Crazy Animals

I recently posted about the birds building a nest in my den, crazy huh? I didn’t think it could get anymore entertaining around here until yesterday. I was looking outside in my backyard and I caught another glimpse of a confused animal. This time it was a squirrel who kept attempting on jumping on a branch that could not support his weight. Take a look at it by clicking on the thumbnail below.

 

While writing this I thought of a unique story about an encounter that my grandfather had with a flying squirrel. I don’t remember exactly how the flying squirrel was found by him but the basic story is that he found this baby squirrel that he been living in his attic. It was old enough that if it was let back into the wild it would have trouble living, since it knew nothing about self-defense. So instead of him being put through those troubles my grandfather decided to keep him in the house and keep him as a pet. He acquired the name Radar. I remember eating dinner there and him flying from atop the curtains over the table and onto a bench that was on the other side of the room. After my grandfather illness worsened and my parents and I moved into his house my mother figured it probably wouldn’t be the best to have him in the house. Just to be safe since his natural instincts could kick in and she didn’t want me to have to get a rabbis shot. Radar was the adopted by my grandfathers girlfriends sister and carried out a long life with her.

Intersting Links:
An article on About.com about Flying Squirrels and keeping them as pets
An article on Exotic Nutritions also about Flying Squirrels and keeping them as pets
A video called “Weird Animal Fun: Feeding a Cute Little Flying Squirrel

The Diet Coke and Mentos Videos

Wow, I saw these videos a while back. It was very interesting what a bottle of diet coke and mentos could do together. Then due to EepyBird.com it became a phenomenon. I thought I’d list a couple of the videos that I found very interesting for your viewing pleasure! (Click on the thumbnail to see the video)

– The Original, consisting of 101 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and 500 Mentos mints.

– The Domino Effect, consisting of 251 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and 1,506 Mentos mints.

– Experiment #144: Super-Soaking Fountain, which consits of 180 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and over 1,000 Mentos mints.

And how about the ones that didn’t work? 

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Another iPhone Scare

Oh yes, I thought I’d lost my iPhone again! I haven’t had any problems with my iPhone since the scare with the volume. Until I tried to set my phone in my iHome and it just went blank. I took it back out and it wouldn’t respond to me trying to turn it back on.

The first thing I did was try to plug it in just to see for some reason the battery went dead, since it was sort-of on low juice. Nothing happend.

Then I plugged it into my computer, and just iTunes picked it up, but it said that it could not read “” iPhone. I was panicking at this point.

Finally the turning point, I had it plugged in and the held down the top button and home button at the same time for 15-30 seconds. Viola! The Apple logo popped up and I was back in business!

I hope this helped!! Good iPhone-ing to everyone!

iPhone is improving (Update 1.1.3)

I downloaded the firmware update 1.1.3 for my iPhone and read up on the new stuff, but there was one thing that was not mentioned.

The ability to drag and drop icons on the home screen. All you have to do it hold an icon down for a couple of seconds, then as you will notice the icons will begin to wiggle. When they wiggle you can drag and drop them where you would like, and you can have up to 8 pages on the home screen to put the icons.

The ability to add bookmarks from Safari to the home screen. When you’re viewing a page and you click on the “add bookmark” feature you can now choose to add the page to your bookmark list, to the home screen or email the link.

The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people. Now when you’re sending an SMS you can choose multiple numbers or contacts to send one to.

The ability for the iPhone to hold 75,000 SMS messages instead of 1,000. I text way to much, and I noticed that I had not had a warning to delete some of my text messages. I realized that they had bumped up the limit, not just a little bit but to 75,000. I still wonder why there is a limit to begin with.

The Google Maps application now can find your general location by using the towers. You can do this by going into the application and then clicking on the circle in the lower left corner. When you do this a circle pops up on your screen giving you your general location.

The Google Maps application now can display the hybrid map view. To view this go into the application and then click on the eye in the lower right corner. Once you hit this screen you can select from the following options: map view, satellite view, hybrid view and list view.

Rented movies can now be added. To do this all you have to do sync them to your iPhone like you would music or other videos.

To view the video for more detailed descriptions on apple.com click here.

Bugatti Veyron

I’m sure if you read my interests you noticed that I have exotic cars listed. When I was in 6th grade my interests peaked into cars and not just everyday cars but Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s.

A friend showed me this video a couple months ago of the Bugatti Veyron and it blew my mind. If you haven’t, it’s a must. In the video it explains what exactly the Veyron can do and what it’s equipped with. Towards the end of the video the car is actually driven to the maximum speed. What’s the magic number? 253mph, no lie. Watch for yourself:

Get a little more in depth on the Bugatti-Configurator, where you can choose what the exterior color and interior colors are, then view the car to your specifications.

Links:
The Veyron on Bugatti’s Official Website

Neat Flash Websites of 2007

I’ve been interested in flash websites for a while now and I found myself browsing through some. Here are the ones that I felt like were the most interesting that I’ve seen:

Good Things Should Never End – A never ending website, which has many fun features.

Get The Glass – Help a family reach the glass, through a board type of game.

Pet Moustache – Upload a photo of you or a friend, then grow, groom, cut and do many things to it to make it look the way you want. Then you may send it as a singing telegram to friends. (My Pet Moustache)

Don’t Click It – Is a research site, which is conducting whether or not users can resist to click on their site while “guiding” the mouse to what you want.

Daisy Marc Jacobs – Plant a daisy in the virtual field, play games, win prizes and learn about Daisy, the new fragrance by Marc Jacobs.

Quit Doing It– A website designed to target 18-24 year olds, educating them about cigarettes.

Xplored – A gallery of magic, haunted, and unusual places.

If this interests you I would suggest www.thefwa.com to find more “top” flash websites.

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

After watching the Geminids meteor shower in December I have been wondering when the next meteor shower would take place. The next meteor shower is actually taking place right now and has been since December 28th and will continue until January 7th. The maximum peak, when you will be able to see the most of them, is going to be on this Friday morning, January 4th, around 4-5. Be sure to take a look!

Here’s a video that shows the Geminids meteor shower that took place December 14/15, 2007:

Related links:
A list of 2008 meteor showers and view tips – http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/