Jozef Morgoš photographed the same cherry tree in Žabokreky, Slovakia throughout one whole year.
The vast changing of the seasons showcase the perseverance and the breathtaking beauty of the land.
"Žabokreky nad Nitrou is a village and municipality in Partizánske District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia and was first mentioned all the way back in 1291."
Elliott the Great Dane and Elliot the Dragon, seems to be precisely who the pupper is named after.
The first photograph was taken at about 4 weeks old, and the other is a few months shy of 2 years old. What an astonishing difference.
Great Danes can be as tall as 32 inches at their shoulder, it's safe to say that they're the giants of dogs. And when they stand on their hind legs, they're taller than most humans too. Myself included.
"The American Kennel Club describes these majestic giants as the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen."
Great Danes are known for their loving gentle hearts, but they're also wonderful guardians. Of course they are, most people take one look at a Great Dane and go running in the opposite direction.
Great Danes are incredibly loyal. They're so devoted to their families.
They're also patient with children.
Great Danes are natural people pleasers, so naturally they make friends pretty easily.
One Reddit user goldie0702 adopted Spokey from his local SPCA.
"They didn't know much about her, besides the fact that they found her in rural West Virginia and she has had puppies in the past. She is very calm-tempered, but is both mesmerized and terrified of vehicles as they drive past her. We are having some trouble getting her to eat and drink, but we are told that can be normal with rescue pups." said Spokey's new owner.
goldie0702 fell in love with Spokey the moment they laid eyes on her. She was loved so much, that they came back to the SPCA every single day, until they finally got the go ahead to move forward with the adoption.
Since November 2018, he's been focusing on the Mithi river.
He spoke to Indian Express for an interview, and said his biggest challenge in cleaning the river that runs through the city which is 17.8km-long (11 miles), was actually training the large number of people who were living along the banks of the river, to ensure it would stay clean.
The resemblance here is uncanny, it isn't just the facial features that are similar, but definitely the character quirks that have been passed down through their genes.
Studies happen to show that the same kind of thing also happens with values.
For values to be passed on from one generation to the next one, there are two big factors.
Firstly, strong well built interactions between family units. AKA the more time you spend with your family, the more alike you'll be in their manner of thinking.
Secondly, is value transmission, which refers to the social-cultural context. Essentially, the type of societal structure we live in tends to be what ultimately shapes our beliefs system.
Meet Myrcella. She's a Ragdoll kitty-cat that was born on August 25th, 2015.
(Hey, almost two weeks after my daughter was born! How neat!)
The most noticeable feature of a Ragdoll is their captivating eyes. But their most enchanting feature, is their soft silky fur-coat. It's short and gripping to their face, then sprawls out around their neck, then shortens again and is close to their shoulder blades. Then ultimately gets broad and lengthens towards their tails.
Ragdoll kitties come in a variation of 6 colors. Red, seal, chocolate, and the dilutes which include, blue, lilac, and cream.
However they need very regular grooming so that they keep their gorgeous coat in wonderful condition. Daily attention most often prevents a build-up of knots, and lessens the time you would spend removing tangles and any mats that would occur from not grooming regularly.
Fun fact, Taylor Swift happens to have a Ragdoll cat, it's her third fuzzy feline and his name is Benjamin Button.
The largest animal to have lived on planet Earth, is the Blue Whale.
The massive marine mammals are kings of the ocean, and are up to 100 feet (30.5 meters) long and can be up to 400,000 pounds (200 tons).
So that you can truly grasp their size, their tongues can weigh as much as an Elephant!
But their hearts? Can weigh as much as a car!
Redditor Thermochopps shared this photo with the community.
"[My son's] great-grandmother was a farmer all her life and she lives with my mother-in-law on their small farm in rural Korea," she explained.
Koreans believe as people grow older, the more important it is to preserve their ancestors history, their personal experience and stories.
"Like many elderly Korean women who led physically hard lives, she's bent double like that permanently." How incredibly heartbreaking.
