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Bet you can’t read this post without yawning…

It’s that time of the week! Wacky Wednesday is here. This week we’re celebrating with the lovely Afghan hound Reine.

Seeing someone else yawn, it may be impossible to resist the urge to yawn yourself. Even reading about yawning can cause the impulse to be irresistible. Here are some fun facts about yawning:

  • Almost all creatures on the planet yawn, including snakes, fish, and dogs!
  • The purpose of yawning is to cool brain temperature and actually keep you awake.
  • Contagious yawning is an ancient ritual that evolve to help groups stay alert to detect any threats and danger.
  • Dogs yawn to stay calm in certain situations.
  • Read more facts about yawning on : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6270036.stm

Hopefully this post makes you yawn, and helps you stay awake on this wacky Wednesday!

Thanks to Diane Bauman for the beautiful Reine starting this chain reaction!

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Gecko Portrait Photography Tips

We’ve all seen the Geico Gecko commercials. However, in real life Gecko’s are not quite so charismatic. They take some work to get their portrait! This gecko seen in Bermuda was a great model, (who has likely had some freelance experience modeling for tourists).
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Don’t fret! You can get a great Gecko portrait too! Here’s how:
  1. Don’t worry about a gecko blinking while taking the photo. Most geckos don’t have eyelids and therefore never blink!
  2. Don’t pose your Gecko subject on anything made of Teflon. It’s the only known surface a gecko’s feet can’t stick to so your model will be sliding all over.
  3. Gecko’s are the only lizards that can vocalize! So don’t be afraid to talk to them while they strut their stuff, they can talk back!
  4. Try to choose a sunny location for your Gecko supermodel. They are coldblooded and need the sun to stay warm!

Happy Shooting!

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