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Humans Are Awesome

Drivers Who Splash Pedestrians with Puddles Hit With £5,000 Fine

Very few people are willing to go outside with Britain’s current weather state. Storm Freya and storm Gareth have taken their toll, and many areas are receiving flood alerts. The idea of getting anywhere – work, the grocery store, a friend’s house – without getting completely drenched is nearly impossible.

It’s tempting to quit everything and stay home, but the reality is that such an option is impossible! What’s more, driver’s feel the need to drive at such paces and through such large puddles in a way that leaves pedestrians inevitably drenched with its splashes. Some even do it purposefully.

However, they won’t be able to get away with such behavior anymore if they are caught. Culprits have the potential of facing fines of up to £5,000!

Section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988 according to the RAC notes that it is illegal to drive “without reasonable consideration for other persons.” Fortunately for us and unfortunately for them, splashing pedestrians falls under this tenet. Once you’ve been found guilty, you are fined £100 and given three penalty points.

But the driver can receive an even more severe fine, up to £5,000, if his behavior is more extreme, considered a manner that “amounts to a clear act of incompetence, selfishness, impatience, and aggressiveness.” And if the driver doesn’t pay the original fine of £100, he could end up paying the maximum fine if taken to court. On top of the fine, motorists can also be hit with a public order offense.

Pete Williams, road-safety spokesman, has reminded drivers of this.

He said:

Anyone unfortunate enough to have suffered a drenching by an inconsiderate motorist splashing them when driving through a puddle would probably welcome a sizeable financial penalty for the driver.

Since 2013 careless driving can be dealt with by a Fixed Penalty Notice with a £100 fine and three penalty points. If, however, they refuse [the notice] then they will face a magistrate who could impose a fine up to £5,000, although the maximum is very unlikely.

Williams does admit that such a hefty fine and public order offense are unlikely, but his point is that driving in this manner will not be acceptable, and they will be severe where necessary.

Even further, things such as undipped headlights, braking, or driving excessively slow can also result in motorists being fined. Hopefully, we’ll stay a little dryer in this season as a result of these laws!

Very few people are willing to go outside with Britain’s current weather state. Storm Freya and storm Gareth have taken their toll, and many areas are receiving flood alerts. The idea of getting anywhere – work, the grocery store, a friend’s house –...

City Life

Training Your Cat to Love the Carrier

Our world is full of tragedies and emergency situations, but we often have the tendency to think, “Yea, but that will never happen to me.” Sadly, that thought deters us from preparing for whatever may come our way.

It’s always in your best interest to think about your family and your pets in the event of an emergency. One key factor with a quick evacuation is being able to get your cat into the carrier without a fight. It’s because of this small detail that pets are so often left behind, never to find their families again when disaster strikes.

It’s so crucial to begin training your cat now to head straight to their carriers or kennels in case of emergency situations. That means it must be a place of safety and comfort to them. There are various ways to do this, depending on your cat’s preferences and personality, but there are some universally common ways that almost always work.

Get a Comfortable Carrier or Kennel

You may have to go through a few trial and errors to find a carrier that your cat likes, but it’s always best to have a hard-sided kennel even though it may not seem like the most comfortable. You can always begin the process with a cozier one, such as the Sleepypod.

Not only is the Sleepybod luxuriously comfortable, but it’s easy to clean and take apart. The top is easily removable, and the interior can be removed and placed easily in the washer. You can even add a bed warmer! Make sure that the carrier is always open and accessible so that it seems safe and protected to your cat.

Once you’ve found the carrier for you and your cat, here are some ways to make it even more appealing:

Use Treats

You know your cat better than anyone else, what it will do literally anything to get, whether it’s a delicious treat or its favorite toy. Whatever it may be, use that item to coax your cat into the carrier, and give it as a reward once he or she is in. Make sure you only make this item available within the carrier. Never trap him inside, but let him explore and get comfortable at his own pace, keeping the reinforcement positive.

Drape a Towel Across the Carrier

You know how cats absolutely love cardboard boxes? They enjoy carriers in almost the same way, so draping a towel over the carrier can help encourage your cat to go inside.

Feed Your Cat in the Carrier

This doesn’t always catch on, so don’t force it. However, when it does work, it works marvelously. Place the cat’s food towards the back of the carrier so that he has to enter to be fed.

