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Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

How The Human Heart Works

Heartbeat

Aside from the human brain the human heart has to be one of the most amazing powerhouses of the human body. From around twenty one days after conception the human heart begins beating and continues to beat until that human being’s dying day which is occasionally over one hundred years later! So what is it that makes this humongous machine so amazing? Why is it such a powerhouse? Let’s discover the human heart and find out…

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Amazing Human Brain Facts

Brain power

As the control center of the human nervous system the human brain is the single most complex organ within the human body. Although the general parts of the human brain and its structure are similar to those of other animals the most amazing thing about the human brain is its sheer size. The human brain is three times larger than other mammals with body sizes similar to the human being. So why is the human brain so huge? Take a look around the animal kingdom and no where will you find a creature that is capable of the highly complex tasks that we are capable of thanks to the presence of our incredible and large brains…

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Jurassic Period Animals: More than Just Dinos

Dino

As the Jurassic period dawned and Earth waved goodbye to the Triassic period and many of the dinosaurs which thrived during that time, it also ushered in a new time of animal life. A variety of events which occurred at the end of the Triassic period and during the Jurassic period gave rise to many more species of animals as well as much more diversity within the species. As the temperature rose and humidity increased the vegetation became much denser and much more able to sustain much more animal life. The Jurassic period became a time of population explosion and while the animals that roamed the Earth are perhaps a little less recognized than the monsters of the Cretaceous period, they were still animals the likes of which the Earth had never seen before….

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The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Period Dinosaurs

Dino outside

During Mesozoic era there are three specific periods of time in which dinosaurs ruled the Earth, the Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods. These eras were labeled by geologists as a way to distinguish between geologic strata and the periods in which they occurred. The most well known and publicized period of the three dinosaur times is the Jurassic. Why is this so?…

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Jurassic Period Facts: Rise of the Dinosaurs

Jurassic mountains

The Mesozoic era saw some incredibly amazing life forms that continue to puzzle paleontologists today. The Mesozoic era was divided in to three individual periods: the Triassic period, the Jurassic period and the Cretaceous period. Smack in the middle of the Mesozoic area, the Jurassic period itself was also divided in to three sections, the early, middle and late Jurassic periods. The Jurassic period brought some amazing changes that bred some amazing prehistoric beasts in a time which fell between 146 and 200 million years ago…

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Learn About the Mysterious Inca Civilization

Machu Picchu Peru

The Inca civilization began around the 12th century AD in the area of South America that is now recognized as Peru. The Incas are known for maintaining an economy, developing their own writing systems, developing unique architecture, sustaining a system of religion and much more.

Many of the items utilized in the Inca civilizations are still utilized today and remnants of Incan utilization of these items can still be found in excavation sites in South America….

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Cryptozoology Creatures: Animals of Legend

Under the sea monster

The word “cryptozoology” brings to mind crazy television shows with re-enactments of creatures of legend coming to life on the screen and generally being described by somewhat less than credible eyewitnesses. However, whether or not there is any truth to the stories and eyewitness encounters with these creatures the bottom line is that these legends exist and must have come from somewhere. So whether you are a believer in these creatures of lore, or not, chances are that you found your way here looking for a little more information about these cryptozoological creatures. Cryptozoological creatures have been a source of contention between believers and nonbelievers for years in a struggle of each party attempting to prove the other wrong and while believers generally have a difficult time providing proof, nonbelievers often have a difficult time disproving these mythological creatures…

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Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America

Haunted house

Dotted throughout the United States are numerous locations that have become particularly famous in certain circles and for others these locations may hold no special significance at all…that is until they learn the stories behind them. Despite the fact that many people who visit some of these locations with the mind of a skeptic it doesn’t take long for many of them to have ghostly encounters of their own and walk away with a whole new view on the afterlife. Whether or not you believe in the afterlife or the existence of the paranormal isn’t so much of a question when visiting the United States most haunted places, what is more appropriate to ask is whether you think you will make it home in one piece! While there are certainly hundreds of well known spirit infested locations around the United States that have made it in to the books of ghost hunters worldwide the ten that follow are undoubtedly some of the most spiritually active spots according to believers…

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20 World Predictions For 2112

Nanorobots

Each and every new year we encourage each other to look ahead to years to come and predict what they will bring. In this article we will speculate on twenty common predictions for the year 2112 including: the increased use of nanorobots, an increased acceptance of gay marriage, the end of the world and an advance of solar technology…

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Area 51 Facts and Conspiracy Theories

Area 51 sign

When it comes to mysterious locations around the world, there is one location that draws quite a lot of attention, particularly by those who believe in extraterrestrial life forms. Area 51 is located 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and each year crowds of people flock to the area to see what they can see in the sparse Nevada desert. While the actual area of Area 51 lies in a restricted location, visitors to the area often find themselves dropping in to the local diner and gathering spot for lovers of all things extraterrestrial – the Little A’Le’Inn. Inside the Inn alien lovers gather to share their encounters of a close kind and tell of just how close they got to Area 51 before they were caught by the patrolling security guards that monitor the perimeter to ensure that there is no breach of security. Why is security such a big deal in Area 51? The answer to that depends upon who you ask…

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