Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tasmanian tiger-wolf : the extinct animal

The tasmanian tiger-wolf (thylacinus cynocephalus) was neither a tiger or wolf. This animal looked like wolf with tiger stripes on its back and tail but it was more closely related to kangaroos than to either tigers or wolf. The Tasmanian tiger-wolf was a marsupial.

Marsupials are found almost in Australia and certain surrounding islands such as tasmania. They died out in most of the rest of the world. It is believed that this animal became extinct on the mainland of Australia long ago because it could not compete for food with an introduced species, the dingo, a kind of wild dog.

An unknown disease decimated the remaining population in 1910. By 1933 it was believed that the species had become extinct in the wild. In 1936, the last known tasmanian tiger-wolf died in captivity. It is was called as Benjamin.

Although the species was believed extinct, reports of tiger-wolves in the wild continued. The species received protection from the Australian government, and the search to find any remaining tiger-wolves began. Expeditions in the 1930s, 40s and 60s found no tasmanian tiger-wolf.

However, possible evidence that the species was not extinct surfaced when it was claimed that a young male tasmanian tiger-wolf had been accidentally killed on the west coast of Tasmania in 1961. Had the tasmanian tiger-wolf survived in the wild all those years? Was this young male the last of his kind, or were there more survivors?

marsupial : the group of mammals whose young are born very undeveloped and must attach themselves after birth to the mother's milk glands, where they are usually protected by a pouch. Australia is known for its wide variety of marsupials, such as kangaroos, wombats, and bandicoots. The opossum, found in North and South America, is also a marsupial. Marsupials are known in Europe, Asia, and Africa only through ancient fossils.

source : bagheera

Lets travel to Egypt

Egypt is one of the most popular place for tourists to travel. People would love to visit Cairo and the Giza City. This is because one of the seven wonders in the ancient world which is The Great Pyramid of Khufu located here. It is the oldest and largest among three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the only one that survives substantially intact until now. The other two pyramids are:
  • Great pyramid of Khafre
  • Great Pyramid of Menkaure

  • The Great Pyramid of Khufu also called The Pyramid of Giza or The Great Pyramid of Cheops. It is believed that this pyramid was built as a tomb for forth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek). This pyramid was constructed over 20 years period concluding around 2551 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

    Originally the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface, and what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories regarding the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

    How about its height?
    Well, it is believed that at the time of construction, the original height of this pyramid was 146.478 metres (480.57 ft). Because of erosion and absense of its pyramidion, the current height of this pyramid is 138.75 metres (455.22 ft).

    The pyramid has three burial chambers. The first is underground, carved into bedrock. The second, aboveground chamber was called the queen's chamber by early explorers. We now know it was never intended to house one of Khufu's wives but perhaps a sacred statue of the king himself. The third is the king's chamber, which held a red granite sarcophagus placed almost exactly at the center of the pyramid.

    The king's chamber is accessed via the 26-foot-high (8-meter-high) Grand Gallery, which was sealed off from thieves by sliding granite blocking systems.

    The Great Pyramid was the centerpiece of an elaborate complex, which included several small pyramids, five boat pits, a mortuary temple, a causeway, a valley temple, and many flat-roofed tombs for officials and some members of the royal family.

    source: wikipedia,national goegraphic

    Tuesday, February 9, 2010

    one-eyed baby!

    Baby with one eyed at his forehead was born in Israel..Poor this innocent little kid..Some people says it is dajjal..but nobody knows the truth..For sure, Dajjal will travel the whole world except Makkah and Madinah..So, all of us must be aware and should not be asleep..!

    Thursday, February 4, 2010


    LIGER...What do you think liger is??Some kind of food??anime??Games??You are totally wrong! Well, liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress. Ligers own characteristics from both species. Ligers love to swim which is characteristic of tigers and very sosialable just like lions. However, this ligers only exist in captivity because lions and tigers live in different regions and would never breed voluntarily in the wild. The ligers often has a very limited life span.

    Just take a look at the picture =)

    liger..so cute ^^ i want to own it...hehehe

    again...cute liger...

    so small this girl compared with the liger..

    Do you want to own it?