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Zebra Braying – At The Denver Zoo

Many people are under the impressions that Zebras do not Bray or call out loudly to avoid making themselves know to predators. Even more unfortunate, I have seen several zoology forums claim they have no vocal cords. To dispel this notion I would like to call attention to the video above. The video was taken at the Denver Zoo in 2011. It clearly show that Zebras not only have vocal cords, but sound very similar to a North American donkey.

Zebras (/ˈzɛbrə/ zeb-rə or /ˈzbrə/ zee-brə)[1] are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.
There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, but Grévy’s zebra is the sole species of subgenusDolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which it is closely related, while the former two are more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids.
The unique stripes of zebras make them one of the animals most familiar to people. They occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslandssavannaswoodlands, thorny scrublandsmountains, and coastal hills. However, various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered. While plains zebras are much more plentiful, one subspecies, the quagga, became extinct in the late 19th century – though there is currently a plan, called the Quagga Project, that aims to breed zebras that are phenotypically similar to the quagga in a process called breeding back
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized, Video Blog

 

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A Long Line of Funny Commercials – Video Blog

Kia has a long line of funny commercials. From the Yo Gaba Gaba Super Bowl commercial to the always popular Kia Hamster videos they are all good for a laugh. We’ve decided to put all of the most hilarious commercials in one playlist for your amusement. Enjoy!

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized, Video Blog

 

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With the announcement of the iWatch, iPhone 6, and the recent launch of iOS8; I thought it would be a good time to review some of apples concepts videos from years past. As well as a few fan made concepts. From the awkward looking iTie to the almost spot on rendition of the iPhone 6, it’s all in the playlist above. Some of the predictions are hilarious, however; others that seemed far fetched in the 80’s are now a reality.

We’ll notice, Apple predicts it’s success, but fails to foresee the sales slump they felt during the 90s. We see the internet as we know it today, a literal “world wide web”. In the videos Apple sells it all time profit high short by about, $150 Billion dollars. They also thought they would sell 50 million macs by 1997. They were under by 50 million macs.

Perhaps the most entertaining prediction is, the Vista Mac. A Google glass like devices that… <<Read More>>

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in technology, Video Blog

 

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K900 Ushers In An Era Of Luxury And Affordability


The 2015 Kia K900 sedan gives you much of the spaciousness, luxury and technology of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Kia does it for $66,000, fully equipped, when the S-Class starts at $95,000. Kia provides the industry’s slickest and most useful blind spot detection by placing additional indicators in the head-up display. You can get ventilated, reclining rear seats. This is a car to watch.

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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in technology, Uncategorized, Video Blog

 

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2014 Warped Tour Line Up and Dates – Video Blog

The Warped Tour is a touring music festival. The tour is held in venues such as parking lots or fields upon which the stages and other structures are constructed prior to and for the duration of the event. The skateboard shoe manufacturer Vans, among others, has sponsored the tour every year since 1995, and it is often called the Vans Warped Tour. The tour began as a showcase for punk rock music, but its more recent lineups have featured diverse genres.

The Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, who got the idea while working on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc which included music with skateboarding contests.vans warped tour

The tour has always been held at outdoor venues though on a rare occasions that has not always been the case. In 1996 due to problems with the venue where the event was to be held, the show was forced to be moved indoors to theThe Capitol Ballroom nightclub in Washington DC.

In 1998, the tour went international, including venues in Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States.

In 1999, the tour started off in New Zealand and Australia in the New Year. It then started up again in the United States for the northern hemisphere summer before ending up in Europe.

In 2006, the tour started the Warped Eco Initiative” (WEI). Ways the tour has changed since 2006: Using Biodiesel to fuel the buses, since 2006 the tour has reduced petroleum by 30%. The tour has a solar stage that is run solely from solar power that host 8–10 performers per show. The catering on the warped has switched to use washable dishes, and silverware. They also use compostable corn, and potato-starch take out boxes. The tour gives out free prizes to kids who volunteer to help recycle.

