Top Drama Moments

Top Drama Moments:

It’s well known that 9th grade and all of high school is full of drama. Sometimes the effects of drama can be good while in other cases it can be bad. But, too much drama can be a real nuisance. Drama can set people off. Sometimes drama makes it so people get too emotional when the circumstances aren’t that big of a deal. But on the other hand, drama can be good because it causes action and people to be heard. Below are a list of Dramatic moments. Some of the moments show the negative side of drama while some may show the positive side of drama.

Moment #1:

Have you ever seen the movie Paul Blart. In the mall a fight broke out about one girl arguing whether or not she should have a piece of clothing. While, a different girl thought that she got it first. This is great example of negative drama because a fight broke out. It wasn’t that big of a deal.

Moment #2:

A positive moment of drama would be the play Romeo of and Juliet. The drama is so extensive that it creates a whole plot that attracts the attention of people. Also, when Juliet thought that Romeo was dead, she stabbed herself. But, in actuality, Romeo was still alive. And then ironically Romeo takes poison and also dies.  This whole dramatic experience shows that drama can teach us valuable lessons. Specifically, that we shouldn’t rush to conclusions solely on what one is feeling.

Moment #3:

Another great example of drama, and more or less boy drama, would be sports. Especially with the episode of players hitting other players. At http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1340035-the-biggest-brawls-in-sports-history  the biggest brawl ever was the Musketeers vs. Cincinnati. Players started talking smack and then things escalated into fighting. This is another example of small things causing huge problems. All due to drama.

Moment #3:

Rivalries have always been a great source of drama. One of the biggest rivalries in Utah is the BYU Cougars and the University of Utah. Have you ever attended a game between these two teams. If you haven’t, your not missing much. The drama level at these games are crazy high. Especially between the fans. When I was at the BYU bowl game between Utah and BYU I couldn’t help at laugh at all the drama. Fans all around us where talking smack to each other. Once again, I couldn’t help but laugh because the rival fans where fighting and acting like fools over something that’s not truly important.

Now for the MOst Dramatic Disney Movies:

According to google, the most dramatic movies include, “Forrest Gump, Titanic, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind,” and basically every Disney movie ever created.

Speaking of Disney movies, they are absolutely full of drama. These are also known as plot twists. (Which life is full of.) Yet all of these movies are very predictable just like these drama situations. Simply put apologies, an act of true love, or a true love’s kiss fix everything. This is what also causes drama. First off, many people argue that princesses always need a prince to save them, which obviously isn’t necessary according to many movies. Also many of these movies are just repeats of varied situations. That’s what drama is! Repetitive actions that cause for people to get angry like Ursula, maleficent, Prince Hans, etc. Don’t be like one of these villains. Yet don’t wait for prince charming to come and save you. Your choices define your life, not those around you. So this shows that you are in charge of your future and need to avoid this drama. Don’t be predictable and don’t hold grudges. Drama starts based off of jealousy, power, envying, etc. Just avoid those and then your life won’t end up as one of these top drama scenes.

Conclusion

Drama is defined as “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.” The only thing to add is that usually these feeling are too exaggerated and cause problems. There are lessons to be learned form viewing dramatic moments. Drama between people can cause problems. Through the eyes of normal people, when other people are over dramatic, they have less reasons to believe them.

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Best Fiction/Fantasy Books to Read

Introduction

There are so many different books to read! A book is a gateway to a completely different universe. When you read you submerse yourself into a book and you enter into a whole new universe. Reading, if done correctly, is an amazing opportunity to learn so many different things. When you pick up a book to read you can learn about the author, the characters, the time and the location!  Fiction books are fun, and they take you into different worlds. These are some of the best fiction books ever! When ever you read a book you become the character. This is an experience you get only by reading.

The Mortal Instruments

The Mortal Instruments series is a fantastic set of books written by Cassandra Clare. Cassandra is an amazing author, and knows how to make you feel like you are there experiencing everything with the characters. Once you have started reading her books you will never want to put them down! These books are about an average (or so she thinks) girl named Clary. When Clary accidentally runs into some strangers her whole world is turned upside down. Everything she thought was true was a lie. Everything she thought was a lie was true.

