Top Ten Strangest Animals

 My name is Josie I am going to be writing a post about the top ten strangest animals.  Now the animals might not be that strange to you but according to www.boredpanda.com and divaboo.com the animals I am about to tell you about are pretty strange.  I am going to start with number ten then go down.  I am going to be telling you about animals all over the world and even some that live in the ocean.

 

  1. The first one I am going to tell you about is the Fossa!  Fossas live in Madagascar.  The can grow up to be six feet long but half of its length comes from its tail.  The Fossa hunts at nighttime and daytime.  The Fossas eat lemurs, small animals, fish, birds and insects.  The Fossas like to live alone but they communicative through their scent glands on their chest and making noises.  The Fossas make sounds like, mews to attract a mate, they make sighs when they find their mate and The males yowl to impress the females.

 

  1.  The Tufted Deer is number nine. The Tufted Deer lives in south-eastern China. The Tufted Deer can grow up to five feet long and two feet tall.  The tufted Deer is most active at dawn and dusk.  They eat mostly grass and like to travel alone.  But during mating season they travel in pairs.  The mating season is September through December.  They are very quiet animals but during mating season they make a very loud barking noise to attract a mate.

  

  1. The Maned Wolf is number eight on the strange list.  The Maned Wolf lives in South America in grassy plains.  It has golden-red fur a long nose and pointy ears.  They also have very skinny and long legs.  The Maned Wolf hunts at dusk and dawn.  They eat loberia and small animals.  They like to live alone unless they have a mate.  Their mating season is from April to June.  The mamma wolf gives birth to three to five pups in June through September.  But the dad stays with the mom and the pups to provide food and protection until the pups are old enough to leave.

 

  1.  The Giant Soft Shelled Turtle lives in Southeast Asia. The turtle eats crustaceans,  molluscs and fish.  The giant soft shelled turtle nest June through August they lay twenty to forty five eggs. These animals are,very strange so there is very little known about them.

 

  1.  The Aye-aye lives Madagascar.  The Aye-aye is nocturnal and likes to live alone. They don’t really have a breeding season.  The momma gives birth in one hundred and sixty days to one hundred and seventy days.  The female will wait three years before she has another baby.  The Aye-aye is classified as a rodent.  The Aye-aye eats insects and fruits but insects make up seventy five percent of its diet.

 

  1.  The Irrawaddy Dolphin is like any other dolphin but with no beak.  They also have a bendy neck so it makes them have wrinkles behind their heads.  The irrawaddy dolphin live in freshwater in rivers that are connected to the Indo-Pacific Ocean.  They live in groups with no less than six and no more than fifteen in them.  The irrawaddy dolphin eats bony fish,  crustaceans,  cephalopods and fish eggs.  Their breeding season is from April to June.  They are pregnant for about forteen months and then won’t breed again till two years later.
  2.  The Dumbo Octopus lives in the deep open ocean.  They live in very very cold water.  There is not very many of the Dumbo Octopus but when they interact they do not have a hard time finding a mate.  The female will carry around the eggs in her sperm for a very long time.  They move very slow swimming with their ear like fins and steering with their arms their main predators are sharks and other hungry large fish.

 

  1.  The Blobfish lives in Australia.  They just float around and wait for a small fish to come by then they eat it.  They are very very lazy.  They lay thousands of eggs at once then the female just floats above them.  These blobfish are really rare and very little is know about them.

 

  1.  The Gerenuk live in Africa.  They have a very long and skinny neck and long and skinny legs.  The Gerenuk eat a lot of tree-foliage, shrubs, creepers and vines. There is no breeding season but the mamma is peragnate for seven to six months.  The mamma and the baby only stay together for a few weeks.  But the mom waits a few years before having another baby.

 

  1.  They Sunda Colugo live in the southern philippines.  They are flying lemurs. They only come out at night.  They eat leaves,  buds,  flowers and fruit.  Scientist are still trying to figure out there breeding season.

