Spend your time Worthily with the Pages of “Wolfcry”

Does reading occupy most of your time? Are you fond of reading series of stories that takes you to a world of fictional characters? Yes, a lot of authors today boast their fictional stories that have brought them much success as their readers wait impatiently for the next sequel of their books. One of which is the American author Amelia Atwater-Rhodes who has written a series of books entitled “Wolfcry” which is a tale of story and love with the level of suspense and fantasy that leaves every reader in a crazy adventure ride of mystery and magic. Have you read it already?

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We are glad to have this blog created for the avid readers of Kiesha’s series of “Wolfcry”. This blog will certainly be an answer to your requests as we go along in providing news and updates, as well as posts that will refresh the story, infusing you with its message wherever you go.

Join us and discover more from our blog as we travel with Kiesha’s fourth instalment, “Wolfcry”.

What Do Bobcats Eat?

The bobcat is the most famous wildcat in North America. It’s called a bobcat because of its short and bobbed tail. These medium-sized cats are somewhat smaller but almost a look alike of their cousin, the lynx. Their fur colors can vary from gray, light or dark with spotted or lined markings in black or brown.

Bobcats are rarely seen among humans as they are nocturnal animals. They can be found in the United States and in Southern Canada. They adapt very well to diverse habitats. Although they are subjected to heavy hunting because of their fur, their population is quite stable. Their specie is listed of least concern. In some areas, their number is highly increasing while in other areas, their number is falling.

Bobcats are lone wild animals. The female bobcats go to an isolated den to raise a litter of one to six young kittens. The kittens usually remain with their mother for about 9-12 months. During this time they will learn to hunt before setting out on their own.

Bobcats are born with amazing hunting skills. They can ambush their prey by waiting still and then grabbing at it. These little wild cats use the same hunting techniques used by the wild lion. They are fierce hunters that can deliver a death-blow with a leaping pounce that can cover 3 meters. Amazingly, they can kill a prey much bigger than themselves.

Check out their favorite meals

Fish

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Amazingly, a bobcat can trap a prey direct from the. They are known to be persistent and careful hunters that a fish can’t escape.

Snakes and Lizards

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Bobcats can also outsmart snakes and lizards.

Deer

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A deer is definitely larger than a bobcats and can surely escape a small wild cat. However, bobcats having acquired the hunting skills of a lion can definitely attack a deer.

Hawks

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See what a powerful leap can do? Not even a hawk can escape that.

Rats

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Among the favorite meals of bobcats are smaller animals such as rats.

Rabbit

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Rabbits are easy targets of bobcats and it’s their almost everyday meal.

Birds

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Squirrels

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Rodents

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This entry was posted on February 20, 2016.

6 Interesting Facts about Trololo Cats

Trololo cats are making a big hit online and people just love how clever these cats are!  Cats when scratched at the back would prop its neck and head up. Actually, a viral video of a cat singing like Eduard Khil (Trololo Guy) when its butt was scratched made waves online.  Lots of cat videos are blockbusters on YouTube. Most amazingly, Trololo has its own iPhone app.

Absolutely, cats are great pets. They just love to play and cuddle. Cats also have several ways to communicate its love to their owners. They push their forehead against our feet, they put their paws and stroke us, they bite gently, and so many other ways to show their love. Indeed, these pets can be miracles of intimacy.

Cats are also very flexible and acrobatic at times. They love to leap, run, and pounce on toys, which is great fun to watch.

Here are some photos of extraordinary cats and on why you should keep one at home:

Delightful Purrs

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Cats have pleasing purrs. Little kids just love them.

Cats love to Cuddle

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Cats enjoy cuddling. They are also very loyal to their pet owners and gentle with children.

Easily Trained

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Cats can easily train using a litter-box. Yes, unlike dogs, you don’t have to walk them out every day. You can also train them not to scratch valuable stuff at home.

Dislikes being alone

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Cats are very loving pets who dislikes being left alone. They usually need your love and attention. Hence, if you are planning for a long vacation, it would be great to get a pet sitter.

Low Maintenance

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Unlike other pets that you need extra budget, cats are very easy to take good care. They don’t need bathing at all as cats are naturally thorough about cleaning themselves. Although, long-haired cats requires brushing.

