Monday, September 6, 2021

Funniest Animals - Cats and Dogs - Best Of 2021 Funny Animal Videos


Take a look at great funny animals: Funniest Animals - Cats and Dogs - Best Of 2021 Funny Animal Videos.

The so-called word "Humour" (Commonwealth English) or "humor" (American English) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion.

People of all ages and cultures respond to funny humour. Most people are able to experience so-called humour - be amused, smile or laugh at something funny (such as a pun or joke) - and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour inducing it to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. More sophisticated forms of humour exist such as satire. They require an understanding of its social meaning and context.

Funny Animals - Cute Dogs And Cats That Will Make You Laugh


Funny Animals' Life on Youtube shows you the funny animals.

Hi everyone, see the funniest animal videos selection #2. In this series of funny videos you will see funny cats, dogs, other cute pets that will give you a good mood all day long.

Enjoy watching and try not to laugh.  

Thanks for wonderful music by Vexento - "Digital Hug"
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vexento

The so-called "dog" or "domestic dog" (Canis familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, characterized by an upturning tail. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern grey wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, by so-called hunter-gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture. Their long association with humans has led dogs to be uniquely adapted to human behavior, leading to a large number of domestic individuals and the ability to thrive on a starch-rich diet that would be inadequate for other canids.

The dog has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. Dog breeds vary widely in shape, size, and color. They perform many roles for humans, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and the military, companionship, therapy, and aiding disabled people. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet of so-called "man's best friend."

Synonyms of "sobriquet":

alias
byname
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epithet
handle
moniker
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nickname


The so-called "cat" animal (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the so-called domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact. Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries.

The cat is similar in anatomy to the other felid species: it has a strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth and retractable claws adapted to killing small prey. Its night vision and sense of smell are well developed. Cat communication includes vocalizations like loud or quiet meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and grunting as well as cat-specific body language. A predator that is most active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular), the cat is a solitary hunter but a so-called social species. It can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small mammals. It secretes and perceives certain pheromones.

So You Got Science Of Funny Animals


Science Loop on Youtube has another interesting video: So You Got Science Of Funny Animals, ... Now What? [part 2]

See the Internet's most funny videos and their Scientific explanations. This is the Part 2 of this Series about how dolphins mimic using echolocation, why these animals follow points, the massive power of elephant trunks, and many more interesting animal science facts.

Don't Forget to watch Part 1: https://youtu.be/3xoih0cSrnE

1. Dog slipping on a surface
2. Dolphin
3. Point follow 
4. Massive power of elephant trunk

So-called "Cherophobia" is THE FEAR OF BEING HAPPY. Cherophobia is certainly a phobia where a person has an irrational aversion to being happy. The term comes from the Greek word "chero," which means "to rejoice." When a person experiences cherophobia, they're often afraid to participate in activities that many would characterize as fun, or of being happy.

See how dolphins mimic using echolocation, why these animals follow points, the massive power of elephant trunks, and much more.

"Echolocation" is an interesting effect. Nature's so-called own sonar system, echolocation occurs when an animal emits a sound wave that bounces off an object, returning an echo that provides information about the object's distance and size. Over a thousand species echolocate, including most bats, all toothed whales, and small mammals.

Dolphin communication is interesting. It seems that Dolphins Speak Body Language. Beyond echolocation, clicking and whistling, dolphins communicate with a variety of body language signals including tail and flipper slapping on water, leaping out of water, bumping each other and spy hopping.

Dolphin communication is certainly called "echolocation." Clicks are used to sense their surroundings through echolocation, while they use whistles to communicate with other members of their species and very likely, with certain other species too. It is also thought that each dolphin has a unique whistle called a 'signature whistle', which is used to identify an individual.

Dolphins certainly communicate using a vast array of sounds and nonverbal gestures. Like humans, dolphins use both verbal utterances and nonverbal gestures to communicate with one another. These include whistles, clicks, and loud broadband packets of sound called burst pulses.

It seems that smart dolphins demonstrate the ability to do intellegent things and most scientists agree that dolphins are very intelligent. They are notoriously talented mimics and quick learners; they demonstrate self-awareness, problem-solving, and empathy, innovation, teaching skills, grief, joy and playfulness.

Dolphins can bite. Dolphins certainly have sharp teeth that they usually use to rip apart their prey. Bottlenose dolphins, for example, have between 80 and 100 teeth that they use to grab, grip and secure their prey. The underwater creatures can also bite humans on occasion.

If a certain dolphin approaches you in the water, do not engage, follow, or otherwise interact with the animal. Allow it to pass by undisturbed and maintain its so-called natural animal behaviors.

Dolphins at swim-with attractions have been known to seriously attack and hurt humans by butting them and the resulting injuries have included lacerations and broken bones.

It seems that some friendly dolphins can save people from drowning.

Never touch or pet dolphins, even if they come close enough to touch. Use binoculars to watch dolphins from a safe distance in their so-called natural habitat, instead.

It seems that some dolphins "get high." A documentary shows dolphins in trance-like state after snacking on puffer fish. A new documentary on the BBC shows dolphins using pufferfish to get to a trance-like state.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Construction: Toronto: Yonge and Spring Garden - August 2021


There is some interesting construction going on at Yonge St & Spring Garden Ave in Toronto, ON, Canada. Interesting site plans and explanations of the construction can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-73775.pdf

Toronto is a densely populated city with many condos and cranes. All non-essential construction projects will be halted to help slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. The list of exceptions under this category, however, is long and complicated. Allowed projects are "infrastructure projects such as new hospitals, roads and bridges" and "residential construction that is near completion." The rules also allow many of the condo projects and residential home renovations that have already started.

On April 16, 2021, in response to alarming new COVID-19 case growth and a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government announced a return to shut down of certain non-essential construction projects, with effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. There is now the possibility of a 4th virus wave.





Friday, September 3, 2021

Canada: Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine passport plan unveiled, won't apply to retail


CityNews shows that after weeks of speculation, the Ford government announced their plan for vaccine certificates on Wednesday. Adrian Ghobrial explains when, where and how they'll work.

Canada election: Sparks fly in 1st French-language leaders debate


Global News in Canada shows that four of Canada’s party leaders squared off Thursday night for their first televised debate in the federal election campaign, with the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations taking centre stage.

The French-language debate featured Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, who were on stage at the TVA network in Montreal.

It involved a series of face-to-face encounters between two people at a time, which led to longer and fiery exchanges. The event came midway through the campaign, as leaders hope to snap up votes before the election Sept. 20.

Global's Mike Le Couteur has details.

COVID-19: What vaccine passports in Quebec, Ontario mean for Canada's largest provinces?


Global News in Canada shows that recently Quebec became the first province to put its vaccine passport system into practice.

The passports are essentially certificates that confirm vaccinations and allow people to do things like eat out at restaurants, work out at gyms or attend live concerts. Mike Armstrong has a look at the rollout and the resistance.

In Ontario, residents will soon have to show proof they’ve been fully vaccinated as the province rolled out the details for its COVID-19 passport.

But as Jamie Maraucher reports, the patchwork of COVID-19 passports across the country comes with concerns.