A Brief History of Dinosaurs

Most people think of dinosaurs as big, ferocious and extinct reptiles. That's largely true, but there are some misconceptions. Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes. Dinosaurs were the largest land animals of all time, but a great number of dinosaurs were smaller than a turkey.
Dinosaurs first appeared about 230 million years ago. They ruled the Earth for about 135 million years until an extinction event 65 million years ago wiped out all but bird-like dinosaurs. Scientists don't agree entirely on what happened, but the extinction likely was a double or triple whammy involving an asteroid impact, choking chemicals from erupting volcanoes, climate change and possibly other factors.
Yet only the big, classic dinosaurs are extinct. Birds are living dinosaurs, most experts believe. Think of that next time a pigeon strafes you.
Fossils show that some of the more advanced dinosaurs had feathers or feather-like body covering, but many of them didn't fly and probably didn't even glide. Archaeopteryx, which was for a long time considered to be the first bird (although this status is not certain), is the most famous example. Instead, feathers, rather than being an adaptation for flight, helped these bird-like non-birds stay warm as juveniles.
Many people think extinct flying reptiles called pterosaurs were dinosaurs. They were dinosaurs' closest relatives but technically not dinosaurs. Pterosaurs had hollow bones, relatively large brains and eyes, and, of course, the flaps of skin extending along their arms, which were attached to the digits on their front hands. The family includes Pterodactyls, with elaborate, bony head crests and lack of teeth. Pterosaurs survived up until the mass die-off 65 million years ago, when they were went the way of the dodo along with marine reptiles and other dinosaurs.

dragons or dinosaurs creation or evolution

This film discusses the existence of dragons and dinosaurs. It discusses how folk lore shared various similarities across the globe, and how more importantly that the word dinosaur did not even come about until the mid 1800s. Therefore every description prior to this would have used dragon. They showed many different types and how like with much other folk lore once mixed together you get the flying fire breathing reptile looking creatures. They also use a lot of scripture to show how history lines up with the bible. bottom line is if you want to know more about dinosaurs this is the dvd to check out!

The Truth Behind UFOs - National Geographic Documentary

The Truth Behind UFOs - National Geographic Documentary.Science Documentary published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of NG The Truth Behind series in 2011 - English narration

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The Truth Behind UFOs :

Myth or reality? Fact or fiction? The Truth Behind takes a forensic look at the world's most popular and enduring mysteries, from the "lost" city of Atlantis to the Loch Ness monster,and UFOs . Using the latest scientific technology, expert opinions, and ground-breaking experiments, this series explores the most fascinating and perplexing of unexplained phenomena, delving deep into the science behind the legends.They say the truth is out there - but can mankind's biggest mysteries ever be solved? In The Truth Behind meet the men and women determined to separate the fact from the fiction as they delve deep into the realms of the unexplained.
The Truth Behind: UFOs
With thousands of UFOs sightings worldwide every year, can our alien experiences really all be put down to imagination? Alex Podovich of Las Vegas UFO Hunters travels to the Extra-terrestrial Highway in Nevada and Peter Merlin visits a supposed crash site in search of evidence of what happened.

Watch Planes Trailer 2013 Disney Movie - Official HD

Disney's Planes Trailer 2013 - Official movie trailer 2 in HD - starring Dane Cook - directed by Klay Hall - From above the world of Cars comes Disney's Planes, an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure.

"Planes" movie hits theaters August 9, 2013.

Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane, has dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator, who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. Planes trailer 2013 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution.

Free Birds Trailer 2013 Owen Wilson Movie - Official [HD]

Free Birds trailer 2013 - Official movie trailer in HD - starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler - directed by Jimmy Hayward - in this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, two turkeys from opposite sides travel back in time to change the course of history.

"Free Birds" movie theatrical release on November 1, 2013.

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Jake (Woody Harrelson) enlists Reggie (Owen Wilson) in traveling back to the first Thanksgiving via a hijacked time machine, where they encounter wild turkeys living underground in fear, including the smart, sarcastic Jenny (Amy Poehler). Free Birds movie trailer 2013 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution.

FREE BIRDS 2013 Movie
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Director: Jimmy Hayward
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Woody Woodpecker Cartoon - English Full Movie

Woody Woodpecker Cartoon - English Full Movie,
Woody Woodpecker is a funny animal cartoon character, an anthropomorphic woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures. Though not the first of the screwball characters that became popular in the 1940s, Woody is perhaps the most indicative of the type.

Woody was created in 1940 by Lantz and storyboard artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway, who had previously laid the groundwork for two other screwball characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, at the Warner Bros. cartoon studio in the late 1930s. Woody's character and design would evolve over the years, from an insane bird with an unusually garish design to a more refined looking and acting character in the vein of the later Chuck Jones version of Bugs Bunny. Woody was originally voiced by prolific voice actor Mel Blanc, who was succeeded by Ben Hardaway and later by Grace Stafford, wife of Walter Lantz.