 

 Well there you go some of the top ten strangest.  Some of those animals I didn’t even knew existed.  My favorite animal was the manned wolf.  I thought it was super cute what was your favorite animal.  I hope you guys enjoyed reading it because I enjoyed writing it.  

Let see if you can figure out which animals are which

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Number one: Sunda Colugo Number two: Blob Fish                                     Number three: Aye aye Number four: Giant Soft Shelled Turtle                       Number five:  Dumbo Octopus  Number six: Tufted Deer                         Number seven: Irrawaddy Dolphin Number eight: Gerenuk                             Number nine: Fossa Number ten: Maned wolf

 

I got my information from  www.arkive.org

I got my images from  https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/explore/animals/57/fossa  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufted_deer  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/422705114999605046/  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/422705  http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/animals/aye-aye/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrawaddy_dolphin              http://tbanews.us/the-blobfish/                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerenuk  http://piperwhat.blogspot.com/2015/11/post-12-deformed-squirrel.html

Top Ten Halloween Candies

candyzHalloween is an exciting time of the year.  Children like to dress up as characters or other things and go trick-or-treating.  Some adults like to stay at home and hand out candy.  Both of those may be fun, but most people think that the best part of Halloween is the candy.  Kids love getting candy for their costumes every year.  The question is, do you know what America’s favorite candies are?  This blog will tell you all about what the best candies are, based on sale facts from the USA Today website, as of 2015.

1.) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
USA Today says these are the most popular candies for American children as of 2015.  People like these candies so much that they sell almost $510 million of Reese’s.  Reese’s come in mini, the regular size and around Halloween, a pumpkin shaped version.  A big reason people like these candies because they come in individual packaging, so they are easy to give out.  These treats are a delicious treat for anyone, except if you are allergic to peanut butter.

2.) M&M’s
These bite-sized chocolates rake in about $500 million a year.  This is the second highest selling regular candy, they are ranked eighth in snack-sized brands.  People like M&M’s to put in things like cookies and others, but others love them just to snack on.  M&M’s come in minis, peanut, pretzel, peanut butter, regular and the company has recently announced a new caramel variety.  Peanut M&M’s are the top selling M&M’s out of them all.

3.) Snickers
Snickers were the third most popular candy sold last year at Halloween.  This popular candy has the equally popular catchphrase, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.”  Last year, $457 million worth of snickers were sold.  Some people like this candy because of its many layers, which include caramel, nougat, peanuts and chocolate.  Snickers are another delicious candy, if you don’t have peanut allergies.

4.) Hershey’s
Number four on the most popular candies list is Hershey’s milk chocolate bars.  Hershey’s are a popular brand of chocolate that has been around since 1900.  These candies are passed out on Halloween quite a bit, raking in $325 million in 2015.  Did you know that chocolate can actually be good for you?  Well, it can, and that is probably a good reason to buy Hershey’s.  The sales for Hershey bars increased by 12% in 2015 at Halloween.  Hershey’s come in regular, almond, cookies and creme and dark chocolate.

5.) Kit-Kat
Kit-Kats were the fifth most sold Halloween candy of 2015.  They sold about $307 million worth of Kit-Kats last year.  Kit-Kats also launched a co-promotion with Google for Android called simply “KitKat.”  Kit-Kats are packaged in pairs, and in bigger packs four.

6.) Twix 4 to Go
The Mars company sold about $116 million in Twix last year.  More specifically, the Twix 4 To Go, which come in packages of four.  Twix are made of cookies and caramel and then covered in chocolate.  Twix were introduced to Americans in 1993 by the Mars Company.  This is also the most expensive top selling candy with chocolate as well as 60 cents more than a regular Twix.  

7.) 3 Musketeers
The number seven candy on this list is one of my personal favorites.  3 Musketeers made more than $100 million in 2015.  These candies were introduced by the Mars company in 1932.  The 3 Musketeers’ sales decreased by about 10%, but an explanation for that could be their lack of advertising.  3 Musketeers are fluffy chocolate nougat covered in more chocolate and come in packs of two and one.

