PDA

View Full Version : OT : How cute(polar bear)



tuddley3
12-03-2007, 03:09 AM
Ain't nature crazy. Look how he goes from having white hair to gray within the same year.

http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=knut&c=news_photos

tuddley3
12-03-2007, 03:09 AM
Ain't nature crazy. Look how he goes from having white hair to gray within the same year.

http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=knut&c=news_photos

Celeon999
12-03-2007, 04:06 AM
Ahh Knut. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I must confess ive never seen him in reality as i prefer to go to the former east german "Tierpark" which is several times as big as the "Berlin Zoo" and looks much more beautiful at the same time.

He has become a pretty big polar bear now, not exactly a cute baby anymore. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Thats why it is suggested to transfer him to the "Tierpark" now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

There are already 4 or 5 other polar bears there.

Here are some photos from the "Tierpark" i made last year. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


A possible friend for Knut ?
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4602/pic0003qz9.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3563/pic0014uw2.jpg


They move freely around most of the park

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2610/pic0036ey2.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6534/pic0055ew9.jpg

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4166/pic0049vx0.jpg


Its a Panzernashorn http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7182/pic0073mr7.jpg

They have several baby elefants

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2214/pic0090hl6.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1439/pic0098tk9.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5335/pic0119py0.jpg

tuddley3
12-03-2007, 05:05 AM
How would I have known you would be the first to respond to this thread Cel? Thanks for the pics !!!

Is there a female for him to play with ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

I am also surprised at how close you were to the croc, nice pics Cel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Celeon999
12-03-2007, 06:07 AM
Not as close as it seems http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I was on a wooden gangway above. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Hmmm dont know how many girls are among those polar bears.

I just checked wikipedia and found out that the Berlin Tierpark is not just big but the biggest in entire Europe ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Tierpark Berlin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierpark_Berlin)

The german article offers lots of pics

Tierpark Berlin (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierpark_Berlin)

VikingGrandad
12-03-2007, 06:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Panzernashorn </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting name! What does that literally translate to in English?

Celeon999
12-03-2007, 06:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Panzernashorn </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting name! What does that literally translate to in English? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Panzer comes from Panzerung (Armouring) but as a standalone word it means tank or armour.

Armour-nose-horn

Just like with many english words, Panzer has a double meaning. The term for a vehicle and the name of a thing. Just like the word tank. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

An amoured animal with a horn on its nose http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I bet you expected that from the german language right ? ....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Schraubenschlüssel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thats actually a interesting topic.

Just like we call ALL submarines u-boats we also call all tanks Panzer. (the word stays the same in singular and plural)

BUT we call tanks from ww1 : "Tanks" and not Panzer, thats because the term was a english one for a british invention which had no counterparts in other countries at that time.

Therefore the strange term tank , which refers to something like a water tank or fuel tank was adopted as being the official word for this vehicle in the english and so also in the german language.

Everything that came after ww1 and doesnt look similar to ww1 era type tanks is a Panzer for us.

Why ?

A tank is something in your car in which you fill gas. Or it is something that holds water but it sounds rediculous to us to call a vehicle "tank". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

So we use a different word which describes the nature of the vehicle better.

We chose the word Panzer which is for instance the word for what a turtle carries on its back or better said, around its body.

Thats a Schildkrötenpanzer : the Shield-toad-armour of a shield-toad which is a turtle or tortoise in english. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The word Panzer describes perfectly the nature of amoured vehicles.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif And you will agree that a turtle has more in common with a armoured vehicle than the gas tank of your car. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SO, now you are confused right ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tuddley3
12-03-2007, 07:03 AM
Never underestimate Celeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VikingGrandad
12-05-2007, 04:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Panzernashorn </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting name! What does that literally translate to in English? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Panzer comes from Panzerung (Armouring) but as a standalone word it means tank or armour.

Armour-nose-horn

Just like with many english words, Panzer has a double meaning. The term for a vehicle and the name of a thing. Just like the word tank. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

An amoured animal with a horn on its nose http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I bet you expected that from the german language right ? ....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Schraubenschlüssel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thats actually a interesting topic.

Just like we call ALL submarines u-boats we also call all tanks Panzer. (the word stays the same in singular and plural)

BUT we call tanks from ww1 : "Tanks" and not Panzer, thats because the term was a english one for a british invention which had no counterparts in other countries at that time.

Therefore the strange term tank , which refers to something like a water tank or fuel tank was adopted as being the official word for this vehicle in the english and so also in the german language.

Everything that came after ww1 and doesnt look similar to ww1 era type tanks is a Panzer for us.

Why ?

A tank is something in your car in which you fill gas. Or it is something that holds water but it sounds rediculous to us to call a vehicle "tank". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

So we use a different word which describes the nature of the vehicle better.

We chose the word Panzer which is for instance the word for what a turtle carries on its back or better said, around its body.

Thats a Schildkrötenpanzer : the Shield-toad-armour of a shield-toad which is a turtle or tortoise in english. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The word Panzer describes perfectly the nature of amoured vehicles.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif And you will agree that a turtle has more in common with a armoured vehicle than the gas tank of your car. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SO, now you are confused right ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pleasantly confused, yes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But of course I know the real origin of the word 'Tank' for a track-driven armoured vehicle - a cunning deception to fool the Kaiser's army that we were shipping some kind of 'liquid storage vessels' into France for use in the battlefield! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I like the word 'Schildkrötenpanzer'. A much more impressive-sounding name than 'turtle'!

