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This does not appear to be a hoax … human colony on Mars by 2023??

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By Hedge, the first man on Mars, 2023.

While most of the world obsesses over a few sporty types, and the television shows nothing but swimming, netball, swimming, running, cycling, swimming, discus, weightlifting, swimming and swimming (go Channel Nine!) those of us with a little perspective were instead awaiting a different type of milestone, one measured not in tallied medals but in the caught breath and nervous hope of a generation of NASA scientists.

That’s right. Curiosity has landed. The Mars Science Laboratory, the rover Curiosity has finally made the journey to the Red Planet. On board are countless scientific instruments; lasers, cameras, claw arms, spectral analysers – not to mention the dreams of nerdy children the world over. It’s the size of a small car, a six wheeled space-robot lowered to the surface of Mars by a rocket-powered skycrane. It’s got a 3D, high definition camera to record…

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Troy Polamalu at Wax Museum (Video)

Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers does one of the funniest commercials/promos I have seen in a long time. This is for Head and Shoulders, and was released in October of last year. So yeah, I am a bit late sharing it… but I just saw it today.

It’s very cool and very fun. I’m glad one of the older guys didn’t have a heart attack! I’m not sure exactly sure how this promotes “Head and Shoulders,” but it is definitely funny. What do you think?

Baby Bunnies Born Today: Video

So my wife walked into the backyard today, and found these crawling in the grass and on the path. We didn’t even know the rabbit was pregnant!! The mother rabbit pulled fur “after” giving birth… thankfully we didn’t step on any of the them. They all seem healthy and doing fine.

Chickens in our Backyard Farm – 6 Weeks Old

2 or 3 days old

This is an update on the chickens. In approximately two weeks, we will begin butchering the white chickens (Cornish Cross). We are keeping the Ameraucana and Rhode Island Red chickens for egg layers. The Cornish Cross have grown freakishly fast in the 6 weeks we have owned them. My wife and I knew that the Cornish would grow quickly, but it is still a surprise. We are going to weigh them tomorrow.

In the video, you can really see the size of the Cornish when they walk next to the milk jug. Currently they eat a half pound of food every day (each). Honestly I know very little about chickens. My wife and I had chickens last year … and we have them this year. But, in total, I still have less than one year of chicken raising experience. These chickens seem healthy… and the egg layers are healthy.

The egg layers are lightning fast too. I wonder if the egg layers are really that fast… or if they look fast when compared to the lumbering Cornish Cross chickens…

My wife spotted a small possum in the chicken run yesterday. I have not seen it yet but we are definitely concerned about it. Possums can eat chickens… and eggs… sigh…