1st hour
02/19/2013 6:29am

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Paige Dorris
02/19/2013 6:43am

Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil: By Meera Dolasia on February 16, 2013

For people that are scared of spiders don't visit the town of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. If you visit Santo Antonio da Platina stay away from telephone wires. Thousands of the creepy arachnids are dangling off the wires. At first glance it appears like they were all about to fall from the skies and land on the young man. It may be scary enough to send shivers down the spines of most humans! It did not faze arachnid experts. Apparently, it is pretty common for social or colonial spiders to live in massive colonies and hunt together. The only mystery they are trying to solve, is what species of spiders these happened to be.
An early report suggested the swarming spiders were a social species of spider that weave webs and live together as adults, and even share childcare duties. They are leaning toward another social species of spider, The Parawixia bistriata.
According to arachnologist George Uetz, the spiders do not appear to be living in one giant web but are spread out among a network of individual webs across the wires which is why they appeared to be 'raining'. And given that the the P. bistriata are prevalant in the South American Savannas, makes it even more likely. Another clue is the fact that they seemed to suddenly appear out of thin air - A trait common to this species which have a tendency to collect in a group, usually camouflaged inside trees at night, as if to discuss strategy.. Once that is done, they start to build individual webs on this base, inside which they sit and lure their prey!

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daniel foust
02/19/2013 6:51am

Opposites attract was so right when a 1 year old hippo and 130 years old have an unusual friendship. On Dec. 2004, after a big Tsunami hit Indonesia, causing a family of hippos to be washed away from the coast of Malindi. The only survivor was a 1 year hippo.
Owen, the name given to the hippo, was rescued but scared and hid behind a 130 year old turtle. That started the friendship. Since then the two been inseparable.

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tyler.m
02/19/2013 6:52am

a man becomes apart of a wolf pack. the ex-paratrooper is the pack leader with these wolves. the wolves act like normal dogs, tame as could be. being apart of a wolf pack would be amazing.

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Jacob M
02/19/2013 6:53am

I read the article about raining spiders by Meera Dolasia. If you are scared of spiders dont visit Santo Antonio d Platina in Brazil or at least stay away from telephone wires. There are a lot of spiders dangling from the telephone poles. Thet landed ona young man walking by. It was a very interesting article I hope spiders dont fall on my head.

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Young, Kevin
02/19/2013 6:46am

If you are an avid skier, right about now, you are probably moaning and groaning about the end of the season and wondering what you are going to do for the rest of the year. Here's an idea - How about wave skiing? Sounds a little crazy? It sure is, which is probably why there are extremely few people in the world that have even Douglas and Cody Townsend decided to really try push it to the next level and worked with ski builder Jason Starr, to come up with a design that would allow the athlete to steer easily. Besides designing less cumbersome skis, Jason also recommended wearing ski boots to help with the edging and turning especially, at high speeds.tried it and only one, that seems to indulge in it on a regular basis. Chuck of course, could not resist - Using a jet ski to tow him to the perfect wave he gave the sport another shot and . . . Was hooked. Over the years, he has become so good that he can wave ski some of the most dangerous surf at speeds of up to 30mph! The 43-year old who even uses ski poles though they are of no use in the water, says that what makes the sports so exciting, is the unpredictability of the waves and likens it to skiing in soft snow during warm weather.

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4th Hour
02/19/2013 8:56am

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Ty Miller
02/19/2013 9:20am

I read the article, “Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders in Brazil” by Meera Dolasia. This article was about a bunch of spiders that appeared to be falling from the sky like rain, but really they were just hanging from wires.
Here is a quote from the article, “An early report suggested the swarming spiders were Anelosimus eximius, a social species of spider that weave communal webs, live together as adults, and even share childcare duties. However, some experts believe that these are too big to be the A.eximius. They are leaning toward another social species - The Parawixia bistriata.” This quote informs you about what the spiders were but what were they doing?
The spiders were forming multiple webs that appeared to make one large web that all the spiders were on. The way that this species created their giant web made it look as if they were falling or raining from the sky. Brazil still is not sure what species is taking over these telephone poles wires.
This story was very creepy and interesting, so I recommend this story to anyone and everyone. I hope you will read this article and enjoy it as much as I did.

