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A tiny rusty old cage is no place for any wild animal to live, let alone a full grown tiger. Sadly, that’s exactly where a beautiful tiger named Hoover was forced to live his life as part of a traveling circus in Peru.
While the details of Hoover’s early life remain mostly unknown, it’s believed that he was originally part of a group of 6-12 tigers that the circus used in their shows. By the time his rescuers got to him, he was the last remaining one. Over the past twelve years of his life he had been mistreated, abused, and forced to perform tricks. When he wasn’t being openly exploited he was kept locked up in a cramped cage day in and day out, always on the move. He needed help fast or he would die.
Life was anything but natural and comfortable for Hoover. His captors brought him from one town to the next where he was allowed out only for shows. His cage was completely inadequate for such a large, majestic tiger and barely allowed him any room to move around. He spent the days pacing back and forth in the hot, dusty, stale air with nothing to stimulate his mind or play with. All he had was a dusty floor to lay on that was surrounded by metal bars and dirt. There was no real shelter overhead to protect him from the elements and the neglectful state he was held in was horrendous.
The circus that Hoover was found with had been on the run for eight months before authorities caught up with them. For years a number of travelling circuses had operated in Peru using wild animals in their shows. The country recently changed the law and passed a circus animal ban in response to widespread cruelty, abuse, and sub-par conditions in which most circus animals were kept. The ban made it illegal to keep or use animals in circus shows and authorities have been working alongside animal advocacy non-profits, like Animal Defenders International (ADI), to strictly enforce it. Thanks to a tip from the public they’d received, ADI was able to stage a surprise raid on the circus and recover Hoover.
They immediatley took him to their resuce center in Peru and threw open the cage door to let him out and taste freedom for the first time. This video captures the moment he was finally released from his life of abuse and neglect. For the first time in perhaps all of his 12 years he was able to fully stretch out and do the one action that all cats seem to love! After his stretch he cautiously headed through the door and out into the temporary holding pen, where he stepped onto soft green grass. The grass on the bottom of his paws must have felt so strange and yet wonderful.
The veterinarians at ADI checked him out and found he was sick and emaciated. After months of rehab the big tiger was restored back to full health and once he was given the all clear, he was ready to head to his new forever home at Big Cat Rescue (BCR) in Florida. Getting a full grown tiger from Peru to America is no small operation. It took a full year before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally gave its approval and only then did Hoover’s road trip begin. The journey involved multiple trucks and transfers before he was secured into a cargo plane for the final leg of his trip. Vets and caretakers monitored his health closely to ensure he was safe and comfortable every step of the way.
When he finally touched down and arrived at the BCR facility he was released into his new enclosure to check it all out. His new habitat is worlds away from the cramped barren cage he was held in, it’s filled with an abundance of plants, trees, grasses, and other greenery. There’s also platforms to rest on in the sunshine and a lake to swim and cool off in on the premises. Check out the clip to see Hoover exploring his new digs, drinking from the lake, walking among the trees, and sniffing at the ground. From the looks of it, he loves the water and couldn’t be happier!
Hoover will live out the rest of his life at BCR where he’s free to wander about his new habitat completely unchained. He no longer faces a life full of uncertainty and constant travel, there are no more people gawking at him, or trainers abusing him. Instead, he finally has the chance to spend his final years among other tigers, in the wild where he’s protected and able to move about on his own, and that is beautiful.
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Sleep. It does a body good. We all know that when we don’t get enough quality rest, we quickly start to deteriorate mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and so on and so forth. Just about everything we do or even think about ends up suffering from a lack of sleep, which brings to mind a famous old Irish Proverb, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”
Sleeping can literally make you feel 110% better in a matter of hours and part of the reason why is because it’s a time when our bodies can focus on repairing and healing themselves. Our brains also finally get a chance to rebuild and as we sort through things our minds begin to deeply relax. When we’re asleep it’s a time when all of the things that are straining and stressing us get temporarily suspended. As the Dalai Lama once said, “Sleep is the best meditation” and his words of wisdom were spot on!
It’s no wonder that people love sleeping and the average human will have spent around one-third of their total life slumbering by the time they die. That total is based upon the notion that we average about 8 hours of sleep every night and when we go to bed and crawl under the covers, searching for a cozy spot, every one of us has a favorite position that we prefer to get into. Lots of us love nothing more than to curl up into the fetal position on our sides, while others lay on their tummy’s or backs with hands resting at their sides, to each their own!
There are certainly many types of ways in which we are capable of falling asleep, but there are only a few main positions that people tend to universally prefer. Each sleep position has been studied extensively from all angles by sleep specialists and researchers who have come to some interesting conclusions.
One such finding is that how you sleep can reveal deeper insights about your personality! Take for example sleeping in the fetal position, on the side with both legs curled up, which is by far the most popular way to sleep. According to a survey done by Dr. Chris Idzikowski, a sleep specialist who has written books on the subject, approximately 41% of us sleep this way and it generally means you are calm, reserved, shy, and sensitive on the inside. At the same time, you likely cover up this side of yourself with a tough exterior.
