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Blue Werefox Interviews the Llamas of Peru

The Blue Werefox interviewed three llamas during his trip to Peru.

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The Blue Werefox Eats Guinea Pig

The Blue Werefox has eaten his fair share of rodents. Werefoxes prefer mice over other rodents but will happily eat a rat, a cat or even a squirrel when hungry. The Blue Werefox was visiting his brother the Orange Werefox in Peru and decided to eat the local rodent delicacy, guinea pig! Guinea Pigs in Peru raised for eating are fairly large and the Blue Werefox was looking forward to his treat. The Blue Werefox had to admit guinea pig was pretty tasty but still wish he could have a mouse or two for dessert.

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Genealogical DNA Test of Hugh Fox III

 

The following is an attempt to explain my 23andMe profile. My genetic heritage is 74% European. The 35% Northwestern European is probably from my father’s side. My paternal grandfather’s father and mother came to the US from Ireland. My paternal grandmother’s father and mother came to the US from Czechoslovakia so that probably explains the 29.9% Southern European. My mother’s ancestry includes Spanish, Italian and even Hungarian. That probably explains the bits and pieces that are from all over Europe. However, my mother’s family has always insisted there is some “Huanco” blood i.e. Native Americans from the area of Huanco in Peru. The story goes that one of my Peruvian Spanish ancestors married a Native American to get her land as was allowed then under Spanish law unlike English law. The Huanco story would explain the 20.4% that is Native American. 2.9% of my ancestry is unassigned.

I frankly hope that I have alien DNA as in aliens from other planets! Pre-Columbian Peru is after all the most prominent site of ancient astronauts. That would explain my Hyperkinesic Perception (HKP). LOL! I occasionally have interesting dreams and am pretty good at figuring out body language but I wouldn’t go so far as to say I have a superpower!

In general, I support research that would look for correlations between unassigned DNA and cognitions that manifest themselves observationally as psychic powers. In my article, A Survey of Psychic Powers Found in Fiction and History, I found precognition is the most common psychic power in history. I posit that precognition is an ability to process huge amounts of information and then create output in the form of dreams and/or visions.   I have come to the conclusion there are no psychic powers as such but rather some human beings have cognitions that mimic psychic powers. However, I am sad to say that I suspect unassigned DNA is not caused by extraterrestrials but due to more mundane factors.

BBC has an interesting discussion that alien unassigned DNA is due to gene-swapping with other terrestrial species as the donors. Crisp et al, have found 145 alien genes in the human genome! Crisp et al also state that most gene-swapping is due to bacteria and protists. As far as I know no one has speculated what macro factors would affect gene-swapping.

I have a pet theory of my own. Warmer climates cause an increase in insect populations and the spread of diseases via insects. Warm water has more bacteria than freezing water. Drinking from a running river in Norway in the winter is probably a safe bet. Drinking water from a running river in the tropics is one way to lose a lot of weight quickly! If a population is exposed  to more bacteria via various mechanisms then perhaps there will be more gene swapping than in a population exposed to less bacteria. Warmer climate indirectly causes more gene swapping. In particular, could a hot climate in the Amazon cause more gene-swapping among the inhabitants over thousands of years than elsewhere? Huanco is not that far from the Peruvian Amazon.

Furthermore, shamanic practices, such as those practiced in the Peruvian Amazon, may have thrived because there were more persons that were predisposed to have the cognitions a shaman needs to be successful. Perhaps there is more alien DNA among Africans not due to sampling but because of more gene swapping due to the tropical climate of Africa? I have never been to Africa but have had friends that have traveled there and feel there is almost a psychic connection to the land and people. You don’t really hear this sort of thing when people discuss let us say Finland.

On a personal, note I am very intuitive and one thing an intuitive person can do is sense who is and who is not intuitive. I have been all over the world and from first-hand experience I don’t think so called “intuition”, which is the poor cousin of psychic powers, is equal among all human groups. Some human groups seem to better at the intuition game than others regardless of causation. Overall, is there any relationship between DNA due to terrestrial gene-swapping and cognition outliers?