8.) Hershey’s Cookies and Creme
Hershey’s Cookies and Creme bars made around $100 million in 2015.  These bars are a variant of the more popular bar, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate.  Hershey’s Cookies and Creme are made with white chocolate and cookie pieces.  Although not as many people like these chocolate bars, they helped to boost over all Hershey bar sales by 9%.

9.) Milky Way
Number nine on the best candies countdown is Milky Way bars.  Milky Way’s made more than $93 million last year.  They were introduced in 1923 by the Mars Company.  Milky Ways are made with nougat, caramel and chocolate.  They come in regular, caramel and dark chocolate.

10.) Almond Joy
The final candy on this list is Almond Joy.  $82 million dollars worth of Almond Joy’s were sold in 2015.  The began being sold in 1946 by the Hershey company.  These yummy candies are made by pressing together coconut and putting almonds on top, then covering them all in chocolate.  They are similar to their other candy, Mounds, that lack the crunchy almonds on top.

This has been the top ten best candies for Halloween, credit to USA Today for the facts and number.  Thanks for reading!

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Most Popular Pets People Like To Have.

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Hey guys, so I thought it would be cool to do a post about most popular pets, so the first pet that I want to look into is the first 15 dogs. Now according to http://www.akc.org/news/the-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-america/, some of the most popular dog breeds for pets are: #1 Labrador Retrievers, #2 German Sheperds, #3 Golden Retrievers, #4 Bull Dog, #5 Beagles, #6 French Bulldogs, #7 Yorkshire Terriers, #8 Poodles, #9 Rottweilers, #10 Boxers, #11 Pointers (german shothaired), #12 Siberian Huskies, #13 Dachshunds, #14 Doberman Pinschers, #15 Great Danes.  Now in my opinion Great Danes are the best because I have one and am planning to get two more.

Now the second pet that I want to review is the cat. I know that a lot of people at my school like cats. So instead of going strait to the snakes I decided to go over the cats second. So the most popular cats are: (tohttps://www.proplan.com) #1 Persian, #2 Exotic Shorthair, #3 Maine Coon, #4 Ragdoll, #5 British Shorthair. Now according to http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/americas-top-10-pedigreed-cat-breeds the most popular cats are… #1 Siamese, #2 Persian, #3 Maine Coon, #4 Ragdoll, #5 Bengal, #6 Himalayan, #7 American Shorthair, #8 Manx, #9 Russain Blue, #10 Sphynx. Now that was from two different websites. What is your favorite cat breed?

The third pet that I want to go over is the snake. I know that there are a lot of people that don’t like snakes, but I love them and I know that there are a lot of people the do like them so that is why I am reviewing this pet. So the first two most popular snakes according to http://scribol.com/lifestyle/pets/5-most-popular-pet-snakes/ were… #1 Corn Snake, #2 Ball Python. Now According http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Snakes/5-Great-Beginner-Pet-Snakes/ the most popular snakes are… #1 Corn Snake, #2 California Kindsnake, #3 Rosy Boa, #4 Gopher Snake, and #5 Ball Python. now I know that Snakes are not for every one, but they’re not the blood thirst creatures that will bight you the first chance that they get. They are actually very calm. the only reason the a snake would bight or attack you is because it was scared or felt like you were a threat or going to hurt it. And then it might bight or attack you if it was hungry.

The fourth pet that I would like to go over is the bird(Parrot or macaw or other birds). Now according to http://birds.about.com/od/breedsofbirds/tp/topbirds.htm the three most popular birds are the… #1 Parakeets, Budgies, #2 Cockatiels, #3 Finches and Canaries, #4 Lovebirds, #5 African Greys. Now another sight that I found (http://www.birdchannel.com/best-pet-birds.aspx) said that #1 was the Cockatiel, #2 African Greys, #3 Budgies, #4 Conures, #5 Macaws, #6 Cockatoos,#7 Amazon Parrots, #8 Poicephalus Parrots, and #9 Pionus Parrots, #10 Quaker Parrots. Now that’s the most popular pet birds.

