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Transformer robot spotted outside Beirut!

This is definitely not something you see every day in Lebanon. I was walking home when I saw a transformer and so I took some pictures. Click on the thumbnails for very large pictures. Enjoy!

Transformer robot

Transformer robot


Transformer robot


Transformer robot


Transformer robot


Transformer robot

Pet store pictures

I took some pictures today while at the pet store. I was buying food for my bird.


Fish tanks


Turtles


A monkey

Some of my favorite new music

Needless to say, I am a big fan of certain styles of music such as classical (Richard Clayderman, etc…) and symphonic metal such as Nightwish. Old Disney movie tunes will always have a special place as well.
I was looking for music on youtube and I discovered a very talented Finnish artist called Henrik Airaksinen. He goes by the name ‘BlackSheep806’ and he composes various styles of piano and violin music. I never heard of this person till now but his music is amazing. You can listen to some of it on his website. My favorites are Sound of an Angel and Ocean Soul.
He also has a Facebook page but it doesn’t look like he posts very often.

Artificial Selection

This is a rather interesting. Basically people have been hunting and killing elephants for their tusks since ages. Ivory is then carved from the tusks and sold. Elephants with larger tusks are hunted first and therefore have less chance to survive and breed. The ones that do remain have smaller tusks and according to ENN, the average African elephant’s tusk size has gone down by half in the last century and a half.
I would guess we will eventually end up with mostly tusk-less elephants since there is (hopefully) no use for hunting them. Fascinating simulation of evolution.

Ain Mreisseh, Beirut

I took two pictures this afternoon in Ain Mreisseh, Beirut. The angle is bad but it is easy to see where the mountains meet the ocean shore on the other side of the bay and some snow left on the mountain top in the first picture (Click on the images for large versions).

Ain Mreisseh, Beirut

Ain Mreisseh, Beirut