Never Use the Carrier as Punishment

Your cat needs to only view the carrier as somewhere he is safe and comfortable, so never use it as a place to trap him when he’s behaved badly. Cats just don’t learn by punishment, and this will only result in making him afraid to go into the carrier. Therefore, the carrier will be the last place he’ll want to go in the event of an emergency – or even just to get to the vet!

You’ll be making life a lot easier for you, your family, and your cat if you use these tips to train your cat to love the carrier.

Our world is full of tragedies and emergency situations, but we often have the tendency to think, “Yea, but that will never happen to me.” Sadly, that thought deters us from preparing for whatever may come our way.

It’s always in your best interest to...

Cool Stories

Purr-fect Soldiers: Cats of the Armed Forces

When we look at our cats, it’s hard to imagine they would lift a paw if they didn’t have to. Some cats were feline helpful when they served soldiers in the armed forces. Don’t believe us?  Read these fascinating kitty stories right meow.

Mourka

Mourka held court in Stalingrad from 1942 to 1943. He managed to hold onto his nine lives while carrying top secret information about the Germans back to Russian headquarters. He managed to pass along vital information to his comrades regarding German positions during the German Siege. Chances are, he was rewarded for his time and loyalty by the HQ kitchen.

Able Seacat Simon

In 1948, Able Seacat Simon began his tour of duty aboard the Royal Navy’s HMS Amethyst. He was adopted as the ship’s local ratter and received two awards for his dedication to eradication. One of his awards was the Amethyst Campaign Ribbon, a recognition for his valiant services during an incident involving Chinese forces.

His other award was the Dickin Medal for animal gallantry. No other cat has received the Dickin Medal. When Simon died, he was buried with full Royal Navy honors.

Salty and Kitten

Salty was an unintentional hero when she stowed away on an amphibian plane with her kitten. She launched herself to mascot status when she accidentally flew on the plane to rescue a downed pilot at sea. Salty served her tour of duty at California’s San Diego Coast Guard Air Station.

There is no doubt each of these cats, and many more who remain unrecognized brightened the lives of soldiers who were far from home and far from family and their own pets as they served their countries.

We salute you, cat heroes.

PFC Hammer

Pfc Hammer was a saving grace to US Army troops in Iraq. In 2004, Pfc Hammer adopted the troops and began systematically mousing and ratting for them. The cat’s tireless dedication to killing pesky rodents meant that their supplies were safe from infestation and contamination.

The troops made Pfc an honorary unit member and enlisted the help of two rescue groups, Military Mascots, and Alley Cat Allies, to make sure he returned to the states with his group. Pfc Hammer currently lives with his army friend, Staff Sgt. Rick Bousfield, in Colorado.

Peebles

Peebles was another mascot and crew favorite during WWII. An honorary member of the HMS Western Isles crew, Peebles was a very intelligent cat who would perform tricks, like jumping through a hoop as shown above.  Peebles was known to shake stranger’s hands when they came into the wardroom.

When we look at our cats, it’s hard to imagine they would lift a paw if they didn’t have to. Some cats were feline helpful when they served soldiers in the armed forces. Don’t believe us?  Read these fascinating kitty stories right meow.
Mourka

Mourka...

Vacation

Watch: Your Next Bucket List Item

Banff National Park’s legendary Moraine Lake is a dream vision that lives up to its reputation. The glacial waters are a light turquoise, set against an alpine backdrop of Canadian Rockies. Two friends ply the placid water in a bright red canoe. The scenery could not be more impressive.

We can see the glacier runoff at the other end of the lake, where ice turns into a mass of alluvial deposit. This is nothing other than ice pulverizing a mountain in gravel. The process takes thousands of years, but nature is in no hurry.

A buffer of pine trees has found its zone along the lake. The alpine line clearly defines where vegetation may exist, and above that, no more. In fact, it is the variety of definitive lines of color and texture that make Moraine Lake so impressive.

Each zone is clearly defined. The lake, the tree line, the alluvial zone, and the craggy monolithic peaks reaching up to the azure blue of a rarefied atmosphere each come together in a grand composition that only the creator of all things can orchestrate.

The video comes to us from global travel vlogger Sarah Brown. “The two people in my video are my best friends. We take lots of adventure trips together. This day on Moraine Lake was one day during a week-long trip in the Canadian Rockies,” Sarah writes.

“It is actually even more beautiful in real life because the water is so blue. It almost seems unreal because it’s so electric looking. Here, at Moraine Lake, there are lots of beautiful hikes to do as well as canoeing,” she said.