Leven Thumps

Obert Skye is the author of Leven Thumps, and so many more amazing books! He is a fun author and can really bring you into the world of Foo. He knows what to tell, and what to hold off until later. Obert can take you places and make you experience things that you haven’t before. When the tree in Leven’s front yard tears his house apart, he realizes that there is a whole different world in this universe. Falling in love, almost dying many times, fighting dirt, and having a talking toothpick for a friend is all part of Levens amazing adventure. Following Leven through Foo is an exciting adventure!

Inheritance

The Inheritance series starts with Eragon. Christopher Paolini is great, and knows what words to use to make you feel what Eragon is feeling. He also helps you understand what the other characters are feeling. Christoper takes you on the amazing journey that is Eragon’s life. Through the ups and downs of everything. When Eragon finds a strange rock in dangerous woods his life is turned upside down. At first he feels completely alone, then he realizes that he has Saphira and Brom. He wants revenge for his uncles death. Without realizing it Eragon just made himself the Kings worst, most dangerous enemy.

Eon

Eon is written by Alison Goodman. In these books we follow Eon in his journey through life. The reader feels his frustration, fear, happiness, security, and the lack of when he is chosen. When the world finds out about his secret everything changes. He is feared, and greatly respected by all. Little does he know what of the lies, truth, fear and love ahead of him, and even less of the power he weilds. All his life he has trained for this moment, little did he know that it would be so much better and worse than he ever expected. Eon has a great adventure with the king, and his friends and enemies.

Inkheart

Inkheart is the first book in this trilogy. Inkspell and Inkdeath are the next books in these three.  Cornelia Funke paints a picture in your mind when she writes. She takes you into the story-world of her books. Meggie never understood why her father never read aloud and was always too afraid to ask. When Meggie finally figures out why her father never reads out loud it might be too late. Dustfinger comes to Mortimer (Meggie’s father) to ask for help in saving his world and their’s. Meggie and Mortimer go on an amazing adventure to save their world and many other worlds as well.

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Diverse Music Around the World

Cultural Music Around the World

Music around the world is very diverse. Different countries have distinct ways of playing music, listening to music, as well as writing music.

African Music:

Music in Africa is very diverse. Some genres of African music is Afrobeat, African hip hop, in addition to traditional music.

Traditional music in Africa is passed down orally. The family doesn’t write down the music, but teach it to the rest of the family. In Sub Saharan music, it relies on percussion instruments of every variety.

African pop music is varied. The contemporary genres music cross with western popular music. Popular music in Africa is like jazz in the united states, but more diverse.

Music in Africa also coordinate with different religions

indian music:

Music of India is very different than most. Genres of Indian music include classical music, filmi, folk music, and Indian pop. Certain religions are related to Indian music, in addition to African.

Carnatic music was first traced to the 14th – 15th centuries AD. It originated in South India during the rule of the Empire of Vijayanagar., Its a melodic with improvised variations, but tends to have more fixed compositions. It has a composition with improvised embellishments added to the piece in the forms of Kalpanaswaram, Raga Alapana, and Tala.

Hindustani music is a tradition diverged from Carnatic music around six-hundred years ago. Ancient Hundi tradidtions and Historical Vedic philosophy and native Indians sounds influenced Hindustani music. This type of music was also enriched by ther persian performance practices of Mughals.

native american music:

Native american music, or Indigenous music is music that is used, created or performed by Indigenous peoples. The music is usually traditional tribe music of the north american tribes. Popular music of Native Americans  include rock, blues, hip hop, classical, film music, and reggae.

Japanese Music:

Japanese music includes a wide array of performers in both traditional and modern styles.

Traditional folk music of japan have to types. Buddhist chanting and orchestral court music.  Gagaku, or orchestral court music, is a type of classical music that has been performed at the Imperial court for a long time.

