Tuesday, 28 October 2014

5 of the Most Beautiful Bugs on the Planet

Some of the most beautiful creatures on Earth are living right under our noses. I’d like to take a moment and share with you all some of the most beautiful bugs on the planet. You won’t believe what you see!
Jewel Beetle – Chrysochroa fulgens


Picasso Bug – Sphaerocoris annulus




Joke, Gif, & Meme {3 Funnies} of the Day (October 28, 2014)

JoKE
Three engineers and three accountants were traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three accountants each bought tickets and watched as the three engineers bought only one ticket. 

"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked an accountant. 

"Watch and you'll see", answered an engineer. 

They all boarded the train. The accountants took their respective seats, but the three engineers all crammed into a rest room and closed the door behind them. Shortly after the train departed, the conductor came around collecting tickets. He knocked on the restroom door and said, "Ticket, please". 

The door opened just a crack and a single arm emerged with a ticket in hand. 

The conductor took it and moved on. 

The accountants saw this and agreed it was a quite clever idea. So, after the conference, the accountants decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and all that). When they got to the station, they bought a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers didn't buy a ticket at all. 

"How are you going to ride without a ticket"? said one perplexed accountant. 

"Watch and you'll see", answered an engineer. 

When they boarded the train, the three accountants crammed into a restroom and the three engineers crammed into another one nearby. The train departed. Shortly afterward, one of the engineers left his restroom and walked over to the restroom where the accountants were hiding. He knocked on the door and said, "Ticket, please."

Meme

















Gif

Monday, 27 October 2014

Randomness (October 27, 2014)

Click here or there or anywhere. Take this dare to see how you fare! If you pass this test you can pass anything.. remember I helped you, when comes the ring.

P.S. Random fact about me: I have been 11 for a month!

Jokes of the Day (October 27, 2014)

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.


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The nurse burst into the doctor’s office. “Doctor! She yelled, “you just gave a clean bill of health to Mr. Smith and … and he dropped dead right outside the door!”

The doctor jumped into action. “Quick,” he said, “We've got to turn him around so it looks like he was just coming in!”

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How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but it takes at least 3 light bulbs.


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If you have 4 apples and 3 oranges in one hand, and 3 apples and 4 oranges in the other, what do you have?
Very large hands!!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Tiny Turtle!!!

AWWWWW x)

http://cuteoverload.com/2014/10/24/friday-haiku-tiny-turtle/

“Found a leetle baby turtle on our walk- for all that is good and holy, squeeee!” -Rachel C

                     

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Care for a jelly baby?




TARDIS Index File
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Jelly_baby

Jelly babies were an English sweet favored by the Doctor, his fourth incarnation in particular. The Doctor often offered them to companions and others he met on his travels. Jelly babies were in the shape of a miniature humanoid child. They were made out of gelatin and were available in a variety of colours and flavours.


Jelly Babies From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jelly Babies are a type of soft sugar candy or jelly that are shaped as babies in a variety of colors.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Quick Note

My tags haven't been working of late, so just if you were wondering why cats and dogs are under 'deer', etc..

5 virtual roller coaster rides that will give you chills!

I handpicked these myself and I nearly fell out of my chair watching these!






If you didn't find this thrilling, you have no sense of fear. None. 

Where Is the Fastest Roller Coaster?

Is the fastest roller coaster at the top of a mountain, so that it uses gravity to give it speed? Or maybe it’s near the equator where Earth spins the fastest?
Click HERE to see link
Roller coasters don’t need to be at the top of a mountain or near the equator to give them speed. Engineers have designed them to go fast no matter where they are. Let’s take a look at some of the fastest roller coasters in the world:
  • If you’ve ever ridden a roller coaster, you’ve probably felt a “sinking feeling” in the pit of your stomach when the coaster plummeted down a steep hill. That feeling is caused by the sudden lack of forces pushing on your body. The acceleration forces of the roller coaster counteract the normal sensations of gravity and, just like that, you — and all of the stuff inside you, such as your stomach — feel weightless.
  • So where should you go if you want to experience the wildest roller coasters in the world? If you’re looking for speed, head to the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi amusement park is home to the Formula Rossa, which is the world’s fastest roller coaster at 149.1 miles per hour!
  • If you’re looking for a tall roller coaster with a massive drop, visit Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The Kingda Ka is the #1 roller coaster in the world for both height (456 feet) and drop (418 feet). The world’s longest coaster is the Steel Dragon 2000 in Nagashima Spa Land in Japan. Its total length is just over 8133 feet (over a mile and a half long!).
  • Today, the two major types of roller coasters are wooden and steel. Wooden roller coasters are similar to traditional railroad tracks. Cars travel on tracks mounted to wooden beams. Massive support structures are needed, so wooden coasters tend to be less flexible. Most of a wooden coaster’s exciting motion is up and down. Steel roller coasters, on the other hand, have a much greater range of motion. Steel coasters run on tracks made of long steel tubes that can be made in many shapes, including twists and corkscrews. Steel coasters can easily tilt riders in all sorts of wild and exciting directions. Because steel coasters can be seamlessly welded together, they also tend to have a smoother ride.
Today, there are about 2,000 roller coasters operating around the world. Over 90% of them are steel coasters. Some of them feature new and daring designs, such as coasters that you ride lying flat so that you feel like you’re flying!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Relatables are sooo awesome!

