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Brown long-eared bat. Equipped with ears almost the same length as its body, this widely distributed tree dweller, found in woodlands such as Northamptonshire’s Fineshade Woods, doesn’t have to pursue prey in flight; it picks off invertebrates from leaves and bark. Credit: Getty.#bat #long-earedbat #edgechronicles

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from Suburban Men

Late Night Randomness (27 Photos) - Suburban Men - October 22, 2015

Devon Woods #Dartmoor. Pretty sure there is a fairy around here somewhere. South England

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The Who, The Loudest Band in The World? Maybe, but definitely one of The Best EPIC ROCK BANDS EVER!! ... Who's Next? Ted http://www.reverbnation.com/tedpalmer/song/10581807-noisy-loud-long--rough-take-1 Eat your spinach ROCK ON!! LOL!! TP

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But already the oldest living things had arisen: in the seas the great weeds, and on earth the shadow of great trees, and in the valleys of the night-clad hills there were dark creatures old and strong...and the slumbering woods were haunted by monsters and shapes of dread.

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from Etrange et Insolite

L’image du jour : Eucalyptus jacksonii en Australie

Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) tree of south west Western Australia. Grow to a height of 75 m and and can measure up to 24 metres round at the base. Live for up to 400 years> www.flickr.com/photos/michaelandanita/8081226238/ > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_jacksonii

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from finance.yahoo.com

The incredible discovery of the oldest depiction of the universe was almost lost to the black market

The Sky Disc of Nebra: 3,600 years old. Was used as an advanced astronomical clock and was found near Europe's oldest observatory in Goseck. The 32-centimeter-wide (seven-inch) bronze disc with gold-leaf appliqués representing the sun, the moon, and the stars is the oldest visual representation of the cosmos known to date. A cluster of seven dots has previously been interpreted as the Pleiades constellation as it appeared 3,600 years ago.

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Fortingall Yew - Perth, Scotland: This may be the oldest living thing in Europe. Experts estimate it to be at least 5,000 years old. Many believe it could be closer to 9,000 years old.

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from Rio Wiki

Blue-and-gold Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) at Jurong Bird Park. I LOVE the colours of the bird and the sharpness of the image emphasises it's elegance.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 15 January 2013

This plant seems to have large red lips, just like Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. With a scientific name of Psychotria Elata, this species also goes by the fitting names of the Hot Lips Plant, Flower of Lips or even Hooker's Lips. The colourful red flowers have evolved to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant can be found in the forested areas of tropical America such as Costa Rica and Colombia.

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In the 13th century, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, ruler of Gwynedd, refused to pay homage to Edward I, King of England citing political hostilities. This prompted the English conquest of Gwynedd, and subsequent construction of Caernarfon Castle, one of the largest and most imposing fortifications built by the English in order to control Wales

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