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kacanda (cassandra)
02/19/2013 9:24am

Spiders, falling from the sky?

Well there actually wasn’t spiders falling from the sky, but there was a lot of spiders hanging off of telephone wires, in Santo Antonio da Platina , Brazil. Honestly this isn’t to uncommon, the only problems the scientists are having is identifying what type of spider it is. It is thought that the spiders are Anelosimus eximius a social spider, when I say social I mean really social. They all live together , and share child duties.

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alexus
02/19/2013 9:33am

Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil: By Meera Dolasia on February 16, 2013

For people that are scared of spiders don't visit the town of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. If you visit Santo Antonio da Platina stay away from telephone wires. Thousands of the creepy arachnids are dangling off the wires. At first glance it appears like they were all about to fall from the skies and land on the young man. It may be scary enough to send shivers down the spines of most humans! It did not faze arachnid experts. Apparently, it is pretty common for social or colonial spiders to live in massive colonies and hunt together. The only mystery they are trying to solve, is what species of spiders these happened to be.
An early report suggested the swarming spiders were a social species of spider that weave webs and live together as adults, and even share childcare duties. They are leaning toward another social species of spider, The Parawixia bistriata.
According to arachnologist George Uetz, the spiders do not appear to be living in one giant web but are spread out among a network of individual webs across the wires which is why they appeared to be 'raining'. And given that the the P. bistriata are prevalant in the South American Savannas, makes it even more likely. Another clue is the fact that they seemed to suddenly appear out of thin air - A trait common to this species which have a tendency to collect in a group, usually camouflaged inside trees at night, as if to discuss strategy.. Once that is done, they start to build individual webs on this base, inside which they sit and lure their prey!

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Riley Dampier(:
02/19/2013 9:33am

My articles name is For Mzee And Owen It’s Valentine’s Day Everyday! It was written by Meera Dolasia. It is about a 130 year old tortis and 1 year old hippo who form an unususal fiendship. They were brought together in the town of Mombasa.
“Named Owen, in honor of the volunteer heading up the rescue effort, the baby was taken to a nearby animal sanctuary. Upon getting there, the terrified and exhausted hippo promptly rushed and hid behind a 130 year-old tortoise called Mzee, who just happened to be slowly crawling through the area. Though a little surprised, the sensitive tortoise seemed to sense that the young hippo was looking for comfort and responded immediately.” This is a paragraph from the article. It is about how the hippo was saved and what he was named after. Mzee the tortis happened to be crawling through the place where he thought the hippo was looking for help.

“Since then, the two have been inseparable and are often seen spending their days together in the pond, feeding and playing with each other. And, while Owen has now been moved to a bigger water hole so that he can socialize with other hippos, it does not seem to have put a dent in their friendship.” This is another paragragh from the article. It talks about how my tortis and hippo have been inseperable ever since they met. Owen has moved to place with other hippos but it hasn’t affected their friendship at all.
I read this article because it looked interesting. I like animals and so I read this article. I learned that a turtle and hippo can form a good friendship.

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#dallas#remington#hall#14#8th#grade
02/19/2013 9:39am

T H E S P I D E RS A R E N I G H ! ! ! !

I am summarizing an article about spiders in the sky in Brazil. This article was published by Meera Dolasia on February 16, 2013. My advice for you people that are planning on going to Brazil, don’t go to the town of Santo Antonio da Plantina. If you do, stay away from telephone wires. The spiders in this town are stuck on a wire by a web just hanging there above the sky.
(The scene at first glance appears like they were all about to rain from the skies and land on the people below.) The spiders got caught on power lines and this probably would be scary enough to send shivers to people. (It’s pretty common for spiders to live in massive colonies and hunt together.) These spiders formed a web on these power lines and poles and formed a huge, long web to give the appearance of spiders raining.
If I was there, I would be terrified. Spiders freak me out and I would probably pass out. It’s interesting that this happened, because I’ve never heard of this happening. This event is something scientist should discover more and know why they did this across power lines instead of in a forest or where a lot of trees are.