Cats are Satisfied

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Cats don’t require doting all day. They are satisfied just being near their masters.

This entry was posted on February 19, 2016.

20 Coolest Paw Print Tattoos

For many of us, it is almost impossible to live without our pets by our sides. These four legged friends make a very special place in our hearts that it is difficult to forget them. A pet dog is sometimes treated not just as a pet, but as a member of the family as well. They served as our best friends who remained loyal until the end.  A dog’s love and loyalty are very remarkable that they leave unforgettable paws in our house, in our families, and most importantly in our hearts.

To celebrate the friendship and memories of these pets, many owners chose to get a tattoo of their dog paw on their bodies. As a result, lots of dog owners have a stunning dog tattoos! The tattoo is indeed very meaningful as it reminds the beautiful impact a dog has in the lives of the owners.

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This entry was posted on February 18, 2016.

15 Remarkable Assassination Plots That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Faith In Humanity. The Inejiro Asanuma Assassination by a 17-year Old Teenager in #8 Definitely Caught My Eye

15 Remarkable Assassination Plots That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Faith In Humanity.

Assassination attempts, whether successful or not, of highly regarded public figures from all over the world have always been a part of humanity’s history, and have somehow influenced the way famous and influential people now behave whenever they’re out in the public eye. Motives of the assassins can be anything; it can be that the assassin deems the victim a threat, disagreeing with them on political stands, or the worst is just simply being jealous of the victim’s status. From the very start of civilization, countless assassinations of nation leaders, royalty, and celebrities have shocked the globe- from the notorious murder of Julius Caesar to the not-so-well-known, but equally intriguing, sword stabbing of former Japanese socialist leader Inejiro Asanuma. Here are some of the world’s most shocking assassinations and assassination attempts.

Julius Caesar, 44 BC

Julius Caesar, 44 BC

One of the earliest yet most infamous murders recorded in history is the tragic fall of Roman statesman and general, Julius Caesar. Throughout his career, Caesar was well-liked due to his meritorious deeds such as brilliantly leading his army across the Rubicon River and saving a citizen’s life in a particular battle. He was a member of an elite and liberal Roman political group called the “populares.” When he was at the peak of his popularity in 44 BC, he declared himself the eternal dictator, and this has made the members of the senate turn against him. During a senate meeting, sixty conspirators led by his supposed friend Marcus Brutus, stabbed Caesar more than twenty times as he stood at the feet of Pompei’s statue. According to legend, Caesar said to this Brutus upon seeing him: “You too, my child?”

Commodus, 192 AD

Commodus, 192 AD

The murder of Roman Emperor Commodus was something quite unsurprising, since the leader was perceived as corrupt and immoral. He was also highly conceited, believing that he was the reincarnation of the Greek god Hercules. His father was Marcus Aurelius who was a respected emperor and had work ethics, but unfortunately his son was not able to imbibe these from him. In the end, the demise of Emperor Commodus was brought by none other than his mistress, Marcia, together with his new chamberlain, Electus. These two tried to talk some sense into the egoistic ruler, but failed, and they later on feared that even them could fall under his prey and be included in the list of people Commodus wanted executed. So Marcia made the emperor drink wine that was mixed with poison; however, the poison was not potent enough so Commodus’ fitness trainer, Narcissus, came in and choked him to death.

Henry IV, 1610

Henry IV, 1610

Unlike Rome’s Commodus, King Henry IV of France was known as the “Good King Henry”, as he was seen as a ruler who was bold and visionary. During his reign, King Henry IV had implemented effective policies that greatly improved the lives of his constituents, making him one of the most popular rulers of the country France throughout its history. However, his critics were bashing him due to his unusual religious tolerance during that period. In 1610, an extreme catholic named François Ravaillac successfully assassinated the king by stabbing him to death in the Rue de la Ferronnerie. The king was riding in an open carriage when all of a sudden two carts created a roadblock. As the guards were stepping out to check the commotion, Ravaillac came in to strike Henry IV.

