If you have ever watched a dolphin show you have probably seen the mammals tail-walking - A trick that the playful creatures are taught by their trainers. However, this phenomenon has rarely been seen in the wild - Until now and, you will be amazed to read how the skill was obtained.
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Earlier this week, hundreds of clowns donned in colorful outfits, painted faces and big red noses, took to the streets of Mexico City to the amazement and delight of the locals. The contingent of over 800, was in the city from October 18-21st, for the Annual International Clowns' Convention.
In October of 2009, NASA blasted the Cabeus crater on the Moon's South Pole with a rocket, to look for evidence of water. Called the LCROSS mission, it was considered a huge success, after 25 gallons of water was discovered. However, a closer look at the data transmitted has revealed, that not only is there much more water than previously believed, but also, other surprising elements.
Mention stone age and the image of a grizzly human, wearing an animal skin and chomping down on a raw hunk of meat, immediately comes to mind. However, paleontologists have recently revealed that while the first two may be accurate, the cavemen's diet may have been more balanced - one that included even bread.
On October 15th, the people of Switzerland celebrated with abandon, as the drill broke through the last piece of rock, finally connecting the two ends of the Gotthard Base Tunnel - The world's longest railway tunnel. The mammoth undertaking that cost about 10 billion USD took 2,600 workers, 12 years to accomplish - And, it's not done yet.
Siestas or mid-afternoon naps have traditionally been an important part of the Spanish culture, with most cities shutting down, while people snoozed, following a leisurely lunch. However, thanks to the busy modern lifestyle, it is starting to become an endangered custom. Now, a newly formed group entitled National Association of Friends of the Siesta, is attempting to revive the tradition with, a Siesta Competition.
Ever swam in a lake with benches and grass at the bottom - One where you have to float through trees and dive under bridges? In fact, if you close your eyes for a moment, it almost resembles a park in your neighborhood - Which is exactly what it is, for about six months a year.