I hope you enjoy this Polar Bear. Thanks again to KAT who provided this reference picture. Aren't Polar Bears such a beautiful animal? I thought I should take a moment or two to get to know some of these wonderful creatures better, so I've rounded up some information about this critter:
Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colorless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance.
If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.
Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do.
Polar bears can smell seal from 20 miles away.
The only predator that polar bears have are humans.
In the last 30 years, only seven people have been killed by a polar bear in Canada.
When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear.
The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the "Polar Bear Capitol of the World"
Shadowisdancing – I think I DO have a lion or tiger or leopard tucked away for your girl's 16th birthday, s'long as its not in the next couple of days, but within the week? You know, for her birthday you might also like to create a BIG poster for her??? did you see my earlier link to BLOCK POSTERS? its SO easy to use...imagine how surprized she might be?
How awesome and marvelous is each animal. How unique every single one! I've come to have such an appreciation! Not only did our Father create every creature, but the food that they eat. Every living thing is so connected!
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
TRYING TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM!
I was browsing the Internet for Easter ideas when I came across an article on how to dye eggs naturally. Here's what ingredients make your eggs certain colors:
Red Onion Skins – soft lavender to red, depending on how long you
boil the skins and how many skins are in the pot
Red Cabbage Leaves – robin's egg blue
Beet Juice or Cranberry Juice – different shades of pink
Dill seeds – brown to gold color
Grape juice – lavender
Strong coffee – different shades of brown
Yellow onion leaves, turmeric, orange and lemon peels, cumin or carrot tops – yellow
Paprika - orange
Spinach - green
Yellow Delicious apple peels - green/gold color
Blueberries – blue
Grass – green
Hard boil your eggs – let cool completely. Set aside.
Meanwhile, add 2 – 3 tablespoons vinegar to 4 cups of water along with whatever natural ingredients you have chosen. If you're using something solid (ie: cabbage leaves, you can use up to 4 cups) For spices use about 4 tablespoons. Bring your mixture to a boil and let simmer for ½ hour. Let cool – strain. Dip your eggs into the dye. The longer you leave them in, the more intense the color. Turn occasionally to keep the color even. Remove and allow to dry!
BARB'S HANDY TIP #223
The World as You've Never Seen it Before!
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Maps of Nuclear waste, Carbon emmisions, Greenhouse gasses etc
366 maps and PDF posters will be finished by February 2007.