Chris#23
04/08/2013 8:19am

The one about the pigs is funny. I didn't even know pigs could swim. How did the pigs learn to swim too???
I wonder if pigs can swim in other places of the world or just the Bahamas. I still can't get over the fact that there are swimming pigs. This the funniest article ever how do they think of these articles.

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Carolyn A and Olivia T
04/08/2013 8:23am

"Any mention of the Bahamas tends to evoke images of pristine white sands, crystal clear water and . . . pigs? Apparently they are the main attraction for the thousands of tourists that sail past the tiny island of Big Mayor Cay, better known as, Pig Island." They spend their days lazing around frolicking in the sand. When they get hungry, they simply dip into the tranquil warm waters to seek out the delectable morsels left for them by the tourists that traverse the area aboard their cruise boats. No one is sure how the pigs got there but fortunately for the pigs, they soon settled down and even figured out that if they learnt to swim, they could easily feed off the excess food that yachts passing the area regularly seemed to toss out now the pigs are so used to senseing boats that every time they feel a ship coming they race to meet up with the boats to get some food.

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Gunnar Berger
04/08/2013 8:24am

Paridise for pigs
These pigs have the life living i the bahamas . These pigs eat stuff the tourist leave and take swims .They were left by saliors and are good luck.
The pigs are the main attraction on this island. .

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Angel Salcido
04/08/2013 8:28am

Now with the war still going on with Iraq, I think that researching there is pretty dangerous. But with the British and Iraqion scientist digging up a a lost city is like pulling it out of a Idiana Jones book. Now thats cool.

Also when there finding facts out of what the bible said thats pretty awsome too. I wish I was there dangerous or not. But what they are talking about is pretty inpresive for what they are risking

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Gunnar Berger
04/08/2013 8:29am

Paridise for pigs
These pigs have the life living i the bahamas . These pigs eat stuff the tourist leave and take swims .They were left by saliors and are good luck.
The pigs are the main attraction on this island. .

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Kayla McNellis :)
04/08/2013 8:31am


Swimming Pigs Live The Ultimate Life Of Luxury In The Bahamas.
I choose this article because it is a weird article. Most likely pigs don’t swim. Pig are mainly a land animal. This is a weird one.]
Any mention of the Bahamas tends to evoke images of pristine white sands, crystal clear water and . . . pigs? Apparently they are the main attraction for the thousands of tourists that sail past the tiny island of Big Mayor Cay, better known as, Pig Island. The sole inhabitants of the island who lived hidden from the limelight until they were discovered by photographer Erich Cheung in 2009, have adapted to the beach lifestyle quite well - They spend their days lazing around frolicking in the sand. When they get hungry, they simply dip into the tranquil warm waters to seek out the delectable morsels left for them by the tourists that traverse the area aboard their cruise boats.
No one is quite sure how the porkers ended up at this paradise, that not only gets best weather, but is also, protected from the tropical storms thanks to its location in the midst of the bigger islands. However, if rumor is to be believed they can attribute their good fortune to some sailors who were passing by the area a few years ago, and decided to leave the pigs there to guarantee themselves a safe and reliable source of food for when they returned. Fortunately for the pigs, they never did and the animals soon settled down and even figured out that if they learnt to swim, they could easily feed off the excess food that yachts passing the area regularly seemed to toss out. In fact, over the years, they have become so savvy that they now sense when the next shipment of food is going to be dropped off and dash out to meet the yachts as they arrive. Of course, now that they are no longer a secret, tourist ships go out of their way to tour the island and provide even more delectable treats. Now if only someone could figure out how to get the pigs some beach chairs and cocktails, life would be perfect! Now that’s cool.

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Selmer Estenson
04/08/2013 8:34am

After 40 years after going underwater an apollo rocket is brought back to the surface. Although they do not know which apollo rocket it came from they are certain it is from apollo missions.
the owner of amazon.com is who decided to bring it up. It was 3 miles underwater. It is 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide.
It was brought up with cardon cables. To attatch them they used rc robots. They could not tell what apollo mission it is from. the cereal numbers were completely gone. People at nasa are looking to see which apollo it is from.