Jorg Jenatsch, 1639

Jorg Jenatsch, 1639

Swiss political leader Jenatsch’s murder occurred under very unlikely circumstances- he was assassinated by a group of men, their leader dressed as a fluffy bear, while they were at a carnival. The murders were never officially identified, however it was not difficult to name suspects, as Jorg Jenatsch was a controversial leader. He once took part in the murder of a rival party’s leader, Pompeius von Planta, a member of the pro-Catholic faction. After losing his position as a pastor (he was a Protestant pastor), his military career slowly flourished as he participated in more revolts. During a duel, he supposedly killed his colonel but was later on cleared of the murder charges. He was also known as a traitor, because he suddenly converted to Catholicism in 1636 and became a head of a secret alliance of both Catholic and Protestant leaders.

Andrew Jackson, 1835

Andrew Jackson, 1835

Before the Americans dealt with the well-known assassinations of former presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, there was Andrew Jackson, who became the first American president to ever experience an assassination attempt. Jackson has just visited a congressional funeral at the Capitol building in January of 1835, when a jobless house painter named Richard Lawrence approached the president and unsuccessfully shot him with two separate guns, both of which misfired and spared the life of Andrew Jackson. Fortunately for Jackson, the assassin was not able to get another shot at killing him as the president’s guards held Lawrence down and Jackson immediately beat him with his cane. The motive of the murder was never confirmed, but Jackson speculates that Lawrence was hired by the opposing political party. In the end, the murderer was found not guilty due to insanity and spent the rest of his life in a mental institution.

Tsar Alexander II, 1881

Tsar Alexander II, 1881

Known as one of Europe’s greatest leaders during Russia’s reform movement, Alexander II is given credit for the 1861 emancipation of the serfs in private estates, which resulted to the serfs gaining full rights of free citizens such as rights to wed without consent, right to acquire and possess a property, and the right to run a business by him or herself. Because of this, Alexander II was eventually named as “Alexander the Liberator”. His death was instant when a member of the revolutionary “People’s Will” group threw a bomb at the carriage he was in at the streets of St. Petersburg. The People’s Will was organized to employ terrorism among the Russians in their aspiration to overthrow the country’s tsarist autocracy.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 1914

As low-key as it may seem, Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination (and his wife Sophie’s as well) is probably one of the most important events in the world’s history. Historians strongly believe that this assassination has set a series of global events that led to the World War I. Archduke Ferdinand was the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Emperor. Bosnia, a region in the southern portion of the empire, wanted to be autonomous so when the Archduke embarked on a trip to Sarajevo, Bosnian nationalists seized the opportunity to assassinate the Archduke and his wife. The murderers belonged to a terrorist group called the “Black Hand.” The officials from the Austria-Hungary government blamed the Serbians for aiding the Bosnian attackers. Eventually, alliances between European countries Austria-Hungary and Germany were formed against Serbia, Russia, and France, thus the commencement of the First World War.

Inejiro Asanuma, 1960

Inejiro Asanuma, 1960

There are three noteworthy facts about this particular assassination: first, the killer was 17-year old Otoya Yamaguchi, who was a mere teenager at that time. Second, the murder tool he used was neither a gun nor a simple knife, but it was a traditional Japanese blade called a wakizashi that was sliced through his abdomen, instantly killing him. Asanuma was the leader of a socialist party in Japan, and his killer was a member of the ultranationalist group that aimed to restore the authentic Japanese culture. Yamaguchi was imprisoned after the televised assassination and not more than a month after his capture, the young man hang himself and committed suicide in his cell room. Written on his cell wall, via a mixture of toothpaste and water, were these words: “Seven lives for my country. Ten thousand years for His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor!” Lastly, the third interesting thing is that the actual assassination was photographed by Yasushi Nagao, and he went on to win the 1906 World Press Photo of the Year Award and the 1961 Pulitzer Prize.

Malcolm X, 1965

Malcolm X, 1965

Malcolm X is regarded as one of the most influential African-Americas in history. His death was a heartbreaking one, considering that his killers were the very people that he was spending his life advocating for: the African-American community. The assassins were members of the Nation of Islam, an Islamic religious movement that advocated black supremacist and believed that the white people belonged to a race of “devils.” Malcolm X used to be this organization’s leader, and he also used to advocate the separation of black and white Americans. However, after an “enlightening” trip to Mecca, Malcolm X converted to Sunni Islam and founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity, which essentially wanted to eradicate racism. His assassination seemed inevitable, since his new movement quickly gained lots of followers. In the middle of a speech for the Afro-American Unity in New York City, Malcolm X was shot by a member of the Nation of Islam and instantly fell to his death.

