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Monday, January 28, 2013

Book report: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Hello once again people who read this one of a kind blog! Recently I have read a rather..."strange" book called The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde so mom decided that I should do a book report on it. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a rather strange story (hence its name). If you haven't read it already the story is about a man named Mr. Henry Jekyll, a wise, smart, and beloved doctor and a man named Mr. Utterson, one of Jekyll's best friends, living in 18th century London. Recently a strange man known as Mr. Hyde has been running around doing disturbing crimes. Everyone wants to find and end Hydes wicked spree...all except Dr. Jekyll! Now I'm not going to tell what happens just encase you haven't read it yet, but you will love this book if your into murders and extreme suspense. Personally I gave this book 3 stars. Sure its very creative and always keeps you thinking but the beginning and the ending are just..weird. That's my book report on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The End.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Have A Dream: Stop Water Pollution

Hello once again viewers! My mom decided that today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day that I do a post on my dream. This particular dream I have had for quite a long time. My dream is to stop water pollution. Now as you all know I love the ocean, rivers, lakes, and all the creatures that live in them. I love everything about them. Well, almost everything. Leeches don't count. Anyway ever sense I began to love the ocean something has truly horrified me, and that's the pollution of the worlds rivers, lakes, and oceans. So I'm always thinking up ways to stop it (Unfortunately ways that are somewhat way too big for a 12 year old and his blog ...) and I'm determined to put a stop to it someday. Water pollution is a huge threat to not only us humans (which some people seem to only think about) but to the animals that live in that water as well. So say you drop your soda bottle on the ground and you think "Oh that's OK. Not like it's gonna do anything right?" Haha WRONG. Every piece of trash thrown on the ground eventually makes its way to the ocean where animals might eat it thinking it's food. Now before you go on thinking "Well maybe the animals should think before thinking garbage is food." Well it turns out a bunch of these animals have never seen these items before and are probably wondering if it tastes food, and usually if the animal not only tastes it but swallows it that's the end of the animal. For example: Say you're driving home from the grocery store and one of your Walmart bags flies out the window. You don't think very much about it. Now imagine about a few days later it ends up in the ocean. Then a hungry sea turtle comes along. Sea turtles eat jellyfish, and to the turtle the floating plastic Walmart bag looks just like a jellyfish. So he tries to eat it and begins choking. A few days later you're sitting on your couch watching the news. "Today's Main Headline: Beached Turtle Off The Coast of Cedar Key." You would have no idea if the bag that turtle choked on was your bag and you never will. That is the reason I want to stop pollution. Animals don't deserve to suffer and die because we're too lazy to pick up our trash! Who's ever seen the movie Dolphin Tale? Me and my sister have, and it was an amazing movie. Basically a dolphin was minding her own business one day - Winter - and she got her tail stuck in a crab trap that someone didn't feel like taking it back out of the water. Thanks to that person that poor dolphin lost her tail. That's like someone leaving a mine in the road someone is riding along on their bike, that person hits the mine and gets his/her arm blown off! It's not fair for it to happen to the animals. So all I'm asking is if you drop some trash, please pick it up. It could mean the difference of life or death for the poor sea creatures. That's my dream about Stopping Water Pollution. The End.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Black Mamba

The Black Mamba
DJ did not write this, and it is for Earth Kids Club tomorrow.  I had to figure out a way to print it, so I posted it here.  DJ will be doing his next writing assignment soon.

Type – reptile
Diet – Carnivore
Average life span in the wild – 11 years or more
Did you know? Black Mambas use their incredible speed to escape threats, not to hunt prey.

Black mambas are fast, nervous, lethally venomous, and when threatened, highly aggressive.

Black mambas live in the savannas and rocky hills of southern and eastern Africa. They are Africa’s longest venomous snake, reaching up to 14 feet in length, although 8.2 feet is more the average. They are also among the fastest snakes in the world, slithering at speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour.

They get their name not from their skin color, which tends to be olive to gray, but rather from the blue-black color of the inside of their mouth, which they display when threatened.

Black mambas are shy and will almost always seek to escape when confronted. However, when cornered, these snakes will raise their heads, sometimes with a third of their body off the ground, spread their cobra-like neck-flap, open their black mouths and hiss. If an attacker persists, the mamba will strike not once, but repeatedly, injecting large amounts of potent neuro- and cardiotoxin with each strike.