What happens when you cross a zebra with a horse? The result isn’t really a horse, it’s a zorse, of course! Meet Eclyse — a zebra / horse hybrid, born on a ranch in Germany. Not part from any fabled Frankenstein style story or science experiment gone bad — she’s the product of a holiday romance in designer breeding. Might make you think twice before dashing away on that little rendezvous yourself.
Typically, most zorses have stripes across their entire body, but Eclyse has only two blocks of stripes — on her face and her hind quarters.
Eclyse inherits her pure white markings from her mother, a horse named Eclipse. Eclipse’s owners sent her to a ranch in Italy for breeding, where she met a rugged, handsome young zebra named Ulysses.
One thing led to another as rendezvous’ often do. When she returned home to Germany, Eclipse surprised her keepers by producing a little half-horse, half-zebra with extraordinarily unusual markings.
Ranch spokesman Udo Richter commented: “You can tell she is a mix just by looking at her. But in temperament she can also exhibit characteristics from each parent.” reports Metro.
“She is usually relatively tame like a horse but occasionally shows the fiery temperament of a zebra, leaping around like one.”
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The creativity of humans is unbelievable.
Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan . But this is no alien creation the designs have been cleverly planned and planted.
Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye. Instead, different colours of rice plants have been precisely and strategically arranged and grown in the paddy fields.
As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge.
A Sengoku warrior on horseback has been created from hundreds of thousands of rice plants, the colours created by using different varieties, in Inakadate in Japan
The largest and finest work is grown in the Aomori village of Inakadate , 600 miles north of Toyko, where the tradition began in 1993.
The village has now earned a reputation for its agricultural artistry and this year the enormous pictures of Napoleon and a Sengoku-period warrior, both on horseback, are visible in a pair of fields adjacent to the town hall.
More than 150,000 vistors come to Inakadate, where just 8,700 people live, every summer to see the extraordinary images.
Each year hundreds of volunteers and villagers plant four different varieties of rice in late May across huge swathes of paddy fields.
Napoleon on horseback can be seen from the skies, created by precision planting and months of planning among villagers and farmers in Inkadate.
Fictional warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife Osen appear in fields near the town of Yonezawa , Japan .
And in recent years, other villages have joined in with the plant designs.
Another famous rice paddy art venue is near the town of Yonezawa in the Yamagata prefecture.
This year’s design shows the fictional 16th-century samurai warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife, Osen, whose lives feature in the television series Tenchijin.
Various artworks have popped up in other rice-farming areas of Japan this year, including designs of deer dancers.
Smaller works of crop art can be seen in other rice-farming areas of Japan , such as this image of Doraemon and deer dancers.
The farmers create the murals by planting little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru roman variety, to create the coloured patterns between planting and harvesting in September.
The murals in Inakadate cover 15,000 square metres of paddy fields. From ground level, the designs are invisible, and viewers have to climb the mock castle tower of the village office to get a glimpse of the work.
Rice-paddy art began there in 1993 as a local revitalization project, an idea that grew out of meetings held by the village committee. Closer to the image, the careful placing of thousands of rice plants can be seen in the paddy fields.
The different varieties of rice plants grow alongside one another to create the masterpieces.
In the first nine years, the village office workers and local farmers grew a simple design of Mount Iwaki every year.
But their ideas grew more complicated and attracted greater attention. In 2005 agreements between landowners allowed the creation of enormous works of rice paddy art.
A year later, organisers used computers to plot the precise planting of the four differently coloured rice varieties that bring the images to life.
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I wanted to thank all my friends and family who have forwarded chain letters to me in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and continuing it in 2009 also.
Because of your kindness:
* I stopped drinking Coca Cola after I found out that it’s good for removing toilet stains.
* I stopped going to the movies for fear of sitting on a needle infected with AIDS.
* I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodorants because they cause cancer…
* I don’t leave my car in the parking lot or any other place and sometimes I even have to walk about 7 blocks for fear that someone will drug me with a perfume sample and try to rob me.
* I also stopped answering the phone for fear that they may ask me to dial a stupid number and then I get a phone bill with calls to Uganda, Pakistan, Singapore and Tokyo.
* I also stopped drinking anything out of a can for fear that I will get sick from the rat faeces and urine.
* When I go to parties, I don’t look at any girl, no matter how hot she is, for fear that she will take me to a hotel, drug me, then take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice.
* I also donated all my savings to the Amy Bruce account. A sick girl that was about to die in the hospital about 7,000 times.. (Poor girl! she’s been 7 since 1993…)
* Still open to help somebody from Bulgaria who wants to use my account to transfer his uncle’s property of $ 100 million. So much trustworthy.
Look closely and guess what they could be… Are they pens with cameras? NO Any wild guesses? No clue yet? NOT YET Ladies and gentlemen…
Congratulations! You’ve just looked into the future…yep that’s right! You’ve just seen something that will replace your PC in the near future.
Here is how it works: In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists have made great developments with bluetooth technology … . These are the forthcoming computers you can carry in your pockets . This ‘pen type of instrument’ produces both the monitor as well as the keyboard on any flat surface from where you can carry out functions you would normally do on your desktop computer.
Can anyone say .’ Good-bye laptops!’
1…God won’t ask what kind of car you drove;
He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.
2…God won’t ask the square footage of your house,
He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
3…God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet,
He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe.
4…God won’t ask what your highest salary was,
He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.
5…God won’t ask what your job title was,
He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.
6…God won’t ask how many friends you had,
He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.
7…God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived,
He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors.
8…God won’t ask about the color of your skin,
He’ll ask about the content of your character.
9…God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation,
He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.
10…God won’t ask how many people you forwarded this to,
He’ll ask if you were ashamed to pass it on to your friends.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.