Thursday, December 13, 2012

What You Don't Know About Squirrels

1. Squirrels can jump a distance of up to 20 feet. They have long, muscular hind legs and short front legs that work together to aid in leaping.

2. The hind legs of squirrels are double-jointed. This helps them run up and down trees quickly.

3. A male squirrel can smell a female in heat up to a mile away. Mating season is February through May with a 44-day gestation period. Typically 2-4 young are born per liter.

4. Squirrels have 5 toes on their back feet and 4 toes on their front. Their front toes are very sharp and help in gripping tree bark for climbing.

5. Squirrels in general are found on every continent except Antarctica and Australia.

6. Squirrels can fall up to 100 feet without hurting themselves. They'll use their tail both for balance and as a parachute.

7. The hibernating artic ground squirrel is the only warm-blooded mammal able to withstand body temperatures below freezing.

8. Squirrels eyes are positioned in such a way that they can see some things behind them.

Squirrels can be a big problem once they get into your property. Check out and learn how to keep squirrels away from your home and garden!

All About The Cross

1. The cross as a Christian symbol came into use as early as the 2nd century and the marking of a cross upon the forehead and the chest was regarded as a talisman against the powers of demons.

2. In the 4th century, Constantine the Great adopted the cross as the symbol of his banner.

3. The Feast of the Cross, an important Christian feast, is celebrated in 12 different dates in the calendar known as Great Feasts.

4. The world’s highest cross is the one located in Valle de los Caidos. This gigantic cross, with a height of 150-meter and can be seen as far as 32 km, is located near Madrid in Spain.

5. One of the biggest crosses in the world is the Millennium Cross in Skopje, Macedonia. It is 66 meters in height.

To know more interesting facts about the Cross, check out now!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What's In A Kitchen?

Food, people and pets are the primary germ carriers in your kitchen. Once the germs access it, they can go anywhere. Here are a few important facts about the unseen enemy in your kitchen that you should be aware about:

Kitchen Sink

Many people believe that the toilet is the dirtiest part of the home.  The truth is, your kitchen sink normally have 100,000 times more germs compared to your bathroom or your lavatory.

Kitchen Sponge

A used sponge in the kitchen can have thousands of bacteria in every square inch, like salmonella and E. coli. Its moist micro-crevices serve as a trap for microorganisms and are very hard to disinfect. Make sure to replace it on a regular basis.

Cutting Board

A chopping board contains about 200% more fecal bacteria than your toilet seat. Health experts suggest using separate cutting boards for fish, poultry, red meat and vegetables.

One effective way of protecting your family from these opportunistic germs is to have a dependable storage for all your kitchen stuff. Go to and choose the best storage cabinets for your kitchen!

Amazing Facts About Eyeglasses

Contrary to what many people believe, eyeglasses were used long before their adaptation by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s. In 1000 AD, the first eyeglasses were made in Italy using  quartz lenses and frames made from leather, metal, monocles and even bones. However, such glasses were used solely for magnification.

Today, modern eyeglasses are typically made from plastic instead of glass to avoid cracking as well as eye damage in case of accidents. The plastic is resistant to breaking or cracking and tend to snap and not shatter. 

Eyeglasses underwent many various evolution stages that range from the making of bifocals, fused bifocals, trifocals and multifocal lenses.

Most of the plastics being utilized to make eyeglasses nowadays have a chemical coating that make them resistant to glare, water and scratching.

Did you know that over 4 million pairs of eyeglasses are thrown away each year in North America? Make sure that the eyeglasses you buy for your kid is worth keeping. Check out and find tons of quality options to choose from!

How Can You Tell if a DVD Is Pirated?

Purchasing a discounted pirated movie is most likely prohibited in your area. Fortunately, pirated DVDs are easy to spot.  Here's how:

Pirated DVDs undercut the usual retail cost of a brand new DVD. Thus, if a movie sells for $5, it's most definitely just a pirated copy.

Look at the DVD cover for imperfections. A pirated DVD's cover art may look pixelated or just printed on a simple printer paper. Also, it may have spelling errors or incorrect fonts, Asian wordings or have a black and white print.

Check to see if the DVD contains bonus features. Legitimate DVDs routinely contain such bonus features as trailers, interviews, audio commentaries and animated menus. Typically, pirated movie discs contain just the movie itself. 

Look at the DVD packaging. The case must be wrapped in a transparent cellophane. The casing itself must have a security sticker seal. If the DVD is not wrapped or does not have the security sticker, it's most  likely a pirated version.

Take a look at the disc. The pirated ones usually look homemade and contain simple texts or sometimes without any label at all.

If you go as far as purchasing a suspicious DVD, you can play the film to know if it is pirated. Since pirated movies are frequently recorded using a video camera at the back of a theater, they usually have poor quality when it comes to picture and sound. You might also hear people talking inside the theater.

Only buy original DVD copies and make sure you organize them in a nice DVD storage cabinet. Check out and choose the best one that suits your taste!