Once a Friday night ment partying, it now means pole 😍. Did find tonight difficult. Missing a week has thrown me 😩. Also having no skin on my thighs & under arms from Sunday’s marathon didn’t help. Oh yeah and iv done nothing but eat for a week and maybe drink a bit (lot) of wine might have contributed to lack of strength 🤣. Glad I got a new move even if I had to do it on my weaker side as the lack on skin under my stronger arm made this a No No. #poledancing#polemoves#polefitness#hercules#polepose#gravitygirls
Hercules and Ray have had a great first year in sanctuary! Caregiver Kate spent an entire year with them and shares that Hercules has really grown into his role as a leader of the group of nine adolescent male chimpanzees. After growing up in a basement lab, it's been a sign of his growth that he's now leading a larger social group. According to Kate, he shares his food with other members of the group, avoids unnecessary drama, but will step in and help to diffuse disputes when they happen.
Hercules is frequently supported by Ray, the other highest ranking chimp in the group. Ray has a very different personality from Hercules. He's a quieter chimp and prefers the indoors, although he's finally started to stretch outside the villa door to gather food items. He plays an important role backing up Hercules, keeping order in the group and settling disputes.
Despite their differences they make a great team!
March 21st marked their one year anniversary in sanctuary. In the coming week, we'll continue to check in on the other members of the group!
Photos by Crystal Alba.
The U.S. Navy Lockheed KC-130F Hercules (BuNo 149798) from Transport Squadron 1 (VR-1), loaned to the U.S. Naval Air Test Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) on 10 October 1963.
Official description: "Forrestal made history in November 1963 when on the 8th, 21st and 22nd, LT James H. Flatley III and his crew members, LCDR [W. W.] 'Smokey' Stovall and Aviation Machinist's Mate (Jets) 1st Class Ed Brennan, made [29 touch-and-go landings and] 21 full-stop landings and takeoffs in a C-130F Hercules aboard the ship. The tests were conducted 500 miles [800 km] out in the North Atlantic off the coast of Massachusetts. In so doing, Forrestal and the C-130 set a record for the largest and heaviest airplane landing on a Navy aircraft carrier. The Navy was trying to determine if the big Hercules could serve as a 'Super-COD' — a 'Carrier On-board Delivery' aircraft. The problem was there was no aircraft which could provide resupply to a carrier in mid ocean. The Hercules was stable, reliable, and had a long cruising range and high payload."
"The tests were more than successful. At 85,000 pounds [38,555.3 kg], the C-130F came to a complete stop within 267 feet [81.4 meters], and at the maximum load [121,000 pounds, 54,884.6 kg], the plane used only 745 feet [227.1 meters] for take-off [and 460 feet, 140.2 meters, for landing]. The Navy concluded that with the C-130 Hercules, it would be possible to lift 25,000 pounds [11,339.8 kg] of cargo 2,500 miles [4,022.5 km] and land it on a carrier. However, the idea was considered a bit too risky for routine COD operations. The C-2A Greyhound program was developed and the first of these planes became operational in 1965. For his effort, the Navy awarded LT Flatley the Distinguished Flying Cross."
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Day 6: Your favorite animal
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Pegasus was given to Hercules by his father, Zeus, made out of clouds and formed to look like a horse with wings. Pegasus is Hercules' best friend. He is cute, loyal, and protective.
I love cheshire cat because he is comical, mysterious, mischievous, unpredictable. But he will help you if he cares.
Sometimes it's fun to be the villain! Villanous is a game where you choose your villain. Each cillian has a different and unique objective. But other villains are trying to stop you while they complete theirs. We recently got the Expansion Wicked to the Core which adds Hades, Evil Queen (Snow White), and Dr. Facilier(Princess and the Frog). Base game comes with Queen of Hearts, Maelficent, Jafar, Ursula, and more. #boardgames#boardgamegeek#disney#villain#villainous#aliceinwonderland#hercules