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Lauren Potter
02/19/2013 9:39am

Raining Spiders
The article is mainly about how some species of spiders are communal and work together and provide for their colony. The article is by Meera Dolasia.
In the town of Santo Antonio de Platina is Brazil, on Sunday February 10th, Eric Reis left his friend’s house and found thousands of spiders hanging from telephone wires. Spider experts say that it is common for a lot of spiders that are ‘social’ to live in huge colonies with each other and all take care of their colony.
There are a few species that are communal like this and the first guess of the spider experts was the Anelosimus eximius, but with closer examination, they are going more toward Parawixia bistriata. The spiders plan inside a tree while camouflaged, there plans for the next day to find food. Then they build a huge web to help lure prey.

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theresa
02/25/2013 9:24am

Wolf Bonding Time
By: Theresa Peirano
People bond with animals all the time. Sometimes with domestic animals like cats, dogs, etc., other times with crazy, dangerous, wild animals like sharks, wolves( see title), lions, and other weird animals. Ex-paratrooper, Werner Freund, who is 79-years old! He takes care of Siberian to Arctic, Canadian, European and even, Mongolian wolves! If you ask me that is quite a few different kinds of wolves.
The wolves in the pack act just as if he was a wolf too. They play with him and nuzzle him just like all the other wolves do to a real wolf. The wolves are pretty docile around him and aren’t as aggressive. They even act like he is the wolf pack’s head leader!
A gross thing about this is when it is time to eat he howls and they come. That isn’t the gross thing. When the pack shows up the come into the scene of Werner sinking his teeth into the meat! Not just any meat raw meat!!! EWWWWWWWW!!!
PERSONALLY I WOULD NEVER LIVE WITH THE WOLVES, BUT IF HE LIKES I AIN’T STOPPN’ HIM. (IF I WOULD BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET CLOSE THE WOLVES ARE AROUND TO TELL HIM NO)

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shawna rae
02/25/2013 9:30am

Those of you who are scared of spiders don’t visit Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. And if you do, stay away from the telephone wires or you may come in contact with what 20-year old web designer Eric Reis did when he left a friend's house on Sunday February 10th - Thousands of the creepy spiders hanging off the wires.
Scientist says it is pretty normal for social or colonial spiders to live in big colonies and hunt together. The only mystery they are trying to solve is what kind of spiders they are. Scientist aren’t for sure if there poison’s or not. Then early in the mornings, they come to a selected spot where they first weave a huge web. Once that is done, they start to build their own webs on this base, inside which they sit and lure their prey.
The only way to really find out which species of spider is taking up the Brazilian skies is to get up close and personal with them A task that is still up for grabs in case, you are interested!

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Shelbirdy
02/25/2013 9:31am

Meteor Explosions and Asteroid Flybys
I read the article called, “With Meteor Explosions and Asteroid Flybys, the Skies Were Busy Last Friday”, by Meera Dolasia.
On Friday, February, 15th, an expected meteor explosion in Russia and then an encounter with the Earth’s closest asteroid. Early on Friday morning, the citizens of Chelyabinsk on Western Siberia were witness to a big flash and a deafening shockwave in the sky. It is estimated that the meteor exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs. It impacted an area of one million square feet and it damaged about 3000 buildings.
There were over 1,000 injuries caused by the explosion. Thankfully for the people of Russia, the injuries were not serious. It left a huge crater behind in the ice of a nearby reservoir. The explosion was not related at all to the passing by of the asteroid that same day.
This article was really interesting and fun to read. I really enjoyed reading it.