The Australian government sent the cost of tobacco through the roof in 2019. Taking a typical pack of cigarettes to the world record high of $35. They expect it to reach $40 sometime in 2020.
One specific health official reported that the deadly habit would cost the average smoker around $10,000 a YEAR!
Per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average number of smokers took a dive from 23.8% in 1995, to 13.8% in 2017-2018.
Seems to be an effective way to prevent people from wanting or needing to smoke!
This is something I can stand behind honestly.
I wonder what they did for packages of chew?
Hummingbirds are some very interesting creatures.
There are well over 330 species of Hummingbirds, so they incredibly diverse.
They also out-eat most other birds! They feed nearly every 10 to 15 minutes. Which means that they visit anywhere between a thousand to 2 thousand flowers every single day!
I'm in awe.
However, Hummingbirds don't only drink nectar, but they also snack on small insects such as, ants, mosquitoes (YAY!), wasps, and beetles.
As genes are passed down to generation after generation, typically there are obvious features that are passed on.
There's a reason why when you gaze at old family photos, you see a little bit of yourself in each person.
Certain traits that are passed onto nearly every generation, even some that may skip a generation or two are most likely the dominant alleles vs the recessive genes.
A perfect example of a dominant allele would be a widow's peak hairline. So if you're curious, or anxious about developing one in the future, ask your family or take a look at some old photos, you're likely to find your answer in one of those two places.
Sequoiadendron giganteum '(giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply big tree) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron. Giant sequoias are the most massive individual trees in the world and grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) with trunk diameters ranging from 6–8 m (20–26 ft).'
Truth be told, the name Sequoia was given by an Austrian botanist by the name of Stephan Endlicher, in 1847. Yet, he didn't have any specific reason to choose this name in particular, and there seems to be no record what so ever of anyone conversing with him about it.
'The most common modern guess is that Endlicher, a published linguist, sinologist, philologist, as well as a systematic botanist, named the genus in honor of Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee writing system, now known as Sequoyan. Beginning in the 1860s, it was suggested that the name is instead a derivation from the Latin word for "sequence", since the species was thought to be a follower or remnant of massive ancient, extinct species, and thus the next in a sequence.'
Definitely interesting information. Hmm.
More commonly known as Mussels, is actually several families of bivalve mollusks, all from saltwater and freshwater habitats.
Redditor user gangbangkang explained that:
"a single freshwater mussel can filter 5-10 gallons of water per day. By feeding on microscopic particles that cause turbidity, freshwater mussels remove vast quantities of algae, bacteria, nitrogen, phosphorus and other chemical compounds in the river. What they don’t use is repackaged into little organic baskets of food for organisms like aquatic insects, which are valuable food items for fish, or aquatic fungi that facilitate decomposition processes in the river", as he shared the picture via a Reddit thread.
"Mussels may not look very exciting, but they sure are important within certain ecosystems."
The truth is obvious in the picture!
Cactuses are some of the most resilient plants on the planet.
They are similar to trees in the sense that they easily outlive human beings.
Two of the longest-living species is the Saguaro, which is 200 years old, and also the Mexican Giant Cardon, at 300 years old.
With the Cactaceae family having over 1750 different species, the Cardon took the Guinness Book Of World Record at 63 feet tall.
The Saguaro however, can reach up to 60 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 3200 to 4800 pounds when completely hydrated.
William Utermohlen was a U.K.-basked American artist, he was ultimately diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995.
As you could guess, this was a very difficult diagnosis and illness to digest. However, prior to his death in 2007, Utermohlen spent the last of his memory on a heart-shattering final series of self-portraits.
Over the course of his disease, his mind obviously began to deteriorate, through a 5 year span, he seemingly documented the slow, but gradual decay of his mind inside of his self-portraits.
His art was even showcased for med students to use as learning material. How profound.
