Pranks and practical jokes are not only for April fools day or Halloween. A great reliever of stress as well as boredom, they are suppose to be playful and never meant to be hurtful.
The tiyanak is a Philippine vampire creature that lures it's victim by imitating the cries of an infant. It then feeds on their blood and entrails.
The blowgun could be considered the oldest and simplest type of airgun. The Blowgun has been in use in different parts of the world for centuries. Archaeologists believe that this weapon dates back to the stone age.
The advantage of the Yawara stick for women self defense against street violence is in catching the attacker off guard. A general rule to remember is to strike body areas where the bone comes close to the skin surface. Light and easily concealed the Yawara stick offers a woman an equalizer.
The Bertud is an amulet believe to contain the powers of a mangbabarang (witch) in Philippine folklore. This is the love story of Mario and Alicia, fleeing the wrath of a witch.
There are over 4,400 patents on the mousetrap. More than any single item that have been patented. The rodent has task man's ingenuity and creativity in inventing the perfect mousetrap. Some contraption work while others defy logic and bring into question the inventor's sanity.
Vampires exist in the folklore of many countries. The Aswang is the most feared in Philippine superstition. It is a ghoulish creature that feed off humans. Drinking their blood as well as a flesh eater of both the living and the dead.
Alligators and crocodiles are reptiles that are fairly similar but with a few key differences. Albinism and leucism are incredibly rare in both alligators and crocodiles.
Is it human nature to seek vengeance? Can the nobility in man's character overcome the need for revenge or retribution; and learn to forgive when we are the victim?
Beyond the impressive reports that show a growing economy and improve standard of living is another side of China's economic "success" story. There are signs of failure and cracks in the state-planned economy of China.
Rare earth elements (REE) are the secret ingredients of every high-tech devices we use today from smart phones to hybrid vehicles to cordless power drills, X-ray machines and in military armament like stealth technology. The list of things that contain REE continues to grow and expand. China...
Mary Anning was a self-educated working class woman who some consider the greatest fossil hunter in the field of Paleontology. The tongue twisting rhyme "She sells sea shells on the sea shore" is about her collecting fossilized shells on the Lyme Regis shore.
Amazing facts and superstition about two headed snakes. A two headed rat snake named "We" was once put up for auction in eBay and got a bid of $150,000. But the site's policy against the auction of live animals prevented the sale from going through."We" was eventually adopted by a pharmaceutical...
Witty, intelligent, vibrant, fiercely independent and well verse in the art of seduction. These famous mistresses use their sexuality to procure power and great wealth in a world where men held all the cards.
Learn how to fart like a pro. Farting as an art.
Goats are lovable creatures when they are not in your garden making a meal of your favorite plants. Aside from providing milk, here are some unusual and practical ways they can be of use to make up for their unintentional forage into your plot of land.
Haiku poetry about gratitude for the blessings of each beautiful day as the miracle of life unfold
Is there really a proper way to grieve? In dealing with the loss of a love one, society have encourage us to avoid the unpleasantness of facing death in all it's depths and to hide the painfulness from our eyes
Can a person die from a broken heart? Takotsubo or broken heart syndrome is different from a heart attack but have common symptoms
Poems inspired by my grandson's holiday visit
Raindrops on my face dark clouds on the horizon I hold back the tears Memories mingle with the tears of misty eyes silently,raindrops Raindrops on the roof my heart pitter-pattering memories tapping ...
Bitter-sweet Haiku poem of first love
It is a poor man's form of gambling although some bets could go as high as $1,000 for a fight that may end in less that a minute. It pits two spiders on opposite end of stick.
Can a person fall in love with a supernatural being? Folklore is filled with such love stories.
The last trophy heads cut off by Igorot headhunters was supposedly in the late 1970's. These fierce warriors who inhabit the Philippine Cordilleras also built the Banaue rice terraces. A panoramic vista of stairways of rice fields carved into the steep mountainside and reaching up to the skies....
One is never too old to succeed in life. Here are amazing stories of people who achieved success late in life. Success is an attitude whether one is 60 or 90