This quiz will tell you what your favorite sleep position reveals about your personality and explains more about what other qualities are associated with it. Just click on the link and choose the picture of your preferred way to sleep to learn more about it!
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In the most basic of terms a soulmate is a person who you are meant to be and share your life with. The main idea surrounding soulmates revolves around the thought that both fate and destiny will eventually bring us together with that special someone who we are cosmically bound to end up with.
While this sounds promising and beautiful, the reality is much more complex and drawn out. Real life is messy and fairy tale endings can be hard to come by. Even still, the people who we end up falling in love with are often the ones that we are the most compatible with. They balance us out and work with us in the sense that they compliment our flaws and abilities. Rather than drag us down, they build us up, and in the process make us better people. This tends to ring true even in the case of opposites attracting, there should be no issues so long as you’re able connect on a deep and meaningful level.
Finding your soulmate can be incredibly easy or a process that involves much trial and error. Some people are just plain lucky and find the one they’re meant to be with early in life, whereas others search endlessly for ‘the one.’ While finding your soulmate can prove difficult to do, there is a way to tell if you’re compatible with someone, by looking to the zodiac signs!
Each and every one of us falls somewhere under the twelve astrologically based zodiac signs. Our signs carry with them a wide ranging variety of information about a person’s personality, character, destiny, emotional attributes, their strengths and weaknesses, and so much more. In turn, all of the signs are interlaced and linked together in a seemingly endless number of fascinating ways. These connections and traits form a web that can be read and interpreted to figure out many things. One of the revelations it holds are the other specific zodiac signs which you are the most compatible with. From that information you can thus determine who your soulmate is, all according to the zodiac!
This interesting quiz does the work for you and will tell you exactly what sign your soulmate will likely be. Take it now to find out which sign(s) you are the most compatible with and good luck!
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The natural reaction is to smile and congratulate someone when they tell you that they are expecting a baby on the way. After all, it’s a major milestone in life and wonderful, big news to break! Most people break out into smiles and there are happy hugs exchanged all around, some even cry and get quite emotional. There’s often a wave of excitement and an unmistakable buzz of anticipation spreads across the room.
Some people however, usually family members, don’t react so happily to baby news. Most of the time it’s an older sibling who doesn’t want a new little brother or sister in the family. They’re usually still too young to understand and one of the biggest concerns seems to revolve around the thought that the new baby will take all of mom and dad’s attention away from them.
Sometimes even our pets find baby news hard to take in. They’re part of the family too and fur-babies in their own right! Such was the case for this funny and adorable Golden Retriever who really wasn’t ready for a new sibling. When the dog’s owner, John Bache, sat him down on the sofa for a man to man talk the Retriever adorably crawled up onto his lap to get even closer and snuggle.
When the moment of truth finally arrived Mr Bache told his dog in a very straight forward manner that “Someones going to have a baby brother.” Upon hearing the big announcement the dog’s face and behavior changed instantly and dramatically. He stopped panting, closed his mouth, and whipped his head around to face towards Mr. Bache. The Retriever seemed alert and yet at the same time he suddenly appears to be far away as he gazes off into the distance, as if searching for something.
It’s quite a strange reaction but who really knows what was going through his head at that moment. However, one thing does seem certain and it looks like he’s really not all that excited about having a new baby brother!
The Retriever’s funny response is definitely not what you’d expect when telling your dog you’re expecting. The expression on his face is priceless so check him out if you need to laugh or smile!
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Astrology seeks to link events and occurrences on Earth to celestial and astronomical observations. Ancient cultures and religions of the past first began to practice it when they looked up to the sky to help explain what was happening in life. The sun, moon, stars, and wide open skies were places of constant change and motion. The slow, predictable paths of celestial bodies through the universe allowed people to develop belief systems that were completely based around them, and it was from these astrological impressions that the zodiac signs were born.
The 12 astrologically based zodiac signs include Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Every person alive has and falls under a sign, it all depends on the exact day and month in which they were born. Each sign forms a part of the astrological calendar and they all interconnect in fascinating ways. Different signs stand for different things, from the four elements of life- water, air, fire, and water, to various positive and negative connotations.
The zodiac signs are perhaps best known for the different emotions and strengths which are associated with each one. All of these aspects can be examined and compared with the others, so that one can determine what other signs they may be compatible, or incompatible, with. This can tell you who you’re likely to clash with the most, based on how your stars are aligned. If you have any enemies or people you really don’t like or get along with, but can’t put a finger on exactly why, maybe it all comes down to the fact that your zodiac signs clash. Take this quiz if you would like to know which zodiac sign could be your worst enemy. Who knows, it may just end up answering some long awaited questions and inconsistencies you’ve experienced. Have fun and enjoy!!