For such a popular tourist attraction, the lake sure is quiet. We see only one other canoe on the lake, and that one is at a distance. Of course, there is probably a canoe behind the one we see, since somebody seems to be operating the camera. There is plenty of space to wander peacefully along the lake.

Superlatives and clichés are in order here: It is so utterly beautiful. Even though the video was taken on February 5, our travelers are dressed in light clothes, and the man with the paddle is wearing a short sleeved green shirt.

There is a remnant of snow perched between mountain and alluvial spill, possibly a holdout from winter, or maybe it’s permanent. Neither is there ice on the lake. It’s winter, and yet the video feels like summer, or if not summer, at least late spring full hikes to do as well as canoeing.”

Banff National Park’s legendary Moraine Lake is a dream vision that lives up to its reputation. The glacial waters are a light turquoise, set against an alpine backdrop of Canadian Rockies. Two friends ply the placid water in a bright red canoe. The scenery...

Cool Stories

Watch: Artist Creates Purr-Fect Mural

When a person loves something with all their being, they tend to show that off. This is especially true for cat lovers and they can be the worst. Cats on their clothes (no, we don’t mean the hair), cats on their jewelry, cats on their eye glasses, even on their walls!

What is great about that is it can be a form of art that will stay with you forever. Some like it painted on a canvas and framed in a delicate, ornate frame. Others like it as a mural, directly on the wall.

One such mural was painted by freelance illustrator and graphic designer Stephanie Ho. The Temasek Polytechnic graduate worked as an in-house designer with two different companies before heading out on her own path, so that she can design things like this big little project.

A cat-loving couple from Singapore commissioned a mural from Stephanie that will demonstrate just how much they love cats. Armed with Nippon Odorless All-in-One paint, Stephanie took a total of six hours to draw a meowtain of cats next to a big window in their Build-to-Order apartment.

The couple had one special requirement for the meowtain though – that it would include the Labrador from the husband’s family and the Shih Tzu that the wife used to have.

Stephanie took due diligence to record her creative process as she begins drawing the cats from the ground up. Each cat has her own personality, just like in real life! We think it’s meowvellous, and looks completely worth the S$1,000 the couple paid for it!

When a person loves something with all their being, they tend to show that off. This is especially true for cat lovers and they can be the worst. Cats on their clothes (no, we don’t mean the hair), cats on their jewelry, cats on their eye glasses, even on...

Tech News

Microsoft Brings An End To Fake News?

Social media feeds are positively choked with fake news sources from all sides, leaving readers and viewers distrustful and confused.  Now, a new app from the Microsoft Edge browser called NewsGuard claims to weed out the false news sources.

The app will use color coding, with “red” indicating a high probability of being a false news source and “green” being a safe site. The app will come pre-installed in its browser.

Fake news as a recognized term has only been around for a few years, but the concept of fake news predates the term by centuries. It has been known by the term “yellow journalism,” and has always involved spreading propaganda and self-serving information to the masses.  In fact, yellow news has been credited with getting the US involved with the Spanish-American War.

The NewsGuard App

NewsGuard, according to Microsoft, isn’t intended to be a way to censor news or infringe on free speech.  The intention is to give readers the information they need to properly understand the reliability of what they are reading and help them decide if they should share the news source on social media, per Microsoft’s corporate vice president of security and trust, Tom Burt.

The app itself isn’t new, but it was something that had to be manually downloaded and installed by its users.  It allows flexibility for its users to set up their own filters while maintaining its warning color system.  The app currently only works for US and large international news sources and sites.

Wall Street Journalist and publisher Gordon Crovitz is now a CEO of NewsGuard.  He explains, “We’re delighted to be able to reach millions of people through Microsoft Edge for mobile, giving news consumers more information about the sources of news they see online based on basic journalistic criteria of credibility and transparency.”

NewsGuard uses experienced journalists to vet companies and their news articles.  They work with The Information founder, Jessica Lessin, General Michael Hayden, former CIA director, and other highly seasoned professionals.  The news sources are broken down and labeled according to their content, credibility, ownership, and sources of financing.

A few examples of how various cites would be labeled include:

RT: This Russian news site is a well-known source of Russian propaganda.  NewsGuard will label this as “proceed with caution.”
The Daily Mail:  This is a British news source, and NewsGuard warns its readers that it has had to pay damages for false reporting on several high-profile stories.
The New York Times:  This is an American news source that is well known for having influence on public debate and will be labeled this way by NewsGuard.

