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Six Amazing Animal Facts

April 27, 2016 12:03 pm

You know the difference between mammals and reptiles, amphibians and fish, but we bet they didn't teach you these fun facts in biology class:

1. Just like the human fingerprint, every cat's nose sports a ridged pattern that's unique only to them. The same can be said for the pattern on a dog's nose.

2. A hummingbird's wings can flap up to 80 times per second. The tiny bird is the only bird with the ability to fly backwards.

3. Killer whales (a.k.a. orcas) aren't whales; they're actually dolphins. The largest member of the dolphin family, killer whales have no known predators. They're even higher on the food chain than the great white shark, which orcas are known to hunt and eat.

4. Polar bears have black skin.

5. Only female mosquitoes bite. The itchiness that results from the bite is your immune system's reaction to the insect's saliva. The more you scratch, the more your system goes into overdrive, so hands off that bite!

6. Owls have a reputation for being wise, but this predatory bird is actually quite dumb. Owls are known to be difficult to train, as the bird is only wired to hunt rodents—and that's about it.

25 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals [List 25]
27 Animal Facts That Will Brighten Your Day [Buzzfeed]
Top 10 Crazy Animal Facts You Don’t Know [Listverse]
Animal Facts [Science Kids]
10 Amazing Facts About Animals [TIFO]

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Nickel Diner: The Classic

April 20, 2016 12:03 pm

Looking for a laid back spot to rustle up some tasty fare at a nice price? Nickel Diner is your go-to spot. Roll in for breakfast to get your day started with one of their decadently delicious Maple Bacon Donuts. There’s also the Homemade Pop Tart, complete with a warm crust and fruit filling, topped with icing and sprinkles. Cameron's Puppy Pile features fluffy buttermilk pancakes and chicken-apple sausage topped with a fried egg. Later in the day, you might choose something healthy and fresh, like the Stuffed Avocado Salad with quinoa, black beans, red peppers, squash, corn & cilantro. Also featured on the menu are Chicken Drummettes with maple bacon jam, served on a bed of polenta, and a Bacon Avocado Burger with homemade fries. Open Tuesday through Saturday.

Nickel Diner
524 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301


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Clear Clutter from Everywhere in the Bathroom With These 4 Tips

April 13, 2016 12:03 pm

If you’re short on space in your bathroom, it can be difficult to keep things neat and organized. Since many renters share their bathroom with guests, however, you’re likely always looking for ways to clean it up quickly. These 4 tips make it easy to banish clutter from the bathroom—and keep it clean for good.

  • Consider the essentials. Most renters store much more than they actually use every day in their bathrooms. Go through the contents of your medicine cabinets and under-sink storage areas and get rid of all of those specialty products and expired items (or at least find somewhere else to store them).
  • Add additional storage where it’s needed. If you can’t find enough storage in your bathroom after you purge your essentials, it may be time to create your own. Add wall shelves, a storage unit over the toilet or even just a few baskets under the sink.
  • Invest in matching sets. If your bathroom is often filled with mismatched towels, get rid of the ones you don’t use and attempt to create a matching set. By replacing those old, faded towels with bright, fluffy new ones (and cutting down on the amount of towels in general), you’ll reduce unnecessary clutter.
  • Add over-door storage. Hang an additional towel rack over the back of the door to give wet towels ample room to dry.

Decluttering the Bathroom [HGTV]
Small Bathroom Ideas: 5 Effective Decluttering Tips for a Tidier Space [Apartment Therapy]
Cut Clutter in the Bathroom: Easy as A-B-C! [Organized Home]

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