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duck ( chad dinwiddie )
02/25/2013 9:36am

I read Ex-Paratrooper shares special bond with wolves by Meera Dolasia on February 11, 2013. He is cool living with wolves.

He has been with the wolves for 40 years of his life. In his 25-acre Wolfs Park located in the German province of Saarland, since 1972 he has 70 wolves. He has allot of breeds of wolves, here are some Siberian to arctic, Canadian, European and even, Mongolian.
He is considered a wolf whisperer. “They nuzzle against him, play with him and are generally very docile and submissive when he is around, just like they would be, around a head wolf!”
“As the hungry animals rush to get their food, they are always met with this scene - Werner sinking his teeth into the raw hunk of meat first. While this may sound a little gross that, is how the position of hierarchy is established in the animal world. It is always the alpha male that gets the first meal and only when he signals, can the rest of the pack join in.” That is cool.

His is what I like about this article “While wolves, the largest member of the dog family, are believed to be dangerous, they rarely attack humans. Werner says that in reality, they are beautiful gentle souls, whose reputation has been tarnished, by fairy tales like Red Riding Hood!”

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ray lovens
02/28/2013 9:21am

Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil: By Meera Dolasia on February 16, 2013
For people that are scared of spiders don't visit the town of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. If you visit Santo Antonio da Platina stay away from telephone wires. Thousands of the creepy arachnids are dangling off the wires. At first glance it appears like they were all about to fall from the skies and land on the young man. It may be scary enough to send shivers down the spines of most humans! It did not faze arachnid experts. Apparently, it is pretty common for social or colonial spiders to live in massive colonies and hunt together. The only mystery they are trying to solve, is what species of spiders these happened to be.
An early report suggested the swarming spiders were a social species of spider that weave webs and live together as adults, and even share childcare duties. They are leaning toward another social species of spider, The Parawixia bistriata.
According to arachnologist George Uetz, the spiders do not appear to be living in one giant web but are spread out among a network of individual webs across the wires which is why they appeared to be 'raining'. And given that the the P. bistriata are prevalant in the South American Savannas, makes it even more likely. Another clue is the fact that they seemed to suddenly appear out of thin air - A trait common to this species which have a tendency to collect in a group, usually camouflaged inside trees at night, as if to discuss strategy.. Once that is done, they start to build individual webs on this base, inside which they sit and lure their prey!


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Cheyenne :)
02/19/2013 9:35am

This article is called OMG- The New Kid In Class Is A. . . Robot! It was written by Meera Dolasia. It was mostly about a robot in Japan that joined a school as a fifth grade student. It is a part of a 14 month experiment to test if robots can gradually learn to interact with people.
“While the company has previously conducted several experiments in various settings, this is the longest duration by far, and is all part of their bigger vision of making robots household fixtures, previous attempts at which have been quite unsuccessful.” So this time they decided to pick a school so that it can interact with people and gather information from learning.
“Though Robovie's amazing memory may have impressed you, he does have an unfair advantage - Though his daily conversation level has been restricted to that of a five-year old in the hope that he will develop his vocabulary by interacting with the fifth graders, he was preprogrammed with the facial photos and voiceprints of all 119 fifth graders and teachers, as well as, the contents of the entire fifth grade science text book.” He has been able to answer question correctly. He interacts well with all of he students.
In this story I learned about a robot that is being put in a school to test it. It is just like any other student. This has helped me learn and could help me in the future if I was ever asked about it.

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laine
02/19/2013 11:01am

i read the exparatrooper shares bonds with wolves. many people share bonds with strang animales but never wolves especially a pack this big.he has a pack of 29 wolves. he has raised these wolves for 40 years.wolves are the biggest in the dog family but he is still the dominate male in the pack the dog also understand he is the pack leader he gets to eat first then when he says they can eat they listen i think it would be cool and a little scary to be part of a wolf

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7th hour
02/19/2013 12:06pm

Reply here great khali look alike

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Jenica
02/19/2013 12:24pm

I decided to do my article review over Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders in Brazil. This article is over spiders in Brazil.
The spiders are hanging from webs in the telephone wires.
Scientists don’t know what type of spider this is.

