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Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of 14 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns.
MoonBow is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Few places in the world frequently feature this phenomenon. Cumberland Falls, near Williamsburg, Kentucky, U.S.A.; Waimea, Hawaii, U.S.A.; Trans-Ili Alatau, Kazakhstan; upper and lower Yosemite falls and Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe are widely known for moonbow occurrence.
Originally posted by phi1618
that sadly doesnt count. Corn off the cob is a far rarer occurrence. Science has yet to explain this phenomenon
Originally posted by chillpill
Thanks for these - great post to brighten up a monday morning.
I love the corn-eating cat, but I miss your potatoes avatar.
As to why animals eat thing outside the paradigm we impose on them - I think that we automatically assume animals wont eat stuff...
My two dogs will eat pretty much everything and the girl will only stand still for grooming of we feed her fresh strawberries..
The dogs love carrots, turnip, swedes....raw potatoes...we have to stop them from stealing things out the garden. They nibble at the raspberry bush.
I love the goats too.
Death Valley Moving Rocks
The sailing stones (sliding rocks, moving rocks) are a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. They have been recorded and studied in a number of playas around Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, where the number and length of travel grooves are notable. The force behind their movement is not understood and is subject to research.
Racetrack stones only move every two or three years and most tracks develop over three or four years. Stones with rough bottoms leave straight striated tracks while those with smooth bottoms wander. Stones sometimes turn over, exposing another edge to the ground and leaving a different track in the stone's wake.
Sliding rock trails fluctuate in direction and length. Some rocks which start next to each other start out travelling parallel, but one may abruptly change direction to the left, right, or even back the direction it came from. Length also varies because two similarly size and shaped rocks could travel uniform, then one could burst ahead or stop dead in its track.
Speed is an unknown variable. Since these stones are rarely transported and nobody has witnessed the movement, the speeds the rocks travel at are not known.