 

Now I had a rainbow macaw and loved him. His name was Beeper, my mom origanaly got him so that she could have a pet for her. But soon after she got him he bonded to my dad. Right after beeper bonded with my dad, he bonded with me and he just stayed bonded with me. Me and beeper developed such a good relation ship that he would attack any body that came in to 3 foot radius of me. Beeper ( this is kind of enbarising) even started throw up and try to feed me like I was his child. He would get on my arm, he would crawl up on top of my head and groom me. Beeber would even play tag with me and follow me around. He would also watch TV with me and cuddle with me when we were watching TV on the floor and on the couch.

Now I did a review of 14 people in my school. 9 of them said that they liked dogs. 3 of them said that they liked cats. Then there was one person that said she liked horses and one person who said he liked snakes. If I put my self on that list I would also chose that I like snakes, so that would make two snake lovers.

Well that’s the most popular pets. I hoped you liked this post, and I am curious what is you favorite pet and why. Well that is all, See-ya.

 

 

Top Ten Best Lunch Foods

 

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I have interviewed a few frequently lunch buyers to see what they had to say on the best lunch foods.  Our school has pretty reasonable lunch foods and I certainly like a large amount of the lunch menu.  Before I go on talking about the best foods, I will tell you my three least favorites.  My all time least favorite is the Quesadilla.  I am usually a big fan of quesadillas but the school’s version is not my kind of quesadilla.  Mexican Haystacks are my second least favorite.  I mean seriously Mexican haystack?  I didn’t know there were haystacks named after Mexicans.  Last and definitely the least would be the mini pancakes.  You are probably like ohhh yummy, PANCAKES but they are pancakes that come in a bag?!  There very soggy and not like the pancakes your dad makes on Sunday mornings.

 

  1.  Sliced meat and cheese wrap is the tenth best lunch food.  Meat and cheese wrap is just a simple lunch that most people enjoy!

 

  1.  Brunch for lunch came in as the ninth best lunch food.  Why not eat breakfast then 2 hours later have some more!

 

  1.  Lasagna is the best of the best when it comes to Stouffers.  Now when it comes to lunch foods it gets a little weary.  Not the best but I guess some kids like it.

 

  1.  I personally love this lunch food but I guess it’s not the most popular.  Chicken and Noodles.  Like the best food ever!  It would be my first by the way.

 

  1.  Calzone is what I usually get at a pizza place but calzone here are the bomb.  They are pizza wrapped in like garlic bread, type pizza crust.

 

  1.  Now at number 5, half way through the list with pizza sticks.  There is a bit of a pizza theme going on but I can live with some pizza a few days in a row.

 

  1.  The good ole boneless wings.  These wings are like another night on the ranch.  They were so good and I would definitely buy them again.

 

  1.  We just go from chicken to chicken but at the third favorite is… Asian sweet chicken.  When I eat that chicken it feels like I’m sitting in an asian restaurant.

 

  1.  Chicken to pork.  Pulled pork sandwich.  Pulled pork is my favorite food and it seems to be close to the favorite lunch food in the school.

 

  1. The all time favorite lunch food is…  Chicken Nuggets.  The chicken nuggets is at the top of the favorites list and I can see why.  They are so good and they taste like you got them at a restaurant that specializes in chicken nuggets!  

Some pretty good food if I say so myself.  Maybe some of you like those foods and maybe some of you don’t.  I usually never buy and after this I probably might start buying a little more than usual.  There are some schools that have quite the taste buds for good food.  I have even heard that people get to go home from school for a certain time period and eat there own food!  I would love to do that but then again, our school is far from where some of the students live so it would be difficult for them to get home.  After all this typing I am craving some chicken nuggets.  Well that is all about, the Top Ten Best Lunch Foods and I will write more later!

