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We often get to hear tales of mighty men and wonderful women becoming heroes and performing amazing life saving acts While we love to hear about acts of selfless help like those, it’s also great to hear about members of the animal kingdom engaging in acts of heroism. Here are 5 such feats that are sure to warm your heart.
Willie The Parrot
A small green parrot named Willie became a hero in Denver when he saved the life of a two-year-old toddler, Hanna Kuusk. In November, 2009, Megan Howard was babysitting Hannah. Megan brought along her usually quiet little parrot. Hannah was having breakfast with Willie keeping her company in the kitchen. Megan left the kitchen for a little bit. Not long after, Megan heard Willie cried out, “Mama, baby!” Megan ran back to the kitchen to find Willie squawking and frantically flapping his wings. Hannah was choking on her breakfast, her face already turning blue. Megan quickly performed the Heimlich maneuver on Hannah just in time. If it were not for Willie’s remarkable warning, it would have been too late.
Gimpy The Seal
Gimpy the elephant seal arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach in 1994 with a severe trauma to the head that caused her left side to be paralyzed with impaired vision. Through the gentle care from the staff, she overcame her injuries and was nursed back to health. The severity of her injuries left her slower and less coordinated than the other seals, but that did not dampen her spirits. One day, a volunteer went into a pen of seal pups to clean. When he slipped and fell, an aggressive seal came toward him, followed by band of noisy seals. He was in danger of being bitten severely. Gimpy came along and fended off the seals, protecting the volunteer and allowing him to escape.
Shana the Dog
Shana was a sick half German shepherd, half wolf puppy who was only two weeks old when she was rescued by an elderly couple, Eve and Normal Fertig from Alden, New York. The Fertigs ran a sanctuary on their property. They were out doing their usual rescue work on their property when a raging storm hit the area, cutting power and blowing down trees all around them. The Furtigs were stranded in the cold and rain, they were at least 200 feet from their home, and the trees blocked their way. Shana found them and started to dig a tunnel, big enough so the Fertigs were able to get out and back into their home. With no power and heat, Shana was their only source of warmth in the house until rescuers found them.
Tara the Cat
Tara became a feline heroine when she fought off a ferocious dog who attacked little Jeremy Triantafilo in Bakersfield, CA. Jeremy was playing outside of his house on his tiny bike when a dog sneaked up from behind and grab the boys’ leg, pulling him down. Within seconds, Tara dashed out of nowhere and lunged head-first into the dog, fighting a dog several times her size and chasing him away. Jeremy was rushed to emergency where he got 10 stitches for the bites. Tara’s selfless act of bravery prevented the injury from being worse.
Stubby the Dog
Stubby was a stray found by Private J. Robert Conroy of the U.S. infantry in WWI. Pets were not allowed, but Stubby was smart and boosted morale in the company. He even learned to “salute” with his right paw over his right eyebrow. He joined the troops in battle where he developed a keen sense of danger, warning his comrades of gas attacks and finding wounded soldiers. When the enemy sent a spy to scout the layout of the Allied trenches, Stubby attacked and held him until the U.S. soldiers came. He was truly a war hero.
Which story touched you the most? Comment below and let us know. Also feel free to share stories of other heroic animals.
Everyone is fascinated by bats. There are a lot of myths and legends about them. Whether it be the association with vampires or swarm of them in horror movies. They sometimes get a bad rap. We’d like to set the record straight and have listed 10 things we bet you might not have known about these nocturnal flying creatures.
The vast majority of people realize that bats utilize echolocation to move around their surroundings. We likewise realize that this method is not entirely one of a kind to simply bats. Different creatures like Whales, Dolphins, and even some mice use this aptitude as well.
1. They Are Expert Hunters
For the longest time, it was accepted that bats could recognize prey that was not moving. This was a gigantic disadvantage for the winged animals. Along these lines, most bugs would stay totally still in the event that they knew a bat was hunting them. A bat from South America discredited this hypothesis, then again, research uncovered that bats have the capacity to recognize motionless insects.
2. Bats Do Not Rely On Their Sense Of Smell
Most bats stick to a eating routine of simply natural products, yet how is their food source discovered when they only come out after dark? It was believed that they utilize their nose to find plants since echolocation is unreliable in the dark. Shockingly, that is not the situation. Bats really utilize the sound that is given off from plants to focus on their location.
3. Bats Are Better Singers Than Opera Singers
Bats can deliver ultrasonic tweets which can surpass human listening capabilities. Bat chirps can range up to 160 kilohertz (kHz) while tweeting and people can only hear up to 20 kHz. Soprano vocalists can only reach notes of approximately 1.76 kHz.
4. They Have Super Sonic Hearing
Look at those ears! The ears of a bat does not normally get much credit. A great many people concentrate on the commotion that the creature can create, however a bats’ ears are pretty much as advantageous as its vocal box. Late studies have found that bats can modify the state of its ear so it can get diverse acoustic signs.
5. Bats Have Friends
Bats may not be simple on the eyes, however that does not mean they don’t have feelings. Shockingly, bats have a gathering of companions that they like to remain faithful to. When you see big swarms of bats, you expect that they are simply flying around heedlessly, however there are really smaller gatherings inside the bigger herd. They stay in contact by building specific vocal tones that only their group utilizes.
6. They Like To Keep In Touch
The majority of bats are nomadic and move together to evade predators. The way to their survival is correspondence. In any case, how do these winged animal stay in contact with one another? They develop a particular kind of vocal framework that every one of them can understand. By using the surface of leaves, bats can amplify sounds to 2 decibels.
7. They Use Their Wings For Echolocation
Not all bats are vocal. A few bats do not possess the ability to produce tweets or chirps. They have developed other approaches to utilize echolocation, essentially by fluttering their wings.
8. Their Whispers Can Kill
Bats are disadvantaged when it comes to discovering prey. Since they discover sustenance by utilizing echolocation, now and again, they reveal their location. Clueless insets have figured out how to respond when they distinguish a bats’ sonar, yet some bats have discovered another apparatus that permits them to become more productive hunters. Bats that have longer tongues have the ability to deliver sounds that are more inaudible than the normal bat, which permits them to sneak up on prey that would typically hear them advancing.
9. Their Muscles Are Super-Charged
This may come as a stun to a great many people but bats have probably the most effective muscles out of all vertebrates. The larynx of the bat could contract 200 times each second! Each time you flicker or blink, a bat has effectively contracted its larynx 100 times.
10.They Go Fishing
Likely the craziest truth of all is that bats chase fish. The fact that echolocation does not blend well with water, its amazing that bats can pull this off. Despite the fact that their echolocation isn’t successful, its still helpful. The sounds of water ripples brought about by fish can be heard by bats, despite the fact that they never really see the fish. By judging the swells and current of the water, bats have the capacity to focus on the fish. They have likewise been known to discover frogs utilizing the same method.
Bats fill the night sky with resonances of trills and squeaks, and we are currently starting to comprehend the secrets behind these winged animal. However, there are many different things about bats that have been found that demonstrate exactly how remarkable these creatures are.
Which of these facts did you already know? Which came as a surprise to you? Comment below and let us know how you feel about bats. Be sure to share this article with your friends who are a little…batty 😉
We all know that lemons are delicious to use in beverages, to flavor fish and poultry, and even just to eat on their own. What many people do not know is that the usefulness of lemons goes far beyond being a delicious snack or flavor enhancer. They’re the perfect all-natural option for cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, and much more. Read on to discover 20 new ways to use lemons!
1. Preserve fruits and vegetables by misting them with lemon juice. The acidity prevents browning, and can even revive wilted lettuce.
2. Mix up a 50/50 vinegar and water solution, then add 2-4 tablespoons of lemon juice to create an all-natural disinfectant cleaner.
3. Mix 1 cup lemon juice with ¼ cup water, mist hair until damp, then sit in the sun or under a hair dryer until dry for natural-looking highlights.
4. Mix a 50/50 lemon juice and water solution in a spray bottle for a streak-free mirror and window cleaner.
5. Add ¼ cup of lemon juice to your wash cycle to brighten whites.
6. Scrub faucets and handles in the bathroom with ½ lemon to remove soap scum and polish metals.
7. Create an all-natural teeth whitener by brushing with a paste of lemon juice and baking soda.
8. Boil a pot of water with cut lemon wedges and peels for a long-lasting home air freshener.
9. Rub wooden cutting boards with ½ lemon to disinfect and deodorize.
10. Dab warts with a cotton swab soaked in lemon juice several times a day to dissolve.
11. Rub fingernails and toenails with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice to remove stubborn polish stains.
12. Place cut lemon wedges in a small bowl of water, microwave for two minutes, then wipe out the microwave for easy cleaning and odor control.
13. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with ½ tablespoon of lemon juice to make your own furniture polish.
14. Run cut lemons and lemon peels through the garbage disposal to clean and deodorize.
15. Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda to clean stainless steel.
16. Pour undiluted lemon juice over minor cuts and scrapes to reduce bleeding and disinfect wounds.
17. Add 3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice to humidifiers to disinfect and release a fresh scent.
18. Even your skin tone by applying a mixture of 1 part lemon juice to 5 parts water to skin daily.
19. Spritz doorways, windows, and other insect entrance areas with lemon juice to keep ants and other bugs away.
20. Soothe poison ivy and alleviate the itch by applying lemon juice directly to the rash.
What’s your favorite use for lemons besides as a food product? Comment below and share these tips with your friends.