Australia is the perfect example that a forest fire isn't the last story a forest will have. In fact it can be more so linked to a new beginning. A chance to start over, fresh, a clean slate. That also means new vegetation, and greenery to spread in the blackened areas. Did you know there are plenty of seeds stored in the floor of a forest? Plenty enough to germinate after a tragedy like a fire.
Meanwhile branches will sprout form the basal buds of what we thought were entirely dead trees.
Even more so, certain plant species actually need blazes to grow. Jack Pines are the perfect example of that, lodgepole pines are tightly sealed with a resin like substance that can only be removed at very high temps. WOW!
Referred to as the 'paparazzi scarf' has been a hot commodity in the celebrity world.
Hollywood's easy targets like Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz, and Nick Jonas were all spotted wearing one. It seems that the ISHU scarf is infused with thousands of nano-spherical crystals that ultimately reflect the light from a camera's stunning flash back and direct it back into the camera.
Resulting in the person wearing the scarf turning into a shadow while the scarf is illuminated.
The American public school system runs from around the middle/end of August until the middle of May, this poor kiddo will definitely get used to his new reality. Plus, throw in the holiday breaks in there and he will be a-okay!
Majestic Lions can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh around 550lbs total.
As they take down their prey, the muscular feline can run up to 50mph, as well as leap as far as 36 feet! Which is literally almost the entire length of a school bus.
In addition to all of that, their roar can be heard as far as 5 miles away. Incredible!
Peruvian guinea pigs are absolutely adorable, especially since their most noticeable feature is their shiny coats, which can grow up to 2 feet long. But, they are some very high maintenance pets.
Their fur-coat needs to be thoroughly brushed every single day, they must be tangle free and clean. So that also includes trimming the hair as well. Before you run out and grab one of this cute little fur-balls as a pet, be sure you're willing to be diligent on taking care of it's delicate fur.
"Tigers have large paws and sharp, retractable claws (they can hide their claws). They use them for killing of the prey and for fight with other tigers. Print of tiger paw is called pug mark."
Obviously Tigers are just like overgrown domestic kitty cats in some ways, they'll lick humans that they've become fond of, entirely out of affection.
Tigers also really love water unlike most other felines.
Reddit user u/vpsj is actually the one pictured in the images, explained in a thread titled r/space, "I had never actually seen the Milky Way with my own eyes, living in central India all my life in a very light-polluted city of over 2 million people.”
Because of that fact alone, “one night I took my camera out to the roof, clicked 120+ shots, and this was the result.”
I think I'll always be amazed at the amount of people on this planet that have never actually truly seen the stars, or the milky way.
As a rural resident my entire life, the stars are the best part about summer and I stand underneath them as often as I possibly can.
When things are visually compared in this way, it truly shows you the reality of all of those who have ultimately lost their lives to drugs, just how easy it was to take things too far.
It breaks my heart.
Honeys natural flavor is completely dependent on the nectar that the bees extract from the flowers that they pollinate.
There are over 300 honey types in the U.S. alone, and each come from a variety of different flowers and plants.
Per the National Honey Board, "as a general rule, light-colored honey is milder in taste and dark-colored honey is stronger."
If you're considering losing weight, it's incredibly important that you speak to your doctor about your methods of how and why before you begin.
Most often they'll recommend 30 minutes of walking per day to introduce your body into exercising again.
It's also important to make sure you're taking care of your gut health, that means drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated, pairing probiotics with antibiotics, and eating well.
While you lose weight, you're giving your body a chance to decrease your risk of contracting diabetes, getting heart disease, and certain types of cancer as well.
Another big challenge after losing a decent amount of weight is actually keeping the weight off. With that, it requires you to completely revamp your lifestyle. Cutting down on junk food, cheat days, staying mindful of what you eat and how much of it that you eat.
Essentially you completely retrain your brain on how it thinks about food.
Harvard Medical School offers a few tips and tricks to stay present during meal time, "begin with a shopping list, eat when hungry, opt for a small portion, and take small bites. Most importantly, bring all your senses to the meal and enjoy every minute of it."