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Top ten Christmas songs

  1. White Christmas

Number one, that old classic, White Christmas. Although we dream and hope and do all those weird tricks to make it snow , but a white Christmas is just not that common.😞  Most of us remember it sung by Bing Crosby.

2.The Christmas Song

You probably didn’t know that was it’s name, you know the words, ♪‘Chestnuts roasting on an Open fire’♫ And yes you can be a kid if you’re between one 1 to 92(At least at heart!)

3.Do you Hear what I hear?

Written by Noel Regney and composed by Gloria Baker in 1962. This bright, starry song makes you think you are in the desert with the little lamb and all the rest.

4.It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Now-a-days it looks like Christmas a lot earlier (around late ctober) at least in stores.  All the things they describe in the song make me all the more excited for Christmas.

5.Winter Wonderland

Love song or Christmas song, you decide.  This song has a nice, jazzy tone and melody.  This is one that makes people wish for snow.

6.Hark!The Herald Angel Sing

Written by Charles Wesley in 1739.  But originally his opening words were “Hark! how all the welkin rings, Glory to the King of Kings” But they were changed a bit in the past 276 years.

7.Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Snow: That wonderful thing in the winter that makes the inside ever more cozy and the outside look like frosted cake.  Who wouldn’t want more?

8.Jingle Bell Rock

This really reflects the popular music type of this era. The song was released in 1957 by Bobby Helms. This makes me think of eating ice cream snowmen, we always play this song while we eat them.

9.Silent Night

This song first performed on Christmas Eve 1818, in a small town in Austria.  This song is like a lullaby and a Christmas Song all in one, you could listen to it before bed on Christmas Eve!

10.Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

This song along with Jingle Bell Rock are the perfect picture of the 50’s rock and roll era.  But believe it or not the first performer of this song, Brenda Lee, performed this when she was only 13!

Thanks for reading, and comment what your favorite Holiday song is! Happy Holidays!

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Top Ten Thanksgiving Foods

During the month of November, we count all of our blessings and remember the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Native Americans.  Our families gather together in anticipation of the holidays and have a feast.  One thing that we should all be thankful for is our food.  We might not all realize it but not every kid goes home to a house that has good food in it, and we should really remember that.  Thanksgiving is an American holiday that falls on the fourth Thursday in every November.  So, here are the top ten Thanksgiving foods, in my opinion.

  1. Grandma’s Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie with Whip Cream and Candied Pecans

Grandma’s pumpkin pie is a delicious course made by my 85 year old great grandma, she still gets around though.

  1. Mom’s Green Bean Casserole

Mom’s green bean casserole is a salty dish and creamy dish with just the right amount of crunchy onions on the top.

  1. Aunt Jan’s Stuffing

Aunt Jan’s creamy cornbread stuffing is sweet and salty and it melts in your mouth.

  1. Warm Rolls with Butter

My Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without a roll or two with lots of butter.

  1. Dad’s Cranberry Sauce

Dad’s cranberry sauce is a sweet side to go with your meal.  This dish includes fresh cranberries, orange juice and honey.

  1. Meme’s Corn Casserole

Every year Meme makes her Corn Casserole in the same giant yellow bowl.

  1. Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is covered in brown sugar to make it a bit sweet.

  1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chicken Gravy

Mashed potatoes with gravy is a must have on this holiday for most people.  Who could disagree?

  1. Honey Baked Ham

Honey Baked Ham is an essential for my family’s feast.

  1. Turkey

Some bake it, some fry it but it’s still turkey!  This is a traditional Thanksgiving food and has to be number one on my list.

Your family traditions may be different than mine, but it is still a great holiday.  The most important thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with your family, creating memories to last and hopefully eating some delicious food. What are your favorite foods on Thanksgiving?  Do you celebrate this special holiday like I do?  I hope you enjoyed my article on top ten Thanksgiving foods!

