Soaring Bald Eagle

The bald eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud national bird symbol of the United States—yet the bird was nearly wiped out there. For many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the “protection” of fishing grounds. Pesticides like DDT also wreaked havoc on eagles and other birds. These chemicals collect in fish, which make up most of the eagle’s diet. They weaken the bird’s eggshells and severely limited their ability to reproduce. Since DDT use was heavily restricted in 1972, eagle numbers have rebounded significantly and have been aided by reintroduction programs. The result is a wildlife success story—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the birds from endangered to least concern.

The majestic Bald Eagle was adopted in 1782 as America’s official bird. It has historically been a symbol of freedom and patriotism in the United States of America, and for good reason. The bird is associated with authority and has a fierce beauty that speaks to those who look upon it. Today, the Bald Eagle is a protected species. Once on the brink of extinction, it is currently enjoying a comeback.

From the moment Jeff Guidry saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings, his life was changed. For weeks he and the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center tended to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, and Jeff, a center volunteer, became her devoted caretaker. Though Freedom would never fly, she had Jeff as her wings. And after Jeff was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, Freedom returned his gift. Between sessions of debilitating chemotherapy, Jeff went back to Sarvey and began taking Freedom for walks that soothed his spirit and gave him the strength to fight. A tender tale of hope, love, trust, and life, this moving true story is an affirmation of the spiritual connection that humans and animals share.

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1oz Silver Bar Australia Perth Mint Dragon Series

2019 – Present 1oz Silver Bar Australia Perth Mint Dragon Series Coin $1 Brilliant Uncirculated

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The Spectacular 1963 Corvette

A base Corvette coupe in 1963 was $4,257. If a buyer ordered all possible options on a coupe, the sticker price jumped to more than $6,200. A convertible’s base price was $4,037. Ironically, with the beautiful new coupe design, nearly as many convertibles were sold that year.

The engines that were offered for the 1963 Corvette included three carbureted versions; a 250-, 300-, and 340-horsepower variants, as well as a 360-horsepower fuel-injected powerhouse engine, which was made available to consumers for an extra $430.40.

Chevrolet manufactured 21,513 Corvette Sting Rays in 1963, of which 10,594 were coupes, of which 199 were produced with the Z06 option package. *Road & Track test of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible powered by the 360 hp, fuel-injected 327-cu.in V-8 with 3.70:1 gears and a four-speed transmission.

10,594 split-window coupes were made in 1963. Total Corvette production for the year was 21,513 and the other half was comprised of the convertible. The 1963 coupe included hood vents that were merely decorative and non-functional. These were also removed in 1964.

After seven years of design and planning, the 1963 Sting Ray (now spelled as two words) began production in the summer of 1962, and offered to the public on September 28th. Designer Larry Shinoda, under the styling direction of Bill Mitchell, is given credit for the final design.

Color Options:

  • Tuxedo Black.
  • Silver Blue.
  • Daytona Blue.
  • Riverside Red.
  • Saddle Tan.
  • Ermine White.
  • Sebring Silver.
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“Lighting The Way,” Punta Nariga, Spain

“Lighting The Way,” Punta Nariga, Spain

I’ll not always be here on guard. The stars twinkle in the Milky Way and the wind sighs for songs across the empty fields of a planet a Galaxy away. You won’t always be here. But before you go, whisper this to your sons and their sons – “The work was free. Keep it so.
L. Ron Hubbard

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Jayne Mansfield and Ferrari

Jayne Mansfield @ Sebring – 1960. #11 Ferrari finished 7th.

I will never be satisfied. Life is one constant search for the betterment for me.

Jayne Mansfield

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A Razzle-Dazzle 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

1964 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterL-84 327 c.i. 375 h.p. fuel injectionCorrect numbers matching, K66 transistor ignition system1 of 552 (4-speed M20), G-81 positraction rear axelAll above done certified G.M. fuelieIn 40 plus years runs better than new, beautiful Riverside red #923All interior restored black #898, seat covers with new foamDoor panels, carpets, professionally restored gauge clusterUpgraded quartz clock, new wiring harness, complete frame rust-freeNew brakes & lines (hoses G.M.), bumpers bright “shiny”Cast aluminum knock-off wheels restoredBuilt only 8 years, super hard to find, bring 6 figures at auctionWinter Black Friday deal with free shipping to continental U.S.License UAA010 Washington, registered with NCRS certificateSold new at Lyman Slack Motors, Portland Oregon, produced 4/16/1964V.I.N. 40867S115781Stock # 2553750046 miles$79,999 (trade for 1955 210 post no billet)For more info please call Louis Lamb 425-343-7079, Kent Chaplin 206-713-7844 or Adolfo Sandoval 206-683-5855

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6.55” MONSTER Megalodon tooth found off the coast of North Carolina!

The megalodon, which went extinct millions of years ago, was the largest shark ever documented and one of the largest fish on record. The scientific name, Carcharocles megalodon, means “giant tooth.” And for good reason: Its massive teeth give scientists major clues about what the creature was like and when it died off.

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An Exquisite Baguette-cut Emerald and Diamond Ring

This Art Deco style ring designed by Oscar Heyman features three baguette-cut emeralds accented with six baguette-cut diamonds, set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold.

Baguette-cut emeralds total 3.53 carats. Baguette-cut diamonds total 0.97 carats.

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How a 13-Year-Old Boy Built His Own Tiny House With a Tiny Budget

When we were kids, we couldn’t wait for summer break. Longer than Christmas break, it was the time of the year when you would spend your days outdoors, sleeping in late, and staying up even later. The only problems we ever encountered were when boredom struck.

12-year-old Iowan, Luke Thill, found himself in this exact scenario and because he wanted to find a way out, he did what modern-day kids do and searched the internet. His internet search proved to be the answer to all his problems.

He proceeded to take on a mind-blowing project that not many adults, let alone kids, could complete. Read on to find out how this nifty kid spent his time and what eventually came out of his project.

The Beginning

Unlike most kids, when Luke Thill sets his mind to something, he gets it done. In his quest to cure his boredom, he combed YouTube and found himself in the DIY section. He then discovered videos that teach how to build your own “tiny house”.

You might be asking yourself, what’s a tiny house and why would anyone want one? Well, the tiny-house, or small-house movement, goes against the traditional American dream. Where people typically want a picket fence and 2.5 children, the tiny house allows people to live simply and requires less space.

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1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang

Enjoy the erotic backshot Bentley Loren delivers in front of this American classic. Sporting only high heels, Bentley gives this garage what it’s always been missing. Her seductive look makes this a must have for any collector.

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