I admit this is all wild speculation!

 

 

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New Astrology Analysis of Nations

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This article deals with mundane astrology which is the application of astrology geographical regions, places, countries and the whole world as opposed to individual astrology.

Analysis from:

http://suzannewhite.com/index.php?target=new_astrology

Suzanne White’s system of New Astrology combines the Chinese and Western astrological systems to produce synthesis types.  Perhaps this system can give us some insight into the national character of people in a particular nation.

Brazil, Mexico – The Prancing Producer

Virgo – Horse

 

The marriage of Virgo and Horse is one both lofty and elegant. Horses are self-motivated strivers, doers of grand deeds and sometimes – with all of their paradin – a mite foolish and overly passionate. The Virgo, as we all know by now, is reserved. He takes care never to go outside the lines in the coloring book of life. Virgo is tasteful and a bit of a nit-picker to boot. He or she is also a borderline social climber. You won’t find this subject hiding under any rocks or living among the homeless. His associations as well as his goals are high-minded and often intellectual. The Love life of the Virgo born Horse is never dull. He is both amiable and appealing. People literally fall at this alluring person’s feet. In bed, he will be efficient – not cuddly or cozy – but effective and eager to achieve satisfaction by any and all means available. If ever you find yourself in bed with this entrancing creature, you might be shocked. But you won’t be surprised at the skill with which…

Famous Virgo Horses – Sean Connery, Alan Jay Lerner, Leonard Bernstein…

Good Compatibilities – Cancer Dog…

Canada – The Diplomatic Enigma

Libra – Cat

 

Tasteful, safe and gracious living is the aim of the character born in the double sign of aesthetic appreciation. Librans born in Cat years are stay-at-home, suspicious, squeamish souls. They trust with great difficulty. Libra’s discretion about passing quick judgments becomes, in this subject, a near refusal to judge anything or anyone. Libra/Cats hesitate so long before making decisions or committing themselves that they frequently lose their prey. These subjects are, however, socially conscious. They worry endlessly about the fate of the underdog and long to improve the lot of everyone in the universe. Trouble is, they want the universe to cooperate, to see things their way and will argue vehemently if the universe doesn’t comply. The intimate life of Libra/Cats is intricate. Romantic entanglement fascinates them. Tender, generous lovemaking never fails to…

Famous Libra Cats – George C Scott, Arthur Miller, Gunther Grass…

Good Compatibilities – Aquarius Dog…

China – The Lucid Seeker

Libra – Ox

Beauty and the Beast. This subject is a veritable storm of contradiction. Every detail must be perfect, every line straight and every flaw concealed. Weakness must be routed. Sloth eradicated. Yet, under this foil of faultlessness, Libra/Ox hides a secret. On the strict surface, Libra/Ox is efficiency and power, example and security. Underneath? An anthill of conflicting emotions. Purity charms this sterling character. He claims not to want any messes about. He protests he needs calm and cannot live in turmoil, Yet, Libra/Oxen are forever getting themselves involved in emotional scrapes. Even though they seem to be above it all, they take in strays. They seek out madness. They are magnetized by complexity. The love life of Librans born in Ox year roil with complications. Nothing is simple – even in the bedroom where arcane tactics and multiple phantasies…

Famous Libra Oxen – Gore Vidal, Art Buchwald…

Good Compatibilities – Leo Snake…

France ­­ – The Snappish Mediator

Libra – Dog

 

Libra/Dogs are both dignified and brilliant. They possess innate humanitarianism and are softhearted in the best possible way. You will always be able to get sympathy from a Libra/Dog. He will help you, cheer you along and applaud your courage. He’s a great friend, a super associate and a bundle of nerves. Libra is able to sort out any of life’s conflicts through diplomacy and impartiality. In fact, one of the most annoying things about Libras is their refusal to take unpopular stands. They can always see both sides and will often agree with an adversary merely to keep the peace. This is a gentle (if sometimes controlling) soul with a brusque manner and a biting tongue who basically wouldn’t hurt a flea. Love and the Libra/Dog? Loyal. True. Faithful… and mostly very naughty in bed!

