Saturday, 6 April 2013

New spider as big as your face found in Sri Lanka

<<A new species of venomous tarantula has been discovered - and as spiders go it's pretty big!

The tarantula, named Poecilotheria rajaei, has legs that span 20cm.

It was tracked down in northern Sri Lanka, and it's thought to be one of several new species of tarantula discovered there.
The species is said to be related to the Goliath bird-eater, one of the world's largest spiders.

Habitat under threat
Peter Kirk, Chairman of the British Tarantula Society, told Newsround there are worries about the spiders' habitat.
You may have seen Peter on CBBC's Pet School where he was one of the Extreme Animal Experts.
"The tarantulas of Sri Lanka have been studied in some detail in the past by myself and other arachnologists (spider experts!)" Peter said.
"But we have never been able to visit the north or east of the island because of the civil war that was going on there."
"Now Ranil Nanayakkara - a researcher from Sri Lanka - has done just that. Unfortunately, Ranil has noted that much of this tarantula's natural habitat has been destroyed."
It means the spiders have had to move closer to human homes and villages, he added.>>

I'm far away from being a spiders fan. In fact, I am a little afraid of them, but I do not suffer from arachnophobia. 
I am just glad that this spider does not exist here in Portugal.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Bible

The Bible is a television miniseries based on the Bible. It is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and was broadcast weekly between March 3 and March 31, 2013 on History Channel. The first episode of the mini-series was seen by 13.1 million viewers, the largest cable television audience of 2013 to date.
The series covers "Genesis to Revelation" in "one grand narrative," within five two-hour parts, each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer-generated imagery. 
The cast is an "international ensemble" chosen to avoid "distract[ing] the audience with recognizable celebrities" and the role of Jesus was played by a portuguese actor called Diogo Morgado.
I am really proud of seeing a portuguese in an international role :) and I laugh a lot when i saw the next video!

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

1. The Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan

Image by SoulAD/Shutterstock

2. The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
The "tunnel" is actually a railway that transports wood to a local factory.
Image by Amos Chapple/Rex/Rex USA
3. The Crooked Forest in Poland:

No one knows for sure what made the trees grow like this, although most believe humans had something to do with it.
4. Ice Canyon, Greenland:
Source: Chasing Ice  /  via:

5. Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Image by Image Source/Rex USA

6. The Door To Hell, Turkmenistan

The "door" has been home to a 42 year old fire, fueled by the natural gas contained within the hole.

7. Chand Baori Well, India

The well has stood since the year 800, and was actually featured in The Dark Knight Rises.
Image by Googly Films

8. The Stone Forest, Madagascar

Image by POZZO DI BORGO Thomas/Shutterstock

9. Lapland, Finland

Image by Risto0/Shutterstock

10. Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia:

Image by Panoramic Images / Getty Images

11. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni stretches for over 4000 square miles, making it the world's largest salt flat.

12. The Wave, Utah

13. The Crystal Cave, Iceland

14. Lake Retba, Sengal

Source: SPL  /  via:

15. And Lake Hillier, Australia

The pink color is a result of the bacteria in the water.

16. The subway in Stockholm, Sweden

Source: Tobias Lindman  /  via:

17. The Blue Dragon River, Portugal

Source: Steve Richards  /  via: top-shot-man

18. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

Note the tiny, tiny man?
Image by Carsten Peter/National Geographic/Getty Images

19. Krakow, Poland

Source: Marcin Ryczek  /  via:

20. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, United States

Again, bacteria are responsible for the magnificent color of the spring.

21. Northern Lake Baikal, Russia

23. Tunnel of Light, Arizona

Via: meckimac

24. Dutch Flower Fields

Source: Peter Femto  /  via:

25. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

26. Bora Bora

27. Baja California Desert Riverbeds

28. Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia