Weather dependent, North America will be treated to a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning. What makes this eclipse rare is that it coincides with the winter solstice, a feat that has not occurred in over 350 years.
"In 1927, Felix the Cat became the first official parade balloon. Macy's filled the rubber animal with helium but didn't have a plan for deflating it when the parade was done, so Felix was just released into the air. He popped, of course, so the next year officials released balloons again, but incorporated release valves designed to let the helium leak out slowly over the course of a week. The balloons' release received much publicity; Macy's claimed that they would float hundreds of miles away from New York before landing softly in fields or people's yards. Stitched into balloons was a return address, and those who found one could return it to Macy's for a $100 reward. Unfortunately their flights weren't so peaceful. Out of five balloons, three landed in Long Island (one was torn to pieces by neighbors competing for the prize), one drifted into the East River, and one floated out to sea never to return. Stubbornly, Macy's tried the balloon release again, but in 1932 an errant balloon wrapped itself around a passing airplane's wing, sending it into a tailspin." Earth Cam
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine is an intimate encounter with the 96-year-old sculptress that includes film and video archive of Bourgeois’s life and art. American filmmakers, Amei Wallach (in her directorial debut) and Marion Cajori (who died of cancer shortly before the film was completed), focus on interviewing Bourgeois in her Brooklyn studio, along with her son Jean-Louis and long-time assistant Jerry Gorovoy.
The Pug A smallbreed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Pug puppies are often called puglets. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, and a compact square body with well-developed muscle. They have been described as multum in parvo ("much in little"), referring to the Pug's personality and small size. Known in Ancient China as "Lo-Sze", they may have been responsible for both the modern Pekinese and King Charles Spaniel.
Two white tigers, Rico and Kico, were born at Germany's Serengeti-Park zoo on March 8. According to The Times, the cubs are being hand-reared by surrogate parents after their tiger parents, Bianca and Paul, rejected them. See how the cubs are coming along now!
White tiger cubs at play Toronto Sun - Apr 21, 2010 Two white Tiger cubs named Rico and Kico were born on March 8, 2010 at the private safari park and they will be raised with bottled milk by keeper Regina ...
It was a hard week for news. A massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that started on April 20, 2010. The spill followed a blowout that caused an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, which then sank off the coast of Louisiana
Plants You Can't Kill (PHOTOS) Commonly used for medicinal purposes, aloe is also a cute plant you can easily grow in your own home. It does well in a room with bright light and only needs to be watered every two to three weeks. What's more, you can break open its plump leaves and use the gel inside to help heal burns and wounds.
Once teetering on the brink of extinction, California brown pelicans are now flourishing.