J pop is a type of pop music in Japanese culture. Modern J-pop has it roots in the 1960s pop and rock. J pop is defined by new wave bands.

South Korean Music:

South Korean music has changed over the course of the decades after the end of the Korean War. Traditional Korean folk music, popular music or k pop, and Western-influenced non-popular music are just some of the few genres.

K-pop is a music genres originating in South Korea, characterized by the wide variety of audiovisual elements.  Some K-pop bands are EXO, Seventeen, BTS, TWICE, and ShiNee.

 Music of Spain:

Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. Spanish music has a long history. Diverse Spanish music is associated with stereotypes.

Music of MExico:

The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. Likewise, its influenced by man cultures, including the indigenous people of Mexico and Europe.

Mexican music is well known in other countries. Mostly religious music and very simple songs like happy birthday, or feliz navidad.

American Music:

European and African music has influenced American music. Some genres of American music are country, hip hop, pop, rap , jazz, blues, and techno.

Broadway music has been around for a couple decades. Broadway is a group of theaters specializing in musicals.

Music Festivals around the world:

Music festivals are a place to enjoy music with others who have common taste in music with you. But be careful, they can get dangerous.

Some of the most popular music festivals are Bestival, Field Day, Latitude, Coachella, Sydney Festival, and Rock in Rio.

Conclusion:

Music is a big cultural mixing pot. People can listen, make, write, and read music differently. Cultural, traditional, pop culture, rap, jazz, and other genres are part of music. Every country has their own music, whether its religion, or pop, its all what brings the world together.

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U.S. Volleyball Summer Olympics

 Volleyball in the Summer Olympics:

There are many wonderful sports we have in the Olympics, one of them is Volleyball. Volleyball has become more and more popular over the year. Volleyball is not a contact sport but it does require many different skills that some would not even realize. Many love beach volleyball, beach volleyball is also in the Olympics. In nineteen ninety two, beach volleyball was introduced at the Summer Olympics. In nineteen ninety six, beach volleyball finally became an official Olympic sport for both women and men. Men’s and women’s volleyball was introduced as an official sport at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, although it was demonstrated as an unofficial event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. Initially, teams played each other in a round-robin style where the team with the best record after all games are played wins.

 Facts about Volleyball:

  • The volleyball Olympic tournament has a very stable competition formula. The following rules apply: Qualification. Two teams qualify through the Men’s and Women’s World Cup.
  • Volleyball has been part of the Summer Olympics program for both men and women consistently since nineteen sixty four.
  • BrazilUnited States, and the former Soviet Union, are the only teams to win multiple gold medals at the men’s tournament since its introduction. The remaining five editions of the Men’s Olympic Volleyball Tournament were won each by a different country including JapanPolandNetherlandsRussia and the defunct Yugoslavia.
  • Volleyball turned one hundred and fifteen in two thousand and ten. Seventy five hours and thirty minutes is the time for the longest volleyball game ever recorded; the game took place in Kingston, North Carolina. That’s quite the workout!
  • Before volleyball was known as volleyball, it was known as mignonette.
  • In nineteen hundred, the first ball specifically designed for volleyball was created.
  • Kids can play on club volleyball teams.
  • During a match, volleyball players on average jump about 300 times. No wonder volleyball players are so fit!
  • Most volleyball players do not wear loose clothing.

Beach Volleyball Olympics:

  • Beach volleyball became an Olympic sport in nineteen ninety six for both men and women.
  • Some believe beach volleyball should not be a sport because some think that its just some game you play in the sand on a holiday.
  • Beach volleyball clubs began appearing in Santa Monica during the nineteen twenties.
  • Beach volleyball is the only Olympic sport that has a rule prohibiting players from wearing too much!
  • By 1927, beach volleyball was popular in Europe.
  • Beach volleyball can be both a benefit and a hazard.
  • Playing on loose sand can increase the effort expended to run a short distance and improve balance, but it also increases the risk of a fall.
  • While falling on sand is certainly less painful than falling on a gymnasium floor, rocks and broken glass hidden in the sand can cause serious injury.