Famous Libra Dogs – Brigitte Bardot, George Gershwin…

Good Compatibilities – Gemini Tiger…

Germany – The Profligate Traditionalist

Gemini – Ox

 

Ox is a boon to the Gemini’s blithe spirit. This is an almost settling down Gemini – a family sort of Gemini with eyes for the good life. A Gemini born Ox will always go forward, albeit more deliberately and ponderously than other Geminis, toward goals big and small. This Gemini is a thinker, yes. But he’s not guilty of leaping from thought number one to idea number thirty-three and back to thought number one in two seconds flat. Concentration is more than possible and great work may even be accomplished. Under the quilt, this armchair lothario will work characteristically harder than most to do the job “right”. Not a lot of time for extensive foreplay when there’s serious business ahead so get ready for….

Famous Gemini Oxen – Yeats, Waylon Jennings, William Styron

Good Compatibilities – Aries Rats…

India, Pakistan – The Sybaritic Jester

Leo – Pig

This fiery, conscientious soul will always leave you laughing. Even in the most tragic circumstances, when the chips are down and Leo/Pigs seem to have reached an emotional nadir, from out the shivering bundle of despair will shine one little quip, one last pun or smart remark to bring a smile to your lips. Leo/Pigs cannot help it. They’re funny people. It must be the Leo sun shining on the Pig’s sincerity meter. Or else it s the Pig’s honesty infused with Leo’s philanthropic side. Whatever causes it, this person’s sense of fun will be capital. As they are packed with emotion, they can also be super sad – even depressive. But they always pull out of their doldrums because these people simply adore living Life with a capital L. Experiencing natural pleasure is their most intimate aim. Food. Love. Children. Home. Countrysides etc. As they are both Leo and Pig. Sex is high on their list of priorities, I won’t go into too much detail here because the juicy parts are a mite off color, but….

Famous Leo Pigs – Henry Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Carl Jung…

Good Compatibilities – Aries Ox…

Iraq – The Glib Manipulator

Libra – Monkey

The Libra side of this person’s nature will want to live life as a couple and will be attracted to early marriage. Adding Monkey traits to the jabbery Libra’s chart infuses it with an increased need for communication – and even a certain desire for healthy conflict. The Libra/Monkey combo is not restful. These people are attracted to motion for its own sake. Sometimes they need to forget what they have just seen and travel on to new territories in order to soak up some joyful or at least different vibrations. Love, for the Libra/Monkey, must sizzle and snap. No lukewarm one night stands for this highly evolved gourmet of passion. Because they remain youthful well into old age, Librans born in Monkey years are not always lifelong faithful to one partner. But while they are being held in thrall by a lover, they are skilled and tender with techniques that will…

Famous Libra Monkeys – Jacques Tati, J.K.Galbraith, Timothy Leary, Buster Keaton…

Good Compatibilities – Leo Dragon…

Israel – The Protective Leader

Taurus – Rat

Taureans born in Rat years benefit from a happy accident. Rats are often hyper. The Taurus influence mitigates the Rat’s piano-wire nervousness. And… to the lumbering Taurus personality, Rats adds spice, pizzazz and a hefty pinch of calculation. The Taurus/Rat is a combination of William Shakespeare and the Alexander the Great: tough, bright, with nerves of steel and natural superiority. In most life situations, their reputation for strength of purpose precedes them so (obviously) one is not surprised to discover this person’s relentless, insistent ability to seduce and conquer. The sex may be fierce but …

Famous Taurus Rats – William Shakespeare, Ayatollah Khomeni, Charlotte Bronte…

Good Compatibilities – Pisces Ox…

Japan – The Silent Showoff

Taurus – Dragon

Might and bite come together here, giving us a powerhouse of brutal energy and excessive adroitness. Nobody will ever tell you that they “just couldn’t care less” about a Taurus/Dragon. People either adore Taurus Dragons or they detest them! On the one hand, this native exudes down-to the-ground good sense, but on the other he is tempestuously foolish and selfishly attention-getting. Taurus and Dragon form an unforgettable couple – a peripatetic love bug whose desires may suddenly shift from stuffy missionary to raunchy and rambunctious in what seems like a quest for pleasure at any cost. The sensuality quotient is exceedingly high in this fiery creature. Many sizzling sexual memories will be forged during lovemaking sessions with partners who dare to go all the way with a Taurus who…

