All sharks are fish but not all fish are sharks. So what makes a shark a shark and not just another fish?
The Unforgiven never made the big time, but their only officially released album is a classic ahead of its time. From the western themes to the gang-style vocals, the band was quite unique.
Animal lovers who like to read love to read about animals! Here are a few great choices to get you started. These books are written about animals (or even by animals) and are sure to entertain.
A new bat has been discovered and named Niumbaha superba though this strikingly colored ting creature has been around before and was previously known as Glauconycteris superba.
With opinions ranging from banning all guns to arming every citizens, are we really addressing the true issues behind mass killings in America?
Every year many great albums are released by talented artists. 2012 was no different and, in fact, some of the best music in years found its way to our stereos. Here is a look at what I consider the top dozen releases ofthe past year.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful year round. An off season visit can be the perfect time to find solitude as well as get a glimpse of nature's majestic cycles.
What is the difference between turtles and tortoises? This article looks at a few specific species of each. Great photos and interesting facts combine for an enjoyable and educating read!
Have our elections become nothing more than a choice between two evils? Is there any hope that we the people can bring about true change in Washington? There are options out there if we only embrace them.
Every time you see a dog it is almost guaranteed you will see and quite likely feel their tongue before the encounter is over. Dogs simply cannot hold their licker. Take a look at these amazing pooches with their tongues going wild.
With an election approaching, maybe it is time to take a look at where we stand on medical marijuana and legalization in general.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month so here are some great reasons to bring home that perfect kitty today!
When most people think of kids movies, animated features are the first to come to mind. But older children sometime seem to find animated fare a little unsophisticated. This article takes a look at twelve films that the whole family can enjoy.
Determining the best selling albums worldwide is probably an impossible task, but when someone posed the question, I decided to have a go at figuring it out.
While record albums often contained great music to listen to, the album covers also often included great artwork that should be appreciated. Here is another batch of classic rock, hard rock and heavy metal albums featuring classic cover art.
A review of Rick Gavin's novel "Ranchero" and a look at the perfect cast for when the movie is (hopefully) made.
A gentle poem about her reaction to the tragedies of the day.
Jim Carroll is perhaps known first and foremost as a poet and writer but this talented individual is also as an accomplished songwriter and musician. This article is a brief look at the musical side of Carroll's creative output.
Calling a customer service center can be a frustrating and annoying endeavor. But with a little patience, you can make the experience if not a joy, at least a productive and less stressful task.
Octopuses are fascinating creatures with a wide variety of characteristics. Here we take a look at a few notable species.
Raindrops are very pretty when they cling gently to your skin. This poem, however, is not about that beauty.
Everyone knows the big holidays each year, but what about some of the lesser known celebrations that come around annually? Here we take a look at those wonderfully wacky special days in January.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and the perfect time to add that special pet to your family. This article features tips for choosing a dog as well as plenty of reasons why adopting a dog is the way to go! WOOF! WOOF!
Sharks, while dangerous in certain situations, are very beautiful and incredibly graceful creatures. This hub takes a look at a few species of this incredible fish and the world in which they live.
Lighthouses serve an important purpose but can also be beautiful, intriguing and interesting. This hub presents a few of the best for your consideration.
Just before 2 p.m. on August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Richmond, Virginia, giving the East Coast of the United States a taste of a typically West Coast natural disaster.
A look at modern architecture in Arizona, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright and Al Beadle.
While there are hundreds of hair metal and glam rock bands that come to mind when discussing the genre, there are hundreds more that are less well known. But many of the more obscure bands are just as talented as some of those who made the big time.
A poem written for my mother who has passed on from this world yet still comes to me in many ways every single day.
The voices you hear may not be your own. But then again they might. Did you hear that?
The bat... that most wicked creature of the night. Join me as we take a look at these mysterious flying mammals.
I assist a disabled person who depends on assistance from the government to get by. For anyone who worries about those out there who take advantage of the system, rest assured this is not one of those people. This person would happily trade places...
Maybe it is impossible to explain life, the universe and everything in one short article, but then again, maybe anything is possible.
Beauty can be found almost anywhere in nature and that includes the webby world of spiders.
The Toll only released two albums, both of which were masterpieces. However, it was their debut release that introduced the world to a style that would change the landscape of rock music.
Many people believe snakes are slippery, sneaky creatures that will strike when you least expect them and, well, those folks are right. But snakes can also have an unusual grace and exotic allure. Here are some of the most beautiful snakes in the world.
