11 Things You Should Know About Zebras

11 Things You Should Know About Zebras

Look beyond the black and white stripes.

Zebra are a fascinating species that often gets overlooked by larger species. Do not let other species prevent you from seeing the beauty of Zebra.

1. Zebras belong to the family Equine which includes horses and donkeys.

2. Their unique stripe patterns help with camouflage.

3. Each zebra has their own unique pattern of stripes similarly to human fingerprints.

4. Zebras sleep standing up.

5. They run in a zigzag pattern to confuse their predators.

6. The black and white stripes work as a bug repellant.

7. Zebras groom each other.

8. A zebra is single-hoofed just like horses.

9. They live in groups called herds.

10. Baby zebras are called foals.

11. Zebras use their ears and rotate them to communicate their mood to other zebras.

Hopefully, you have a deeper understanding of Zebra now than you did before. Zebras are much more than black and white horses.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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A Letter To Poison Ivy, My Body's Worst Enemy

It’s been almost a whole week since these rashes started appearing, and I so want them to be gone already!

Dear Ivy,

So, my old “friend,” we meet again. It’s been a long time since my last outbreak from you… or from being anywhere near you while doing work cutting vines in the backyard. Judging from where you most recently struck on my body, first on my face and now mostly on my hands and part of my right arm, I would say that you struck back hard. Hard enough for me to be officially banned from doing any yard work whatsoever, especially in the back.

Yes, it’s official: I’m not allowed to cut vines anymore, and it’s all because of my body’s severe reaction to you.

This is a total shame because of how much I love cutting those damn vines that seem to wrap around everywhere on the fences. I seem to get a sick thrill out of chopping off all those unwanted thorns, whether they shall fall within the yard or just anywhere near it, while I jam out to my music playing on my iPod Touch. However, as much as I enjoy cutting vines to my heart’s desire, my inner joy is always undercut because of your occasional breakouts on my skin.

Before you came along, I thought I never had any serious allergies outside of the seasonal ones—indoor or outdoor with only sneezing and runny noses to deal with… and that all changed when you first appeared out of nowhere when I was cleaning up in the backyard what Hurricane Irma left behind the summer right before my freshman year of high school. And now, almost seven years later, after about a handful of outbreaks, I never seem to be careful enough to avoid you.

Though the prescribed steroid tablets and topical ointment, as well as the over-the-counter Xyzal, are helping, they can only do so much in order to make me fully functional again. Also, upon my count of the tablets, I won’t be officially rid of your poisonous marks, both inside and out, until near the end of the month!

It’s been almost a whole week since these rashes started appearing, and I so want them to be gone already!

Though the breakout on my face is almost completely gone, aside from the tightness around my mouth and lips, my arm and hands still have blisters that I can’t seem to shake. Of course, I know from past experience that the real issue with you is not just the itchiness from the rashes you leave. It’s the aching pain that results from when I try to relieve these itches as well as all the blisters that remain all the while, always tantalizing me to pop them right then and there.

I thought that the face would be the hardest to deal with, and for a while it was, but the outbreak on my hands was comparably far more than I could bear because of my constant reliance on them for so many things. Even doing a tiny thing like twisting off caps or flexing the muscles in my hands was a bit of a struggle in my current condition.

I try to make the most of it by wearing rubber/latex gloves with my topical ointment inside to conceal, and maybe heal, the horrific blisters on me while doing very little indoor work. When I still had the facial outbreak, I covered the left half of my face with ice as well as my whole mouth with something moist within a sanding mask, all to bring down the swelling.

I felt like "The Phantom of the Opera," the Hunchback, and Elsa all wrapped up into one being, a total recluse due to your circumstances you know I cannot control.

Because of you, I have been less productive than I wanted to be, an issue that is sheer torture to an INFJ like me. Because of you, outside of a dermatologist appointment, booked within record-time, to try to get this whole thing cleared up, I haven’t left the house in almost a whole week. And because of you, I can’t enjoy my favorite yard work activity and am officially banned from doing just that.

However, even though I can’t ever seem to beat you at your own game, with enough time, I will beat your latest infliction on me, as I always have for the past seven years. Sooner or later, I’ll be back, knowing now that I won’t be playing it anymore and being your victim because of it.

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