Famous Taurus Dragons – Salvador Dali, Sigmund Freud, Shirley Temple…

Good Compatibilities – Cancer Rat…

Peru, Singapore – The Snake Charming

Leo – Snake

The Snake born in Leo is always right. Even if he’s wrong. He is nonetheless absolutely certain that he knows best. And frequently, especially for himself and in order to achieve his own ends, the Leo/Snake is not far off. Wisdom and clairvoyance are part of the Snake legacy. But the addition of Leo to the cool-headed Snake character, although it lends some sunshine and warmth, also deals this character a hand loaded with vanity. Now the already extravagant and presumptuous Snake has to carry around excess baggage in the form of a swollen skull that just doesn’t quit. Love is the outlet that this person seeks – everywhere! Multiple love affairs, serial marriages and a deep longing for true love characterize this gorgeous person’s sexual history. Intense lovemaking lends closeness and intimacy to this otherwise heady person’s existence. Let’s just say the Leo/Snake is famous for bone-chilling sexual exploits and, trust me, if you ever have the good fortune to bed one, you will remember my words…

Famous Leo Snakes – Mae West, Jackie Kennedy, Robert Mitchum…

Good Compatibilities – Gemini Ox…

Russia – The Luxuriant Philosopher

Scorpio – Snake

 

To a Scorpio/Snake, life without beauty and luxury, tenderness, compassion, admiration and extravagance is not worth living. This person is sensitive in the extreme and, for a cool-handed Snake, remarkably warm-hearted and loving. People appreciate this character for a certain innate nobility, which is both unquestionable and very comforting. Scorpios are already very sensual people with a tendency to introspect and suspect. To add the Snake characteristics of sagacity, clairvoyance and intuition certainly doesn’t diminish the philosophical side of Scorpio’s nature. This person is deep-thinking, sometimes even tormented. The love life of a Scorpio born Snake is always compelling. They take on lovers and acquire spouses, as effortlessly as they splurge on luxury items at every airport duty free shop. Scorpios born in Snake years enter love affairs with a dense silent passion. Then. sometime later, their utterly rambunctious, noisy plate-throwing breakups go clattering about the newspapers and gossip columns of the world and we wonder whatever happened to that nice dense quiet passion. Let’s just say this person is a sexual powerhouse whose grip on his or her lovers tends to be at least ruthless, if not lethal.

Famous Scorpio Snakes – Grace Kelly, Indira Ghandi, Pablo Picasso…

Good Compatibilities – Pisces Dragon…

South Korea – The Anxious Debonair

Leo – Rat

 

The cinematic image that comes to mind when I ponder the combination of Leo and Rat is of Gene Kelly, umbrella in hand, dancing through teeming rain and singin’ his heart out. Leo/Rats have it all over everybody for conjuring sunshine. They can make a party out of a thunderstorm more lavishly and efficiently than you can imagine possible. Leo/Rats’ attributes are many, their faults serious but few. Enterprise is their strong suit. In bed as well as in the world outside, this person will undertake to manage things. He or she is a take-charge lover whose technique between the sheets is notable by it sizzling passion and direct approach. There is never a dull.

Syria – The Petulant Sweetheart

Aries – Dog

 

Aries and Dog both call up a spirit of naiveté. In the case of Aries there is the ever-present quality of soldierliness. Aries is a scout, a pioneer and as credulous as they come. He is so nice. Why shouldn’t everybody else be nice too? The Dog is also quite nice. But he is also nervous and skeptical. Like Aries, the Dog wants to believe in the basic goodness of mankind. But he knows better. And that very knowledge can make him or her a shaking wreck. Kindly and giving of excellent advice, this person is also world famous for his or her ultra direct approach in the bedroom…

Famous Aries Dogs – Houdini, Paul Robeson

Good Compatibilities – Gemini Cat….