Cicadas come around from time to time but some years there are larger populations than others. Here you will find some tips for dealing with these less-than-lovely buggers.
Beauty can be found throughout nature. Butterflies and moths are a perfect example. Their delicate wings feature intricate patterns that can dazzle the eye and inspire the imagination.
Alexandra Day is a children's book author and illustrator famous for sharing the adventure of a rambunctious rottweiler named Carl among other classic stories.
This romantic poem written for Death's lover reveals a passion one might not expect from an entity as cold and distant as the Grim Reaper. Do you know who might be the mysterious lady that has such a hold on Death's unbeating heart?
A poem about emotional death and the people who reap its rewards.
The world is full of oddities and that is as true in wildlife as anywhere. These creatures are unusual, but not really all that unfamiliar. Monkeys with big noses, pink dolphins and giant hamsters are just the beginning...
While the devastating effects of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan took its toll on humans, it certainly did not go unnoticed by the island's wildlife and animal life. This hub takes a look at how the quake affected those critters both domesticated and wild and what changes occurred to the...
A hot dog is a simple thing...and a simply delicious thing. But like many simple things, hot dogs can become an exciting adventure when you just add a little flair. These recipes for supers dogs will show you how!
It didn't happen overnight, but truth be told it would have happened sooner had I stuck with it from the start. This is the story of how I earned my first paycheck online. Thank you Google AdSense!
Lighthouses hold a special place in the hearts of many. Some love them because they are tied to that person's love of the sea. Others because there is something romantic and mysterious about the lone sentinel watching over sailors from the shore. It is this lonely station that makes a lighthouse...
John Lennon performs "Give Peace a Chance" at a Montreal protest. During the late 1960's as the Vietnam War marched on, protest songs became very popular among the youth of America. These days, though there seems to be a tremendous amount of...
We hear songs everyday and some of those songs become our favorites for a variety of reasons. Occasionally it might be that special message in the lyrics.
North Carolina is home to all sorts of odd creatures -- bigfoot, knobbies, black squirrels, and werewolves? Zombies? Whatever they are, you better guard your pizza!
A funny thing happened to me on the way home from the pizza joint... This rottweiler came out of nowhere and grabbed a slice. While I was still in shock, she grabbed another slice! Rottweilers and pizza... a bad combination!
Seems like every time I turn around there's a doggie nose poking me and a pair of doggie eyes looking up at me saying "Pay attention to ME ME ME!" My life, much like this hub, is going to the dogs!
The tragic earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011 devastated the small nation that was so generous to Americans affected by Hurricane Katrina. How will America respond during Japan's time of need?
The waters we travel as we live our lives can be choppy at times, transforming our journey from a pleasant dream on peaceful waters to a stormy nightmare aboard a ship of terrors.
Though gas prices rise and fall, there is little doubt that in the long run prices will be higher. And even when prices are lower, tips for using less fuel still mean spending less money.
When it comes to banjo pickers, none are finer than Mike Snider. From national championships to top selling albums, Mike has brought his brand of banjo music to a legion of fans over the years.
Back in the day, when you purchased a new record, you not only got a slab of great rock music but also a beautiful album cover often worthy of framing. Here are some of the best.
Potential lyrics from the epic "The Dreaming Dark".
It is never too early to prepare for a garage sale since preparation is often the key to success. This article provides handy tips to make your sale a true event!
Dean Koontz puts a lot of research into his novels. This article takes a look at the fruit of that research in regards to photographer Edward Steichen.
Driving at night has the advantage of less traffic, but can tiredness take as much of a toll as alcohol on a driver's capabilities?
That bubbly tingle you get from an ice cold soda sure can be refreshing, but what is it really doing to you as it gurgles down your throat?
A look at the mysterious black squirrel as well as other squirrel variations. This article examines the differences and attempts to find out which is the most popular. Also includes squirrel trivia and the odd tail... um, I mean "tale" of the Pete the Purple Squirrel!
I'm so tired of being lonely, I'm so tired of being blue. I'm so tired of being crazy About a crazy girl like you. I'm so tired of being sorry For the things I never said. So tired of feeling foolish For the things I almost did. So tired of...
As technology advances, not only does the picture and audio quality available for the home movie market improve, but so does the resiliency of the products that deliver those movies to us.
Valentine's Day may be a day for lovers, but if you have been looking for a way to get rid of that certain annoying someone, it is as good a day as any for a break-up gift...