That's why I can't just stop posting them.. sorry, but... tell you what?! You comment, yes, COMMENT(!) below, and I'll post WHATEVER you want :D

O. MY. GOSH.


FINE. I'll give you something else. Link surprises!!! :D

or there

the BEST relatables :D

At least the best ones I can relate to..





Believe me, I would if I could xD



Is this a worldwide dad thing or what?!?

And, finally... *DRUMROLL PLEASE*


Do YOU relate to these? COMMENT below..

School | Sewing | Spanish | & Relatables!

What am I up to, you ask? Well I'm doing some sewing, and I need to work on Spanish. And then there's school. The school part of school Spanish doesn't count! I better get back to that...

:D :) :/ :(

No. This post hasn't even begun!!! So here's the relatables :D

Ok, before I continue.. here's the game part of it. YOU tell me in the comments how many of these you relate to, and add your own as well (sort of like a link party). Let's get to it!






Stay tuned for more later today... (and remember to check out this TOTALLY AWESOME giveaway! @ http://throughtwoblueeyes.wordpress.com)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Doctor Who Season 8 w/ Peter Capaldi

What do you think of..
  • this pic I made
  • Doctor season 8
  • Peter Capaldi



















Please comment below! :)

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Have a GREAT day, and..


- Mia Silva

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Saint Spotlight - St. Gianna Molla














Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
lived from October 4, 1922 to April 28, 1962. Born in Magenta, Italy, she was the tenth of the thirteen children in her family. At three years old, her family moved to Bergamo. Gianna began her doctoral study in Milan. She received her medical diploma in 1949, and after a while, though she wished to join her missionary brother in Brazil, chronic illness forced her to continue her practice in Italy.

Gianna Molla was an Italian wife and mother as well as being a pediatrician. She married in 1955 and bore four children. After delivering her fourth child, she died of septic peritonitis.

After a miracle involving both a pregnant woman and her still-to-be-born baby, Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II. The pregnant woman had prayed to St. Gianna for help and the baby was saved from death due to lack of amniotic fluid in the woman's body.  The beatification was on April 24, 1994, and St. Gianna Molla was officially canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. 

St. Gianna is best known for refusing an abortion & a hysterectomy, despite knowing it could result in her death.

She is the patron saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children.


Sources: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=6985http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianna_Beretta_Mollahttp://www.catholictothemax.com/product_images/s/193/MUG-792__54332_zoom.jpghttp://cdn.aquinasandmore.com/images/items/82591-1.jpg

Monday, 13 October 2014

Thanks be to God!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!



What are you thankful for?

I do have a lot of things to be thankful for. I am thankful for my home, my family, my friends, and my joyous (at most times) life... And it's a holiday so my dad's home! But I'm still forgetting one very, very, very important thing to say.

Thanks be.. to God!!







Between Heaven & Earth by Eric Walters - a book review




Details
Title: Between Heaven and Earth
Author: Eric Walters
Series: Seven (The Series)
First Published: January 1st, 2012
Average Page Count: 245 pages
Recommended Age Range: 10 - 16






Summary
When DJ's beloved grandfather dies, DJ and his cousins each receive a personal letter. In the letter DJ received from his grandfather, it is his grandfather's last request that he scatter his ashes on the peak of the tallest mountain in Africa.

Can DJ climb Mount Kilimanjaro and scatter his grandfather's remains... between heaven and earth?

My Thoughts on this Book
I read this book for a book club I had created with some friends and friends' friends, and it was one of my friend's friend who chose this book for the club to read. At first I questioned the book from its title and summary, but after reading it, these thoughts were diminished. I liked how it was written and it was an adventurous book, and I like these types of books. Even though the title suggests that the book would be religious, it had no background as such. It was a little awkward to read about a boy of almost eighteen carrying his grandfather's 'remains', but otherwise the book was quite good, and I would recommend it.

