Until the late 1970s, the evidence against Ted Bundy was not enough to prove in a courtroom that he was a killer—that is, until the discovery of his bite mark evidence. Ironically, it was Ted Bundy's teeth that made the ultimate impression on the jury.
Yes. It is entirely possible that your brown-spotted lawn is caused by your dog’s urine. As for the why, that will take a bit longer to explain. Let's discuss why dog pee is lethal for most plants and what you can do to stop, treat, and prevent damage from happening.
Poop eating or coprophagy is a learned behavior in puppies but may also be practiced by adults. While it may be no cause for alarm, it could also indicate parasites, diseases, disorders, or emotional problems. Let's discuss the many reasons why dogs eat poop as well as why you shouldn't let them.
Did Casey Anthony kill her two-year-old daughter, Caylee? Insect forensics can help us find out.
Nannie Doss killed many people, including many family members and four spouses, the last of which was her fifth husband, Samuel Doss. She was probably laughing during—and definitely after—each murder. Hence she got her nickname: the Giggling Granny.
Leonarda Cianciulli, "the soap lady killer," became a serial killer and a cannibal in a deluded attempt to protect her family. Unfortunately, she was able to kill multiple innocent victims before she was finally snatched by the police. She was anything but sorry for her crimes.
Amy Archer-Gilligan is a famous female serial killer responsible for the deaths of many of the residents at her old people's home. However, at first, no one was the least bit suspicious. Until it was far too late.
Sugar is bad for you. Do you limit your intake, or does it exceed daily sugar recommendations? It matters. You may be severely damaging your health.
Why should you care that insects are edible, let alone willingly consume them when you’d much rather have a burger or a hot dog? Well, many believe that soon you will have little choice due to overpopulation and limited resources. But, take heart, bugs offer lots of protein and other nutrients.
People have celebrated Thanksgiving for centuries; however, the feasts shared today differ drastically from the delicacies enjoyed in the past, even when compared to just a few generations ago. Today's turkey is a monstrous distortion of what it should be, and once was.
Why do dogs eat strange things (like grass), and is it dangerous? Is it in their nature due to various reasons like boredom, a nutrient deficiency, or because of a disease? Let's explore the possibilities.
Join me in my quest to find out, at last, who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. There is a sure way to ID that little rascal! Exploring microexpression analysis and how to spot a liar.
It all began when a few ambitious men came up with a scheme to profit off the wild dog population in northeast Thailand. Trapping and smuggling canines across the border and on to butcheries in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam where locals consider dog meat a rare and delectable treat, these men were...
We all know what urine is…but few of us know any in-depth details. For instance: What are normal color variations and what colors signal disease? What is its ideal pH and what creates dips or spikes in acidity? And, most importantly, what can this information tell us about our overall health?
To be fair, there are a great many characteristics in the cat that would--in theory--make it an excellent spy. It has great night vision, excellent hearing, superb smell, fine-tuned whiskers, perceptive paws, not to mention razor-sharp claws, all packed into an incredibly agile and deftly...
The amazing noses of cats can sense a wide range of sensations and phenomena including disaster, disease, and even death.
Dogs have fantastic noses, which allow them to claim territory, interact socially, and detect danger. Learn the long list of things a dog can detect with its nose.
Because caffeine is a substance used by people in every country and on every continent, it affects billions. In order to better understand its effects, we must examine its natural impact on animals, plants, and the environment. Then we can decide how this relates to our health. Is it bad for us?
We all have those days when we don’t feel like taking out the trash or cleaning the kitty’s litter box. Normally the odor from delaying such chores would become overwhelming, and urge us nose-first out of doors en route to the dumpster, offending substance in tow. But now, thanks to technology, the...
In the US approximately 25% of babies receive formula within 2 days of being born, around 37% are supplemented with formula before 3 months, and between 42% and 44% are fed formula by 6 months of age. Here we will discuss the possible dangers of this trend but also how to feed babies the best...
Did you know that some foods are toxic to domestic pets? Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Here is a list of potentially problematic foods that pets should avoid.
German leadership, aware that shortages and the resulting starvation of the imprisoned would be in direct violation of the Geneva Convention, began accepting goods from charitable organizations abroad. German authorities had no clue that the British and American POWs awaited donated packages with...
During World War 2 the British installed airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force. Before the use of AIR, they had been dealt a heavy blow by German raids at night. However, radar gave pilots a distinct advantage, allowing them to use radio waves to spot enemy...
Few would believe that a cartoon could play a role in the deaths of thousands of animals, but Disney's "101 Dalmatians" did just that. "Finding Nemo" and "G-Force" had similarly negative effects. Animals in the media are often purchased by families with little idea of what they're truly getting.
In this article, I will be talking about the development of behaviorism through the work of psychologists such as Watson, Pavlov, Thorndike, and Skinner.
