My favorite band – Led Zeppelin


No matter when you were born and regardless of your musical interests, one thing is for sure – there are certain bands that made history and will forever remain as some of the most prolific and innovative of their times. One of these is Led Zeppelin, a British rock band that not only revolutionized the music scene but also influenced an entire generation of artists.

Throughout the years, Led Zeppelin approached plenty of music styles, all revolving around rock, and with memorable songs in all these styles, from blues to folk to hard rock. The band remained as one of the most influential in history and received massive appreciation throughout its members’ career, between 1968 and 1980.

It is also one of my favorite band of all times, and this is why I’ve decided to make a list of the most interesting facts you too should know about Led Zeppelin.



The band’s name

The significance of the band’s name is given by some words Keith Moon used to say once, meaning that a super-band that would consist of him and John Entwistle would crash just like a Lead Zeppelin. Also, the expression was mainly used by the members of another famous band back in the days, The Who, who would use it to refer to a disastrous concert as a Lead Zeppelin.


Rumors and crazy stories

Led Zeppelin may have been one of the most popular and prolific bands of the moment but, without the Internet and “Saint” Google to back up their stories, it comes as no surprise that the band was subjected to lots of gossip and rumors.

The band is known for being one of the first promoters of the hippie movement which became extremely popular during the 60s and the 70s. However, since there were no digital cameras or any high-tech devices that are now used to follow around a band’s members in their daily lives, plenty of rumors and fictional stories revolved around the members of Led Zeppelin.

Some of these rumors involved a mudshark, the hermit, a stairway to hell, and even allegations regarding the worshiping of the devil. Obviously, most of them were mere fictions from the fans, but this only added more mystery and publicity for the band.



After the tragic death of John Bonham in 1980, the band decided to split up but its music continues to be listened by new and old generations of people alike.

Throughout its activity, Led Zeppelin managed to sell over 300 million album copies worldwide, with around 110 million copies sold in the United States alone. The band released 10 albums between 1968 and 1982, and the remaining members continued to reunite in the following decades.


Cool facts about Rottweiler dogs


Rottweilers have a bad reputation among owners who raise other breeds. But those who actually came in contact with the breed know just how sweet and kind they can be if the owner takes the proper time to train them well. They can be just as playful and non-violent as all dog types because good behavior is not innate, it is learned.

The Rottweiler has been part of our history ever since the Roman Empire. They have been used by the Roman settlers as they begun to take over Germany. They were trained to manage cattle and to pull heavy carts for their owners. The breed descends from the Roman Mastiff, and they were highly treasured by the people who lived in this ancient Empire.



The breed rose to fame after the World War II, a time where they were bred for their obedience but also for their ferocity. In the nineties, they reached the highest point of their fame, and over 100.000 dogs were registered in the annals of the American Kennel Club.

But this popularity came at a price of its own. People have started to breed them irresponsibly, and also to inbreed the specimens, a thing which led to behavior issues and critical health problems. This was the moment when they have transformed from an obedient dog breed to one that is destructive and temperamental.

They have a big body type and can weigh around 110 pounds. Their lifespan can range from 10 to 15 years, depending on the breeder you get the dog from. Black is the color they are renowned for, along with the brown markings. To that cool aspect add the big black eyes, and you have a dog breed that can win the heart of anyone if you give it a chance.

Due to the fact that it is such an ancient breed, there are some issues the dogs are prone to. Hip and elbow dysplasia are the recurrent ones, as most vets agree. Aortic stenosis is also something that raises concerns among owners, and unfortunately, it can be fatal if you don’t diagnose it very fast.

Even if it seems unlikely, Rottweilers are historically known for being suited for children. Parents used to leave their children with the dog in ancient times, to guard them against wild animals or evil people. They are particularly aggressive towards strange dogs and violent men, meaning they are ideal guard dogs, or even suited if you have a sheep farm.

Love them or not, Rottweilers are here to stay. And the underrated pets have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to impress you and to win your heart with. While they can be violent, that reputation is often outdated or uncharacteristic.


