The first helicopter was invented on 14th September, 1939. A helicopter is a kind of flying vessel in which force and thrust is used by the rotating fans, allowing it to take off from the ground and fly in any desired direction.
Helicopters have a variety of uses in the modern world. They are used to carry soldiers for military purposes, flying ambulances for emergency relief for the patients in critical conditions, providing relief materials in case of severe natural calamities like floods and earthquakes and so on. What is more, during forest fires, helicopters are deployed to drop water sprays on the fire so as to extinguish them. Some huge helicopters are also used to lift houses and shift them from one place to the other.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of a helicopter is that it can fly backwards and even along the sideways path. They can even remain in the air at a particular spot without even moving a bit. A helicopter has a number of nicknames which include ‘chopper’, ‘whirly bird’ and even ‘copter’.
Fishes are beautiful creatures and have been living on earth even before the time of dinosaurs. There are more than 25,000 species of fish living across the stretch of oceans and many more are yet to be discovered. We even grow fishes in our homes for their mesmerizing beauty. They are of different colors, sizes and shapes. So they always catch hold of us with their electrifying beauty.
They have special breathing organs called gills, which are capable of accessing oxygen from water. They have a set of scales and fins that help them swim and survive under water. They can be omnivorous or carnivorous. The small fishes are omnivorous as they feed on both small plants and organisms. Big fishes feed on small fishes and other creatures in the water.
For the fishes that we grow in our aquarium, we feed them with food pellets made out of the flesh of other fishes enhanced with plant minerals. Also fishes live in packs and they may easily get homesick or feel bad about their living habitats. So in aquariums, fishes are always grown in pairs or as a group.
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Alligators are huge, carnivorous reptiles that can live both on land and water. They are close associates of the crocodile family. They live in fresh or brackish water sources, like swamps, rivers, canals, ponds, etc. Their tail is about half the length of their body and they feed on small fishes, insects, small animals, etc. Alligators can hold their breath for almost an hour and thus stay under water for a long time.
But these animal wonders have become an endangered species today. Many alligators are poached for its skin and meat nowadays. Poachers have started selling products like purses, belts, etc made from alligator skin leather. So this species is almost about to be wiped clean from the earth. In many countries like Florida, USA, India, Etc many organizations and animal lovers have joined hands to stop poaching and poaching is also declared as an illegal activity by all the governments of the world. While humans are poaching for its leather, other factors like loss of wetlands and drying up of lakes has also lead to the loss of many alligators. We must take initiatives to save this species from extinction.
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Penguins are flightless aquatic birds found in the Polar Regions. They are black and white colored with no wings but flippers that help them swim in the water. They are carnivorous and swim deep down into the water to catch their prey, fishes. They raise their young ones on the land and the father penguins play a major role in growing their children.
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Penguins are very soft natured and travel in large groups. They can easily be tamed and they do not hurt humans. Penguins have always been a wonderful subject of cartoons and animation movies. Many featured films like happy feet; Madagascar, etc depict the lives of penguin and have made us love the birds unconditionally. Today kids love watching penguins in cartoons and movies. They seem to fun loving, adventurous birds. But in real they are very quiet and calm.
The emperor penguins are the tallest and largest species, while the Gentoo penguins are the fastest and swim at the rate of 22 mph. The penguins have been living on the earth from the time of dinosaurs and these lucky birds have survived the mass extinction and are still birds of wonder for many of us.
Born in a weaver’s family in Genoa, Portugal Christopher Columbus grew into a man who discovered the new world, which was named as America. He was a brave explorer, who sailed across the Atlantic, amidst all odds and proved that the earth was round. While trying to find a direct water route from the west of Europe to Asia, he accidently landed on the land now called as the America.
On August of 1492, Columbus and his crew sailed in 3 ships called Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. They reached Bahamian islands and then he set off searching for precious stones, gold’s, spices, etc. But luck did not favor him and so he returned to Spain leaving his crew behind in America. After sailing through the Atlantic for the third time, he went back to America and made a settlement with his brother, leading to the formation of the new world.
