Thursday, 24 October 2013

Women around the World.

Beauty can be different, beauty can be unusual, beauty can be international - but it is always beautiful.

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.” 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



“You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her”



A woman's head is always influenced by heart~ Lady Marguerite Blessington



“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”~Confucius



“Love of beauty is Taste ” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”
~ Oscar Wilde



God gave women intuition and femininity.~ Farrah Fawcett



“Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful” Ralph Waldo Emerson


"When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you."~ Sasha Azevedo



“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”~ Ivan Panin


“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”



“The difference between pretty and beautiful is - pretty is temporal - whereas beautiful is eternal.”



“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”~ Kahlil Gibran




"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”~ Helen Keller






"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren




“When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they're actually beautiful.”



"Women are always beautiful." ~ Ville Valo


"To get to a woman's heart, a man must first use his own."

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Animals in Uniform

For centuries, animals have been used to help fight wars. Before there were tanks, soldiers rode their horses into battle. Pack animals such as camels, mules, and horses carried ammunition and supplies. Many other animals have been called upon to do their duty. Here's a salute to animals in war.

Elephants

  • Battle elephants were used by Hannibal of Carthage when he crossed the Alps to fight the Romans. Elephants with carriages on their backs were able to hold four soldiers. Hannibal's elephant, Surus, was said to be extremely brave.
  • Alexander the Great conquered India with the help of elephants.
  • The Greek king Pyrrhus and his men rode elephants into battle against the Romans. Although the Greeks won, many men and elephants died. Today “Pyrrhic victory” means a victory won at great cost.
  • In the sixteenth century, Emperor Akbar of India used elephants in battle. The elephants were hung with bells in order to sound frightening, and their trunks were bound to straighten them so that poisoned daggers could be attached to their ends.

Dogs

  • The ancient Romans and Gauls used dogs trained to fight in battle.
  • In the fifteenth century, the Spanish used dog warriors. The dogs wore quilted overcoats into battle.
  • Christopher Columbus used dogs to fight Native Americans.

Cats, Canaries, and Mice

These animals didn't fight, but they were very useful in World Wars I and II.
  • Cats lived with soldiers in trenches, where they killed mice during World War I.
  • Canaries and mice were used during World War II, when soldiers sent them into the tunnels being dug behind enemy lines to detect bad air and poison gas.

Pigeons

  • During World War I, before radiotelephones were used, carrier pigeons took messages between ships at sea.
  • In nineteenth-century Europe, messenger pigeons were sent out two at a time because falcons were trained to attack them, thereby intercepting the message.