This tool is one of the first of its kind, but with the bombardment of fake news all over social media, it’s likely that NewsGuard will be the prototype for many more.

Social media feeds are positively choked with fake news sources from all sides, leaving readers and viewers distrustful and confused.  Now, a new app from the Microsoft Edge browser called NewsGuard claims to weed out the false news sources.

The app will...

Animals

Watch: Swan Icebreaker Plows The Way For Ducks

A heartwarming video has emerged of a swan using its body to break the ice and swim through a frozen lake. A group of ducks is seen following swan’s lead, as he struggles to break the ice by paddling through the frozen lake, making a swimming path!

These ducks receive some unexpected help from a generous swan as it helps break up the ice for them to swim. Teamwork makes the dream work! Footage shows a group of ducks following swan’s lead as he breaks the ice in front of him, while paddling through a frozen lake. Amazing!

The filmmaker noticed a brave swan paddling through a slight break in the ice of a frozen lake, struggling to make a path for ducks to swim. He watched as the swan and ducks moved mesmerizingly through the unfrozen water! Incredible!

Follow Me!

This ice-cool swan was captured on camera smashing his way through a frozen lake. The graceful bird moves so tenaciously through the cold water and breaks the ice like he is a cutting knife trying to slice a piece of cake!

This is a short video of a tenacious swan doing his best to break the ice in front of him and lead a group of ducks through an icy lake. Apparently, ducks used this swan to be their personal icebreaker and he didn’t mind lending a helping hand! He is their hero, and he is our hero too!

A heartwarming video has emerged of a swan using its body to break the ice and swim through a frozen lake. A group of ducks is seen following swan’s lead, as he struggles to break the ice by paddling through the frozen lake, making a swimming path!

These...

Nature & Tech

Russia Plans To Unplug For War

Sometime around April 19, 2019, Russians will find themselves without internet in an experiment to see the effects of cyberwarfare on the country.

The Russian government is floating the experiment as a way to justify future plans of disconnecting the country’s internet from the global internet.  Every country across the globe is connected via the internet, and although some countries strictly censor the information citizens have access to, Russia would like to go one step farther and disconnect entirely.

If the experiment in April is a success, it means that Russia could “survive” being its own internet entity and being disconnected from the world wide web.

Internet Censorship

ZDNet reports that if Russia were to unplug from global internet access, all web traffic would need to be monitored by Roskomnazor, the country’s telecom regulator, to ensure that all communication stays within Russia and to block any sites or content not approved for internet users in the country.

Russia has been taking strides to protect itself from internet cyberattacks.  It introduced the Digital Economy National Program last year, aiming to protect its infrastructure in the face of an attack, and has concluded that remaining its own internet entity would ensure the county remains protected.

In 2017, the Russian site Izvestia claimed that the county was planning on routing 95% of its internet traffic locally by the year 2020.  The idea is problematic, and officials are trying to work out solutions to keep internet traffic flowing smoothly.

Many are concerned that Russia is using this as a ploy to keep outside information from reaching citizens, in the same way that China uses its firewalls to track content and censor all information seen on the internet, blocking citizens from any contact with outside world and events.

On the surface, Russia’s experiment is a solution for the very real threat of cyberwarfare, but it has the potential for significant governmental oversight and abuse.

Sometime around April 19, 2019, Russians will find themselves without internet in an experiment to see the effects of cyberwarfare on the country.

The Russian government is floating the experiment as a way to justify future plans of disconnecting the...

Animals

Watch: Scuba Divers Amazed By Smart Fish

Our oceans are full of mystery and magnificent creatures. They continually amaze us with their intelligence and understanding.

We have long thought of ourselves as being the only species with the capacity for complex thought, but if we truly pay attention to the animals around us, we can see that they are smarter than we give them credit for.

These scuba divers have descended to 70 feet below the waves and perched on a ledge near Darwin’s Arch, one of the most famous dive sites in the Galapagos Islands.

They have come to see hammerhead sharks and whale sharks that cruise past these islands on the ocean currents. They will watch as if they are in front of the world’s biggest IMAX screen.

Fishy Behaviour

As the divers sat and watched, a Mexican hogfish decided to hang around with them too. It swam around and looked at them curiously. It even swam under one of the divers when hammerhead sharks were close.