Decaffeinated coffee is becoming more and more popular. Those who drink it believe that they are avoiding caffeine and its effects with beverages containing only coffee flavoring. This is wrong. Decaf coffees have caffeine as well as several chemicals depending on the decaffeination process used.
Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the war effort. A LIFE magazine article published on August 30th of 1943 credited several arachnids with spinning between 100 to 180 feet of thread a week. This thread was used to make crosshairs for several U.S. Army instruments of war.
A study on the long-term effects of liposuction has been published in the Obesity journal. The results were unanticipated. Not only did individuals regain all suctioned fat within the span of a single year, but it reappeared in different locations. Let's discuss why.
Can babies drink tea? This trend, seen in a recent study, shows that a substantial number of mothers supply their newborn infants with herbal teas and/or various supplements. A warning has been issued to physicians treating infants to look for possible drug interactions with any substances provided...
Zoo animals have limited movement, social interaction, food sources, and foraging opportunities. Which leads to the question...how can animals be happier in zoos?
Think twice the next time you are tempted to scoff at an alarmed individual who breaks a nail. The event may signal much more than the need for another manicure. Unhealthy and readily breakable nails indicate a variety of health compromising conditions including chronic bronchitis, thyroid...
Overeating does more than just make you momentarily uncomfortable, and discomfort is only the first of a series of resulting problems. Continual overeating stresses the entire digestive system, overworks its organs, and has impacts on health that are far more extensive than most people realize.
Aluminum is the main ingredient in the commercially available buffered form of aspirin. So, while it may prevent tumors, aspirin can also destroy the central nervous system. Thankfully, there are natural sources of aspirin out there.
Some approve of the practice of animal organ transplantation as a great way to reduce the lengthy waiting process often required by transplant patients. On the other hand, others see the amount of time needed for xenotransplantation to be approved and perfected as needlessly lengthy.
There are some “people” foods that could seriously sicken your pet, if not kill them. It is important to be able to identify these foods and know when you shouldn’t share your snack. One potential danger is grapes.
Every slice of ginger contains eighteen amino acids in addition to a wide array of vitamins, chemicals, and minerals. For this reason, ginger is beneficial in a multitude of different ways.This article addresses five of the many nutrients found in ginger: amino acids (both essential and...
Society has a great influence on people and their way of life, and can either liberate or oppress them, depending on the accepted standards of the time. Societies which believe in total male superiority cause women to be oppressed and unsatisfied with their lives. The wives in Trifles and A Raisin...
Almond milk contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals. For those who cannot consume dairy due to allergies or an intolerance, almond milk is a great alternative. It is even considered by some to be a superior beverage.
Sarah Orne Jewett and Ernest Hemingway both use nature to develop the main characters in their short stories.
A line-by-line analysis of the elements used by Robert Frost within his poem "After Apple Picking" that conveys depth and meaning.
By examining the literary devices and word choice employed by Queen Elizabeth of England in her speech, much is revealed in the way the author expresses himself.
Belgium Blue cattle are characterized by extreme muscling, known as "double-muscling," the result of a mutation in a myostatin gene that prevents control of muscular growth. This mutation causes extreme over-development of muscle in the cattle, which provides great benefits to producers and...
Shylock, in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," embodies emotion unfettered by moral or intellectual constraints.
Pest elimination is something that many people consider to be necessary. Mice in particular cause problems in homes and businesses, and their extermination becomes crucial in order for humans to maintain their lifestyles and livelihoods. The market provides a multitude of traps designed to...
In "Twelfth Night," Viola critiques society by showing that societal expectations serve as barriers to reality. Within the bounds of what society dictates, men can express whatever feelings they desire, whereas women must control and constrain their true emotions.
This article looks at the issues of inbreeding for purebred pugs.
In Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, engagements and consequent marriages occur contrary to expectations. This is because all the clues and evidence held important by society and seen as indicative of engagement are ambiguous, if not entirely baseless and reliant on mere supposition.
In Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, the importance of fashion recurs throughout the novel. The author examines this concept, and finds that "High People" are "People of Fashion," but that they are not "higher in their Dimensions" nor in "their Characters" (176) than the rest of society....
Yusef Kommunyakaa's Emotional Response Surrounding the Vietnam Memorial Yusef Komunyakaa emphasizes his ethnicity at the very beginning of his poem "Facing It" in the first lines: "My black face fades,/hiding inside the black granite." In these...
Dido, the Phoenician Queen from famous poet Virgil Wikimedia Commons' "The Aeneid," is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else.
The ingestion of high fiber feed has allowed the rabbit to survive and flourish, and it has evolved many characteristics that depend upon this diet. To have ideally healthy pets, diets should mimic a rabbit's natural food intake as much as possible, as most deviations from natural feed result in...