Monthly Archives: October 2016
It’s a television show about a man called the Doctor who has two hearts, can change his appearance and travel anywhere in time and space. No one would have guessed that it would become a global phenomenon even decades after it first aired on the 23rd of November in 1963.
Why Is Doctor Who Still Here?
Most shows are lucky to have a lifespan of 7-10 seasons. Yet this show remains fresh and beloved by not just its British audience, but with people from all over the world as well. This is because the show’s mythos relies on constant change. Doctor Who explores every genre of storytelling and has a different arc every time. It’s silly, poignant and highly entertaining all at the same time. Truly, a title relatable to anyone of any age, anywhere in the universe.
The Rise of Doctor Who’s Popularity
As the series continues to provide high quality stories, so does its reach grow. Advances in technology play no small part in making it easier to broadcast to many other countries as well.
In 2014, the then-current duo of Time Lord and companion (as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman) toured 7 countries in 12 days to promote the eighth series of 2005 restart. More than 11,000 fans from all over the world came to watch the series opener and see the Doctor and Clara Oswald up close.
There is no end to the products fans can purchase to show their love for the show and their fandom. Global Gear says it has a range of merchandise from the Doctor Who franchise — from regular goods like DVDs and books to some of the odder items like mugs made to look like emptied heads of the various Doctors.
Where Is Doctor Who Now?
Still with the current, twelfth incarnation of the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will return to the small screen this Christmas with the special called ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’. His new companion, Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), will make her debut on the small screen in 2017. This will also be the last series arc written by head writer, Steven Moffat.
Whales are wonderful animals. Their size and mysterious image make them interesting for almost everyone – from kids, to scholars and researchers. After all, such gentle, giant swimming animal is a sight you don’t get to see every day.
Here are a few interesting facts you might want to know about whales:
The Big Blue
Do you know that the blue whale is the largest animal that ever existed on earth? It can grow up to over 30 meters long. That’s about the length of three and a half double-decker buses. It can weigh up to 180,000 kilograms.
Its heart can be as big as a VW Beetle car. Its aorta, a major blood vessel from the heart, is so big that a human child could crawl through it.
Best Friends Forever
Researchers found out that female humpback whales reunite with their friends each year. This opposed the previous belief that humpbacks are generally unsociable towards its kind. They remember their friends and swim across the ocean to look for them. Pretty much like human ladies hanging out, female humpbacks enjoy the company of the friends, floating along and eating together.
Whales’ friendship lasts for years. It was also found that those humpbacks who hang out turn out to be healthier. In fact, they give birth to more calves each year.
Beluga whales, according to whale researchers, are extremely interested in music. Belugas in aquariums respond to and sometimes dance in sync with the music played to them. Their curiosity and interest in human music makes them really charming creatures.
Whales’ unique charm makes people want to know more about them. In fact, many tourists flock to whale watching areas to see these animals in their natural habitat or at least their migration path. All Sea Charters says the Western Australian coasts are known for migrating whales such as humpbacks, blue whales, southern right, and minke whales.
There are definitely much more to know about whales. Through the works of whale researchers and marine scientists, we will get to learn more about these mysterious ocean-dwelling giants.
If you're among the homeowners supplied by a private water system, such as springs, cisterns, and wells, then routine checkup and testing are important to check their water quality. This is to ensure that the water your household uses is clean, safe, and potable. There are a number of reasons why and here are some of them:
1. With private-owned water system, it is the homeowner's sole responsibility to test and examine the water. Unlike with public water supply, there are no scheduled or routine inspections.
2. Private water supplies are more prone to contaminants and infiltration because they don't undergo analysis or tests regularly.
3. In a private water system, signs and symptoms of pollutants are not visible and can only be traced through lab research and testing.
4. Undergoing water testing is economical and convenient, especially with all the available laboratories today. The process itself is not that costly, so it's a good way to ensure your safety at a little cost.
5. Water testing is the only way you can detect and have a good look at the background of your water supply. This is essential especially when your home is in proximity to industrial sites.
The Tests You Should Do
Your water supply can undergo tests for a number of things, and most of these are downright unnecessary. Avoid getting caught up with costly and not entirely essential processes. Focus more on the parameters and standards that truly matters to you and your household.
- It is necessary to test your water supply and system including the filter underdrains for any presence of total coliform bacteria and E. coli bacteria. These organisms are commonly found in soil and surface water.
- For your drinking water, the pH level should always be between 6.5 or 8.5. Anything outside of the said range is unsafe and can be harmful to you and your family.
- Perform total dissolved solids (TDS) testing every three years to check for any impurities in your water. The testing company should be able to advise you properly about this matter, so be sure you're working with a credible company.
Water is the source of life, that's for sure. Without a proper source of water, it'll be impossible to survive and live. That's why when it comes to matters regarding the quality of your water, it is better to be safe than be sorry.