It seemed to fully understand that humans were nothing to be frightened of. But then it did something very surprising. One of the divers noticed that the fish was staring at a small rock and then staring at her.

The fish moved back and forth to her and then to the rock in front of her hands. The fish was acting so oddly that the diver beside her began to film the fish instead of looking for whale sharks and hammerheads.

It first appeared that the fish liked the diver. Eventually realizing that the fish was returning to the same rock repeatedly, she wondered if something under the rock was making the fish excited.

As she reached out to lift the rock, the fish darted in front of it and stared intently. To her surprise, as she lifted the rock, she found a baby octopus underneath.

This was a thrilling sight for the divers and it was obvious that the fish had seen or smelled the creature hiding beneath the rock. It was also possible that the octopus had been eating something that smelled interesting to the Mexican hogfish.

The octopus was far too big for the hogfish to eat, so it merely watched as the divers filmed it out in the open.

Fish become used to divers very quickly and they often understand that humans will not try to harm them, but to try to communicate with a diver and signal to a diver that something is under a rock would require more complex thought and understanding than we once believed they were capable of.

If the fish was truly hoping that the diver would lift the rock, that’s even more surprising. Yet, we see this sort of behavior constantly between groupers and scuba divers who spear hunt for lionfish.

The groupers will actually locate the lionfish and stare into the hiding spots until the diver responds. The more we pay attention to the animals around us, the more we see that we have a lot to learn about them.

Our oceans are full of mystery and magnificent creatures. They continually amaze us with their intelligence and understanding.
We have long thought of ourselves as being the only species with the capacity for complex thought, but if we truly pay attention to...

Animals

Watch: Surprising Best Friends

This is the heartwarming saga of Jupiter the Impala and his little human friend little Oliver. The orphaned impala was brought to live at the Free to Be Wild Sanctuary in Zimbabwe, where he met baby Oliver. The two have been best friends ever since.

We can understand when dogs and other domesticated animals remember people. We hear all the time about cats and dogs that travel long distances to return to their homes, after being stranded or lost in faraway places.

But the Impala is a wild animal, and we don’t expect such creatures to be friendly with the human species. Yet, here it is, kissing the small human child it has befriended a couple of years before.

Up Close And Personal

The scene is full of warmth and heart and raises questions about how closely all living things are related. In the wild there are strict rules about who’s a predator and who’s prey.

If you take away the need to hunt or be hunted from the equation, it brings everyone much closer. Animals that once instinctively ran away from us will now sidle up to us, and even show some affection.

Emotional Impala

These watershed moments teach us that animals are emotional creatures capable of understanding and love. It’s quite amazing to realize that living things so seemingly far apart can actually be so close.

Even though impalas don’t speak in a human tongue, they are still capable of communicating in the universal language of love. If you were ever one of those who hunted impala, you might be inclined to give up your rifle, or perhaps just aim it at artificial targets after watching this.

Even though the Impala is so much bigger than Oliver, not to mention that he sports dangerous looking horns that any predator in the wild must be wary of, he’s actually very gentle with the human child, kissing Oliver, and patiently accepting of Oliver ‘s little hands reaching toward its muzzle.

Oliver’s parents are amused by the interaction, as they obviously know something about the relationship that we don’t. The two aren’t new at this; theirs is a recurring tryst, but a lifelong and permanent friendship.

We can take away important lessons here, that whether you are two-legged or four, none of us are aliens on Planet Earth. We all belong here, sharing the great blue marble with divergent physical forms. We have a lot more in common than meets the eye.

This is the heartwarming saga of Jupiter the Impala and his little human friend little Oliver. The orphaned impala was brought to live at the Free to Be Wild Sanctuary in Zimbabwe, where he met baby Oliver. The two have been best friends ever since.

We can...

Cool Lists

Unusual Spots To Up Your Insta Game

These days, it has become a regular thing to take photos close to the Eiffel tower, the Hollywood sign, or even the Golden Gate Bridge. And if you’re one that likes to stand out, here are three classic locations to grow your Instagram audience.

Atlanta’s Edgewood Avenue

Edgewood Avenue, located in downtown Atlanta is a perfect blend of culture and creativity that puts Atlanta in a class of its own. With notable places like Killer Mike’s barbershop which they call The SWAG Shop, this area clearly separates itself.

Also, there are several concert venues on the avenue, so from the great lighting and crowds, you can take great pictures while listening to your favorite artists play. Another prominent point on the street is a quirky ping-pong bar which was established by an ex-nun. For real! You should check it out.