Actually, I find the origin of words very interesting too. When I was a kid, I guessed that 'Panzer' was the German word for 'Panther' because of the name given to the Panzer V! Of course, later I learned that 'Panzer' means 'tank' - but did the Germans actually name the Panzer V with the English (Latin origin) word 'Panther'? I'm surprised there isn't a German word for 'Panther', as in mountain leopard, and the same for 'Tiger' too... And why were these names given, but no names given to Panzers I - IV?

Also, I've seen the word 'Panzerschiffe' in reference to battleships - is that the proper German word for 'battleship'?

Celeon999
12-05-2007, 04:50 AM
The similarity comes from the latin words "Tigris" and "Panthera" which are part of the latin name of these animals.

The words simply got adopted into a second language. Maybe as the first scientific books about these species were written.

If the english language then copied it from german or the other way around..... i dont know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Just our pronunciation is different.

But as english and german are related languages and evolved out of one and the same language (west-germanic) it might be just a coincidence.


Panzerschiffe means = Armourships which is the name for one of the first german warship classes.

The translation for Battleships is
Schlachtschiffe (Schlacht means Battle)


I think that the additional names for the Panzer s got invented to prevent confusion.

Panzer 1 2 3 and 4 is ok but imagine 5 6 7 8 9 10 ....

Would'nt be that easy to remember what is what.

VikingGrandad
12-05-2007, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the info Celeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

One last Panzer question... The naming started with V - 'Panther', then VI - 'Tiger', then VI Mk.II - 'Koenigstiger', then the never-produced VII - 'Löwe/Lion' ....so why was the VIII called 'Maus'??? Perhaps as a joke about its huge size...?


Just found this video which I think you'll enjoy:

Video of Bovington Tank Museum's Tiger I starting and running (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY_5c0mBXok)

That thing makes some incredible noises! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
12-06-2007, 01:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">so why was the VIII called 'Maus'??? Perhaps as a joke about its huge size...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Look at the car alarm going off on one of the cars the Tiger passes at 3:00. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Oh these screaching sounds it produces. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Nothing better than the screams of tortured metal to tell that you built something really big bad and heavy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


But my favourite engine sound at the moment is still the Pzh2000 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Its just one ton lighter than the Tiger but has a much more powerful engine which the Tiger badly needed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif (Tiger had 700 hp Pzh2000 has 1000 hp)

Set your 5.1 systems to maximum bass and turn that volume up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif


Drive by with lots of dust (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic0W4vmuSXs)

Here is another video filmed from the driver seat of a "Haube" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You can hear the engine in idle and the sound of another one driving by http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

This time in winter camouflage for the right eastfront feeling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Engine sound in idle and drive mode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKakTyvSIsU)

Another short one shot by the same guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzbPbxl0658&feature=user)

Goose_Green
12-09-2007, 10:28 AM
More "cute" polar bears, as seen by the US Navy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/web_031000-N-XXXXB-001.jpg

Celeon999
12-09-2007, 10:59 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2773/web031000nxxxxb00111un0.jpg

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5540/web031000nxxxxb002jd4.jpg

Goose_Green
12-10-2007, 12:58 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Very funny captions Cel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

PhantomKira
12-10-2007, 08:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Celeon, you're mastery of English is amazing! I suppose, being a European, you're mastery of our language shouldn't be such a surprise (uh, yeah, I mean the British/Englanders language, of course http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif), but as an American, I can't say I can write German anywhere near as well as you can write (and I assume speak) english. Kudos! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
12-10-2007, 09:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhantomKira:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Celeon, you're mastery of English is amazing! I suppose, being a European, you're mastery of our language shouldn't be such a surprise (uh, yeah, I mean the British/Englanders language, of course http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif), but as an American, I can't say I can write German anywhere near as well as you can write (and I assume speak) english. Kudos! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

Thank you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ive started learning english very early on.....with 7 or 8 years of age i believe, so it isnt really something special.

Ive tried to learn french but was hopelessly lost ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Its just good enough for earning a slap in the face by a young mademoiselle http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

PhantomKira
12-10-2007, 11:32 AM
Learning early on. Aha! That would do it.

The US doesn't seem to think that language education is that important (other than *some* english), and consiquently we don't get any foreign language education availability until at least 14 or 15 years of age. It's usually considered that 10-12 is the cut off to start for any hope of real mastery of another language.

Not too good at French myself. Took two years in highschool... ended up with the two lowest grades I ever got in high school (by a large margin). Gave it up for jazz band (which I absolutely loved, having been in regular band since 5th grade.)

Methinks I might know enough to get a strange look and a walk on by from a young mademoiselle, so you're doing better than me~ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Celeon999
01-12-2008, 09:12 AM
Hey Tuddley, have you heard of this ?

Check out the videos in the top left http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Especially the first one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

LINK (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080110/lf_afp/lifestylegermanyanimalsbearoffbeat)

klcarroll
01-12-2008, 02:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Its just good enough for earning a slap in the face by a young mademoiselle </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

@Celeon;

Hey! ....You'd be surprised how many places I've been (and gotten out of!) knowing only enough of the local language to get drunk and slapped!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

klcarroll

Heinrich505
01-12-2008, 07:03 PM
Ah, the sounds of the Tiger I. Imagine seeing that coming towards you, while driving on the museum grounds. I wouldn't have needed some guy directing traffic. I'm driving into the woods.

Sounded a bit different than the ones in "Saving Private Ryan." I guess that is hollywood for ya.

Heinrich505