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Janessa Jensen
04/08/2013 8:36am

Pigs on a beach in the Bahammas? These pigs live on a island in the bahammas , plus the reason that this island is popular is because of the swimming pigs. People have been helping these smart pigs with food and other recources. Even though the pigs have already figured out how to live in the wilderness on their own.People have been giving them an exta hand and they are very thankful for it.

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Riley Cathey
04/08/2013 8:37am

I am doing my article on the birds that have reduced wing span. The scientists that examined carcases and live ones say it may be due to avoid being roadkill. These birds are called cliff swallows. They reside mainly in the Midwestern U.S. .
The AFS figured out that over 80 million birds are killed each year because of collisions to motor vehicles. A university that began their research 30 years ago examined many species fo birds. The cliff swallow was examined and presently only has 2-4 deaths anually. When the reasearch was started it was 20.
The scientists thought that there was more than luck in this so they examined other factors fo the bird. When they measured wing span they realized that the anual wing span had been reduced by 8 mm. This could be to avoid being slow in avoiding cars because if the wing span is bigger it could take the bird longer to avoid traffic and get out of the way.
I chose this article because it looked interesting. I want to know how the birds reduced their wing span. This could help me in the future if I study birds.

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mya
04/08/2013 8:38am

Researchers Solve The Age-Old Mystery Of Why Roosters Crow!

"If you happen to live near a farm or are one of those city dwellers that have a chicken coop complete with a rooster, you are probably used to being awakened by their customary crows at the crack of dawn. However, given that these birds also crow noisily at the slightest disturbance, made two animal physiology researchers wonder if the roosters truly knew that it was morning or, if they were just faking it. Curious to know what they discovered? Read on . . .

Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura, both from Japan's Nagoya University first placed three groups of four roosters each, in different soundproof rooms into which they could beam varying amounts of light and sound."

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Jacob Perryman
04/08/2013 11:28am

If you happen to live near a farm or are one of those city that have a chicken coop complete with a rooster, you are probably used to being awakened by their customary crows at the crack of dawn. However, given that these birds also crow noisily at the slightest disturbance, made two animal researchers wonder if the roosters truly knew that it was morning or, if they were just faking it. Curious to know what do they discovered?

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007 1/2
04/08/2013 11:29am

After 40 years after going underwater an apollo rocket is brought back to the surface. Although they do not know which apollo rocket it came from they are certain it is from apollo missions.
the owner of amazon.com is who decided to bring it up. It was 3 miles underwater. It is 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide.
It was brought up with cardon cables. To attatch them they used rc robots. They could not tell what apollo mission it is from. the cereal numbers were completely gone. People at nasa are looking to see which apollo it is from.
by cody kee

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006 (austinf DONT U TELL NOBUDDY!)
04/08/2013 11:33am

Stingrays are UNEVOLVING! Yep, their being changed by ecotourism. This article is by meera dolisia and I chose this because its sad and informative.
The first idea is to persuade us to help. For one, wouldn’t you want to help stingrays that are active during the day instead of at night, which is bad, or are overpopulating the area, biting each other? I would. The second idea is to inform us. We would have never known this f it wasn’t for news, so we now know that STINGRAYS ARE UNEVOLVING!
The 3rd and final idea is to help the stingrays. BY telling the world this bad news, we can leap to aid the stingrays because THEIR UNEVOLVING!
Well this was awesome, but the journals are done. Thank you and GOOD NIGHT!

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Katey Legan
04/08/2013 11:34am

Im doing my article review on the cell phone one. It has been 40 years since the first cell phone was created. The DynaTAC 8000X was the first cell phone. It was nicknamed “The Brick” because it was about a foot tall and weighed about 2.5 pounds. It costed $3,995 U.S. Dollars. You could use it for about 35 minutes then it would die and it would have to be charged for 10 hours straight. Every voice call costed 40 cents a minute at peak hours. And 24 cents at non peak hours. So that was the beginning of the phone! Im so glad theyre smaller now because the brick wouldve been hard to carry in my pocket.

