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A few words about bats

A few words about bats

A few words about bats

It has long been believed and still is in many places, that all bats are blind. “Blind as a bat” is often heard. Long ago, scientists watching bats and seeing how well they could find their way around could not explain how bats “saw”.
Later, studies showed that bats could see, probably as well as human beings. But it was then proved that bats could find their way around even when they were blindfolded. Scientists were more puzzled than ever and said as a joke: “Bats can see with their ears.”
This was not as funny as it seemed. In flight, bats make sounds that are too high for our ears to hear. They screech as they fly, and the echoes of these cries come back to their ears. In this way they are able to tell where walls and other obstacles are.
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Red terraced fields in China

Red terraced fields in China

Red terraced fields in China

Nature is the best painter because it creates only masterpieces. Every tree, every herb and flower, every piece of nature. They are amazing, wonderful and perfect. Just have a look at Mother Nature’s pictures in China.
Dongchuan, countryside with the most impressive red fields in the world, is located 250 kilometers northeast of Kunming (capital of Yunnan Province of China). Huge terraced fields are unusual brown-red because of rich iron and copper deposits. Yunnan’s climate is warm and humid. Iron in the soil is oxidized and form iron oxide that is naturally red. These oxides turned into the reddish-brown soil.
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