I am really surprised when people label a human baby as not human. What kind of reasoning goes into that? How can a human baby not be a human? I wonder what those people would call a cheetah’s cub? Or an elephant’s calf? Or a chicken’s chick?
Would not the cub, calf and chick all be called a cheetah, a elephant and a chicken? So, if we call these animal’s offspring by their parent’s identity, why do we say a human baby is not a human?
What a twisted world we live in that a baby, of which we all were once, is not labeled as a human. If I ever encounter someone who says it isn’t a human, I’m going to ask them, “what kind of baby is it? Is it a cheetah’s? A elephant’s? A chicken’s?” I’d love to see their response.
I really do love how some animals defend themselves. There are obvious animals one would think of when approached with the subject of animal defenses. Some of these obvious ones include skunks, porcupines, poisonous snakes, etc. Those famous creatures that we all know about . . . but what about some of the other amazing animals that have some great ways of defending themselves?
Following are the top five creatures that defend themselves by using some sort of liquid or spraying action. Be ready to be blown away, in more way than one.
Number 5: Sea Cucumber
A sea cucumber is, whether or not the name says so, a marine animal that is somewhat like an eel. When threatened, this creature turns his insides into his outsides by squirting out his very sticky intestines at an enemy.
The intestines entangle the enemy long enough for the sea cucumber to get away and grow back the supplies within six weeks.
Number 4: Spitting Cobra
Even though it would seem no animal would want to mess with a cobra, many do. In order to combat this, a certain species of cobra has been designed with an amazing defense mechanism that can ward off or blind predators.
When threatened, a spitting cobra will rise up its head and spread out its neck in the popular “cobra hood”. If that does not scare off the predator, this cobra will contract muscles in his mouth and shoot out venom at high-speed and distances covering up to six feet. If poison gets in the eye, and without medical treatment, the predator will go blind, permanently.
Number 3: Bombardier Beetle
On many shows, a scientific laboratory is a place filled with bottles of chemicals that, if mixed together, explode. Although the laboratory view of it may be fictionalized, the effects of two unstable chemicals combining can be disastrous, as can be seen in the bombardier beetle.
When threatened, the bombardier beetle will bend its abdomen under its body, aim and squeeze. The squeezing sends out separate chemicals stored in two different glands in the beetle’s abdomen. When combined these chemicals explode and form a horrible concoction that can be fatal for predatory insects and painful to humans.
Number 2: Carpenter Ant
American history has been marked with the deaths of heroic soldiers in order to secure our freedom. For the ant kingdom, a few special ants can make those same sacrifices in order to secure their colony’s very existence.
When a carpenter ant’s colony is threatened by a particularly nasty predator, a few may go out and commit suicide for the sake of their colony. How (and why) do they do it?
On the carpenter ant’s body are two lines of glands filled with a glue-like substance. When the time for heroic sacrifice is needed, the ant will blow itself up and the substance will be sprayed all over their enemies. This explosion is caused by simply contracting muscles surrounding the gland and rupturing the skin. A heroic act that saves the colony . . . this time.
Number 1: Horned Lizard
Now we come to the number 1 spot. Here we have the horned lizard. Although the horned lizard has an excellent defense on his skeleton (multiple spikes), that will not always protect him. So, in order to protect himself efficiently, he must give some of his life-giving blood away.
When close to an enemy that is threatening him, the horned lizard will restrict blood flowing away from the head. This creates some massive blood pressure and the blood exits through blood vessels right by the eyes. This blood can fly almost five feet, tastes extremely bad to canine and feline predators and confuses predators.
Although all these creatures were designed with some amazing defenses, the horned lizard takes the prize for “Best Liquid Sprayer”. I mean, can you shoot blood out of your eyes?
Opinions and views have flared recently over the History Channel’s “The Bible” series. I have watched them, and though I have my opinion and I hold it strongly, I am still debating whether or not I should write it down here. We will have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, I think some other venture of the History Channel should be explored. A good place to start would be in their Ancient Secrets of the Bible (I’m not exactly sure on the title, but when I talk about their Bible shows for this article I will be talking about this series and others excluding “The Bible” series) series. You won’t believe some of the things that are on there.
First off, I find it amazing that a secular station, like the History Channel, is going out and making shows, which cost lots of money, about the Bible. That right away sounds off a warning for me. If they are taking the time and money to do that they must be doing one of two things:
Working for God
Working for Satan
Unfortunately, a few minutes of any of their shows on the Bible and you will see that they are doing the latter. Seriously, when I watch that show, even for a little bit, I get physically, emotionally and spiritually sick! They try so hard to make their disgusting lies so near to the truth that so many people would believe them.
I once heard that the best lie is one that is nearest the truth. That is exactly what the History Channel is doing.
I saw one of their shows the other day and they just loved to twist things around. Even just writing this right now is making me sick to the stomach, remembering the types of lies they told, with the little, “and the Bible says . . .”
What really makes me really sad about all this is that thousands, maybe millions of people are watching these shows and seeing what the History Channel has to say about the Bible instead of what the Bible says about the Bible.
And, what makes me even sadder is that Christians are not speaking against it, acting against it or doing anything about it! You want to know why we are losing this world to Satan? It is because of these types of lies . . .