Thailand, U.S.A – The Emotional Planner

Cancer – Monkey

This person is forever awake to new concepts and possible avenues. He’s always on his toes. Even in the middle of the night, this variety of Cancer is raring to find out who makes the kinds of candles that exactly replicate church candles from Poland in the eighteenth century. Like all Monkeys, the Cancer/Monkey is a problem-solver. He can not only see a situation for what it is – as he is coldly objective when necessary – but he can see through cloudy dilemmas and for that reason come quickly to the end of them. The Cancer/Monkey lets very little grass grow under his feet. – especially when it come to love. Cancers born in Monkey years incessantly seek love wherever they can find it. They make rapacious love and don’t stop at…

Famous Cancer Monkeys – Julius Caesar, Nelson Rockefeller, Yul Brynner….

Good Compatibilities – Pisces Dragon…

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

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Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations Table

This article deals with mundane astrology which is the application of astrology geographical regions, places, countries and the whole world as opposed to individual astrology.

Brazil

Water Horse – Horse in the Army – Jen Wu

Key Words: dedicated; resourceful; financial stability; lively; independent

Canada

Fire Rabbit- Rabbit Looking at the Moon – Ting Mao

Key Words: great endurance; enthusiastic in work; over-excitable

 

China

Earth Ox

Ox Inside the Gate – Chi Ch’ou

Key Words: open, reliable, independent, filters speech

France

Earth Dog

Dog Going into the Mountain – Mou Hsu

Key Words: open, reliable, independent, filters speech

 

Germany

Earth Ox

Ox Inside the Gate – Chi Ch’ou

Key Words: open, reliable, independent, filters speech

India

Fire Boar

Boar Passing the Mountain – Ting Hai

Key Words: alert and enthusiastic; family life is priority

Iraq

Water Monkey

Elegant Monkey – Jen Shen

Key Words: bright; gregarious; moody; needs financial security

Israel

Earth Rat

Rat in the Warehouse – Chia Tzu

Key Words: pleasant and bright; adapts to the unexpected; uneasy w/domestic affairs; trusting; focus on positive

Japan

Water Dragon

Dragon in the Rain – Jen Ch’en

Key Words: industrious and intelligent; courageous

Mexico

Metal Horse

Horse in the Hall – Keng Wu

Key Words: industrious and intelligent; courageous

Pakistan

Fire Boar

Boar Passing the Mountain – Ting Hai

Key Words: alert and enthusiastic; family life is priority

Peru

Metal Snake

Snake Sleeping in the Winter – Hsin Szu

Key Words: original; intelligent; ambitious; hard to commit; good with finance

 

Russia

Fire Snake

Snake in the Fish Pond – Ting Szu

Key Words: tough and decisive; dedicated; maybe unconventional

South Korea

Earth Rat

Rat in the Warehouse – Mou Tzu

Singapore

Wood Snake

Snake Coming out of the Hole – Yi Szu

Syria

Fire Dog

Sleepy Dog – Ping Hsu

Key Words: relaxed; helpful; cannot make deadlines, lacks efficiency

Thailand

Water Monkey

Elegant Monkey – Jen Shen

Key Words: bright; gregarious; moody; needs financial security

U.S.A

Fire Monkey

Monkey Climbing the Mountain – Ping Shen

Key Words: bright; gregarious; moody; needs financial security

Also see:

New Astrology Analysis of Nations

Western Astrological Analysis of Nations

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Western Astrological Analysis of Nations

Western Astrological Analysis of Nations Table Resized

This article deals with mundane astrology which is the application of astrology geographical regions, places, countries and the whole world as opposed to individual astrology.

The following site was used to calculate the Moon signs:

http://www.moonsigncalendar.net/moonphase.asp

The main source of founding information was:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_independence_days

The Sun sign describes the outer face of the nation.  In the case of nations, this may refer to how this nation interacts with other nations i.e. diplomacy and/or international relations.

The Moon sign shows what is going on in the nation under the surface.  In the case of nations, this may refer to how the government deals with its own people i.e. domestic politics.