Harvey Milk, 1978

Harvey Milk, 1978

Harvey Milk was a historical icon himself, being the first ever openly gay politician in California to be elected for a seat in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The LGBT community considers Milk as a martyr for constantly fighting for gay rights in San Francisco. His murder, along with the murder of then San Francisco mayor George Mascone, was done by former San Francisco Supervisor Dan White out of his jealousy and hatred for Milk, who petitioned heavily against his reappointment as supervisor (since White resigned from the seat in the first place). The friction between White and Milk was further aggravated as White was the lone member of the board to vote against the gay rights ordinance, which, upon its passing, later on became an ordinance legacy of San Francisco. White was charged with first degree murder, but was then found guilty of a lesser crime of voluntary manslaughter on the account of him suffering from depression. He served five years in prison, was released in 1984, but later on he committed suicide in 1985.

John Lennon, 1980

John Lennon, 1980

The death of probably the most famous person in the planet during the late seventies has no doubt sparked a worldwide commotion. John Lennon of the legendary The Beatles was shot dead on the 8th of December, 1980, by Mark David Chapman, on the archway of the building in New York City where he resided. It was believed that Chapman used to be a Beatles fan, but eventually had a change of heart when he heard Lennon’s statement that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.’ Claiming to be a Christian, Chapman got extremely offended by this. During his trial, his attorney tried to defend him on an insanity defense plea, but he insisted to be found guilty of murder because he decided that it was “the will of God.”

Pope John Paul II, 1981

Pope John Paul II, 1981

Fortunately for the famous and well-loved Pope John Paul II, this assassination attempt was not successful. The attempt occurred one May afternoon in 1981, during the Pope’s weekly motorcade at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. His shooter, Mehmet Ali Agca, was jailed and sentenced to life imprisonment. What was impressive was that the Pope later on visited his assassin in prison and forgave him. Through the Pope’s wish, Agca was pardoned by the president that time and was sent to Turkey in June 2000.

Benigno Aquino, Jr., 1983

Benigno Aquino, Jr., 1983

The death of former Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. was remarkable because it has somehow sparked a spirit of unity and nationalism amongst the Filipino people during the time that the masses were fighting to overthrow the dictatorship government under then president Ferdinand Marcos, Aquino’s political rival. The assassination took place minutes after the senator has just stepped out of his plane from the United States where he spent his 3-year exile. Aquino was shot in the head and was instantly killed. Three years after his death, the world renowned People Power Revolution took place.

Indira Gandhi, 1984

Indira Gandhi, 1984

Indira Gandhi was India’s fourth Prime Minister, and the first female one, who led the country for fifteen years. The killing took place when the Prime Minister was passing through the garden of her residence, on her way to a scheduled interview. She was caught off guard, literally, by her killers who were her bodyguards themselves- one was even her most favorite. Her two killers were Beant Singh, who was caught and killed shortly after due to his resistance, and Satwant Singh, who was only 22 years old when he committed the murder and was hanged in 1989.

Selena, 1995

Selena, 1995

Comparable to the sudden death of John Lennon, Mexican-American singer Selena’s demise at the peak of her career shocked the whole world. Also parallel to the case of John Lennon was the identity of her perpetrator- she was shot by the appointed president of her fan club, a woman named Yolanda Saldivar. Selena was shot after an argument with Saldivar concerning business matters. Selena was only 23.

These are just some of the many assassinations that have taken place in the course of the history of the world. The fact that these still go on until now just shows what jealousy, anger, and uncivil disagreement can do to a person.

This entry was posted on February 17, 2016.

10 Most Difficult Riddles the World Over. Some Are So Funny They Are Set to Tickle Your Funny Bone

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From the olden times a storyteller’s tale runs a winding path and yet is sprinkled with humor, idioms, irony and sometimes can begin or stop at the middle with a riddle. Riddles are popular among children since their orientation to words and objects or events are catapulted by the imagination. This comprehension and habit forming exercise can stretch your mental capacities or simply tickle your funny bone. Here are some of the top ten most difficult riddles that you may be able to play a game with young and old alike.

A Politician’s Mind Game 

A Politician’s Mind Game

Riddles garner thinking out of the box and pose limitless idiosyncrasies just like the field of politics. Here is one that is rumored to be the favorite of Teddy Roosevelt. 

