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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Dog actually LOVES bathtime!

 In this amazing footage, taken by owner Christopher Geach, Casper is captured with his head almost fully submerged with only his snout sticking out above the water.  Mr Geach is rubbing doggy shampoo into his pet's almost white coat while his wife Emma films his adorable reaction.  Such is Casper's relaxation that he almost forgets to close his eyes as his head drops further into the water. Mr Geach, 37, from Los Angeles, said: "Casper has a bath about once a week. Usually he will patiently sit or lay down on his stomach while I bathe him.  "On this particular day he was laying on his stomach and I lifted up on of his front paws to wash his belly and he just flipped over onto his back by himself. I began soaping up his underside and he was enjoying it so much he just let his head dip into the water until just his snout was showing. The family bought Casper in November last year and give him almost weekly baths because he gets dirty so quickly.  "He began getting

Catatumbo, the everlasting storm

 The mysterious "Rel├ímpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) is a unique natural phenomenon in the world. Located on the mouth of the Catatumbo river at Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela), the phenomenon is a cloud-to-cloud lightning that forms a voltage arc more than five kilometre high during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and as many as 280 times an hour. This almost permanent storm occurs over the marshlands where the Catatumbo River feeds into Lake Maracaibo and it is considered the greatest single generator of ozone in the planet, judging from the intensity of the cloud-to-cloud discharge and great frequency. The area sees an estimated 1,176,000 electrical discharges per year, with an intensity of up to 400,000 amperes, and visible up to 400 km away. This is the reason why the storm is also known as the Maracaibo Beacon as light has been used for navigation by ships for ages. In 1595 sir Francis Drake tried to attack the city of Maracaibo but the local defence c