He was the only explorer, who set out into the seas with much hope and determination of going round the world. He broke the pre-Columbian belief of the earth being a flat rectangular plate. Though he is no more his explorations and name stands still amidst all odds in our history.
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When you buy a new pup, it means you are bringing in a lot of happiness. You have bought in a new member to your family. He will definitely amaze you with his innocent mischiefs and will bring excitement to you in his path of learning’s. When I bought my dog years back as a pup, he was very gentle and was slow to learn things. He was always mad for the grass that grew in our garden. He made it a hobby to pull out the roots, much against the wishes of my grandmother and roll over them.
I started learning a lot of things from him. It was like we were growing old together. We spent some time chasing the birds. He was always there to talk to and with his smooth paws walked all around our house. He always appeared out of the blues whenever there was food on his bowl and guarded his bowl like it were his only universe. He loves running between our legs and was always at the door to welcome us.
Though he was quiet frightened by crackers, he still managed to cope up by hiding behind us when he was afraid. It was always fun to give him a bath as he always splashed and kicked all the water on us. Now that he is grown up into an adult dog, he is still our best friend and a good companion.
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Starfish are not actually real fishes, as the name suggests. They belong to the family of spiky skinned sea urchins and do not have any gills like other fishes do. They are of various colors, sizes and shapes, although they all resemble a star. There are more than 2000 species of starfishes and some species have more than 5 arms.
Starfishes have always been found in deeper parts of the ocean and along with coral reefs. They cannot survive in fresh water and live up to 40 years. One main aspect of a starfish is its ability to regenerate its lost arm. Hence they have been widely used as a model and test for study on organ regeneration or regrowth.
Starfishes sometimes give us the notion of watching stars in the sky. The resemblance between them is quiet high when they are witnessed over some illuminant starfishes. These wonders are now dwindling due to various reasons like global warming, death of coral reefs, etc. Hence we must work towards saving them as they are the only wonders of the ocean.
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It was a late evening and I was taken to a beach on one of my outdoor trips. It was a long walk from the road and I walked in the dry sand and suddenly had a view of the sea. The sky was orange and the sun was about to go into sleep mode. I was excited to see the sand turn moist with every step I took forward. As I ran towards the sea and stood on the sand, I could feel my feet burying into the soft sand each time a wave swept by me.
I could see some sea shells and sea stones scattered on the sand. I closed my eyes and listened to the soft, rhythmic sound of the frothy waves pounding on the beach sands. Each time when it drew back itself into the sea I could see the grains of sand wriggling in the salt water. I could see some families laughing, playing and running along in the sand. I sat down for a while watching the fun and the peaceful atmosphere around me.
As it started to turn dark, many stalls started showing up on the beach. I got up and started to walk towards the ocean, joined my family and started playing in the waters. As I returned home that day I felt a sense of longing for it. I missed the place and wanted t go back. Yes, I would definitely go back to the beach next time when I go out on a trip.
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A pig belongs to the genus Sus, and is a chordate, which means they have a skeletal framework like other animals.
Pigs are generally omnivorous animals, that is, they eat both flesh as well as plant materials. Their prime food consists of leaves, small plants, grass, fruits as well as flowers. One who rears pigs can also feed them with a combination of soya bean meal as well as corn. This particular diet imparts good strength to these animals, besides providing them with a huge lot of vitamins as well as minerals.
Pigs generally drink 4 to 5 gallons of water in a whole day. They produce huge quantities of milk from which, cheese and butter are made. Pigs also provide us with meat, which is consumed in most parts of the world.
Thus, in a nutshell, these little creatures are helpful in a huge number of ways. Some of the varieties of pigs include pot-bellied pig, domestic pig, wild boar, fetal pig etc.