“I talk, but I do not speak my mind
I hear words, but I do not listen to thoughts
When I wake, all see me
When I sleep, all hear me
Many heads are on my shoulders
Many hands are at my feet
The strongest steel cannot break my visage
But the softest whisper can destroy me
The quietest whimper can be heard.”

The answer is, an actor.

Coming from the Ancient Sumerians

Coming from the Ancient Sumerians

Known for posing logic into problems riddles grant entertainment and exercise deeper comprehension and cause of debate. This one proves to be so.

“There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing. What is it?”

The answer is, a school.

Riddles in Africa as a rite of passage

Riddles in Africa as a rite of passage

As oral tradition is treasured, culture cans sometimes dictate how riddles are used and what they are about.  There are elegant ways to put meanings into words and are effectively so in this case. Here are a few African riddles that are simple, playful yet conceal the answer too well.

From Ghana:

“What do you look at with one eye, but never with two?

Answer: The inside of a bottle.

Swahili of East Africa Riddle:

What things always chase each other but never overtake one another?

Answer: The wheels of a vehicle.

A West African Riddle:

Why is a man like pepper?”

Answer: Until you have tested him, you can’t tell how strong he is.

In Ancient Greece

In Ancient GreeceThe story behind this riddle states that the Greek poet Homer had met some fishermen on an island. Having greeted and asked how their day was the fishermen posed this riddle. Homer was never able to solve it and had stayed on the island until his death.

The Riddle is:

“What we caught, we threw away. We kept what we didn’t catch. What was it that we kept?”

The answer would be lice.

Some riddles identify with Biblical characters and quoted in a Bible text

Some riddles identify with Biblical characters and quoted in a Bible text

The hero and anti-hero is Samson who had superhuman strength. In a feast that he was hosting he wagered if anyone could solve this riddle.

Riddle: “Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet.”  (Judges 14:14)

Answer: Bees that were making a honeycomb inside a lion’s carcass. Samson had killed the lion.

Tolkien’s inspiration

Tolkien’s inspiration

As this Norse legend goes Thor’s father Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks disguises himself from Odin the king. This riddle was one not to be missed by Thor’s father and he was eventually able to answer it. Odin the King had narrowly escaped and turned into a crow upon him solving it. The riddle goes:

“Four hang, four sprang, two point the way, two to ward off dogs, one dangles after, always rather dirty. What am I?”

The answer is, a cow of which has four feet and four udders, two horns and two eyes, and the tail dangles after.

A unique riddle for a unique purpose

A unique riddle for a unique purpose

They say that this riddle was used by a psychopath doctor to show the mentality of a killer.

“While at the funeral of her own mother, she met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much the dream guy that she was searching for that she fell in love with him immediately. However, she never asked for his name or number and afterward could not find anyone who knew who he was. A few days later the girl killed her own sister. So… Why did she kill her sister?”

The logical and psychopath’s answer would be, “She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.”

Riddles from India

Riddles from India

These deep thinking riddles tease the mind.

“What is it that you will break even when you name it?”

The answer is silence.

 

“What is put on a table, cut, but never eaten?”

The answer is a deck of cards.

 

“What goes into the water red and comes out black?”

The answer is, a red hot poker.

Other Ancient Riddles

Other Ancient Riddles

Riddles speak of the pace of life and the mentality of the era. Here are some riddles.

At night they come without being fetched,
“And by day they are lost without being stolen.”
Hint: They belong to the night
The answer is, stars.

“There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies.”

The answer is watermelon.”

Modern riddles

Modern riddles

Modern riddles can also turn the tide on anyone. Here are some not so famous but creative ones.

“There is a pond with white stones along the sides. At the center of the pond is a crocodile. What is this thing?”

The answer is a tongue.

 

Another would be fitting for school kids.

“When I am clean, I am black. When I am dirty, I am white. What am I?”

The answer is a blackboard.

 

“Mightily amusing riddles can turn a room from utterly silent to a tumultuous and boisterous party. Riddles evoke the life and love and culture belonging to a specific profession or group of people. From legends to practical stories riddles never fail to push man to his logical senses and limits. Such are what great stories are made of and some riddles too.”

This entry was posted on February 16, 2016.