Lantz produced theatrical cartoons longer than most of his contemporaries, and Woody Woodpecker remained a staple of Universal's release schedule until 1972, when Lantz finally closed down his studio. The character has been revived since then only for special productions and occasions, save for one new Saturday morning cartoon television series, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, for the Fox Network in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

Woody Woodpecker cartoons were first broadcast on television in 1957 under the title The Woody Woodpecker Show, which featured Lantz cartoons bookended by new footage of Woody and live-action footage of Lantz. Woody has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. He also made a cameo alongside many other famous cartoon characters in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Woody Woodpecker and friends are also icons at the Universal Studios Theme Parks worldwide, as well as the PortAventura Park in Salou, Spain (they were originally brought to the park by Universal Studios, and remain there today despite Universal no longer having a financial stake in the park).

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Nelson Mandela Dead - 5/12/2013 - Dies at 95

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Richard Ferraris 
Nelson Mandela, the father of democratic South Africa and the towering international symbol of racial tolerance, has died at the age of 95.
In a solemn address to the nation, South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, said Mandela had died peacefully in the company of his family on Thursday night.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. This is the moment of our deepest sorrow,” he said.
“His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world.”
South Africa’s government announced a state funeral for the country’s first black president who had for months been fighting a recurring lung infection, a consequence of the 27 years he spent in apartheid jails.
In a collective outpouring of emotion not seen since Mandela ushered in a new era of democracy in 1994, South Africans mourned the death of their first black president, whose tireless fight for freedom and equality helped force an end to white minority rule.
It was a day long expected and feared by South Africans of all races whom over the last year had closely monitored their ailing former president’s health.
South Africans gathered outside Mandela’s former Vilakazi Street home in Johannesburg overnight where many danced and sang to celebrate Mandela’s remarkable life.
Mr Zuma’s party, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), for which Mandela served as president, acknowledged Mandela’s selfless efforts to overthrow the tyranny of white minority rule.
“Our nation has lost a colossus, an epitome of humility, equality, justice, peace and the hope of millions; here and abroad,” the ANC said.
“Madiba loved South Africa. We recall the strength of his fist punching the air as he stepped out of prison after 27 years; and his sternness during the negotiations for the freedom of our beloved country. We celebrate his ever-present smile, the cheerful Madiba jive, his love for children and great respect for the women of this country.”
Former Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, said Mandela’s legacy would ensure stability in the country.
“To suggest that South Africa might go up in flames - as some have predicted - is to discredit South Africans and Madiba’s legacy,” he said.
The Democratic Alliance, the official opposition party to the ANC, also paid tribute to the father of a free South Africa.
“Today the rainbow nation lost its father,”it said. “Today, we are a nation united in grief.”
Known affectionately by his clan name of Madiba, he had been admitted to hospital with lung infections several times since December last year and South Africans braced themselves for the worst on Wednesday when his daughter admitted that he was on his deathbed.
Mandela’s condition deteriorated earlier this year when on June 8, just days before the 37th anniversary of the Soweto uprising that had revitalised the struggle against apartheid, he was admitted to hospital.
Dozens of peaceful protesters were killed on June 16, 1976, which changed the shape of resistance to apartheid. By then South Africa’s racist white regime had successfully undermined the ANC by jailing Mandela along with dozens of his colleagues.
The country marked that anniversary in a sombre mood, with many South Africans expressing their gratitude to Mandela on the day.
Although Mandela and the ANC leadership had been isolated in prison by 1976, the uprising thrust the anti-apartheid movement back into the spotlight. By the 1980s, Mandela had entered secret talks with the apartheid regime, which together with unrest on the streets, a faltering apartheid economy and mounting international pressure eventually created the conditions for a negotiated settlement, for which he won the Nobel Peace prize in 1993.
It was Madiba who led the ANC to South Africa’s first free elections in 1994 and he was swept into power with 63 per cent of the vote.
Fears of a race-based war were defused by Mandela’s moral gravitas both before the poll and during term as president. His efforts towards non-racialism made him a hero across the race divide and his message of peace, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation won him adoration the world over.
Mandela served just one term as South Africa’s president, leaving office in 1999, a fact often bemoaned by many South Africans. But on a continent where leaders often spend indefinite terms in office, Mandela was adamant that he step aside – to set an example both to South Africa and the continent.
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Nelson Mandela Rare historical photos,we collect some very antique stuff for you, in this , Nelson Mandela with Michael Jackson, Nelson Mandela with kids spending some time, Nelson Mandela in his youth age, this youth age picture is very exceptional.and his some pics with his family.Nelson mandela born 1918 and passed away in 2013, his life is full of struggle against injustice and ultimately nation make father of Democracy.

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