One earthquake triggered a ripple effect. On May 18, 1980, that single earthquake triggered the largest landslide ever recorded in Washington State. Then that caused the central vent to erupt, which stole 57 lives.
U.S. 39th President Jimmy Carter observed the damage and spoke of it, "Someone said this area looked like a moonscape. But the moon looks more like a golf course compared to what's up there."
He wasn't wrong, the land resembled an eery apocalyptic wasteland, several hundreds of square miles were nothing but ash. The damage estimated to be over 1 billion U.S. dollars.
Blue whales are by far the largest animals to exist on our planet today. They can be up to 100 feet long and weigh up to 200 tons.
Their skeletons alone can weigh 18 tons, along with their skulls themselves weighing a staggering near entire fourth of their whole body weight.
In London, the Natural History Museum is home to a blue whale specimen that has a span of 25 meters.
Are you curious how they got the skeleton into the building? I was too!
They actually removed the Victorian doors altogether just to fit the gigantic skeleton through them. Head of Conservation, Lorraine Cornish said that “everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief once it was safely delivered.”
There's this wide idea that personal individual cars take up too much space in comparison to public transport, and even bicycles.
So much so, a similar visual was posted on the side of a bus, which circulated in London in the 1960's.
Even more, someone created a visual chart to help you to better see how much space is saved on the road when you travel on foot, or choose to ride the bus over a regular car.
The data says, that cyclists use a mere 7% of the space that the owner of a car does, while someone who is traveling on foot uses as little as 2% of the space that a car does.
"Quetzalcoatlus northropi is a pterosaur most commonly known from the Late Cretaceous of North America (Maastrichtian stage) and they are one of the biggest known flying animals of all time. They get their name from the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl."
"The very first Quetzalcoatlus fossils that were discovered in Texas at Big Bend National Park (dated to around 68 million years ago) in 1971 by Douglas A. Lawson, a geology graduate student from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin."
"Recent estimates put the wingspan of Quetzalcoatlus between 33 and 36 feet (10 to 11 meters). It would have been at least 9.8 feet (3 meters) tall. Early on, scientists stated that its weight could have been as low 150 pounds (70 kilograms), but recent research shows that it probably weighed 440 to 550 pounds (200 to 250 kilograms)," per Bored Panda.
Woah, this is one intimidating bird!
There are over 2,000 species of starfish that exist. And if you think the ones with 4 or 6 arms are strange, can you imagine ones with 10, 20, or even 40 arms? Well, let your imagination run wild, because they exist!
The starfish you see the most often, think 'Patrick' from Spongebob Squarepants, has 5 arms.
One more interesting fact before you scroll on, scientists are giving an honest effort to be able to rename starfish as sea stars, because they're definitely not fish!
If you're considering visiting the good ol' city of Seattle, there are some things you should keep in mind about the weather there.
Seattle summers are short, warm, and dry.
However Seattle winters are extremely cold, wet and very cloudy.
Per Weather Spark, the best time you could possibly visit Seattle, is beginning in early July to late August.
Be sure that you enjoy lots of rain! Rain literally falls all year round in Seattle. But you can certainly expect the most to fall during the 31 days directly around November 21st. And to be more specific, the least rain typically falls around July 29th.
So be sure that you pack a light jacket, and an umbrella, maybe even some rain boots too!
Porvoo is actually the second-oldest city in the country, and it's origins dates back to nearly 800 years ago.
The city has been an abundant source of inspiration to the artists of Finland, for literal centuries.
The houses that are red shore homes in the painting were mostly used to store merchandise from other exotic countries. Today though, they are one of the city's main tourist attractions.
This purse is surely made similarly to the anti-paparazzi scarf that uses retro-reflective materials.
These are plastic like textiles, that reflect light back to its original source.
If you've ever been driving your car down a highway, and came up onto a road sign that is quite a ways away from you yet, but you've seen it illuminated, then you've encountered retro-reflective material before in your lifetime.
