What kind of animal is this?
These are Whooper swans, enjoying the last ice of the winter.
This stunning photo of the Earth was taken by the astronauts on Apollo 17 almost 40 years ago.
Apollo 17 carried the 11th and 12th humans to step onto the moon. No human has been there since then, December 14th 1972.
Crouch (England) scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs victory away from home. But Spurs are not through to the last 8, there is the return match to be played at Spurs’ home ground.
A cheetah is the fastest land animal, and can run at speeds of about 110kph, accelerating to this speed in as little as 3 seconds, which is a faster acceleration than most sportscars.
This baby cheetah was born in a zoo and will probably not get the chance to run.
- Interesting Facts about the Wild Cheetah (brighthub.com)
Egypt has been in the news for the last few weeks. Here is a map so you can see the main cities in this huge country.
The value of something is equal to what someone else is willing to pay.
This painting by Picasso was sold at auction a few days ago for about 40 million dollars. This is the same as the combined life earnings of about 100 people (before tax) in the Western world. In a poor country it is probably more than 1,000 people (or families).
- Sotheby’s sells Picasso portrait for $40 million (money.cnn.com)
In cities this kind of view of the night sky is impossible, there are so many lights from the roads and buildings which prevent us from seeing all the stars.
This is the kind of night-time view we could have if we lived away from the city.
They look like toy cars don’t they?
But they are not. They’re real. This is the effect of a cyclone which hit Tully, Queensland yesterday.
- Queensland Survives Wrath Of Cyclone Yasi (news.sky.com)
- Australia reels from once-in-a-century cyclone (windsorstar.com)
- Australia: Cyclone Yasi Strikes Queensland Coast (nowpublic.com)
- Relief as Australia mops up from giant cyclone (lookatvietnam.com)
- Tully emerging as hardest hit by Yasi (news.theage.com.au)
As far as I know the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
- Fun and Amazing Facts about Hummingbirds (brighthub.com)