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31. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Scientists have discovered an ancient ecosystem in Israel. At least eight new species have been found so far. It's a great find, but as the story mentions - this ecosystem has now been exposed to new factors (outside air, bacteria, etc.) that may have many negative affects.

Scientists Discover 8 New Species


The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has introduced two female whale sharks (Alice & Trixie) to their tank, in hopes that they will breed with the two males (Ralph & Norton) that the aquarium already houses. The mating, breeding and birthing habits of the whale shark are not well known. The two females where caught near Taiwan and law required they be turned over to the government. The aquarium tank was designed to hold up to six whale sharks. (The video is more informative than the written story.)

Whale Sharks
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32. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Despite the fact that almost 2,000 children are infected with AIDS each and every day, and organizations are at work in the world's poorest countires trying to prevent the spread of the disease and teach people how to practice safer sex, the Vatican had just released a report that condems contraception, amongst other things.

Vatican report

33. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

This isn't good as it will have a devastating affect on amphibians around the world - an important part of every eco-system. (Also sad after spending a few days in El Valle and having tree frogs everywhere.)

Amphibian Crisis in Panama

34. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member 152 posts) 10y

Isadora was named after a 4 legged chicken

35. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Fastest Pint Of Stout

Multiple record-holder Peter Dowdeswell drank a pint of Guinness stout in just 2.1 seconds at the Millwall Football Club, London, UK, on April 24, 2001. Dowdeswell (pictured in training for his speed eating) holds numerous records for gluttony – including fastest three-course meal (45 seconds!) and most hot dogs, including buns, eaten in three minutes (4 complete dogs). He began breaking records after he vowed to smash every beer-drinking record listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of Records!

Guinness Records

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 19, 2006 7:49 AM by Jase007 ]

36. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Inverting your contact lenses can give you a right stomach ache. Berk.

37. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

June 20th is World Refugee Day

38. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

June 20th is World Refugee Day

I didn't know that yesterday, but it was in the paper today!

39. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Koalas aren't bears as many people are led to believe. They aren't even related to bears.

40. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

The word "time" is the most common noun in the English language, according to the latest Oxford dictionary.
BBC article