World population is almost at 7.6 billion……..780 million people live without access to clean drinking water…..It is estimated that by 2025 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water shortages…and two thirds of the world’s population will live in water stressed areas…….
Winnie the Pooh knows a thing or two about living in the moment……“What day is it?”“It’s today.” Squeaked Piglet“My favorite day.” Said Pooh
Fireflies are harmless, they can’t bite and they carry no diseases…..and they are beautiful…..
“Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.” ― Rod Serling
Wind chimes not only make beautiful sounds they were once used to ward off evil spirits and to warn sailors of shifts in weather patterns.
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear…….
“Rather, very, little, pretty -- these are the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood of words. The constant use of the adjective little (except to indicate size) is particularly debilitating; we should all try to do a little better, we should all be very watchful of this rule, for it is a rather important one, and we are pretty sure to violate it now and then. ” ― William Strunk Jr.
Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure. - Petrarch
“A dark night, lightened up by thousands of glowing fireflies... It's magical...” ― Ama H. Vanniarachchy
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.- Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” ― Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Until about 10,000 years ago most people had brown eyes, a genetic mutation from the Black Sea introduced the color blue……..
Snakes are able to sense earthquakes from 75 miles away 5 days before it happens…
Anemometer measures the pressure and force of the wind in FPM-feet per minute. An average measurement range is 50 feet-6,000 feet. 1000 feet per minute=11 miles per hour…
In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig…