Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Got To Believe finale

In case anyone who missed the finale of ABS-CBN's hit drama series, Got To Believe, here's what happened;

In the finale, at the graveyard, Juliana Manansala (Carmina Villaorel) confessed to Jaime that it was her who put a bullet on the head of Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) in the past because of her depression and accused Chichay's "papa bear" for the crime. Expressed with guilt and shame, it was a time for forgiveness and Joaquin forgave his mother for all the wrongdoings.

Meanwhile, with the Tampipis, along with Papa Bear and Mama Bear and friends on sight, Joaquin brought his mom just to apologize to the Tampipis right before she was arrested by the police.

Years later, Juliana and Jamie got married with all the family and friends on sight and Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo) even served as the bridesmaid for the wedding.

The show ends when Joaquin tries to propose Chichay at the rooftops and when suddenly just as we thought that when Joaquin got accidentally fell over the building...he bungee jumped. It's a bungee jumping for Joaquin but Chichay got so mad at him that such trick was proven to be life-threatening to his life and when everything's cooled down with Chichay gone tearful, the proposal was a success. Again, the proposal was a success. BEST ENDING EVER.

Got To Believe ending

And that is the conclusion of Got To Believe. A fairy-tale ending finally came true for these two after facing the odds against them.

Eat, speak and smile with confidence.

On the March 7, 2014 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Flappy Bird gags

- Got something to tell?

- IKAW AT ANG INA takes on..."touchdown" posts!

- Calm down, nobody's going to beat you up...

- Bubble Gang does Polident by spoofing this commercial as POLIDONT! Eat, speak and smile with confidence.

Bubble Gang does Polident

- It's Antonietta meets Celia Rodriguez!

- There's more Tata Lino!

- Istambay, Istambay sa Looban, Makinig dito saming chikahan, Wis ito story ng kabadingan, pero take note meron ding...KRUMPALAN?

- Junior has something to tell to his parents...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Let's Do The News! (March 7, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton steps down, effective end of March, 2014.

- Cartoon Network head Stu Snyder is stepping down, also effective end of March, 2014.

- REVERSE IMPORT: Last year's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures video game and TV series is coming to Japan this Spring as Pac World. The 3D CG anime series is going to air on Tokyo MX this April 5, 2014, at 6:30 AM Japan Time, BS11 also on April 5 at 7:00 AM Japan, and on Disney XD the next day at 12:00 Noon Japan Time with an encore telecast on 8:00 PM Japan Time. The 3DS game will be available in Japan this 19th of June while the PS3 and Wii U versions will be available six days later.

In the Japanese dub of last year's Pac-Man cartoon, it will be using the new song titled PAC THE WORLD for the opening titles.

Pac World

- Some of you may or may not like January's PPG special but as a matter of fact, we're not kinda sure if we like that revamped versions of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Now, there's an STEAM game called Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville, which will be available on the Steam Store as a PC Download this March 14. Here's the clip;

- Ever wondered how the Bravest Warriors looked like when they were toddlers? Find out in the latest episode of Cartoon Hangover's Bravest Warriors Season 2 titled The Dimension Garden.

- ULTRA BUMMER! Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs banned Ultraman: The Ultra Power comics due to elements described as detrimental to public order last month. No reason why but some say it's that A-word that caused a stir because when translated, well, we can't say the religious A-word for national security reasons but it goes like "the Elder to all Ultra heroes".

- German carmaker RUF revealed the most extreme of the 991-tuned Ruf models and it's called the RCT and it offers some stuff that the normal 991 911 Turbo can't. First of all, the RCT's 3.8L boxer-6 turbo engine generates 525HP of power and it's mated to either a 7-speed doppelkupplungsgetriebe or a 7-speed manual gearbox. It's available in either a 4WD or an RR. A normal 991 Turbo doesn't have those stuff like the manual gearbox and the rear-wheel drive (save it for the next GT2)!

2014 RUF RCT

- One of the most iconic paintjobs in racing history, Martini Racing, returns on the new Williams F1 racer for the upcoming F1 2014 season.

- Deniece Cornejo was unfaced by Vhong Navarro's perjury complaint and strong evidence against her. PEP reports.

- Return to the Ukrainian standoff; US President Obama called on his Russian counterpart Putin for diplomatic solution for the Ukraine standoff.

- Meanwhile, Europe revealed their 3-step sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine standoff.

- Did you know that, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has a “Flying Car Mode”? Who cares? Find out...

- A YouTuber asked HeadSqueeze; What are armpits for? Find the answer in the latest Head Squeeze clip;



Thursday, March 6, 2014

BBC Earth Hidden Kingdoms Original Soundtrack

BBC Earth Hidden Kingdoms Original Soundtrack

Hidden Kingdoms is part of the long line of astonishing nature documentaries courtesy of BBC Earth and this documentary highlights on the fate of small and often ignored creatures from their perspective and their existence as this documentary escalates to an impressive spectacle viewers worth remembering for. The Guardian's Lucy Mangan called this documentary "another smashing BBC hour of natural history".

There is now an original television soundtrack from the phenomenal nature documentary series which features not only the opening and closing themes from the series but also the background musics as heard from the series. The music was composed and conducted by the ever brilliant Ben Foster and The BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Does these sound familiar to you? Yes, these familiar names were the ones responsible for the background musics from the Doctor Who TV series (with Murray Gold's help) as well as the short-lived Torchwood spin-off. All 48 tracks in this original soundtrack were featured, delivering a high-caliber performance like what you expect from the TV series, therefore giving this soundtrack a must have for every listeners who witnessed Hidden Kingdoms.


1. Hidden Kingdoms Opening Titles
2. Africa
3. Lizard Attack
4. Exploring the Trail
5. The Dung Beetles
6. Fire
7. Life
8. The Wild West
9. Scorpion Mouse
10. The Jaws of Death
11. In the Rain
12. The Flood
13. Run Mouse, Run!
14. Tom vs the Lizard
15. Running Free
16. Meeting Chip
17. A Burglar
18. You Naughty Moose!
19. It's a Fight!!
20. The Dark, Dark Wood
21. Forest of the Owl
22. Winter Approaching
23. Do or Die
24. Fight Fight Fight!
25. Life in the Trees
26. The Forest
27. Three Little Pigs
28. Forest Giants
29. Pitcher Plant
30. Fluorescence
31. Snake Attack / The Leap
32. The Seasons Change
33. Urban Jungle
34. The Streets of Rio
35. Marmoset Investigates
36. Ant Colony
37. Cat on the Prowl
38. Tokyo Nights
39. Beetle Rock
40. Beetle Roll
41. Bright Lights
42. Ghek off the Wall
43. Praying Mantis
44. Flight to the Temple
45. Beetle Battle
46. Living Side by Side
47. Everywhere, A Hidden Kingdom
48. Hidden Kingdoms Closing Titles

Let's Do The News! (March 6, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Seen the Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar at this year's Geneva show? Guess what? EA exclusivity. Sorry. Because EA partnered with Koenigsegg to give players of Need For Speed Rivals an exclusive drive with the ultimate Koenigsegg ever made as a free DLC. With the One:1 at the hands of every NFS player playing NFSR, they can become the ultimate "street terrorist" as a Racer or the "ultimate law enforcer" as a Cop. About the One:1, it's Koenigsegg's ultimate hypercar because as its name implies, the power-to-weight ratio is an impossible 1hp-to-kg. 1,342 horsepower, 1,341kg of weight, no other hypercar comes close!

- Back to the Ukraine standoff; Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned that Crimea will remain in Ukraine. This is part of the developing news in the Russian military invasion to Crimea, and it seems that US President Obama is on a risky game of Russian Roulette on Russian President Putin's plot to send military forces to Crimea...

- The 3-hour brownouts in Mindanao will continue...

- A South Korean TV network, SBS, were in hot water right now over a suicide of a female contestant on a reality matchmaking show called Jjak. This contestant was found dead during a week-long production shoot at a guesthouse in Jeju Island by hanging herself with a hair dryer cord and left a suicide note stating she didn't want to live anymore.

- The BMW X4 is revealed officially.

- It is reported that there are now a total of seven Ferrari F12 units in the Philippine roads. Six of them were from Autostrada Motore, the official Ferrari and Maserati distributor in the Philippines, and the other was smuggled. 

- Jaguar officially announced that their new 3-Series fighter and potential X-Type replacement will be called the XE.

- Have you seen the new trailer of the upcoming horror flick, Oculus? Yes, and Karen Gillan's included in the trailer.

- Now available in Forza Motorsport 5 is the Alpinestars Car Pack and like last month's pack; one new-to-Forza car, 9 returning Forza cars. Here are the list of this month's cars;

1999 Toyota #3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020
2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2011 Radical SR8 RX
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1965 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
2012 Ultima GTR720
1997 Mitsubishi GTO
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S

- Aside from adding the V12 Vantage S, DB9, and the Vanquish in the latest Real Racing 3 update, they've even added new features by popular demand such as Customization and Photo Mode. Check it out and if you haven't got one of 2013's best app games, download one now from the App Store or Google Play.

- Manny V Pangilingan, one of Philippines' big-time businessmen, is losing interest in acquiring a stake in GMA. PEP reports.

- Let's end today's segment with a following announcement because...well, this is the Lent season, small sacrifices will be made. Anyway, I won't be blogging around this blog from Maundy Thursday (April 17, 2014) to Black Saturday (April 19, 2014). I'll be back on the 20th of April. That's Easter Sunday. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Stars of 2014 Geneva Motor Show

2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

This year's Geneva Motor Show shifts into high gear because of some of the newer models presented to the world ahead from now to the 16th of March, 2014, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. So, what's new on this year's show?

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept
2015 Alpina BMW B4 Bi-Turbo Cabrio
2014 Alpina BMW B6 Bi-Turbo Gran Coupe
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430
2014 Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro selection
2015 Audi S1
2015 Audi S1 Sportback
2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet
2015 Audi TTS Coupe
2015 Audi TT Coupe
2014 Audi TT quattro Sport Concept
2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
2015 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
2015 BMW X3
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8
2014 Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt Bugatti
2015 Citroen C1
2015 Citroen C4 Cactus
2014 Citroen C5 CrossTourer
2015 Ferrari California T
2014 Fiat 500 Cult
2015 Fiat 695 Abarth Biposto
2015 Fiat Freemont Cross
2015 Fiat Panda Cross
2015 Ford Focus
2014 Honda Civic Type R Concept
2014 Hyundai Intrado Concept
2015 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
2015 Jeep Renegade
2014 Koenigsegg One-1
2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
2014 Land Rover Discovery XXV Edition
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic
2014 Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
2015 Lexus RC F Sport
2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept
2014 Mazda Hazumi Concept
2015 McLaren 650S
2015 McLaren 650S Spider
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
2014 Mini Clubman Concept
2015 Nissan Juke
2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS
2015 Nissan e-NV200
2015 Opel Adam Rocks
2015 Opel Astra OPC Extreme
2015 Peugeot 108
2014 Peugeot 308 SW
2014 Porsche 911 RSR
2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid
2015 Qoros 3 Hatch
2015 Renault Twingo
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
2014 Seat Leon Cupra
2014 Skoda VisionC Concept
2014 SsangYong XLV Concept
2014 Subaru VIZIV-2 Concept
2015 Vauxhall Adam Rocks
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE
2014 Volkswagen Polo
2015 Volkswagen Scirocco
2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R
2014 Volkswagen T-Roc Concept
2014 Volvo Estate Concept

Check out the pics:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Let's Do The News! (March 4, 2014)

Things we learned today...

- RadioShack to close 1,000 branches.

- Hyundai showcased its first official teaser sketch for the all-new 2015 Sonata, which is set to debut this month in South Korea and then globally at next month's New York Auto Show.

- Construction for the NLEX-SLEX connector, known as the Harbor Link Segment 10, is underway.

- The new 2014 Seat Leon Cupra is the new leader of front-wheel drive hot hatchbacks as it set a lap time of 7:58.4 at the Nurburgring, beating the record set by the Renaultsport Megane 265.

- Back to the Vhong Navarro case as PEP reports that Deniece Cornejo, one of the suspects in the case, said that she doesn't know Roxanne Cabañero (the beauty queen who filed charges against Vhong Navarro years ago) and she's ready for a long legal fight against Vhong Navarro.

- Also, Denice denied rumors about her having STD.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Let's Do The News! (March 3, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- In case you missed the 86th Academy Awards, here are the list of this year's winners;

Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.”

Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave.”

Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

Foreign Language Film: “The Great Beauty,” Italy.

Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave.”

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

Animated Feature Film: “Frozen.”

Production Design: “The Great Gatsby.”

Cinematography: “Gravity.”

Sound Mixing: “Gravity.”

Sound Editing: “Gravity.”

Original Score: “Gravity,” Steven Price.

Original Song: “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

Costume: “The Great Gatsby.”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Animated Short Film: “Mr. Hublot.”

Documentary Feature: “20 Feet from Stardom.”

Documentary (short subject): “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”

Film Editing: “Gravity.”

Live Action Short Film: “Helium.”

Visual Effects: “Gravity.”

Well, it looks like Gravity and 12 Years A Slave scored big at the Oscars, even Disney's Frozen blown away the competition as the best animated film as well as the theme song from the film, Let It Go.

- Tuner Haus MTM dropped a massive Audi V8 engine on the Volkswagen Amarok truck and all ready for the Geneva Motor Show this month. This MTM-tuned Amarok's V8 engine delivers 410PS of power and it can do 0-100kph in six seconds. Top speed is a decent 222kph. For suspension, it comes with a Panhard rod combined with air springs. It even comes with huge brake discs on all fours.

- The Philippine National Railways launched "premier trains" a special coach service served as an alternative for motorists because of the planned roadworks this 2014 that will cause serious heavy traffics.

- Sgt. Raffy Braga was been awarded an Award of Merit by the Philippine Army for his honesty as demonstrated by him returned two Php350,000 checks in Fort Bonifacio last month.

- Meanwhile on the Ukraine crisis, a leader of Ukraine's pro-Western interim government warned that Russia's deployment of military forces is an apparent declaration of war.

- The G7 leaders opposed Russia's actions for what it said to be a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

- US Secretary of State John Kerry also opposed Russia's actions for sending Russian military to Ukraine.

- It's the final week for ABS-CBN's drama series Got To Believe, starring Kathryn Bernardo as Chichay and Daniel Padilla as Joaquin. Don't miss it. There are only 5 episodes left!

- SOME SAY: Minecraft will spawn a live-action movie courtesy of Warner Brothers. It will be produced by Jill Messick and Roy Lee (who did this year's LEGO Movie).

- In cased you missed it; Sam & Cat's Arianna Grande is the cover girl of the March 2014 issue of Total Girl Philippines. Get one today!

Top Gear S21E05

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Top Gear S21E05

In the fifth episode of Top Gear Season 21, we see Jeremy Clarkson comparing new hot hatches such as the new BMW M135i and the new Volkswagen Golf VII GTi. After minutes of reviewing both of these hatchbacks (and in the moment Jeremy got spun off in the M135i), The Stig handles both of these hatchbacks and the BMW M135i did it in 1:25.1 and the VW Golf VII GTi did it in 1:28.6.

Meanwhile, Jeremy and James are on a hilarious challenge to create a PSA about safe cycling. From bomb-defusal to religion, attempts of making a PSA are ended in failures and then...there's the PSA that goes...give them an inch because they've given you a mile.

Aaron Paul from the concluded Breaking Bad TV series and the upcoming Need For Speed movie is the SIARPC and at the time of 1:44.7, his need for speed made him at the top of the leaderboard. A new record in an Astra!

Lastly, Richard Hammond returns to the Abu Dhabi to try out the brand new Porsche 918 Spyder and takes it to the spin at the Yas Marina Circuit. Well sadly, that ultimate showdown will have to wait this summer.

Next week is a brand-new 2-part Burma Special where the boys drive second-hand trucks in Myanmar and build a bridge at some river.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Forza Motorsport 5: The Lotus E21

With the addition of open-wheelers in Forza Motorsport 5, the lineup got expanded not just to track toys but also IndyCars and F1 racers and nothing's more extreme to drive as the Lotus E21. This is Lotus' entry to the Formula One 2013 season but what is it? Let's find out...

Being the first of the F1 cars launched for the F1 2013 season, the E21 is designed and built by the Lotus F1 team. It was driven by Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. As a response from 2012's E20 for having difficulties with the DRS, this machine comes with a built-in passive DRS device. It was powered by Renault's RS27-2013 2.4L V8 engine developing 750HP of power and 221lb-ft of torque.

The chassis features a moulded honeycomb composite monocoque made of carbon fiber and aluminum for added strength and less weight. It comes with carbon-fiber top and bottom wishbones where in the front, it operates with a pushrod setup, and in the back, it comes with a pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted in the top of the transmission casing.

This car placed 4th in the F1 2013's World Constructor's Championship whereas Kimi Raikkonen placed 5th overall and Romain Grosjean 7th overall in the F1 2013 season.


Cars GT6 Should Put (Volume 21)

Earlier this week, I dug deeper to the car knowledgeum to see if there are some CARS GT6 SHOULD PUT...

5) Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 '15

The latest ZO6, based on the new C7 Corvette, is the most advanced C7 Corvette ever made. With its enhanced aerodynamics, race-focused technology, and the new superchaged V8 engine developing almost 20 less than the Corvette C6 ZR1 but some say, it can set lap times quicker than the old ZR1 but who cares? Since Gran Turismo were involved in the development of this car, we're hoping that the new C7 Z06 would make it to the limelight because the C7 Corvette still has some Gran Turismo exclusivity.

Actually I’m stoked for both the new Z06 and the C7R racer. The Z06 is now becoming a half-decent supercar because its V8 engine is more powerful than the Huracan or the 458 Speciale while the C7R shows that this new model is ready for motorsports purposes.

If you’re from Forza Motorsport or Need For Speed or any other racing game; NO. YOU CAN’T HAVE ‘EM. Because the C7 Corvette remains a Gran Turismo exclusive, both the C7 ZO6 and the C7R are reserved for future installments of Gran Turismo. That’s it.

4) McLaren MP4/4 '88

It's one of the most successful Formula One cars in ages and this turbocharged V6 F1 racer completely dominated the 1988 F1 season. It garnered the Constructor's Championship for McLaren and the Driver's Championship for the legendary Ayrton Senna. Since the Senna-related content may come in GT6 this summer, I'm sure it will turn up at this point.

3) Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 '13

The facelifted Gallardo LP560-4, launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, started the countdown that the baby Lambo is coming to an end but for this final Gallardo, along with its revised exterior looks, it surely won't let go without a good fight. Let's hope the 2013 model will make it to the GT6 car list if it kills me. Like the pre-facelifted model we had in GT6, it still comes with the same 5.2L V10 engine developing 560PS of power.

2) MINI Cooper S '14

The new F56 Mini has now became less of a Mini, more of a Wumbo (well, it's all BMW's fault because somebody has a field of Wumbology) but it still retains its fun-to-drive character for a luxury compact car with a British blood coursing through its veins. It runs on a brand new UKL1 platform that we may expect this to use on FWD Bimmers and it has a host of new engine choices, all with Mini's TwinPower Turbo Technology. I just hope that the new Mini makes it on GT6 because I just wanna see what's like to drive the New Mini virtually.

1) McLaren 650S '14

Set for its premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the new McLaren 650S looks kinda confusing because it looks more of a MP4-12C with the P1's face in it, just like the Sileighty where the 180SX has a Silvia S13's face in it. It may have the same V8 turbo engine from the 12C but as the name implies, it produces 650PS of power output. This is the track weapon I'm surely want to have one...

The results please? So when one of these cars showed up in future updates on GT6, you can't say I have a little bit to do with that.

Take that to Kaz Yamauchi!

Some of my favorite Draw Perry drawings by celebs

Celebs from the wonderful world of Disney draw themselves their very own drawing of Phineas and Ferb's Perry the Platypus and those digital featurettes that you can find it on the Disney website is kinda more of our liking watching internet videos of Disney celebs drawing their own Perry the Platypus. They're all did very well on drawing our favorite semi-aquatic, egg-laying, mammal of action but I decided myself to pick some of my favorite Draw Perry drawings as drawn by Disney celebs...

1) Bridgit Mendler from Good Luck Charlie

2) G Hannelius from Dog With A Blog

3) Caroline Sunshine from Shake It Up

4) Raini Rodriguez from Austin & Ally

5) Laura Marano from Austin & Ally

6) Calum Worthy from Austin & Ally

7) Karan Brar from Jessie

8) Zendaya from Shake It Up

9) Stefanie Scott from ANT Farm

10) Blake Michael from Dog With A Blog

So there you are, these are some of my favorite Dray Perry draws as done by the Disney celebs. If I had to choose one, I bet it's either Bridgit's or G's. Don't tell me why but hey, at least celebs do had a liking for Perry the Platypus.

Courtesy of: Disney

Gran Turismo 6: An Australian sports machine you might like

This is the Holden Monaro. When the first Monaro came out in Australia in the 1960's, they want to refer this as Australia's first sports machine and as the jingle says...It's Going To Be Very Monaro. In the 21st century, the Monaro returns with a sleeker profile, well-lavished interior, and a choice of either a Supercharged V6 or a Gen III V8. This is the CV8 model and it was powered by a Gen III V8 engine, the same kind of engine you can find in the C5 Corvette. It develops 327HP of power and 342.8ft-lb of torque, making this a purebred cheap V8 monster.

Even though it has an international following and the fact that it was sold in the US as the Pontiac GTO, the Monaro is a world-class muscle car until its discontinuation in 2006 with no direct replacement.

