Mermaid, masculine merman, a fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a human being and the tail of a fish. Similar divine or semidivine beings appear in ancient mythologies (e.g., the Chaldean sea god Ea, or Oannes). In European folklore, mermaids (sometimes called sirens) and mermen were natural beings who, like fairies, had magical and propheticContinue reading “Mermaids”


Starfish Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or “basket stars”. Scientific name: Asteroidea Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Asteroidea; De Blainville, 1830 Kingdom: Animalia Rank: Class Higher classification: Asterozoa Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently findsContinue reading “Starfish”

Tae Kwon Do

(Model Shelbie-Leigh now a 2nd Degree Black-belt) Although its roots can be somewhat traced back to ancient Korea, it is a historic fact that Taekwondo as an organized art is relatively modern. In fact, the only documented history begins in the mid 1900’s. The actual beginnings of Taekwondo are obscured by time, yet many historiansContinue reading “Tae Kwon Do”


LAUGHING KOOKABURRA The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the largerContinue reading “LAUGHING KOOKABURRA”