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« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2018, 09:22:53 am »
This dapper little fellow has a job!  He is a professional land-mine detective!



Trained African Giant Pouched Rats are being used to detect landmines in Africa!  They are too light to set off mines themselves, and can search an area much faster than a human with a metal detector could.  Other rats are trained to detect tuberculosis--  their keen sense of smell can process a batch of samples much faster and more cheaply than a technician in a lab could.  They can also be trained to detect bombs, ammunition, or animal trophies.

https://www.apopo.org/en/herorats/herorats-save-lives

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/giant-african-rats-detect-land-mines-and-tb-for-a-living/

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« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2018, 03:26:25 pm »
the majestic Fennec fox in its natural habitat

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Awesome photo...   neat animal.  I didn't know about these little guys.  Thanks.


That pic didn't do justice to the size of the fox's ears in relation to the rest of the animal....


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« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2018, 03:58:18 pm »
We had one of these little guys come to visit while I was living in a trailer on a railroad siding 40 miles south of Churchill MB. in January. I know you shouldn't but I did offer him the odd table scrap which he got so he would take from my hand. Then we moved 80 miles south and I'm sure it was the same guy who showed up a couple of days later. I think he followed us down the track.


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« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2018, 04:12:26 am »
Someone posted this picture of a letter his struggling mom received.



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« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2018, 06:22:50 am »
I would like to have that impact on people in my life.  Some have said that I did it, but I need to do more. 

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« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2018, 10:07:10 pm »
Mona Lisa Subway



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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2019, 06:20:00 pm »


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« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2019, 04:50:48 pm »
Site claims to create a new computer generated face each time it loads (Computer AI project sponsored by NVidia):
https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
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« Reply #83 on: February 14, 2019, 06:14:21 pm »
That's incredible and frightening tim
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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« Reply #84 on: February 14, 2019, 06:44:19 pm »

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« Reply #85 on: February 14, 2019, 08:55:47 pm »
That's incredible and frightening tim

Sure as hell is frightening. Next thing you they'll want us to cuddle up to robots! Now that's a form of global warming we also must stave off.

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« Reply #86 on: February 15, 2019, 05:29:50 am »
Uh @JMT did I get a post removed ??

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« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2019, 01:22:25 am »


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