This Monaro will run through the Goodwood Hill Climb but at what time will the Monaro post?

It posted a 0:59.658 lap time!

Namely one of the best Australian-made cars in ages, the Monaro is still a cult following even after its 2006 discontinuation. The Australian motor industry maybe on the verge of a collapse, with news about plant closures from both Holden and Ford Australia as well as foreign ones, but it's done to honor the cars made in the Land Down Under. This one's for you, mates!

Holden Monaro CV8 - An Australian sports machine YOU MAY LIKE on GT6.

What is a platypus?

He's a platypus. He don't do much...

In honor of the so-called Platypus Day, don't know why but fans of Phineas and Ferb won't mind about it but paying tribute to Perry the Platypus (a.k.a. Agent P), there's so much to explain about what is a platypus and even a little 47 second science won't work to describe about this semi-aquatic, egg-laying, mammal that some thought it was just a product from a duck and a beaver apart from noticing the bill of the duck and the tail of the beaver. So...gyururururu.....

Some essential facts:

- Scientific name for platypus is ornithorhynchus anatinus. Maybe that's why a lyric that goes Our Ornithorhynchus anatinus brings smiles to the both of us.

- Platypuses have a beaver-like tail, bird-like beak or duck-like bill (whatever you called it), walks like a reptile, and they had webbed feet.

- They can be found at different locations, especially Australia, and their favored habitats are lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.

- Male platypuses are poisonous, meaning they have a spur of toxins that can kill a dog or cause severe pain to humans. I'm not sure why...

- Platypuses are nocturnal, meaning they're are active at night just like hamsters but unlike hamsters, platypuses sleep in their burrows.

- The reproductive cycle of a platypus is rather unusual because male ones tend to chase their female and grabs the tail of the female platypus before mating. Two-to-three weeks later, the female platypus lay about two or three eggs and incubates it for about 10 days before hatch.

-  Platypuses sweat what you saw from a Phineas and Ferb episode where Candace and Perry swapped bodies by one of their inventions.

- Platypuses eat frogs, fishes, or insects taken from the aquatic surface with their beak, which is also useful to dig up invertebrates from stream or lake beds. They don't eat underwater but store their food in their cheeks and then eat it at the surface.

- Baby platypuses grow a temporary tooth, which is essential to hatch their way out from their eggs.

- The remains of the ancient platypus species were found in the Patagonian region of South America.

- Platypuses belong to the family of animals called monotremes.

- Some studies pointed out in prehistoric times, humans trapped platypuses for their skins but in the year 1912, there is a law that prohibits the harvesting of platypuses for skins, therefore keeping the platypuses population very very far from extinction.


Platypus Facts and Pictures (NatGeo Kids) -

BBC Nature - Platypus -

Platypus Facts For Kids (Animals Time) -

Platypus Facts (Conservation Institute) -

So, there we go. Some of the good stuff about what is the platypus and that left me a good mystery that does a platypus made a gurgling sound like Perry? You know, gyurururururururu...

What's in our Car Town garage today? (March 2, 2014)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

1975 RWB Ducktail

This creation from tuner RWB, based on the classic 930, uses a narrow RSR styling which, in RWB tuning fashion, takes about two months to convert it into a full-on track weapon featuring the notable ducktail spoiler. That spoiler maybe more of a throwback to the enthusiasts, but overall, this 1.4 million Yen conversion kit is more than enough to give sense with its throwback looks.

1975 RWB Ducktail

1992 Jeep Jurassic Park Wrangler

Based on the 1992 Jeep Wrangler, it features some Jurassic Park livery, making it look like the exact machine as seen from the Jurassic Park franchise. Because the Wrangler is famed for its off-road capability, it should be enough to escape from huge dinosaurs chasing after you!

1992 Jeep Jurassic Park Wrangler

2012 Mazda 3

When the second-generation Mazda 3 or Axela in the Japanese marker was launched in 2009, this car reinvented the idling stop system by featuring the i-stop. For the 2012 model year, the facelifted version of the second-generation Mazda 3 is the first to come with SKYACTIV-DRIVE gearbox for seamless gear shifting unlike any other. You know the Mazda 2 or Demio is the first Mazda to feature SKYACTIV Technology in the form of the SKYACTIV-G petrol engines but when these two updated versions launched in 2011, Mazda signalled the start of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY; a new kind of technology that balances impressive fuel economy and fun-to-drive characteristics. It has been applied to other Mazdas as time goes by.

2012 Mazda 3
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