“Trees may be stuck in the ground, but they’ve clearly got some enviable traits – I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a pretty forest for a few thousand years? But despite all the things that trees are famous for, it’s perhaps their height that inspires the most reverie. Humans may have a lot of cool tricks, but we’ll never get to grow up to be 35 stories tall.”
“In this regard, trees get to inhabit the best of all worlds, heaven and earth. With roots planted in the ground they get a taste of soil, while their upper reaches soak up the sun and touch the sky. But unlike the proverbial beanstalk of Jack’s, scientists say they can’t grow upwards forever. Theoretically, the maximum height for trees is between 400 and 426 feet (122 and 130 meters) – and while trees of the past may have attained such majestic heights, some of the world’s tallest trees were sadly felled for lumber. The towering trees that remain, however, are still staggeringly lofty. Consider the following 10 trees, each one the tallest in the world by species.”
Hyperion – at 374.3 feet (114.1 meters)
“..While conditions in 18th-century British prisons could be horrific (more convicts died in prisons than at the gallows), the most feared punishment didn’t take place in prison at all. Between 1718 and 1776, British authorities exiled approximately 50,000 convicts to American colonies in a policy euphemistically known as “transportation.” Once in America, the convicts fell under a life of servitude or outright slavery, underfed and overworked. They had to obey their masters or risk being imprisoned, with punishment including whippings. In the early period of transportation, half of these prisoners died while in bondage.”
“Unsurprisingly, the policy of transportation wasn’t so popular among British convicts. Some prisoners even begged to be executed rather than shipped abroad. Thus, plenty of prisoners sentenced to transportation attempted to escape partway through the journey. Multiple convict-carrying ships bound for America suffered prisoner rebellions. Rather than heading to remote parts of the colonies upon arrival, most escaped convicts preferred to sneak back to Britain, despite being subject to execution for the meta-crime of returning from transportation.
James Dalton was one such convict…”
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“Sea cucumber, also known as Sea Slug, Japonicus, Stichopus, Selenka, Sea cucumbers have been used as a food source and medicinal ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern countries for centuries. It most commonly found in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, they are considered a delicacy in many Asian cultures. They live on sea floors throughout the world, but the greatest population is found in the Pacific Ocean.”
“Sea cucumber is an oblong_ shaped it is known that sea cucumber is the marine invertebrate that related to sea urchins and starfish. It is a featured component of a festive New year’s banquet dish called “the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea”. Most sea cucumbers resemble large caterpillars. It has been used in China as a treatment for thousands of years. Sea cucumber beneficial for people suffering from arthritis, joint pains, fatigue, constipation, impotence, cancer, and frequent urination. Sea cucumber is also a natural treatment it has the ability for healing wounds. Sea cucumber is rich in vitamins, protein, and mineral.”
I know this series has been quite popular so here’s 55 more of them..
that was not the best idea boy, stick to chewing your master’s slippers if I were you..
If you really want to try and understand what it’s like then read this and/or the NHS article.
“Did you know that you can create miracles? Yes, that’s right.
You can create miracles. In fact, our main purpose on this planet is to create miracles.
Keep in mind that sometimes a miracle is nothing more than a shift in perception.”
“It’s looking at something where at one point seems absolutely impossible to achieve, then with a shift in the way that you’re thinking, that impossibility suddenly becomes very possible.”
Combined with some of this maybe one day we will achieve light speed..:-)+
“During the Second World War, colored film was rare and was an entirely new technique. For this reason, the published pictures from the conflicts of this era are black and white.
However, the pictures included in Imperial War Museum’s new book are unique and fascinating. They are original and haven’t been edited.
Although, nowadays it’s very common to see edited pictures and black and white who have been turned into colored, these pictures are actually original. That’s what Ian Carter stated in a telephone interview with CNN.
The British Ministry of Information, which use to own a small amount of the film Kodachrome, is responsible for the existence of these images. Therefore, this type of film was given to professional photographers so that they could use it in different areas.
There were 3.000 photographs in total, but not all of them “survived”: “Almost half of them disappeared, and we had no idea where to find them,” said Carter. The rest of them were kept in Imperial War Museum’s archive, and many of them are now published for the first time in 70 years.
Back then, the pictures were given to American magazines, but the majority of them was never published.
There are amazing details from the period of war that would be lost into grey had it been not for colored film; for instance, the orange color of the Deutch royal family. These pictures look like they were captured today but they’re not.”
looks like this one is London during the Blitz
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One of these would be wasted on me but I think this is a beautiful car anyway..
“See the latest news and reviews on Audi Top Speed – See exclusive insights, specs, photos, prices even more on Top Speed.Could the spirit of racing was not ever can be confined to the track. Out of the audi series yes apart from r10 and r12 which tend to be the german speed demons (illegal to drive) the r8 will be fastest.”
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CGI must be saving Hollywood lots of $$$, it’s all about the special effects now, but what’s happened to the interesting plots and stories? Maybe they’ve all been done now? I don’t know..
“The Giant Freshwater stingray is one of Largest freshwater fish species in the world. Its size and power are tremendous and trying to land one of these giant freshwater rays has been compared with battling with a submarine.”
Real or Fake? Personally I’m on the fence on all of these but just more WTF goings on we’re discovering these days :-0
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Pictures, history, behaviour, temperament, health problems and breed details.
This one is dedicated to JoJo. I hope she’s still doing ok, miss her..