She Picks Up A Weird Textured Sand Dollar At The Beach. But When She Flips It Over It’s Incredible!

When we go to the beach, we often find flat, white discs, which almost look like they have been painted on the front with a star/flower design.  They are pretty and smooth to the touch, and a nice ornament to bring home and put in a dish or on a shelf.

These disk-like objects are known as “sand dollars”; amazingly these pretty objects were once live organisms in the ocean, that are part of the sea urchin species.  Relatives of Starfish, Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers, we rarely see them alive.

To be completely honest, I’ve always thought of them as inanimate objects and have collected them like pretty seashells.  This being said, when I came upon this video below, that is a clip from the “Sea Something” YouTube channel, I was more than a little freaked out when the narrator scooped up a live sand dollar and turned it over.  Watch this footage, and let us know if you’ve ever seen one of these alive.

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I Noticed A Weird Spot On THIS Rhino’s Horn. When I Realized What It Was It Will Save The Species!

Poaching and illegal big game hunting has been in the spotlight lately due to the tragic killing of Cecil The Lion, a famous and beloved adult male lion who was senselessly slaughtered in the pursuit of trophy hunting. The American dentist who murdered Cecil, Walter Palmer, is now one of the world’s most hated men and an international pariah.

Cecil’s untimely death has sparked outrage and many are asking what more can be done to prevent such travesties. Every year thousands of other animals are illegally killed in Africa, so much so that many animals are now dangerously close to becoming extinct.

One animal under extreme threat is the rhinoceros. The large herbivores are being killed by poachers at an astronomical rate for their horns. According to the non-profit group Protect, they estimate that rhino poaching is up 9,300% since 2009.

This is all due to the huge demand for rhino horns in mainly Asia where they are sold on the black market for around $30K a pound, making them more valuable than gold by weight. Dr. Paul O’Donoghue, the chief scientific advisor for Protect, says that “currently a rhino is butchered every 6 hours in Africa…We had to find a way to protect these animals in the field; the killing had to be stopped.”

These figures and that desire to protect the species is why the non-profit invented RAPID, which is short for Real-Time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device. The invention consists of a smart watch with a forward facing video camera, GPS tracker, and a heart rate monitor.

It’s compact enough to be fitted and mounted into a rhino’s horn while not hurting or affecting the animal negatively. If a rhino’s heart rate starts racing or suddenly goes still, observers monitoring them get an alert that lets them turn on the camera to see what’s happening. At the same time, the GPS allows them to pinpoint the exact location and rangers can be on the scene within 10 minutes via helicopter.

Ideally this will prevent poachers from harming the rhinos because the chances of them being caught within minutes is much greater. Currently, poachers operate with barely any risk of getting caught and when they kill a rhino, they don’t stop there.

Instead they often go on to kill 10 or 15 at a time, spending several nights hunting them in parks. Now, when one rhino is shot or injured, a signal will immediately be sent and rangers can respond rapidly and be at that rhinos side. This will enable them to catch the poachers right then and there, and stop them from going on to kill dozens more.

This is just one solution to the tragic and barbaric problems faced by rhinos. If the poaching doesn’t stop or slow down they will be hunted to extinction within a decade. Hopefully the point of view cameras will be enough of a deterrence to stop the violent acts, and rhinos will be able to recuperate over time.

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What Animal Were You In A Past Life? Find Out.

If you’ve often thought that some people look and act like certain animals, you’re not alone. I don’t mean in the ‘party animal’ context of the idea, but rather in a deeper and more subtle type of way. It often shows through in their mannerisms and behaviors, it’s almost as if they have some inner animal living within them that emerges every now and then and rears its head. Take a close look around and you’ll start noticing how many people share personalities and attributes with an animal. It’s super interesting to observe and once you notice, it’s hard to not see it!

When you stop to think about it, the inner animal connection makes complete sense. After all, we humans are animals ourselves. Even if we sometimes gloss over or forget about that fact and think of our species as above all the rest, we are animals through and through. Even if you fail to really see any animal aspects in either yourself or other people who you’re close to, it’s right there inside all of us and it’s a direct connection to our past lives.

For as long as humans have existed, and potentially even much longer, our souls have been on an endless and ongoing journey. If you follow the views and beliefs encompassed by reincarnation, then you’re familiar with the idea that we’ve all lived many lives to get to the current point that we are at right now. In each of our past life identities we’ve been someone or something completely different than our current form. In many of our existences we were not even human, instead we were animals!

Each time we died we were reborn and our soul switched bodies. Gradually we evolved and in the process we’ve managed to retain some of the characteristics and attributes from those past lives. Not many people identify as trees or grass, but every now and then you do hear of a strange past life identity. However, it’s the animal traits that tend to be among the strongest remnants of our past, which is partly why some people seem to act so much like certain animals. The animal quirks we display are often manifested broadly and as such, they can show up in just about any area or part of our lives. Sometimes they can be seen in our preferences, abilities, strengths, weaknesses, flaws, fears, and so on and so forth.

This interesting fun quiz will help you discover what animal you likely were in one of your past life identities. It’s easy and eye-opening to work through, just be sure to approach it with an open mind.

What animal were you in a past life? Let us know your results in the comments.

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