Monday, September 26, 2011

All About Whale Sharks


Whale sharks are a majestic beast, which fascinates scientist and tourist alike yet many misunderstand this gentle giant. Learning more about this species of shark will help people begin to understand that the whale sharks are not dangerous.
The whale shark is also known as the Rhincodon typus, which has been confirmed as a largest fish in the entire world. Scientists and tourist have chosen to go scuba diving with these majestic creatures, yet they found them to be docile and nonthreatening to humans.

The whale shark is the largest species of shark in the world, which has been on this planet for millions of years according to scientists. The largest recorded whale shark was 40 feet in length, but some say they have seen whale sharks that are about 60 feet long. They are also known as the largest species of this on earth and can weigh over 20 tons. However, despite their massive size, they are generally known as gentle giants.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Help Complete the Flight 93 Memorial: Donations Needed

Most Americans know that the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 are heroes, due to the brave actions that each displayed on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning their plane was hijacked by terrorists who were coordinating a surprise attack on America. Several passengers and crew attempted to take the plane back from the terrorists, once they learned about the previous attacks that had already happened that dreadful morning.
Two planes were used to attack both of the World Trade Centers or Twin Towers in New York and the third plane was used to attack the Pentagon in Virginia. Some federal officials believe that United Flight 93 was going to attack the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC. However, the brave actions of the passengers and crew caused the hijackers to abort their plan of attack. Instead, they crashed the plane in a rural area in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Now, ten years later, the site of the crash has become a national park and a memorial to the heroes that fought back and all who lost their life. A 17 ton boulder now marks the spot where the plane crashed at 10:03 a.m. killing 182 passengers and 7 crew members. The beautiful memorial for United Flight 93 has been built for the tenth anniversary, but a spokesman stated that they needed 10 million dollars to completely finish it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

How to Play Second Life


About three months ago, I stumbled on to what I thought was a game, because it looked similar to the popular games made by SIMS. I downloaded the game, but was surprised to discover that it is more than a game to many players. After a month of playing, I learned that Second Life allows each of the individual characters or residents to interact through electronic chatting or voice chat. Each player can interact with those, who are also sharing the same destination that they are visiting.

What is it?

Second Life is more like an amazing experience than a game, since a visitor's imagination can build anything in this virtual world. The players or residents can teleport to many different places, as they interact with the other players. Each virtual destination will allow the resident to interact with new players, who frequent or are visiting the places. In addition, the 3D virtual world allows a person to meet residents from your city or all over the world.