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Did You Know Archive & 10 more interesting facts you probably didn't know - StumbleUpon

Did You Know Archive & 10 more interesting facts you probably didn't know - StumbleUpon

10 Most Famous Trees in the World | Touropia - StumbleUpon Famous trees come and go. L’Arbre du Ténéré was once considered the most isolated tree on Earth, a landmark on caravan routes in the Sahara, until it was knocked down by a drunk Libyan truck driver in 1973. This year in August, the famous Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam was blown down by high winds during a storm. Luckily, there are still many special trees out there. An overview of the most famous trees in the world. 10Arbol del Tule Árbol del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, is located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . 9Cotton Tree The Cotton Tree is an historic symbol of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. 8Boab Prison Tree The Boab Prison Tree is a large hollow tree just south of Derby in Western Australia. 7Major Oak The Major Oak is a huge oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. 6Lone Cypress 5Tree of Life The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree which grows in the middle of desert. 4Socotra Dragon Trees

Fruit - Exotic Foods at WomansDay.com They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what about a cherimoya? Never heard of it? Cherimoya is a fruit native to the highlands of South America that Mark Twain once called "deliciousness itself." Rambutan This Ping-Pong-ball-size red fruit is indigenous to Malaysia, and has also been cultivated throughout Thailand, South Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. Durian This Southeast Asian delicacy is known first and foremost for its potent odor, which is said to be similar to rotting food or garbage. African Cucumber Also known as the horned melon, jelly melon, kiwano or hedged gourd, the African cucumber is a vibrant fruit, featuring a mosaic of green and yellow colors on the inside and bright orange on the outside. Ackee Native to West Africa, the ackee is now mostly produced and consumed in the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti and Jamaica, where it is the national fruit. Buddha's Hand Monstera Deliciosa Chayote Cherimoya Salak Dragon Fruit

Glass door with a surprise Posted on November 23, 2010 in Bizarre Rate this Post (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5) Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network Sightsmap 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls. But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Voynich Manuscript The Mystery: The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents. It appears to be a real language--just one that nobody has seen before. Translation: "...and when you get her to put the tennis racket in her mouth, have her stand in a fountain for a while. There is not even a consensus on who wrote it, or even when it was written. Why Can't They Solve It? Could you? Don't even try. As you can imagine, proposed solutions have been all over the board, from reasonable to completely clownshit. Our Guess:

20 awesome examples of street art - StumbleUpon If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. Standing Up for Freedom Video Log in Cynthia Yildirim Standing Up for Freedom Directed by Carlos Lascano, this emotive piece of work takes us on a metaphorical journey showing mankind's struggle for freedom over the last half century. Music was contributed by Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer and Academy Award nominee Lorne Balfe. posted 3 years ago © 2014 Redux, Inc. about redux | contact us | copyright | legal The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around. What Niagara Falls is to weddings, Aokigahara is to suicide. More than 500 fucking people have taken their own lives in Aokigahara since the 1950s. The trend has supposedly started after Seicho Matsumoto published his novel Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suicide there. Also skulls. Besides bodies and homemade nooses, the area is littered with signs displaying such uplifting messages like "Life is a precious thing! Winchester Mystery House Oh, bitch...!

Adding Color To The Most Iconic Photos In History [to_like id="51475"] [/to_like] From The Web Leave a comment comments Tags: color historical photos, historical photos color Tiny human almost-brains made in lab Largely left to their own devices, human stem cells knitted themselves into tissue with a multitude of brain structures and specialized cadres of neurons in a form reminiscent of the brain of a nine-week-old fetus, scientists report August 28 in Nature. The tissue doesn’t approach the dizzying complexity of the human brain. Yet these tiny neural balls, each no bigger than a BB pellet, represent the most complex brain structure grown in a lab to date, researchers say. The new work could provide an unprecedented window into the early stages of human brain development, a simple way to test pharmaceuticals on human brain tissue and a way to study the brain defects of individual patients, the study authors suggest. “They’ve done something very remarkable,” says Flora Vaccarino of Yale University. The tissue clumps also had discrete parts of the cerebral cortex, the outer sheet of the human brain that’s responsible for advanced thought processes. Microcephaly has been difficult to study.

Dream Big by Peter Fecteau | koikoikoi - StumbleUpon “Dream Big” was a year-long project in which Pete created a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. > petefecteau.com Kundalini Kundalini chakra diagram Kundalini (Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, कुण्डलिनी, pronunciation ) stems from yogic philosophy as a form of feminine shakti or "corporeal energy".[1] Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritual, tradition as an indwelling spiritual energy that can be awakened in order to purify the subtle system and ultimately to bestow the state of Yoga, or Divine Union, upon the 'seeker' of truth ".[2][3] The Yoga Upanishads describe Kundalini as lying "coiled" at the base of the spine, represented as either a goddess or sleeping serpent waiting to be awakened. In modern commentaries, Kundalini has been called an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force.[1][4][5] It is reported that Kundalini awakening results in deep meditation, enlightenment and bliss.[6] This awakening involves the Kundalini physically moving up the central channel to reside within the Sahasrara Chakra above the head. Etymology[edit] The Sanskrit adjective kuṇḍalin means "circular, annular". and

RGB Murals Use Colored Light Filters To Create Beautiful Optical Illusions Carnovsky is a creative duo comprised of two Milan based artists, Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. Their latest project RGB looks at image creation through a new lens. Each of the RGB images are made up of three layers represented by primary colors. This starting image is discombobulating and difficult to read. Lines blend together into a rainbow swirl and it’s hard to grasp exactly what you are meant to be seeing. But by applying different primary colored filters to the room, using either filtered lightbulbs or transparent material, a different color in the mural will “pop” and rise to the surface, distinguishing a unique layer from the others. This installation totally reminds us of those graphics on the back of cereal boxes of yesteryear. Blow your mind?

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