Posted November 15, 2018 by Ron Callari

Fainting, or syncope, is usually caused by a lack of oxygen in the the brain. Symptoms often include falling down, blurred vision, and confusion. Possible causes include dehydration, low blood pressure, alcohol use, and/or diabetes.

Posted November 13, 2018 by Creature Features

The 'Iron Zoo' of painted pumpjacks near Coalinga, California adds a dash of animal magnetism to the industrial landscape in Fresno County.

Posted November 6, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

It was just over 100 years ago that a German Shepherd was born in Germany under the name Etzel von Oeringen. Little did anyone guess that this small pup, born during the ravages of World War I, was just starting on a life journey that would take him to the heights of stardom in the movies. Hollywood and the era if silent films were waiting for him-- as were the people of America.

Posted October 26, 2018 by Myra Per-Lee

The University of Sydney recently published findings that reveal canine color may have an impact on disease, ailments, and even lifespan of man's best friend.

Posted October 25, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

There was a time in China, around 2,300 years ago, when people of high status were entombed in crypts that would also contain the bodies of exotic animals and domestic livestock. Animals such as leopards, lynx, black bears, and cranes, among others, have been found in these tombs. Archaeologists working on a set of 12 burial pits were surprised to discover the remains of an unknown and extinct type of ape inside one of them.

Posted October 9, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

The Victorian Age has long been known for it's rigidity, formalness, and dedication to propriety. Perhaps that is why they needed cats to much -- so that they could let loose vicariously. Of course there was also no television or radio at the time and cats are very entertaining. I suppose that is the reason that one man to try to decipher the language of pussy cats which he produced for the world in a sort of dictionary.

Posted October 4, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

The legend of the White Buffalo has been a part of Native American folklore for more than two thousand years. It is the tale of the mystical White Buffalo Calf Woman and how she brought to them the prophecy of peace and balance for all people. The legend may vary from one tribe to another across the North American continent, but the basic message is always the same.

Posted September 20, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

On February 7, 1930 a lion cub was born at Goebel's Wild Animal Farm, an animal theme park and training facility in Thousand Oaks, California. Many of the wild animals there were destined for Hollywood to appear in movies. At the tender age of three weeks (!) this little lion cub was sold to Roscoe Turner, an airplane pilot, to help promote the Gilmore Oil Company. The cub was promptly named "Gilmore."