Here's the premise behind the mobile app Cloak: Cloak will scrub the data of your "friends" using their Instagram and Foursquare information (remember, these are things they voluntarily give out) and display them on a map using your phone's GPS. Just like that, you can completely avoid them in real time as they update their information. There's a few problems, of course. Namely, you're only going to be able to avoid people that incessantly update their every move on social media - though to be fair that seems like the perfect kind of person to excise from your life forever.
Then there's another matter entirely, that this is actually kind of a dream program for stalkers. So, uh, double-edged sword I guess? If you ask me....IT'S THE MARAUDER'S MAP FOR MUGGLES.
Marvellous spatuletails are hummingbirds found only in the forest edges of a remote valley in northern Peru. They only have four tail feathers and in the male the outer two are elongated and end in a violet-blue disc or spatule. These remarkable tail feathers are frantically waved by the male as he hovers in front of the female during a display of his fitness as a mate.
On Wednesday 5 March and Thursday 6 March 2014, 1,000 objects spanning 250 million years are to be sold in London by Sotheby's
The collection belonged to Stanley Seeger, an art collector and musician, who died in 2011 aged 81.
Although born in the US, Seeger lived for most of his life in the UK and quietly amassed an extraordinary collection of art and artefacts spanning 50 countries and several million years of condensed history.
Potoos are a group of near passerine birds related to the nightjars and frogmouths. They hunt from a perch like a shrike or flycatcher. During the day they perch upright on tree stumps, camouflaged to look like part of the stump.
The potoos are highly nocturnal and generally do not fly during the day.They spend the day perched on branches with the eyes half closed. With their cryptic plumage they resemble stumps,and should they detect potential danger they adopt a “freeze” position which even more closely resembles a broken branch. The transition between perching and the freeze position is gradual and hardly perceptible to the observer.
Possibly because it's hard to find a mate with a face like that.