Basic Rules in Volleyball:

  • Volleyball is a game with two teams of six players on each team separated by a net.
  • A player on one team serves the ball by throwing or releasing the an inflated ball and hitting it with his hand or arm from behind the back boundary line of the court.
  • The ball must travel over the net and into the opposites team’s court. That team can touch the ball up to three times in an attempt to hit the ball over the net and onto their opponent’s side.
  • Points are awarded to a team when the opposing team is unable to return the ball onto the opposing court.
Volleyball 101:

In volleyball there are many different positions you can play but there are also different requirements for each. There is also a Libero which are the best passers on the court. There is also the left and right front which are the best hitters. After the play the right back become the server. There is also a middle or middle blocker who are usually also really tall. The front row players are usually taller than the back row. Everyone in volleyball is usually pretty tall. Players in volleyball have to be able to play multiple positions because they are always rotating around. In the gym, most players wear knee and elbow pads to reduce the risk of injury.

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U.S. Basketball in the Summer Olympics

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There no question when it comes to Olympic basketball which team is the best. The U.S. team has established itself as the most dominate basketball team. It doesn’t matter whether it be Women’s basketball or Men’s. The dominance has been shown by the team’s impressive record.

The U.S. has continued to show its dominance with its record. No one can argue that they are best. The women’s team has gotten five straight gold metals in the sport. Every team knows that they are the team to beat. They try to beat the U.S. teams but to no avail.

U.S. Olympic Basketball

In the U.S. the NBA, National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league. So when the Summer Olympics roll around it is no surprise that the best NBA players are chosen to participate in the Games. Other countries feel at times that it is unfair for the professionals to participate in the games. The problem for these countries is that there is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to compete. All Olympic athletes spend their whole lives training. All of the participates in the games are “professionals”.

The women in the U.S. also have a professional organization known as the WNBA. Just because the league has less teams doesn’t make the players any less valuable and skilled. When the Olympics come around the top players are selected to compete. Women’s basketball was added following men’s basketball. The last six Olympics the women have taken the Gold and represented the U.S.

Basketball 101

All over the world kids are playing basketball. The goal of the game is to make the basketball in the basket. Basketballs are shot at the basket or backboard.  The backboard has a square painted on it. It also has a rim and a net that hangs from the rim. A man from Canada invented basketball. The game started with a set of basic rules that have evolved into the rules the game now has.

To start the game there is a tip off. Usually, the tallest player on each teams go head to head to see who can jump higher to claim the ball for their team. The referee throws the ball up in the air and both players compete for the basketball. The loser’s team has to play defense first whereas the winner’s team gets to start on offense.

Basics

Each team runs plays that they have learned so they can score. In they miss the shot they have to turn around and play defense. Players learn how to defend during practice and through experience. If the other team scores then the team gets the ball out of bounds and then has to pass it in. This when pressing in basketball truly comes into effect. The delay lets teams set up in their press that they have learned. Presses are meant to fluster the other team because of the pressure it puts on them. Frequently the pressure makes the players make bad passes that can be stolen.

Basketball is a physically exerting sport. It is tiring to constantly be running up and down the court. To deal with exhaustion teams can substitute players in. The substitute players are referred to as subs. In basketball five people are on the court for each team. Basketball teams have more players than five on them so they can substitute people in. Players are constantly running and hustling so subs are a crucial to a successful team.

How U.S. Olympians Get Their Start

Kids are always playing basketball. Whether they are playing on a rec team or for a competition team kids always have a good time. The whole point of a game is to have fun. Kids around the world love the game and devote all their extra time to it.

There are many opportunities for kids to play basketball in the U.S.. Kids can play AAU basketball or they can play in their local community on rec teams. Early basketball programs are numerous. In the U.S. programs are in every state.

The early basketball programs are where Olympic athletes usually got their start. They worked hard and practiced. Whenever they could they had a ball in their hand and were trying to get better. Also Olympic athletes got where they are through hard work and persistence. They fought through their challenges and came out on top.