Brazil

Virgo Sun Sign Keywords:  analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, and conscientious.

Taurus Moon Sign Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, and sensual.

Canada

Cancer Sun Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.                                                      

Gemini Moon Sign Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, and superficial.

China

Libra Sun Sign Keywords: just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, and artistic.

Capricorn Moon Sign Keywords: tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, and constant.

 

France

Libra Sun Sign Keywords: just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, and artistic.

 

Gemini Moon Sign Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, and superficial.

Germany

Gemini Sun Sign Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, and superficial.

Aries Moon Sign Keywords: active, initiating, leading, independent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive, and assertive.

India

Leo Sun Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Leo Moon Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Iraq

Libra Sun Sign Keywords: just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, and artistic.

Scorpio Moon Sign Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, and focused.

Israel

Taurus Sun Sign Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, and sensual.

Cancer Moon Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.

Japan

Taurus Sun Sign Keywords:  persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, and sensual.

Gemini Moon Sign Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, and superficial.

Mexico

Virgo Sun Sign Keywords: analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, and conscientious.

Taurus Moon Sign Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, and sensual.

Pakistan

Leo Sun Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Cancer Moon Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.

Peru

Leo Sun Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Cancer Moon Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.

Russia

Scorpio Sun Sign Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, and focused.

Virgo Moon Sign Keywords: analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, and conscientious.

South Korea

Leo Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Sagittarius Moon Sign Keywords: optimistic, restless, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, irresponsible, outspoken, and independent.

Singapore

Leo Sun Sign Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, and open.

Capricorn Moon Sign Keywords: tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, and constant.

Syria

Aries Sun Sign Keywords: active, initiating, leading, independent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive, and assertive.

Scorpio Moon Sign Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, and focused.

Thailand

Cancer Sun Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.

Pisces Moon Sign Keywords: intuitive, dreamy, artistic, humane, sympathetic, sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, tender, and impressionable.

U.S.A

Cancer Sun Sign Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, and contemplative.

Aquarius Moon Sign Keywords: individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, and detached.

Sun and Moon Sign Combinations

New Astrology Analysis of Nations

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

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Do Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipedes make good pets?

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Do Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede (Scolopendra gigantea) make good pets? This is my story. I received Curly, the name of my centipede when I was fifteen in 1972 from my uncle Manuel.  My uncle had snuck the centipede past customs from Peru because he had a centipede of the same species given to him by his father, my grandfather, when he was around the same age as a pet and Manuel felt I was ready for this awesome responsibility.  Uncle Manuel said that if you could take care of a giant centipede then children and for that matter any task, was easy after that.  I have never had children period but perhaps this is true.

Their first few years with Curly were not easy.  I was bitten several times and had to be rushed to the hospital.  One of the more unpleasant aspects of being bit by Curly was the fact that your heart goes into cardiac arrest which makes your heart slow down to almost nothing and you feel like your soul is descending into the ground and even the underworld.  Fortunately, after the fifth or sixth bite, you develop some immunity to the venom.  You still feel like you are going to die but you at least have enough strength to inject the anti-venom serum into your heart without help and in a day or two you are just fine.

Luckily, Curly mellowed with age. After fifteen years of living together, Curly became a lot less aggressive towards me.  Curly also got a lot bigger!  A normal Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede is about a foot long but after fifteen years Curly was almost two feet long.  The Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede lives about five years in the wild and as long as ten years in captivity but if you give them our very secret Incan family recipe of herbs and spices then the centipedes can live a lot longer.

I cannot give the details of the recipe except to say Peru is bordered on one side by the Andes and the other side by the Amazon and because of this many botanical miracles can be found in Peru and nowhere else.  Some plants may not have even originated on our planet but may be deliberate hybrids between plants of different planets.  Shine an ultra violet lamp and shine that lamp on any jungle or field in the world, except Peru, then nothing will glow in the dark.  If you do the same experiment in Peru then you will become aware that some plants seem identical even using current DNA analysis to other plants but are in fact very different!