Starting in 2009, the two main stages were condensed into one and bands were given 40-minute sets, as opposed to the traditional 30 minutes across the previous two stages. Despite this, the tour decided to bring back the two main stages concept with 35-minute sets instead for the 2012 tour and beyond.

In 2012, the Warped Tour travelled to London, the first time the tour has left North America since 1998. In the UK and Europe Warped Tour is operated by English promoter Kilimanjaro Live.

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Below you can find a complete list of the bands secluded to perform.

 

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Video Blog

 

History of April Fools Day – Video Blog


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April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.
20130401-113417.jpgIn Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout “April fish!” in their local languages (pesce d’aprile!, poisson d’avril! and aprilvis! in Italian, French and Flemish, respectively). Such fish feature prominently on many French late 19th to early 20th century April Fools’ Day postcards.The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness is an ambiguous reference in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year’s Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, sometimes questioned for earlier references.

Origins

Precursors of April Fools’ Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, held March 25, and the Medieval Feast of Fools, held December 28, still a day on which pranks are played in Spanish-speaking countries.
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In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392), the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is set Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two. Modern scholars believe that there is a copying error in the extant manuscripts and that Chaucer actually wrote, Syn March was gon.[5] Thus, the passage originally meant 32 days after April, i.e. May 2, the anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia, which took place in 1381. Readers apparently misunderstood this line to mean “March 32”, i.e. April 1. In Chaucer’s tale, the vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox.

In 1508, French poet Eloy d’Amerval referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally “April fish”), a possible reference to the holiday. In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on April 1. In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the holiday as “Fooles holy day”, the first British reference. On April 1, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to “see the Lions washed”.

In the Middle Ages, up until the late 18th century, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 (Feast of the Annunciation) in most European towns. In some areas of France, New Year’s was a week-long holiday ending on April 1. Many writers suggest that April Fools originated because those who celebrated on January 1 made fun of those who celebrated on other dates. The use of January 1 as New Year’s Day was common in France by the mid-16th century,[6] and this date was adopted officially in 1564 by the Edict of Roussillon.

A study in the 1950s, by folklorists Iona and Peter Opie, found that in the UK and those countries whose traditions derived from there, the joking ceased at midday. But this practice appears to have lapsed in more recent years.

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Kia proudly biulds its Sorrento in West Point, Georgia.


West Point, Ga., Oct. 22, 2013 – Together with local suppliers, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 jobs in West Point and surrounding areas. Today, another KMMG supplier added to the localization of jobs when Hyundai Dymos, who will be supplying seats to KMMG, held a groundbreaking ceremony at its 31-acre site on Kia Parkway in West Point.

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Hyundai Dymos will employ an estimated 350 team members when production begins in 2014 and is the latest of several expansions and groundbreakings among KMMG suppliers since the plant began production less than four years ago.

“Kia’s success in the U.S. market has led to tremendous growth at the plant and within our local suppliers,” said Byung Mo Ahn, Group President and CEO for Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. “We continue to be inspired by the hard work and commitment to excellence shown by our KMMG team members and the team members of our suppliers in this region.”

Hiring is expected to begin at Hyundai Dymos in January.

About KMMG

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Sorento CUV and the Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in the U.S.

A Word from Byung Mo Ahn

Byung Mo Ahn, KMMA, Kia motors America, west point georgia

Byung Mo Ahn

I want to take the time to thank you for visiting this site and to tell you a few things about Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) and the Kia brand in the United States.

We are extremely proud to call KMMG the home for the Kia Sorento and Kia Optima in the U.S. Both vehicles continue to lead the way for the Kia brand.

It is a wonderful time to be associated with this brand and the proof is in our record-breaking sales numbers and the many accolades our products continue to receive. We are truly building a world class product here at KMMG.

The dedication our team members have for building a top quality vehicle at an affordable price is second to none. We are maximizing our momentum with much more to come from the Kia brand and this facility in the months and years ahead.

We appreciate the time you have spent with us today and want to remind you to visit www.Kia.com or one of our more than 765 dealerships in the U.S. for more information on our products.

Sincerely,

Byung Mo Ahn,
Group President and CEO
Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Automotive, news, Uncategorized, Video Blog

 

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