Pink Grasshopper….!!!!!

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The insect was found by 11-year-old Daniel Tate who thought it was a flower until he saw it jump and then he realised it was a grasshopper.The insect was later identified by wildlife officers as an adult female common green grasshopper, which has been born pink.

Daniel, who attended the wildlife event at Seaton Marshes, near Sidmouth, Devon, with his great grandfather, said: “I was looking for grasshoppers when I saw something pink.
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Carrier Pigeon 'Faster' Than Internet Broadband

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A South African information technology company on Wednesday claimed it was quicker for them to transmit data with the pigeon than to send it using Telkom, the country’s leading internet service provider.Internet speed and connectivity in Africa’s largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.

The 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 50 miles from Unlimited IT’s offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card strapped to his leg.Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds – the time it took for only four per cent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.

SAPA said Unlimited IT performed the stunt after becoming frustrated with slow internet transmission times.The company has 11 call-centres around the country and regularly sends data to its other branches.
Internet speed is expected to improve once a new 17,000km underwater fibre optic cable linking southern and East Africa to other networks becomes operational before South Africa hosts the World Cup next year.

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Carrier Pigeon 'Faster' Than Internet Broadband

PD*29861783

A South African information technology company on Wednesday claimed it was quicker for them to transmit data with the pigeon than to send it using Telkom, the country’s leading internet service provider.Internet speed and connectivity in Africa’s largest economy are poor because of a bandwidth shortage. It is also expensive.

The 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 50 miles from Unlimited IT’s offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card strapped to his leg.Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds – the time it took for only four per cent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.

SAPA said Unlimited IT performed the stunt after becoming frustrated with slow internet transmission times.The company has 11 call-centres around the country and regularly sends data to its other branches.
Internet speed is expected to improve once a new 17,000km underwater fibre optic cable linking southern and East Africa to other networks becomes operational before South Africa hosts the World Cup next year.

(source)

Cesar Millan And Scooby-Doo Share a Birthday Cake

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Is it possible we could’ve missed such a huge milestone? Scooby-Doo celebrated his 40th birthday on Monday!

Stranger still, Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan also turned 40 and even shared a cake with the Mystery Machine mutt at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, California to commemorate the occasion. The Cartoon Network also gave $10,000 to Millan’s charitable foundation, and more than 40,000 Snausages Scooby Snacks were donated.

Now the question is, will Scooby still be able to outrun those cartoon monsters when he’s over the hill and needs a cane?

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Chimpanzees Develop ‘Specialized Tool Kits’ To Catch Army Ants

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Chimpanzees in the Congo have developed specialised ‘tool kits’ to forage for army ants, reveals new research published today in the American Journal of Primatology. This not only provides the first direct evidence of multiple tool use in this context, but suggests that chimpanzees have developed a ’sustainable’ way of harvesting food.

A team from the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, led by Dr Crickette Sanz, studied several communities of chimpanzee throughout the Nouabalé-Ndoki national park in the Republic of Congo. After spending a collective 111 months in the Goualougo Triangle, the team recovered 1,060 tools and collected 25 video recordings of chimpanzees using them to forage for army ants
“The use of tool sets is rare and has most often been observed in great apes,” said Sanz. “Until now there have been no reports of regular use of more than one type of tool to prey upon army ants.”

It is already known that chimpanzees use tools when foraging for honey or collecting termites. However the variation in techniques and the relationship between the ants and the chimpanzees has perplexed scientists for decades.
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