Discovery in Grassy Cove Saltpeter Cave

On a cool March Friday in 1972, John Wallace checked out his four seat airplane at the Charlie Brown Airport in Atlanta for a flight to Tennessee. The plan was for John’s wife Youlanda, and their children Paul and Erika along with Art Smith, and Jack Pace to drive up to the Cumberland Mountain State…

Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

If you’ve ever listened to Warren Buffett talk about investing, you’ve heard him mention the idea of a company’s moat. The moat is a simple way of describing a company’s competitive advantages. Company’s with a strong competitive advantage have large moats, and therefore higher profit margins. And investors should always be concerned with profit margins.…

The Benefits of Ripstop Nylon Fabric

Ripstop nylon fabric is a very popular material because of all of the benefits that are attached to it. This fabric is most popular for the fact that it is very difficult to tear, and since it was first introduced onto the market, people have been using it in a variety of industries around the…

Decorating Dining Tables Using Placemats

Where in the world did the idea for placemats originate? Some say they started in China and were made of wood or bamboo reeds. Others think they were simply fabric versions of a table cloth, but easier to launder. Perhaps it started with the cave woman, who used a giant leaf or slab of stone…

When Dogs Feel Dizzy

Even dogs feel some dizziness just like us. This happens when an ear is infected and affects the sense of balance as one of the ear’s functionality. In dogs, it is called simply dizziness or “labyrinthitis” in medical term. It comes from the word labyrinth, a part of a complicated structure of ear composed of…

Phosphate Industry Siege On Alafia River And Watersheds

The Alafia River watersheds and smaller tributaries in the area are known to be used as “navigable waterways” by the state of Florida during the early-19th century by European (1) settlers. During the early-19th century before and during the time of Florida’s statehood, the Alafia River was traveled by early Americans on a daily basis.…

Turtle Mating – Why Does the Male Turtle Flutter Its Claws?

Turtle mating-have you ever wondered how these slow-moving and serene animals procreate? Thanks to the substantial information that is now available regarding turtles and their anatomy, physiology, quirks and oddities, we now know quite a lot about how they mate. The languid turtles have limbs that are comparable to those of tortoises, but the turtles’…