The winner of a contest is not necessarily the most pugilistic

Posted by cheryl - February 9th, 2015

The T-Rex Was Unlikely To Win A Race Against The Hadrosaur
Written By Cheryl Freier-author-illustrator
Back in prehistoric times, a carnivorous predator, the T-rex did not necessarily have a chance of overcoming another prehistoric dinosaur, the hadrosaur, who was reputed to be a herbivore. The hadrosaur had its caudofemoralis muscle attached much lower to the femur of its back legs and therefore there was a much longer muscle contraction which automatically made its running strides shorter and slower. The T-Rex was able to run faster at first but would tire out sooner. It was then in prehistoric times that the hadrosaur outwitted the T-rex. (Scientific American, February, 2015, p. 19.)
So it was the story told over again throughout history that the victor of a contest is not necessarily the stronger of the two opponents. Such was the outcome of the story of David and Goliath as told in the Bible. Such was the outcome of WWII when the vicious Nazis had the world at bay until the Americans, and the British, and the Russians overtook the Nazis. Cheryl Freier is the author of The Wild Grasses: Hidden Truth Poems which tells the story about the harrowing experiences of a family forced to hide in the woods during WWII. Cheryl Freier is the author and illustrator of the storybook for children The Shepherd Boy And The Sheep Alphabet, which is the story about young King David and features the added feature of an alphabet book about the different types of sheep in the world.


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The Wonders Of The Whales In The Sea

Posted by cheryl - September 21st, 2013

The Wonders Of The Whales

The Wonders Of The Humpback Whales:  Newly Discovered Information That Helps The Humpback Whale To Survive

By Cheryl Freier

What is new in the whale world?  Scientists have just discovered while conducting research on whales at Antarctica that not every humpback whale migrates back to the equator for their breeding time.  When the winter begins in Antarctica, which is close the month of June, some of the humpbacks find themselves a place to hide, usually in a wind-hollowed crevice formed in the ice.  The whales are not pregnant and they save their strength from the long sea voyage to the Equator.  These humpback whales do differ in breeds—the same as animals who belong to different breeds.  However, the family of humpback whales is always identified by their songs, their call to each other.

Scientists have been tracking the humpback whales and caring about the whales’ environments and food supply.  You might say that the scientists are the modern day shepherds but not of their flock of sheep but of the humpback whales.  By learning as much information as they can about the whales, they are protecting them from predators, the elements, and making certain that the whales flourish in the seas.  

Cheryl Freier is the author of four historical fiction novels; she is the author and illustrator of one storybook, The Shepherd Boy And The Sheep Alphabet.  This book is a delightful reading experience for any young child.  Cheryl can be followed on www.thegraylinghiddentruthpoems.com.


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