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Basketball, What Is It?

Basketball

The Game

Basketball is a game that can be played anywhere but it is mostly played in North America and Europe. The best league in the world in the United States, the NBA. This is where the best players in the world play. The game itself is quite simple. There are two teams that play each other and try to score the most points. There are five people on the court for each team, which is ten players in all.  It has four, twelve minute quarters with a break between quarters two and three. You win if you have the most points at the end of the game. There are a lot of points in a basketball. A regular shot is worth two points, and there are also three pointers, and they are a lot farther away then two pointers.Image result for basketball

The Positions

In basketball, there are a lot of different positions. The positions are point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center, and each position has different things they have to do. One example is the point guard. These players are usually the smallest players on the court. They also are usually the best passers on the team. The shooting guard, along with the small forward, are usually the players who score the most point. The power forward and center are the biggest players on the court. They are usually the best defenders on the team.

The NBA

The best league in the world is the NBA, which is in the United States. The league consists of thirty teams, fifteen in each conference, the West and the East. In each conference, there are three divisions.  They play eighty-two games in a regular season, and then the best eight teams from each conference go to the playoffs. From there, they play in a best out of seven series. The final two teams, one from each conference play in the finals. Whoever wins four games first is the champion of the NBA. There are also a lot of individual awards that can be won in the NBA. The biggest one is the MVP. This award goes to the best player in the NBA. There is also the Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.Image result for basketball

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 Good Players in the NBA

Since the NBA is the best basketball league in the world, you could assume that the players are also very good. Some are a lot better than others. These are some of the best

Point Guard

Stephen Curry-

Steph Curry play point guard for the Golden State Warriors. His jersey is the number 30 He was won the MVP, the best player in the league, two times, in 2015 and 2016. He has also won two NBA championships, beating the Cleveland Cavilers both times.

Russel Westbrook-

Russel Westbrook plays point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder. His number is 0. He is the reigning MVP, meaning that he won the award last year. He ended last season averaging a triple double, which had not been done since the 1961-62 season.

Kyrie Irving-

Kyrie Irving is the point guard for the Boston Celtics. He wears the number 11 jersey. He used to play for the Cleveland Cavilers, where he won a championship in 2016, where he had an incredible series.

Other great point guards, Chris Paul, Isiah Thomas

Shooting Guards

James Harden-

James Harden plays for the Houston Rockets, and wears number 13. He is one of the best scorers in the league. He plays with one of the best point guards, Chris Paul.

Klay Thompson-

Klay plays for the same team as Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors. He is number 11. Klay is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. He has also won two championships

Small Forwards

LeBron James-

LeBron James is arguably the greatest player the NBA has ever known. He plays for the Cleveland Cavilers.  He wears number 23, the same as the player he is compared to, Michael Jordan. LeBron has won four MVP’s, three Finals MVP, and three championships

Kevin Durant-

As many other players on this list, he plays for the Golden State Warriors. He is one of the best scores in the league. He used to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder with Russel Westbrook and James Harden.

Power Forwards

Anthony Davis-

Anthony Davis plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. He is a great all around player. He also plays with Demarcus Cousins. Together, they make a great duo.

Draymond Green-

Draymond Green is one of the most hated players in the league, but one of the best. He plays for the Golden State Warriors. He won the Defensive Player of the year last year.

Centers

Rudy Gobert-

Rudy Gobert plays for the Utah Jazz, and wears the number 27. He was the runner-up in the Defensive Player of the Year. He is one of the best rim protectors in the game.

Deandre Jordan-

He plays on the Los Angles Clippers. His number is 6. Deandre is known as one of the best ally-oop dunkers, along side his teammate, Blake Griffin.

 

How To Be A Better Dancer

Getting better at your dancing will improve lots of things! Improving your dancing has lots of different steps but is easy. Lots of the things you are about to read is common sense like, treat your body like a dancer, and have confidence. Those are important but there are so many more things that matter to. In this article you will read some of the most valuable information that a dancer could ever need. Keep reading to find out how YOU can become a amazing dancer.

