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The Bryce Canyon Amphitheater, Utah, USA  (photo from Wikipedia)
"A hellava place to lose a cow."  Ebenezer Bryce

The Bryce Canyon Amphitheater, Utah, USA  (photo from Wikipedia)

"A hellava place to lose a cow."  Ebenezer Bryce

Serious People, the Bryces (dailykos.com)
One of the first Mormon settlers in the area and the man the canyon came to be named after was Scottish shipyard carpenter Ebenezer Bryce. He  built a track to help transport the timber he was harvesting in the area and the visitors who used it began to call the canyon at the end of the track Bryce’s Canyon.
It may be apocryphal, but Ebenezer is said to have told an admirer of the hoodoos, “It’s a hell of a place to lose a cow”. Even though he and his family moved away from the area to Arizona, his name will always be associated with the place.
The Canyon isn’t his only claim to fame – he designed the oldest Mormon chapel still in continuous use, Pine Valley Chapel, even though he had never designed one before. He did it on the condition that he was allowed to build it like a ship.

Serious People, the Bryces (dailykos.com)

One of the first Mormon settlers in the area and the man the canyon came to be named after was Scottish shipyard carpenter Ebenezer Bryce. He  built a track to help transport the timber he was harvesting in the area and the visitors who used it began to call the canyon at the end of the track Bryce’s Canyon.

It may be apocryphal, but Ebenezer is said to have told an admirer of the hoodoos, “It’s a hell of a place to lose a cow”. Even though he and his family moved away from the area to Arizona, his name will always be associated with the place.

The Canyon isn’t his only claim to fame – he designed the oldest Mormon chapel still in continuous use, Pine Valley Chapel, even though he had never designed one before. He did it on the condition that he was allowed to build it like a ship.

Lome Market - for your spell and potion needs

Lome Market - for your spell and potion needs


The crown, the scepter and the orb were commonly associated with Henry VII.
NEWS: Rare Crusade-Era Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

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The crown, the scepter and the orb were commonly associated with Henry VII.

NEWS: Rare Crusade-Era Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

UNIVERSITY OF PISA
Earliest Case of Down Syndrome Found in Medieval Cemetery
The skull of a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France shows signs of Down syndrome; for instance, the skull was short and broad, and flattened at the base.
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Earliest Case of Down Syndrome Found in Medieval Cemetery

The skull of a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France shows signs of Down syndrome; for instance, the skull was short and broad, and flattened at the base.

RIVOLLAT ET AL./ELSEVIER

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Limzy Wei: Flowergirls

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Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.

Brace for Record Heat as El Nino Approaches

From 1979 to 2003, more than 8,000 people died from exposure to excessive heat in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More people died from heat during that period than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

People who are in good shape deal better with the heat, because they sweat sooner and more and they have better blood flow to the skin. But even if you’re healthy and fit, exercising in the heat can push you over the edge.

Experts recommend drinking plenty of fluids and exercising indoors on the hottest days. Hit the trails or pound the pavement at the coolest time of day, usually in the early morning. And watch for your area’s heat index, which combines temperatures with humidity levels to give a more accurate idea of how your body will respond to the day’s conditions.

http://news.discovery.com/human/health/heat-wave-dangerous-120705.htm

The tailed flambeau butterfly, Marpesia petreus.

The tailed flambeau butterfly, Marpesia petreus.

"Downton Abbey" costumes at FIDM’s Television Costume exhibit  (AP Photo)

"Downton Abbey" costumes at FIDM’s Television Costume exhibit  (AP Photo)

Insect olympians: the breathtaking synchronised gymnastic display of caterpillars captured on camera by dailymail.co.uk

Insect olympians: the breathtaking synchronised gymnastic display of caterpillars captured on camera by dailymail.co.uk

Tears of Stars - by Hitoshi Ozaki

Tears of Stars - by Hitoshi Ozaki

Raccoon Refresher

Raccoon Refresher

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spirit nest by jayson fann

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spirit nest by jayson fann