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ZACH FAULKNER
04/08/2013 11:35am

Now with the war still going on with Iraq, I think that researching there is pretty dangerous. But with the British and Iraqion scientist digging up a a lost city is like pulling it out of a old story.
Also when there finding facts out of what the bible said thats pretty cool.

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riley ward
04/08/2013 11:40am

i am doing my aticle on the space ship

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Samantha Gieniec
04/08/2013 11:42am

SWIMMING PIGS LIVE THE ULTIMATE LIFE LUXURY IN THE BAHAMAS!

WHEN THEY GET HUNGRYTHEY DIP IN THE WATER AND TE TOURISTS GIVE THEM FOOD. AND SOME OF THE TOURIST SWIM WITH THE PIGS. AND THE BOATS TOSS EXCESS FOOD THAT YACHTS PASSING THE AREA THE PIGS WILL SWIM TO THE FOOD AND ATE THE FOOD. SO THAT IS WHY THE PIGS SWIM IN THE WATER JUST FOR THE FOOD.

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04/08/2013 11:45am

This article is about Bahamas pig can swim. This starts off in the Bahamas they want to stop pics of their clear waters and pigs. The Bahamas is also known as the pig island. The pigs lived hidden from people to live safe and sound so they don’t wont ends up on someone’s table. No one knowns how the pigs got there I think they got there by a boat.

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Brody(Brodakiss#33)Bilyeu
04/08/2013 11:48am

Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 400 Years
The Apollo is very interesting. It’s been going on for a very long time. T is also interesting on how they get them to the moon.
NASA has to make certain locations on where to launch the rocket. It takes time for them to figure out how far and long and where the rocket needs to be launched to reach its destination. There are many things that make this right.
After more than 40 years the Apollo rocket engines are seabed. They have been dug up. The people who got the rocket engines out went on for three-weeks.
This was found because of Jeff Bezos helped them find it. This was very interesting and is one of Americas’ greatest moments of the Apollo. This is my article review

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katie clarke
04/08/2013 11:48am

Researchers Solve the Age-Old Of Why Roosters Crow!
If you live near a farm or by one of those city dwellers that have a chicken coop you are probably used to being awakened.
People are dividing rosters up in three groups with 12 hours of normal light and 12 hours of dim light.
After that all the birds crowed two hours prior to the normal light being switched on.
That is similar to what they do outside at predawn.
Then it was four 24 hours of dim light.
The researchers thought it would trick them but it didn’t they still crowed at predawn.
When the rosters are crowing there really saying (wake up, Humans!).

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04/08/2013 11:48am

Studies by the US dept. of Agriculture show that over 80 million birds die from collisions with cars. In Nebraska, there is a bird that has been avoiding collisions with cars, and researchers think ist all because evolution.
It took 30 years to study evolution on Nebraskan Swallows . the study was led by University of Tulsa’s Charles Brown and his wife Mary Bomberger Brown. Their idea was that the swallows wings are becoming smaller. I think that’s soooo cool because it takes many years for things to take part in evolution.

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Emmi Bailey
04/08/2013 11:55am

I am doing my article review on the Wild Stingrays. A large tourist area in the Caman Island is concerning some people. They think that ecotourist is having an effect on the stingrays. A two-year observation was taken on 164 stingrays, showin the changes in the stingrays behavior and lifestyle.
Some of the loner stingrays venture out to fing food, even though at the Stingray City , they feed them. They also have started liking to be around each other during feeding time. But, the good thing is that they know how to fend for themselves.

" Mr. Shivji believes that these changes could be detrimental to the health and well-being of these animals in the wild. Given that we do not know what the long-term impact of these radical lifestyle changes will be on the wild animals, he thinks that we need to do a lot more research, before such areas should be opened to the public." The team plans to coutiue the study of this sitaution.

Thank You for reading me Article Review. ENJOY!!!