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Ben and Jerry’s Top 10 Limited Batch Ice Cream Flavors

Number 10 of the Ben and Jerry’s top 10 limited batch ice cream flavors is the Cherry Garcia Greek Frozen Yogurt. The Cherry Garcia is Cherry Greek Frozen Yogurt with Cherries and Fudge Flakes. Number 9 is Hannah Teter’s Maple Blondie. The Maple Blondie has Maple Ice Cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks and a Maple Caramel Swirl. Number 8 is the Candy Bar Pie. The Candy Bar Pie has Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Fudge Flakes, Chocolate Nougat, and Sweet and Salty Pretzel Swirls.

Number 7 is the Fair Goodness Cake. The Fair Goodness Cake has Fair Trade Certified Chocolate Ice Cream with German Chocolate Cake Pieces and a Coconut Caramel Swirl. Number 6 is the Pina Colada. The Pina Colada has Coconut Ice Cream with Pineapple Chunks. Number 5 is the Key Lime Pie. The Key Lime Pie has Lime Ice Cream with a Tangy Lime Twist, Fluffy Meringue Swirl and Pie Crust Pieces.

Number 4 is the Schweddy Balls. The Schweddy Balls has Vanilla Ice Cream with a Hint of Rum and Loaded with Fudge Covered Rum and Malt Balls. Number 3 is the Cannoli. The Cannoli has Mascarpone Ice Cream with a Fudge Covered Cannoli Pastry Shell Chunks and a Mascarpone Swirl. Number 2 is Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch. The Scotchy Scotch Scotch has Butterscotch Ice Cream with Butterscotch Swirls. Finally, number 1 is the Peanut Butter Half Baked. The Peanut Butter Half Baked has Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Mixed with Gobs of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Fudge Brownie.

 

Endangered Animals

When you think of animals, what do you think? Do you think of pets such as dogs, cats, and fish, or farm animals like pigs, cows, and horses?  Maybe you think of native wild animals of the U.S for example deer, bear, and eagles, or other wild animals for instance elephants, giraffes, and lions.  Well when I think of animals I think of all of them. I love animals they’re so interesting they can’t talk but they listen.  For this post I’m going to tell you about the top ten most critically endangered animals.

Starting at number ten is the South China Tiger, there was estimated to be about 4,000 in the wild in the 1950’s.  In the decades to follow the South China Tiger was hunted as a “pest”.  In 1979 the Chinese government banned hunting it, in 1996 there was estimated to be only 30-80 tigers left.  The South China Tiger has not been seen in the wild now for twenty-five years.

In the number nine spot is the Sola, the Sola was discovered in 1992, it was the first large mammal discovered for more than fifty years.  It was found in vietnam and it resembles an antelope.  The sola male and female have horns and they have white stripes but they are very rare.  The down fall to the Sola is the fact that they are getting caught in snares meant for wild boar, sambar and muntjac deer.

For number eight the Pangolin takes the spot.  The Pangolin is a scaly, it is also known as as the scaly ant eater because it eats ants.  The Pangolin is found in two different continents and  there are eight different species.  Four are in Africa and the other four are in Asia.  Sadly they are hunted for their scales and their meat so they are critically endangered.

Number seven is the Mountain Gorilla, the Mountain Gorilla is split in two.  Mainly based on the areas they live in, half live in Virunga Mountains, the other half is located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.  The Mountain Gorilla is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla, but since they are living in two different groups some think they may be two different subspecies.  They are unfavorably being pushed into areas where there is a very slim survival chance by humans.  

The Leather-back Turtle brings in the number six spot, the Leather-back Turtle migrates a lot in the Pacific and Atlantic ocean to feed on jellyfish. The Leatherback Turtle is very spread out but their population is decreasing.  Some places say that they are vulnerable others say the Leatherback Turtle is critically endangered  

Number five is the Javan Rhino.  Out of five different species of Rhino the Javan Rhino is one of the most endangered.  The Javan Rhino last in Vietnam was poached in 2010.  There are estimated to be only about 60 individuals left.  They are grey with a single ten inch horn.  Unfortunately poachers threaten to make them go extinct.

