you think of this place and what do you call this place in the first place? By the way, you can see a liger here!

I Am Not What You Think I Am!

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants. They have prey-trapping mechanism features, a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. Insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity by visual lures such as anthocyanin pigments, and nectar. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and may be grooved. This ensures that the insects cannot climb out. Phytotelmata the liquid contained within the pitcher traps drown the insect, and the body of the insect is gradually dissolved. Some plants are pretty violent, aren't they. Thank goodness, I am not the pitcher plant. I am an orchid!

I Deserve a Scratch!

I am scientifically known as Equus caballus. Besides being a large odd-toed ungulatemammal and one of ten modern species of the family Equidae, I have long been one of the most economically important domesticated animals and
a prominent figure in the ideals of religion, mythology, and art, as well as playing an important role in transportation, agriculture, and warfare. I also serve as a source of food, fuel, and clothing. For all these reason I certainly deserve a scratch!

Fruits to Keep The Doctor away

That's Taiwan's top model, Lin Chiling. Wonder which of the two fruits will she choose? For me, I just bought a couple of this fruit, believed to have first been grown in Assam, India. In Islamic garden, it has been used as an ornamental plant and its high Vitamin C contentallows it to be used in alternative medicine as a tonic for the digestive system, immune system, and skin. Ina popular science experiment in schools, an electrode is attached to it and when used thus as a battery , it can power a small motor! Yes, I am talking about the Lemon battery ! I am talking about the lemon, not the apple. It seems that it's not just the apple that can keep the doctor away!