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Caleb little
04/08/2013 1:12pm

Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, two engines from the Apollo rockets that delivered man to the moon, have been dug up from their watery grave more than 40 years after they landed back on earth
The announcement to try recover what NASA is calling an historic find, was made by the Internet billionaire a year ago. Since then, the salvage team has been trying to surmount the challenge of first seeking them out and then finding a way to bring the F1 engines that powered the gigantic Saturn V rockets, back to dry land
The largest and most powerful of all US rockets to be built, each FI engine was 19feet tall 5.8 meters and 12feet wide 3.8 meters and weighed more than 8,000 pounds. Added to that, is the fact that the engines lay about 3 miles below the surface of the sea water where they had been subjected to corrosion for over 40 years
The best news is that no matter which Apollo mission the engines belong to Mr. Bezos is planning to restore them and then donate them to NASA so they can be displayed at a museum for all to admire.

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J^O^R^D^A^N
04/08/2013 1:14pm

the first cell phone if you read this article don't let it full you because that is not what the first cell phone looked like a alunim brick it is not realy 40 years old it is only 38 and and it was about 4-5 inches thick

the plus about them is you don't have to worry about bracking it it is big enof It wont break at all not even droped from a 10 story build that's my theory thanks for reading my review

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OLivia Dill
04/11/2013 1:08pm

Swimming Pigs Live The Ultimate Life Of Luxury In The Bahamas
By Meera Dolasia on April 6, 2013
When you think of the Bahamas you think of sand and beaches but you never think of pigs. There is a big island with the name Pig island. It was discovered by Erich Cheung, a photographer, in 2009.When a pig gets hungry it simply dives into the cool water and eats the food left over from tourists. It is unknown how these pigs ended up on the island. These pigs get good weather and it is sheltered from tropical storms because of its location. A rumor is going around that says the pigs were left there by sailors.
No one is quite sure how the pigs ended up at this paradise, that not only gets best weather, but is also, protected from the tropical storms thanks to its location in the midst of the bigger islands. However, if rumor is to be believed they can attribute their good fortune to some sailors who were passing by the area a few years ago, and decided to leave the pigs there to guarantee themselves a safe and reliable source of food for when they returned.
The pigs settled down and then they figured out that they could swim. They could get food easily from tourists or boats that left food behind. The pigs can feel when the next shipment of food will arrive and they swim out to meet it. I thought this paragraph was cool because I had no idea that pigs could swim, live on islands, and survive. I wonder how they learned to swim?

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Cole Howerton
04/16/2013 5:53pm

Archaeologists Unearth 4,000 Year-Old Complex In Southern Iraq
By: Meera Dolasia

Very recently, British and Iraqi archaeologists discovered the lost city of Ur. It is believed the city is over 4,000 years old! It is also believed to be the city Abraham lived in before he left for Canaan, in the Bible.

They have found a very fine discovery in Iraq. Upon finding the town they also found a very large structure buried under the ground. "Measuring about 260 feet (80 meters) on each side, it comprises of a large courtyard, surrounded by a complex of rooms."

I love archaeological discoveries. I can only imagine the excitement one must feel when they discover a lost city. In my opinion, finding an ancient town is way better than finding dinosaur skeletons.

I chose this article because I love ancient discoveries. It would be amazing to see people's reactions when they discovered an entire town. It would be fun to discover one of history's many secrets.

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Kyler Lindsay
04/18/2013 8:24am

“Researchers Found Out the Old Mystery on Why Roosters Crow!”
Researchers wondered if roosters even knew if it was morning or if they were just faking it. “They began by providing the three groups with 12 hours of normal light and 12 hours of dim light. Sure enough, all the birds crowed two hours prior to the normal light being switched on - similar to what they do outside, at predawn.”
“Then, the roosters were subjected to 24 hours of dim light. To the surprise of the researchers, this did not trick them out at all. They continued to crow at exactly the same time, indicating that it was their internal or circadian body clock that got them going, so early in the mornings.” If you live in the country and you have a rooster in your back yard you don’t need a alarm clock they will wake you up right on time!



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