Purposeful reflective material in fact reflects much more light back at the camera than your every day fabrics do.
To be technical in a world that may or may not be asking you to be, it in truth, tricks the camera and the material sends out a 'pre-flash' prior to the main flash. And because of that it causes the camera to thinking the scene is a lot more bright than it actually is.
The camera will then expose "correctly", but then will be "incorrect" for anything else that you may be taking a picture of.
NASA's Hubble Telescope is most known for the iconic photo called, "The Pillars of Creation" which was taken in 1995.
NASA has stated multiple times that this mind-boggling infrared image showcases "the very ends of the pillars that are dense knots of dust and gas." that were ultimately found in a cluster of massive but still very young, stars in the Eagle Nebula.
Felicia Chou is the Public Affairs Officer for Astrophysics, and she said, “NASA seeks to unravel the secrets of our universe, its origins, evolution, and search for life among the stars.”
Could Bowie have been right about, “a starman waiting in the sky” who’s reluctant to meet us because he’d blow our minds?"
The physical state of New South Wales in Australia was completely overtaken by bushfires for more than 240 days in a row at the end of 2019 into early 2020.
The catastrophic fires affected every state in Australia. It destroyed over 3,000 homes. Took 28 people's lives. But ultimately, affected up to a billion animals and scorched their homes. New South Wales was absolutely hit the hardest.
The terrible fires were officially contained on February 13th, of 2020. Partially due to the torrential rains that ended up flooding the areas that were burnt.
It absolutely would not be the first time that mother nature has served it's purpose as a source of inspiration for human intervention.
High speed trains are talked about being designed with the kingfisher's beak structure in the forefront of the mind. In order to simply avoid the louder noises from early bullet trains.
All the while, it's been speculated that geckos' unique ability to stick to surfaces could directly be related to the invention of Scotch tape in 1992.
Even more so, some believe that LED light bulbs could be based on fireflies, (I have not heard this one but it is very cool to consider!)
Per Business Insider, fireflies "have a unique exoskeleton that prevent the reflection and let most of the light out." Interesting, so very interesting.
If you're in retail or handle cash money in any capacity, you should know the ways to spot a counterfeit bill.
First, feel the texture. Even if you're not in the business of catching fake bills, you should still be able to feel the bill and know the difference between what is real and what is fake.
Second, not only feel but gaze at the ink on the bill, and the quality of the printing. Real currency has slightly raised ink that you can feel with your fingertips. And the quality of the printing is obviously very high.
Thirdly, use another bill in comparison, compare the series and dates of the bill as well. There should be some easily identifiable clues as to what may be off.
Also you should look closely at the bill, and see if you're able to see the red and blue fibers that are embedded into the paper too.
My state is commonly known for corn.
Another word for corn is maize, and the plant was domesticate from the teosinte plant in Central America, dating back to 9,000 years ago.
There are two solid theories on how exactly this happened.
The first, states that maize is merely a genetic mutation from teosinte and actually occured in the lowlands of Guatemala.
The second, seemingly argues that it originated in the highlands of Mexico as a hybrid of teosinte and early-staged the domestication of corn.
Certain scientists even believe that maize could have been domesticated by gatherers and hunters, thousands of years prior to it becoming a main staple in the human diet.
It's said that corn spread out from Mexico via the networks of trade. That it was used as a staple food in what is now the southwestern part of the U.S., nearly 3,200 years ago. Then appeared in the eastern U.S. somewhere around 2,100 years ago.
Six different types of corn exist, dent, flint, pod, popcorn, flour, and of course sweet corn.
Landscaping is an art form that gained popularity back in the 18th and 19th centuries, prominently in Europe as they were embraced by Romantic painters.
They viewed landscapes as allegories, packed full of "mythic significance" and because of that, reacted to the scientific advances of the era.
All the while in the U.S., landscaping gained popularity in the early parts of the 19th century.
The idealized versions were represented in the embodied belief that America was full of prospect and opportunity.