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Kelsey Clark
02/19/2013 12:26pm

Kevin Richardson has been known to have strong bonds with the most dangerous id animals. He treats the lions like kitty cats. Andre Hartman has a special bond with Great White Sharks and now there is 79 year Werner Freund he has spent the last 40 years of his life in the company of wolves. He takes care of them in the 25 acre wolf spark located in the German province o Saarland since 1972. He has a pack of 29 over the years he has hand reared almost 70 wolves

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deven h
02/19/2013 12:29pm

This is pretty cool that a guy can be around wolves like that. I would love to be able to be close to wolves like that.
Humans have been known to develop strong bonds with the most dangerous animals. Like lions great white sharks and now wolves. People are not for sure why how Werner Freund became attached to these animals. He has been caring for them in his 25 acre wolfspark in Germany. He currently has a pack of 29, over the years he has hand reared almost 70 wolves! Ranging from Siberian to artic, Canadian, European and even Mongolian. All of them where brought to his sanctuary by animal parks and zoos from around the world.
The wolves treat him just as if he were their own. They play with him and love on him. When its feesing time he summons them by howling and he feeds them raw meat which he eats as well. He is the alpha male of the pack. Werner’s wolves know this rule quite well and never challenge his authority, on or off the dinner table.
While wolves the largest member of the dog family, are believed to be dangerous, they rarely attack humans. Werner says that in reality, they are beautiful gentle souls, whose reputation has been tarnished, by fairy tales like red riding hood.

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unknown
02/25/2013 9:34am

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Lexi Atteberry(:
02/19/2013 12:29pm

I am writing about the article called “Ahhhh! Its Raining Spiders In Brazil.” If you are afraid or creeped out by spider I recommend not going to Brazil. To be specific the town this is occurring in is Santo Antonio da Platina. All of the spiders webs are hung up on telephone poles. To be realistic, spiders aren’t really falling from the sky, they are just falling off of the wires. An earlier report of what type of spiders they are is that they were Anelosimus eximius. They live together for their whole life. But now that scientists are looking at them more closely, they think that the spider is now Parawixia bistriata. No body is for sure what type of spider it is but only because no one wants to get up close and personal. I don’t like spiders myself so I would want to stay away from Brazil as much as possible. I have no reason to go there anyway so I don’t have to worry.

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Wyatt F.
02/19/2013 12:35pm

i read the article "ahh its raining spiders". on febuary 10th in a town in brazil it appeared to be raining spiders becuase thosands of them were hanging from the electrical wiring on the telphone poles. the spiders are know to hunt and live together in big groups. The spideres wern't actually on one big web they were on their own individual spherical webs. although the spiders didn't appear to be there the day before they actually were. in conclusion, this is a very wierd and bizzare sight that is actually very common.

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Jennah Cunningham
02/19/2013 12:25pm

I read Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil.

In this article, in the city of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil are spiders dangling or falling off of telephone wires. There's thousands of these spiders dangling. It apperaed to be rain to some people from a distance. In the aricle it states, "Apparently, it is pretty common for social or colonial spiders to live in massive colonies and hunt together. The only mystery they are trying to solve, is what species of spiders these happened to be." By that statement it would be quite scary to be in that town. They have the idea that the spiders may be Anelosmius eximius. Which is a social of spiders that weave communal webs and live together and share things such as childcare duites. They also believe it may be PArawixia bistriata. Accroidng to Geroge Uetz they do not appeaar to be living in one giant web. The spiders develop a network of indiviudual orb webs across the wires. So to sum it up they believe the spiders to be Parawixia bistriata which are common in the south.

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sam
02/19/2013 12:35pm

i don't like the sipaer cause the kiir the fly for us people.and they will bite you on the leg all the time .

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