Actually no one in my family knows how long a centipede can live if they eat our special recipe.  Chulito, my uncle Manuel’s pet centipede, died when she was 55 years of age but only because she had wandered out into the street and been run over by a bus.  Chulito had grown to an amazing five feet in length and many a dog and cat disappearance, in the neighborhood my uncle lived in, was blamed on Chulito.

My uncle was always adamant that Chulito was innocent. My uncle claimed the stories of Chulito were lies by the communists who resented his Freemason connections. According to my uncle the communists said he had used his connections to stop the communists from erecting a statue of Karl Mark in the Park of the Exposition in Lima.

There was actually a great deal of eye witness testimony that the bus driver swerved in order to hit the centipede and had loudly said after the act that he had done what he had done in order to “matar el monstruo, matador de gatos y perros”, kill the monster, killer of cats and dogs.  Both criminal charges and a civil suit brought by my uncle against the bus driver failed because apparently centipedes are not protected under Peruvian law.

The funeral was dignified.  As the inheritor of the family tradition of the pet centipede, I of course asked for a leave of absence from my ESL teaching job in Houston and went to Lima to attend the funeral.  A coffin generally used for a dog was used.  My uncle had wanted to get a metal hermetically sealed steel coffin but my aunt had insisted that a wooden coffin was more than enough for a centipede.  The wooden coffin cost around fifty dollars.  The steel coffin would have cost almost two thousand dollars!

An informal, low key, pet cemetery on unconsecrated ground exists behind the Convento de San Francisco for Limeños of a certain social standing and Chulito was buried between a parrot that was famous for singing the national anthem of Peru albeit badly according to my aunt and a rooster that had been the fiercest fighter on the cock fighting circuit of Lima in the year of 1937.  The owner of the rooster had been an unabashed fascist and had named the rooster Mussolini.  The parrot was named José de la Torre Ugarte y Alarcón after the musician who had composed the Peruvian national anthem.  As a rule only pets of distinction above and beyond affection are given formal funerals in Lima.  I felt sad that Chulito had such a common name compared to her neighbors but I also felt glad she had such illustrious company.

A representative of the Museo Nacional Arqueología, Antropología e Historia Perú was in attendance and made one final appeal before the burial to donate the centipede body to the museum but offered very little in the way of money and instead appealed to my uncle’s sense of national honor.  In the year 2,006, a representative of Ripley’s Believe It or Not offered the fantastic sum of 10,000 dollars for the centipede body and the coffin was disinterred.

However, the wooden coffin fell into pieces as it was raised from the ground.  Mold, rot and insects had destroyed the coffin and the contents were beyond recognition.  My uncle cursed himself for not getting a better coffin for his old friend when he had the chance. The metal coffin would have cost two thousand dollars so an intact centipede body would have yielded a profit of eight thousand dollars.  After that day, whenever my aunt tried to make a point forcibly, my uncle would say, “Remember the wooden coffin of Chulito!”

The Chulito remark had the cumulative effect of causing my aunt Zoila to briefly consult a professor of psychology at San Marcos University that had been her classmate years earlier and was a psychoanalyst.  The problem is that the poor doctor could never quite understand that the centipede was an actual centipede rather than some opaque way of referring to my uncle’s penis. This led to my aunts often said observation that some of the stupidest people in the world are some of the most educated people in the world.  Later my aunt hopelessly tried to create some sort of theory that perhaps education in some ways caused stupidity.  However, my aunt was a very busy woman and always focused on keeping the house clean and the meals going since she was the nucleus of our extended family and theory did not feed children so her theory never got very far except in my own mind.

I later received a doctorate and read Malinowski.  I ultimately came to the conclusion that what is magic (nonsense that has societal sanction and passes for knowledge) and what is science (useful knowledge) is often known in hindsight.  I inherited the centipede from my uncle.  I inherited a suspicion of over-education from my aunt.  In both cases, I inherited a suspicion of theory.  I also came to the conclusion that just saying theory was useless was also useless.  Men form theories and that’s that.  I liked what Dewey had to say about theory.  You should reject particular theories but not the enterprise of theory building per se.  I have a theory of theories and its pragmatism.  You build new theories based on new evidence.