Have Confidence

Having good and strong confidence is key to improving your dancing. Confidence means to be happy and loving the way you dance! Lots of kids don’t think that confidence doesn’t show on the outside but confidence shows to everyone around you. The judges can see, the audience can see and most importantly the people who your competing against. Just think about it if you walked into a dance competition and someone walked past you and you could tell she had her confidence bar set up high, I guarantee you would be intimidated. Having huge amounts of confidence is the most dangerous weapon you could have. You want to walk into the dance competition and have those girls want to idol to be you.

Treat you Body like a Dancer

Treating your body like a dancer is pretty self explanatory but its not as easy as you think.Start doing Pilates. Pilates develops long, lean muscles in the arms, legs, and glutes. Doing Pilates on a regular basis will help you get the kind of shape and strength you’re after. It will also increase your flexibility, so that you can move as fluidly as someone who dances, as well. Pilates exercises are also great for strengthening the core, which translates to better balance, a taut midsection, and a toned back.Do 30 minutes to an hour of cardio every day. In order to get into this kind of shape, you need to be at a healthy body weight. If you aren’t already there, regular cardio can help. The other component of this important factor is making sure that your diet is healthy. Make sure that the majority of your diet consists of fresh and raw foods and whole grains. Avoid eating things that come from a package as often as possible as they are usually empty calories (at best) and packed to the brim with sodium, which leads to bloat. Also make sure you are eating all the correct amounts of foods.

Have Passion

Having a passion for dancing will make someone be a better dancer. Dancing is not complete without passion and loving to go to dance every single day or whenever dance occurs. When the judges watch you dance you want to bring them back to there dancing days. All the awesome team memories and fun dances they performed and competed. If you show that on your face you will have that award within reach and all you have to do is perform to your fullest. Having passion for your dancing is easy all you have to do is think about all the hard work you have put in to your dance and its all for one thing. To win!!! If you really want to win it will show in your dancing and you will perform to your fullest.

Practice, Practice, Practice!!

Practice makes perfect! if you practice to your fullest it will show and all you competitions will be a piece of cake. One thing that will help you in practice is stretching A LOT. Every morning stretch, every night stretch and make sure at dance you stretch. It will help you get flexible and improve your dancing.  Practice your muscle memory. That way when you perform on stage and your mind goes blank your muscles will lead you through the performance. Practicing is also really good exercise and is fun. Who new you could have fun while your excercise!!

If you do all those things you will see improvement in your dancing. Remember to have confidence because then you will show everyone around you that you are the best dancer there. Treating your body like a dancer is very important to improve your dancing. Having passion while you dance will make the judges want to go join you on stage and dance with you. Remember to practice, practice, practice!!

Aquatic Mythical Creatures

Aquatic Mythological Creatures

These are descriptions of some popular aquatic mythological creatures.

Mermaid

Mythical mermaids are the object of many tales, movies, and books. These creatures are portrayed as being beautiful ladies and in some cases mermen but these cases are far rarer, mermaids are much more preferred in history for some reason. Mermaids are half human and half fish. They are portrayed with having the tails of a fish and the upper body of a human. Some are portrayed with having webbed fingers and big eyes and sometimes gills. The females are portrayed with long flowing. The hair probably is always portrayed long because in some tales mermaids are said to use their feminine looks to draw men to their deaths.

Lockness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is a monster that reputedly inhabits Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next, with most describing it as large. This creature is said to be seen every few years resurfacing to the top of the lake. Along with being large it is also described as being snake like with scales and a long skinny body that moves through the lake and the surrounding tunnels with a slithering motion. it was a monk who claimed to see it first in the seventh century and since then thousands of sightings have been brought forward from the public. With all the evidence many scientists don’t know what to make of it, while some completely deny it’s questionable existence.