Number four is the Hawksbill Turtle, found in many tropical oceans.  The Hawksbill Turtle eats sea sponges but they also eat sea anemones and jellyfish like the Leatherback Turtle.  They like all organisms are very important to their food chains.  Their shells have very intricate patterns, they are overlapping scales.  They are hunted for their shells, sold as tortoise shells.

In the third spot is the Cross River Gorilla.  The Cross River Gorilla is a subspecies  of the western gorilla.  They live in rugged areas that scientist have little access to.  They are critically endangered because they live in different groups and hardly ever make interact with each other this brings on the problem of reproducing correctly.  

The Black Rhino is number two.  European hunters are to blame for the early decrease in Black Rhinos.  It is very upsetting to know that it wasn’t unusual to have five to six killed per day.   Another depressing fact is that they were hunted for either food or flat out amusement.

Number one is the Amur Leopard.  The Amur Leopard, a subspecies, lives in eastern Russia.  They are also known as  the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.  They are being threatened to go extinct by people poaching their prey.  Also illegal wildlife trade threatens them, their skins were being sold for 500 to 1000 dollars each.

After reading this post I hope you have a deeper respect for animals and their habitats.  If you mess with one little thing in an ecosystem the whole thing will be messed up.  Also I hope you know what poaching will do to our world if we continue to do so, it will deplete us of our resources and eventually destroy the Earth.  

 

 

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Top 10 Sports in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the United Sates favorite sports are? Here is a list of the top 10 sports in the United States.

 

  1. American Football

American Football is the most popular sport in America, and is also the 9th most popular sport in the entire world. The biggest competition is the NFL (National Football League). Thousands of people come to watch it every week in the fall, in 20012 the average number of fans at each NFL game was over 67 thousand!

 

  1. Baseball

Baseball is the 7 most popular sport in the world. It was invented in 1839, the first World Series for baseball was in 1903 between Pittsburgh and Boston.  To play you need a glove, a ball, and a bat. You use the glove to catch the ball, you put it on the opposite hand that you throw with and you use the bat to hit the ball when it is pitched to you.

 

  1. Basketball

Basketball is the third most popular sport in America and the 10th most followed sport in the world. The first hoops were actually peach baskets and the backboard were made of wire. Basketball was inveted in 1891 the first championship was in 1939.

 

  1. Ice Hockey

It is known as hockey but is referred to as ice hockey in countries where hockey men’s field hockey. The NHL was founded on November 22, 1917.

 

  1. Soccer

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and the 5th most popular sport in the world. 149-0 is the most points scored in a soccer game, and on average soccer players run about 9.5 miles in a single match. Soccer was invented in the mid 1800s.

 

  1. Tennis

Tennis is popular for men and woman. Serena and Venus Williams are inspiring young people to play tennis. It was invented in 1873 by Walter Wingfield. before they had rackets they used their hands to hit the ball back and forth over the net.

 

  1. Golf

Golf is currently the 7th most popular sport in the U.S. and the 8th most popular sport in the world. The longest drive in golf was 515 yards, that is 5 times as long as a football field! Golf ball were originally made of wood.

 

  1. Wrestling

Wrestling is the 8th most popular sport in the U.S. Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world. The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is the highest level of professional wrestling in the U.S.

 

  1. Motor Sports

Motor Sports is the second most watched sport after football. NASCAR is the biggest organization in the U.S. for motorsports, and the biggest race of the year is the Daytona 500.

 

  1. Badmitton

It isn’t as popular sport as in china and Malaysia But is is the tenth most popular for the U.S. It is kind of like tennis but the racket is different and the net is taller. The speed for badminton is about 200 miles per hour.

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Top 10 Books to Read

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There are a LOT of books in the library. To much, actually. So many, that a lot of people don’t know what to read. So here are my recommendations.

