It’s said that elephants never forget. Apparently it’s especially true when a herd suffers a loss.
Last week near the village of Matari in eastern India, a train struck and killed an elephant — an accident that is unfortunately commonplace in that region.
The response by the herd is more surprising. About 15 elephants appear to be mourning the loss of one of their own and have returned to the site of the incident, the Times of India said.
The elephants have refused to move the last several days, causing train disruptions. “Elephants often try to return to the site of such accidents as they believe that their mate has only been injured and could be rescued by them,” wildlife activist D S Srivastava told the Times of India. “Even when an elephant dies a natural death, their friends cover the body with bushes and small tree branches.”–210026298.html
Women have long pushed for equality in areas where they have gotten the short end of the stick. But this is one rare instance where women have benefited, thanks to chivalry.
Men are still more likely to pick up the tab.
All is not lost, however, even if men are paying a larger proportion of expenses, four in 10 men and women agreed that dating expenses were at least partially shared within the first month, and 74 per cent of men and 83 per cent of women reported some sharing of expenses by six months.
How’s this for tooting your own horn:
Seems everyone under 40 has this sense of entitlement…………….!
ME? I just wish a few more people would read my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ya had to know this was coming!!!!!
All those people who signed up for a ONE WAY TICKET TO MARS ……………….. ?  Some TV guy wants to turn it into a reality show!
They say Insanity is hereditary ………………….., ya get it from your kids!

Grandparents and their grown up grandchildren play important roles in each other’s health, a new study finds. The two-decade study found the quality of relationships between the two generations has measurable consequences on the mental well-being of both.

The researchers looked at 376 grandparents and 340 grandchildren, and tracked their mental health from 1985 to 2004. They found that both grandparents and adult grandchildren who felt emotionally close to the other generation had fewer symptoms of depression.
“Extended family members, such as grandparents and grandchildren, serve important functions in one another’s daily lives throughout adulthood,” said study researcher Sara Moorman, professor of sociology at Boston College.
The relationships between extended family members may be more important today than they’ve ever been, the researchers said. As life expectancy is increasing, generations co-exist for unprecedentedly long periods of time, and they can be sources of support across people’s lives, the researchers said.
Florida is notorious for mammoth sinkholes. In February, a sinkhole opened beneath a suburban Tampa home, swallowing 36-year-old Jeff Bush from his bedroom. Bush’s body was never recovered.
Sinkholes often start when bedrock dissolves but the surface of the ground stays intact. The void eventually collapses, and that’s what is happening right now just outside Disney World.
Guests at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World, called for help before the collapse, saying they heard loud noises and windows cracking. All guests inside the buildings — an estimated 35 people, authorities said — were evacuated before the first structure crumbled.
A roughly 15-foot-deep crater swallowed much of one building, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. Aerial video from CNN affiliate WFTV showed one end of the building — which had held two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas — still standing, but the rest reduced to pile of debris.
Officials said the sinkhole is slowly heading in the direction of Disney World, and park employees are frantically shoring up the Magic Castle in case it gets swallowed up in the expected conflagration!
The meteor shower can only be viewed from the northern hemisphere, according to the International Meteor Organization, and can be viewed after 10 or 11 p.m. The best visibility, however, comes in the hours just before dawn. (With any luck you should be able to see one tiny streak every five or ten minutes folks!!!!!)
It’s easiest to see meteor showers when away from lights caused by major cities and it can take up to an hour for the eye to adjust to darkness and see the full effect of the shower.
There are larger detonations, too, called fireballs, where massive particles the size of half a grain of rice are ignited, so bright that if you happen to be looking down at the ground when they explode 100 kilometres overhead, you’ll see your shadow.
(Of course, this might only happen once during the course of the night!)