The monster of the great salt lake

This next one is close to home considering we live in syracuse which is literally the closest city to the Great Salt LakeNative tribes of the area used to tell early explorers about a fierce monster with a huge head that swam the waters near shore and was known to snatch birds and even horses or cattle from the shallows. Spooky, spooky, spooky. This monster was often blamed for the many cattle that often mysteriously disappeared in the area. Another mysterious lake monster was reported in the 1800’s when a man known only as Brother Bainbridge, even spookier,  reported seeing a creature that looked like a dolphin swimming out in the lake near Antelope Island, the largest of the lake’s 11 known islands. 11 is just a guess, I’m going  off of memory here.

kurma, A hindu god

Kurma, one of the many incarnations of the Hindu god Vishnu is described as the human half, which is the upper half, is depicted wearing the same ornaments and holding the same weapons as in the usual images of Vishnu. Kurma is also represented zoomorphically, as a tortoise. The kurma incarnation also represents the stage in the development of life, when the ability to breathe air and walk out of the water developed. The turtle is also the symbol of perseverance in the Hindu culture, although I feel like it is pretty much everywhere with the common fairy tale classic of The Tortoise and the Hare.

Cancer (astrology)

In astrology, Cancer is the main water sign which would make since why it’s symbol is a crab.According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a gigantic crab was placed in the nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to survive. The Romans called him Hercules. She pretty much drove him insane and made him do a bad thing. His punishment for doing the bad thing was to do theses 12 tasks which most people know about. One of these 12 tasks was fighting a hydra, During the battle between Heracles and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a giant crab to aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab’s image in the night sky.

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Softball vs. Baseball

Intro

Softball and baseball have many similarities and also many differences. The basics of the game are what is keep the same and all the extra details are what gives them such a difference.

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The Field

Baseball fields and softball fields have the same layout except for the inside of the diamond. The inside of the diamond on a softball field is all dirt. As for a baseball field the inside of the diamond contains grass and dirt.

Baseball Field

                                                              Softball Field

As you can see there is a difference between the two fields.  Not much of a difference but there defiantly is one. These two field are set up in the same way. They all include a pitching mound, and four bases including home plate.

Basics

Now that we know one of the major differences in the sports lets talk about the smaller details that make the sports different.

  • baseballs are smaller than softballs
  • softball is usually a girls sport and baseball is usually a boys sport
  • baseball uses fast pitch and softball uses slow pitch
  • different size bats and gloves

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These are some of the simplest but still biggest parts of the difference in the sport. Now as for the similarities its more the rules of that game that is the same. Like the 3 strikes your out rule and the fact that you can run through first base without getting out. But if you run through the base on second or third or you can be tagged and get out or the base can be tagged and you can get a force out.

For those who don’t know what a force out is it is when you are on first, second, or third base and someone hits the ball if someone is on the base behind you before the ball is hit and they have to run because its the same for them you have to run you have no option. At that point they don’t have to tag you to get you out they just have to tag the base. This occurs in both sports.

So how different are they really?

These to sports to say the least are similar in many ways but mostly it is the rules and how the field they play on is set up that is what is really similar. Although the fields are different they are actually the same in some ways too. Continuing with the differences though how much do they really have in common? What makes the so different from each other? Going more in depth about the sports you realize that isn’t really a big difference in the two sports.

Both sports have the same objective. Only girls are playing one and boys are playing the other. So yes some people will say they are similar and some will say they are different. No matter what though your pretty much watching the same game with different players and a different field. Even though most people won’t even notice the difference between the two fields.

Conclusion

There will always be similarities and differences between sports and they may or may not be noticeable by the people who are watching. All anyone cares about is the game that is being played. Plus most of the fans are the parents and they are paying attention to whether or not there kid is doing this or that. This doesn’t have to be a complicated thing.

Now that everything is said and done the two sports really aren’t different. They have the same logistics and are almost the exact same game. There are only a few things that can be compared about the sports. Which shows that they may have more in common than not in common. So why try and compare when you get down to the basics softball and baseball go hand in hand,they fit like a glove. Baseball and softball are probably two of the most similar sports you will find. Considering they both came from the same idea, they really are like the same sport.