Finds of the week

User Imgur JuusoHD filmed in Finland a stunning night panorama: in the photo Northern Lights (earlier "My Planet" described in detail about what this phenomenon) paints the landscape in purple tones, and the water in the bay is so calm what seems to the mirror. "Here it is, one more proof that Finland does not really exist," the snapshot commented on one of the users of the site. In general, Borealis Aurora, as also called polar shine, can be observed in the country in September-October and in February-March. To do this, it is best to go to Lapland (read how to live in this harsh region) to the Kilpisarvi area. There natural phenomenon can see three nights of four if, of course, the sky is not tightened with clouds. In the area of ​​Sodankuly, the radiance appears in the sky every second night, and in the Oulu-Kuusamo area – every fourth.

In the Sami folklore, the reason for the emergence of the Northern Light is considered a giant fiery fox. She runs along the soverops of Lapland, the rigging snow with his tail, and sparks take off in the northern sky. They create a multicolored fire arc that illuminates the night landscape. On Finnish, polar shine is called: "Film Fire" (Revontulet).

Well, you and Peacock!

Spider-peacock is rightfully considered the most beautiful spider on Earth. You can only meet it in Australia, but opened it just a few years ago. A special attraction in the insect gives the motley abdomen, which he spreads like a peacock reveals his bright tail. Spiders-peacocks are completely tiny, their size is not more than 5 mm in length. When they see a female, they raise up a pair of paws, abdomen abroad and expand it, giving him the form of oval. The spokes of the bride should notice the handsome and decide whether she will remain with him or not. At the same time, if she rejects the candidate, he can dine them immediately. Surprisingly, peacock spiders have not yet extinct! But about those types of animals, which were less fortunate and they disappeared in the 20th century, – read in the material "My Planet".

Like a stretched string

This snapshot was made in Paris in 1971. It is captured by the French rope of Philip Petit "stroll" between the spiers of the Cathedral of the Paris Mother. At that moment, the artist was only 22 years old, and it was his first large-scale public speech. Petit passed on a rope stretched between the tower of the cathedral, several times switched on one side to another, and in the middle of the way to rest. By the way, the "walk" this was unauthorized, so that when the rope was finally descended from heaven to the ground, he immediately detained gendarmes. However, in the end, Petit was released, without having submitted any accusations. Already in 1974, the artist received worldwide fame, having passed on a rope stretched between the North and South Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Admire also on the modern rope, which passed between the cliffs in the American Monument Valley.

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Rides like a goat

Alpine mountain goats, or, as they are also called, IBEXS, are striking with their jump in the literal sense of the word! They are able to fearlessly overcome the abyss (which you can make sure, looking at this video) and climb on such steep rocks that the spirit captures. IBEXES live in the Alps and can rise to a height of 3500 m above sea level. In winter, they usually live in lower localities than in summer, however, and in the warm season they can go down to the Alpine meadows in search of food. Mountain goat females most often lived with flocks of 10-20 individuals and a young. Young goat-bachers are usually knocked in small flocks, and mature males prefer loneliness. In the marriage period, they visit herds and try to get control over them.

Interestingly, in antiquity and the Middle Ages, people believed that the flesh and blood of Jeques treats from all diseases, so animals were seriously hunted (read also about other strange medical recipes of those times). As a result, by the beginning of the XIX century, the number of mountain goats throughout the Alpine region hardly exceeded 100 individuals. They were on the verge of extinction. Fortunately, Native National Albert Gitanner and Forester Josef Tsumstein managed in 1816 to convince the authorities to protect the latter in the world of goat climbers in Grand Paradise. In 1854, the King of Sardinia and Piedmont Emmanuel II took the ubecues for personal protection. Thanks to the program on the new settlement of goats of the Alps today, they are again found in many places of their initial habitat area. All today’s ibes occur from those 100 individuals. Earlier, "my planet" talked about other animals, which were successfully saved from extinction.

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