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If you spotted this strange, mutant looking creature in your backyard would you scream and run away or take a picture of it? The woman who found the creepy, snake-like, two-headed thingy had both of those reactions and she even called her friends over to take a look at it. Naturally she wanted to know what the heck it was she was dealing with because you don’t see something like this everyday.
Lujan Eroles filmed the odd little creature in her Santa Fe, Argentina backyard and when she was still unsure as to what exactly it was, she posted it social media. According to Lujan, she and her friends “all thought it was a mutant animal, which is why we filmed it and put it online for people to give us their opinions.” The post has since gone viral and the answer as to what the creature is has been narrowed down to two possible answers, neither of which include any mutants!
The main explanation that people seem to agree on is that it’s either one of two caterpillars which are native to where Lujan lives in Argentina. The first one is what’s known scientifically as Eumorpha labruscae which is also more commonly called a gaudy sphinx. When in the larval stage the caterpillars look like mini-snake heads, as you can see in the picture, and after they pupate they transform into moths as adults.
The second possibility is that the caterpillar is a different type of moth, Deilephila elpenor, aka an elephant hawk-moth. These moths also display a snake-like appearance as a means to ward off predators, mainly birds, and to keep from being eaten. The color patterns and placement resemble serpent scales, while the black patches give it eyes on both ends. The creepy look is all part of the little caterpillar’s first line of defense and without it they’d be plucked up by a hungry bird!
Regardless of whatever species caterpillar this snake-worm insect creature belongs to, it’s ugly and creepy up close and it’s not anything I’d want crawling on me. Make sure you check it out and weigh in with your opinion as to what type of caterpillar you think it is!
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Intimacy is when you share your life fully and completely with someone else. A common misconception many people have with it is that it’s just a physical connection with someone you love, but it’s so much more than that. Intimacy involves opening up emotionally, mentally, and spiritually on a profoundly deep level. It’s when you share all your fears, desires, and innermost feelings with your partner without having to worry that they’ll judge you harshly or brush them off.
While all of this sounds wonderful and great in theory, in real life many of us struggle with intimacy issues. A lot of people have problems with communication and understanding what their partner wants, needs, or expects from them. Others have trust issues that prevent them from truly opening up and sharing their life with another person. Many of the fears we have towards intimacy are present in our lives because of past relationships. The negative experiences we went through with others who we used to be so close with can end up haunting us down the line. Most people are not even aware of their intimacy issues because we tend to not address them and instead unconsciously repress them way back in our minds.
An easy way to explore where your intimacy fears and concerns may lie is by way of the zodiac. Astrology offers a unique approach to the topic and frames the issues in a more universal dimension. Scroll down to your sign and see what the stars have to say about the intimacy issues you may be harboring.
Intimacy involves sharing yourself fully and opening up completely with someone you love. It’s when you tell each other all of your fears, strengths, desires, weaknesses, memories, and innermost feelings. Being intimate means being vulnerable, both you and your partner need to be open and honest without having to worry that the other will judge.
All of this love and affection may come naturally for some, but the reality is that the majority of people struggle with intimacy issues at some point in the course of their relationships. Sometimes a lack of trust keeps us from opening up or problems with communication and understanding get in the way. Furthermore, most people are totally unaware of their intimacy issues, it’s as if our minds work unconsciously to repress them. Even when we are aware, they often get completely ignored and pushed aside to be dealt with another day, a day that never comes.
You can face your intimacy issues head on, right here, right now. All you need to do is find your zodiac sign below and it will reveal where your intimacy fears and concerns may lie. Astrology offers a unique approach to the subject and frames it in a simple, straightforward manner that’s easy to digest. What are you waiting for?!? Scroll down to your sign and see what they have to say about the intimacy issues that may be holding you back!
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Colors can reveal a lot about many of the things in our lives. Take for example a banana. A green one tells us it’s not yet ripe, while yellow signals that it’s ready to eat, and a brown or black colored banana means that it’s likely spoiled. This is a very basic illustration of how colors bring out or show us information that we may not otherwise have any other easy way of discovering.
There has been a number of studies, polls, and research done that all center around people’s perceptions of colors and their associated meanings. As it turns out, gender plays a large role in terms of the colors that we are drawn and attracted to. Overall men prefer shades of green, gray, and orange whereas women like purples, reds, pinks and yellows. Both genders absolutely love blue, it is by far the universal favorite color, while men like darker, smoky, bolder hues and women prefer softer, muted tones.
If all of this sounds very familiar, it’s because we are so used to these distinctions and exposed to them everywhere we turn. Businesses market their products to us based on many of the color preferences above. That’s why men’s brand packaging is often black, navy blue, or gray compared to clean crisp whites and warm, feminine colors for women.
The link between color and gender is quite strong indeed as the research and many studies on it over the years has shown. Through it all experts have agreed on the general conclusion that men and women are simply drawn to different color variations. With that in mind, this beautiful color-based test will tell you what percentage male and female you are, and in doing so also determine your dominant gender. Will it turn out to be male, female, or unisex? There’s only one way to know for sure so try out this fun quiz and get your results!
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