NUMBER UNO!

A book that’s good if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands is Skin. It’s only 100 pages long and is about a teenager with something evil inside him and as he puts it, makes it look like a pizza exploded all over his face. The only thing I really don’t like about this book is a lot of things come out of nowhere. Then again, it’s not like there were a lot of pages to do this on.

NUMBER DOS!

The book that got me into reading is titled Animorphs. It’s about a kid named Jake with his 4 friends, Cassie, Rachel, Tobias, and Marco. It kinda has that 90’s horror movie feel to it because they’re walking home from the mall, a U.F.O. lands around where they are. An alien with no mouth and eyes on stalks tells them about an alien invasion. So he asks them all to touch a blue box on his space ship. It gives them the power to turn into any animal they touch. And the rest basically just happens and BOOM! You have a book series that has like, 30 books.

NUMBER 3!

The Fallen is probably my least favorite book in the Enemy series. And by that I mean it’s the least good. (Wait, what?) Because this book is awesome, just not as awesome as the others. The story is the most different then the other books in the series. In stead of some sort of info and them traveling (well, there’s some of that) it shows how they struggle in their life in this new world. Deaths, psychopaths, and lack of supplies. It really puts the apocalypse in perspective.

NUMBER 4!

Dark Inside is another apocalypse book, but Dark Inside is not just your run-of-the-mill apocalypse book. Instead of zombies, it’s an ancient evil that makes everyone want to kill each other. They’re skin doesn’t rot and their brains don’t 100% die. And they can talk. Also a bunch of random sinkholes appeared in the ground.

NUMBER 5!

Swipe, ah, where do I begin with you? It’s about a 12 year old boy who lost his sister during her Pledge. You have to Pledge when you turn 13 to get the Mark. You have to get Marked in order to become an A.U. citizen. They explain more about it in the book so read it!

NUMBER 6!

The Fear is a another apocalypse book, another book by Charlie Higson. When you put that all together you realize, oh, it’s another Enemy book. THAT I AWESOME. The plot is that one of Ed’s (He was introduced in the last book) friends, DogNut, (that’s his nickname) sets out to try and find more settlements. This is as far as I can get to without spoiling anything.

NUMBER 7!

I’m sorry, but number 7 is, The Dead, which is the 2nd book in the Enemy series. If you’re tired of hearing the Enemy series then turn back now because I’m afraid the rest will be the Enemy series. Anyway, The Dead is about Ed, Jack, and Bam trying to survive and find places to sleep and camp. A lot of death is in this book so don’t get to attached to anyone. The first scene takes place in Rowhurst School. By the way, I think I forgot to mention that the Enemy series takes place in London.

NUMBER 8!

The 8th entry on this Top 10 will be The Sacrifice. In this book, Small Sam and his friend, The Kid, set out find Sam’s sister while back at the Tower of London, Ed faces the stress of leading a group this big. And there’s another story going on but I won’t spoil that one… But anyway Sam’s search is brought to a screeching halt when… Oops, it’s time for number 9!

NUMBER 9!

The Enemy is what started this amazing book series, and is the second best of all of them (at least in my opinion). It begins at Waitrose (correct me if I spelled that wrong please) and begins to introduce all of the MAIN characters. They go and head out for food and find a vending machine in an old pool. This is as far as I can go without spoiling anything major so GO READ IT!

NUMBER 10!

The Hunted. THIS BOOK IS EPIC! It picks off right where The Fallen stopped. Where Ella and wet Monkey Boy were in the middle of the road. Monkey Boy dies by the way. Ella finds a grown-up who isn’t crazed, Ed’s group finds a car and drives it around in search for Ella. Might I mention that the 3 most awesome characters in this book are Kyle, Lewis, and Ed. SO COOL! MUST READ! And the races, but I’m getting ahead of myself. I give this book a 5/5, or a 10/10, or 100%. But basically, it’s perfect!

And that was the Top 10 books I think everyone should read.