My Rating & Other Notes
I shall rate this book 8/10, and I think the age range that I find on other sources is quite accurate (around 10 - 16 though I'm sure anyone above 10 years old can read it, not stopping at sixteen or eighteen years of age.)

Other Reviews on this Book
Positive
http://amysmarathonofbooks.ca/between-heaven-and-earth/
http://back-to-books.blogspot.ca/2013/10/305-between-heaven-and-earth-by-eric.html

Negative
You might want to try to search yourself for some.. I couldn't find any..

I hope you find this review helpful and enjoyable!

Friday, 10 October 2014

30 Captivating Ceilings






Polls!!!!

Please vote on the side-bar polls.. or post your thoughts/replies here! =)

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

I love my followers! =)

This blog cannot be a blog without my followers and viewers. The only thing is, I'm not sure if my posts are being read. Is there a point of me posting on this blog?

It's YOU I want to comment! If I get no comments, I may proceed to close the blog. However, if even one person enjoys my posts, it is worth it.



Thanks for reading and commenting!
Mia

Monday, 6 October 2014

Blabberize!

Check out this blabberizer and tell me what you think! =)

http://blabberize.com/make

Random fact about me: I like =) better than :)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Yes, It's Sunday.. and tomorrow's Monday :(

And I hit 222 posts!!!
Me, and you, my followers.. :)


And it's still Monday tomorrow.

Before we go onto ME stuff (:P) I'll give you a link to this really cool article (Click here, you can come back later to hear the M.E. news.).

Ok, now... **drumroll please**

*Buh duh dum!*
*Duh buh da dum ba dum!*

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v v v

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Frankenfish?

Summary: A company -AquaBounty Technologies- had made DNA altered salmon and now wishes to sell it. 

Atlantic Salmon. Image: Zapyon

"A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon. Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.

But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health. 

The controversial fish, called the AquAdvantage salmon, has been genetically modified. That means some of its DNA has been artificially altered. (DNA is the information stored in the cells of an organism that determines the characteristics of that organism.)  

The salmon is also “transgenic,” which means genetic material from a different type of organism has been artificially added to the salmon’s DNA."
-----http://teachingkidsnews.com/2014/09/24/6-genetically-modified-salmon-food-frankenfish/-----

Friday, 3 October 2014

New Dinosaur Species Found in Venezuela

"A previously unknown species of dinosaur that was found in South America has given scientists some surprising new information about the Early Jurassic period.
The dinosaur was discovered by an international team of scientists in Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America. The scientists named the dinosaur Laquintasaura venezuelae after a nearby rock formation called La Quinta.
The dinosaur was about one metre long and about 25 centimetres high, and it walked on two legs. The shape of its teeth shows that it ate mostly plants, but occasionally may have eaten insects or other small prey. 
Dr. Paul Barrett from the Natural History Museum in London, England, was one of the scientists involved in the discovery. He said the specimen has provided “many surprising firsts” for scientists.
(http://teachingkidsnews.com/2014/09/02/new-dinosaur-species-found-venezuela/)
Summary: Laquintasaura venezuelae is a new type of dinosaur found about a month ago by an international team of scientists. It was given this name due to a nearby rock formation called La Quinta. The dinosaur itself was about a metre along and about 25 cm high. It walked on only two legs, and was mostly a herbivore.



Google+ Comments

Should I keep with regular comments or stay with Google + Comments?

Regular Comments

  • Post directly to the blog
  • Are always looked at before published (less spam)
  • Basically regular blogger comments                                                                                            

Google+ Comments

  • Post to google+ as well as the blog
  • It showed any comments I get on Google+
  • Basically the regular comments are linked with Google+

What should I do?

  • Go with Google+ Comments
  • Keep with regular comments
{The green aspects are the good aspects}

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Someone wanted a post about myself

So here it goes ;)

Random thoughts related to math but much more interesting
I was filling in a math form for my second math paper (Name_____, Date_____, Lesson_____) and I thought;

I wonder what would happen in public school if I filled it in like-so:
Date: I guess you are too lazy to look back at the other paper I wrote the date on.

And if an awesome teacher answered like-so:
Date: I guess you are too lazy to look back at the other paper I wrote the date on. I guess you are too lazy to write it down again.

And as I was doing that math paper I also thought, why don't I hole punch some holes in the hole spaces just for fun. :P
Hole punching skills: 4/10

Another random thing about me is that I love drawing faceless stick figures now. So as I write a letter to my friend I say, "talk to you later, got to do math" and I draw some stick figures holding up a Saxon math book and two stick figures holding a pencil and pen.

Last thing is I have colored pens (I know, I know, amazing). These colors, I think, and more:


I have to go now and ACTUALLY do math :'(

Byyyyee...