Whether you believe in God or only trust in science, you would almost certainly doubt someone claiming God had asked them to do something evil. But what if there were more to it than what we can see?
Few albums stand the test of time as well as Badfinger's classic "Straight Up". With excellent tunes from all four of the band's members, this gem is as fresh today as it was when released in 1971.
Delaying a flight for twelve minutes may seem a minor thing, but all things considered, it was a gift of kindness that was priceless.
They have been known to eat there way out of a camel's stomach and aggressively chase people down reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour, all the time screaming and inhuman howl. Or maybe not. Find out the truth about camel spiders and the brave men who face them.
Nantucket burst out of eastern North Carolina in the late 1970s and released several great albums over the next few years. Walking the line between hard rock, Top 40 and Southern rock, the band still plays today.
Craig Ferguson has worn many hats in the entertainment industry -- actor, comedian, game show host, talk show host... and author. Let's take a look at his memoir, American on Purpose.
Nanci Griffith was one of the most respected singer-songwriters in country music. She played a unique blend of folk, bluegrass, country and pop.
After guitarist Chris Poland left Megadeth, his musical journey took him into new waters with the prog-rock leanings of Damn the Machine. The band only produced one album, but that album was a classic.
From Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee to Dmitri Coats and Leslie Nielsen, many actors have portrayed bloodsucking vampires on both the big and small screens. Some have been menacing takes on these creatures of the night while others have taken a more comical look at the undead. This is a look not at...
Christmastime is a great time to gather the family around the television to enjoy a great movie and a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn! This is a list of eleven great films along with a fun quiz to test your cinematic Christmas knowledge.
Leslie Nielsen, though known as a great comedic actor, began his career as a dramatic actor. In all his roles, his skill was unquestionable. This is a look at my personal favorites of his many great characters.
David Wong's "John Dies at the End" is a comedic thrill ride through some of horrors oddest back alleys. From spooky moments to time-warping plot twists, this book is a unique and entertaining read.
There are many questions that will perhaps forever remain a mystery. One such question is what would happen if Satan were to repent? Could the Prince of Darkness gain forgiveness if her were truly sorry for what he has done?
This hub examines the beauty of the color green and why it is the author's favorite color.
Ever get up from a nice dinner and realize your belt is just a little too tight? You decide to loosen it only to find that moving over to the next hole makes your belt way too loose! What's a man with a healthy appetite to do? Never fear, my...
David Bowie was not only a musical revolutionary but also a video visionary as well. This article takes a look at the visual art of his music videos.
Heavy Pettin was a band that defines the New Wave of British Heavy Metal sound, but the group never received the success it fans feel they deserve. With a heavy yet melodic vibe, this band rocked!
Throughout the years, music fans have favored different media for listening to music. From reel-to-reel tapes to digital downloads, no format has ever received less respect than the plain old cassette tape. But is this useful little plastic cartridge truly the music world's ugly stepchild?
There is money to be made at your local flea market, but it is not as easy as setting up a table and hoping that your junk is someone's treasure and that this hypothetical someone just happens to be passing by. Let's take a look at the types of sellers you will find at your local flea market.
"Say What You Mean" by The Hot Dogs may not be one of classic rock's most remembered albums, but it is definitely an undiscovered gem worth digging up.
T-Ride was a band with a unique sound that has yet to be duplicated. The band would only release one album, but they would leave a long-lasting impression.
With budgets already tight and always being stretched a little further, finding ways to save on your entertainment budget is an absolute necessity.
The Runaways didn't quite take the world by storm, but they are still stirring things up decades later. And for the fans, the magic still casts a compelling spell.
There are many words used to describe churches -- holy, sacred, serene, peaceful, beautiful, glorious... But "spooky" is not usually one of them. These churches, however, seem to have become home to spirits not yet ready to move on. But then when you think about it, if you were a lonely spirit...
The beauty of nature can be found in the strangest places as well as in the strangest creatures. This hub takes a look at some of the oddest animals that share the planet with us.
Nothing is more irritating than put in that favorite disc only to find that the time it spent sliding around the floorboard of your car has left it unplayable. But never fear... help is on the way!
John Hughes was more than a director, more than a writer, and even more than a legend. No one defined the 80s more thoroughly through films that will forever be remembered by fans.
Along with the few albums released every year that make the top of the charts, hundreds are released that are of exceptional quality yet never hit the mainstream. This is one such album from 1992.
Unicorns in the pastures. Alligators in the sewers. Men on the moon! Just how gullible do they think we are?