This murder/accident (?) that involved Chulito led to an ongoing feud between our family and the Ramdenk family of the bus driver.  The Ramdenks immigrated to Peru from Romania in the 1880’s and have always been in the business of group transport.  They started in the coach trade and moved into the bus trade later.   If you rode a bus in Lima in the last hundred years then your bus driver was probably some relative or crony of the Ramdenks.  There is an unusual strain of both albinism and dwarfism in Ramdenk gene pool so you are more likely to have an albino dwarf as your bus driver in Lima than in any other country in the world which I think adds to the local charm of Lima.

One Ramdenk did not want to be a bus driver and opened a Romanian restaurant in Lima in the 1960’s.  The restaurant failed a few years later due to a lack of interest in Romanian food in Lima. This particular Ramdenk committed suicide by eating gogoşi, a type of Romanian doughnut, mixed with opium.  Generally, this form of suicide was reserved for Romanian aristocracy.  This upstart form of suicide confirmed the suspicion among the Ramdenks that the fellow thought he was better than the family.  So the Romanian restaurateur became a cautionary tale to other Ramdenks who wanted to be more than bus drivers.  They say that if you walk in the area of the Hospital Almenara, where the Romanian restaurateur ultimately died, in Lima during a full moon then you will occasionally see an opiated albino ghost eating a donut muttering in Romanian.

The upshot of the feud is that members of my family in Lima do not ride on buses and walk much more than other Peruvians of their station.  The local truism is that because of all this walking, members of my family have enormous muscular legs and in fact the women in my family are known throughout Lima for having exceptionally shapely legs so perhaps something good did come out of the death of poor Chulito!

But I digress, as I stated previously, after about 15 years the Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede starts to mellow and stops trying to kill you.  My own explanation is that the brain of the centipede gets bigger and bigger brains mean smarter centipedes.  The centipede starts to realize you are a consistent source of food and in turn tries to protect you rather than try to kill you!  This is great on the few occasions a dog tries to bite you since a two foot centipede can take down even a German Sheppard with a single bite in under 30 seconds but unfortunately the Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede will attack any girl that tries to touch you much less kiss you.  This means that when you have girlfriends over then you need to make sure your centipede is safely locked up and this is not easy to do.

A two foot centipede will break the glass of most normal terrariums.  The two foot centipede will just ram the same area of the terrarium again and again.  The centipede prefers using a pebble but will use its own head if pebbles are not available.  This process may take weeks but centipedes are stubborn creatures.  I suppose learning how to use all those legs early on makes them stubborn.

What you really need is a terrarium made of toughened glass.  You will need to have this terrarium custom made since no one manufactures terrariums made of toughed glass normally.  Cages would be strong enough but a centipede can easily slip out of cages that a snake of the same size could not!  I would also suggest not letting your girlfriend, to be, know about your giant centipede until the relationship has matured.  Many women do not want to spend the night in an apartment that also houses a two foot centipede.  Fast forward!

Well its 2013 and Curly is 41!  Curly is almost three feet long and is still growing! Curly has been costly financially.  The costs include hospital visits due to bites, law suits related to missing cats and dogs, having to move constantly because of harassment from neighbors about Curly and the specialized terrariums.

Curly has also been costly in terms of relationships because I have never been lucky enough to find a woman that will accept a giant centipede as part of the romantic package.  I have tried again and again to make sure Curly stays in the terrarium but somehow Curly knows when there is a woman in the house and miraculously gets out of the best built terrarium and the woman invariably gets bit.

I now keep anti-venom in the fridge and am quite expert in injecting the anti-venom into the heart directly which means the lady in question is totally safe and will recover in a day or two but these incidents just about almost always lead to a break up and/or a law suit.  However, when Curly is cold then Curly will wrap himself around my neck and tickle my ears with his antennae affectionately and that’s when I know that I have made the right decision to keep Curly as a pet despite the costs!  I look into his big brown compound eyes and I see love!  Curly loves me and I love Curly and it’s just that simple.

So in conclusion, I think a Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede can make a great pet!

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