Boston’s Acorn Street

A trip to Acorn Street is nothing different from going back in time to colonial America. Though this cobblestone street is not so wide, it boasts an amazing scenic view which resulted from the historic brick homes on both sides. There is no place for modern architecture in this street, as every home still wears a complete look of ancient but lovely architecture.

Several flower pots sit in front of the homes, with tiny greenery just enough to give your picture perfect background. Acorn Street is situated in the middle of Beacon Hill, a well-known Boston neighborhood that was once home to abolitionists several hundreds of years ago.

Philadelphia’s Fountain Street Steps

Located in the middle of Fairmont Park, the Fountain Street Steps enjoys a ravishing decoration with a pretty mosaic pattern. The Street Steps had been there from time, but it just received a nice touch-up from locals when graffiti and non-native plants were about to outshine the native plants.

At the end of the steps is a beautiful fountain, with native trees all around the area. The Fountain Street Steps is not only amazing for how it looks but because of the story behind it. The Steps are representations of a joint community effort despite the troubles that it faced.

The caption of your picture on these steps would be quite educative and engaging to your followers.

Now that you know these locations, make a move to get to these points and give your Instagram followers that much-needed engagement!

These days, it has become a regular thing to take photos close to the Eiffel tower, the Hollywood sign, or even the Golden Gate Bridge. And if you’re one that likes to stand out, here are three classic locations to grow your Instagram audience.
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Cool Stories Science

Going, Going, Gone! Moon Rocks Sold For 600K!

Most of us will never experience exploring outer space to discover it’s many mysteries. Outer space and the oceans, now known as the “Blue Planet”, are the only two true final frontiers.

There are those of great wealth who are trying to make plans for commercial space flights which only goes to show how very enticing outer space really is.

A Piece Of The Moon

This brings us to the subject of this post.  What if you could actually have a piece of space in your hand?  Moon rocks have become a very strong attraction and people will pay almost anything to own one.  Well, just recently, a moon rock sold at auction in Boston for 600K!!

You might wonder why it sold for such a huge price tag.  Well, the average meteorite will be the size of a golf ball or a walnut. They are really small after entering our atmosphere because they are traveling so fast and are burned up in the process.

These meteorites are not exactly plentiful so you don’t have a lot of options for getting your hands on one. This particular lunar meteorite came in at an amazing 12 pounds which is extremely rare!

This 12-pound meteorite was put up for auction by RR Auction in Boston, MA and sold for $612,500 to someone representing the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex, located in the Ha Nam Province in Vietnam.

Where Was This Moon Rock Found?

You might think it was brought back to earth from the moon by an astronaut but you’d be wrong.  When astronauts collect and bring back rocks from the moon, these rocks become government property.

As it’s impossible for you to jump on a flight to the moon, the only way you could possibly come into possession would be right here on Earth.

This particular rock was found by Aerolite Meteorites in a remote region in Northwest Africa. It’s believed this meteorite landed on Earth thousands of years ago.

Paraphrasing Geoff Notkin, CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, they knew the minute they saw this rock it was extraordinarily unusual and about as close to a once-in-a-lifetime find as you can get.

Now Known As The Moon Puzzle

Even though the original meteorite weighed 12 pounds, it’s actually broken up into 6 different pieces with the largest weighing 6 pounds. That’s how it got its nickname the Moon Puzzle because the pieces all fit together just like pieces of a puzzle.

Robert Livingston, president of RR Auctions, said he was so proud to have the meteorite at the auction and believes this Moon Puzzle will be a great inspiration for all students interested in science for generations to come.

Another unique quality of this meteorite, it has a partial fusion crust which simply means as it entered Earth’s orbit, it burned.  In most cases, people will not usually pay 600K for an object that is burned and broken but then again, there are not a lot of meteorites available for the public.

I would have to ask myself if I had that kind of money, would I spend it on a damaged moon rock? Maybe I would do just that!

In the meantime, all we can do, for now, is fantasize and try to imagine what it would be like to travel to outer space.  We can only wonder if reincarnation really exists and come back as Captain Kirk and Spock traveling at the speed of light on the Starship Enterprise!!

Most of us will never experience exploring outer space to discover it’s many mysteries. Outer space and the oceans, now known as the “Blue Planet”, are the only two true final frontiers.

There are those of great wealth who are trying to make plans...