5 great black dog breeds


Dogs have crossed the line between pets and family members a long time ago. They have become indispensable parts of our daily life, and we can’t even begin to imagine just how empty our lives would be without them. And the best way to get a dog is by rescuing one from a shelter.

And black dogs are in a desperate need of salvation from a cruel life on the streets, or in shelters. They seem to have acquired a bad reputation, for no actual reasons. Black dogs are not bad luck. They are kind souls capable of a lot of love, if given a chance.

One of the best breeds of darkly furred pets to own is the ever so popular Rottweiler. They might seem violent and scary at a glance, but the truth is that if you properly train them, they will show you their true face – they will reveal that they are loyal and lovely, and that they are in fact giant lap dogs.

If you have enough room for this next giant gentle, then a Newfound can become the best choice for someone who wants a guard dog that adores belly rubs. It is great for children, and it will protect your house or your yard against all intruders. And they also make ideal lifeguards, as they can even save people from drowning.

This next breed is a dream come true for those who are allergic to dogs. The Portuguese Water Dog is a special gem because its fur is hypoallergenic and non-shedding, meaning that even allergic dog lovers can now own a pet that will provide them with all the unconditional love they need.

The Scottish Terrier is a breed that you can’t help but fall in love with. They are funny and full of energy, and their bark will make you smile instantly. While they are full of life and soft to the touch, these little creatures can be fierce protectors as they have been bred to hunt all types of animals.

And if you want a black dog that looks majestic, and that will impress every passerby, you can’t go wrong with Cane Corso. They look big and mean, but the truth is that they are soft on the inside and they are often lazy. Train them with dedication, and you will have a pet that will be part of your life’s greatest moments.

Black dogs have an unfair reputation. And maybe it’s time we change this, by showing people that they have been misjudged and that they are capable of love and kindness. All dogs are unique and come in all shapes and sizes, and they are active and playful, perfect for those who enjoy a dynamic lifestyle. And black dogs have a special place in our hearts because they are, well, the underdogs.


Cool facts about Newfoundland dogs

Owning a dog is a great responsibility but also delivers great joy and happiness. Dogs are tender, kind, loving and, above all, loyal. They love spending time with their owner and best friend, so don’t cut the love potion for your pet.

And, no matter the breed you choose, a dog will always bring happiness and plenty of funny stories to tell to your friends and family. However, some dog breeds are more popular than the others, as dogs serve different purposes. Some are perfect for families with children, while others serve for hunting or protection.

Newfoundland dogs are less popular amongst people’s desires, so I decided to advocate for these amazing beings and let you know everything about them in the hope you are willing to adopt one.

Named after their place of origin

Most canine breeds received their names after their place of origin, and the Newfoundland dogs are no exception. These were named after the hails of Newfoundland, a Canadian island also known by the name of Terranova. It is believed that the first natives who lived there settled more than 4000 years ago, while the dog breed is said to be older than a few thousand years.

However, the most interesting thing about the easternmost point of North America is that the entire name of the province is Newfoundland and Labrador. And yes, this is also the native home of the world’s most popular dog breed, the Labrador.


They have amazing personalities

The Newfoundland dogs or Newfies are renowned for their kind and gentle behaviors. They are full of love and tenderness, becoming one of the most popular dog breeds amongst families with children. They often go by the name of “nanny dogs” or the “sweet giants” precisely for their unconditional love and kindness they spread all around them.

These dogs are the perfect companions for children, especially the ones with disabilities or behavioral conditions, often being trained as professional service dogs that assist autistics or blind people.


They are excellent water dogs

Another great characteristic of this big dog breed is that they are excellent swimmers. They can perfectly serve as watchdogs or assist people who are passionate about fishing and boating in their adventures.

Their broad chests, increased lung capacity, and double coat are the perfect characteristics for long-distance swimmers, meaning they can easily accompany you in your summer trips or even teach your children to love water and learn how to swim.


They can easily become overweight

Due to their massive structure, male Newfoundland dogs can easily get to 60-70 pounds and require a large number of calories per day. However, since they need to support their massive parts, these dogs can easily become overweight, so they will need constant training and challenges. Just like Labradors, these dogs require daily exercises and a balanced diet.