by Maryam on Thursday, May 30, 2013 No Comments
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia’s oldest and most famous hedge maze, the worlds first circular Rose Maze, and extensive Lavender gardens. This unique 25-acre woodland property has been carefully nurtured to delight the senses throughout the seasons with over ten themed garden areas, abundant water features, licensed café/garden terrace, gift shop and fun activities for all. The traditional hedge maze now stands a magnificent 3 metres high and 2 metres wide and presents a fun challenge. With four mosaic flags to find in each half of the hedge maze, the hundreds of metres of winding paths take you through the South Maze into the Centre Garden before you tackle the North Maze.
by Maryam on Monday, May 27, 2013 No Comments
Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. 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. After that-always eager to prove they are bizarrely susceptible to suggestion-hundreds of Japanese people have hanged themselves among the countless trees of the Aokigahara forest, which is reportedly so thick that even in high noon it’s not hard to find places completely surrounded by darkness.
by Maryam on Friday, May 24, 2013 No Comments
Walnuts are known to improve cell health due to the fact that they are the richest nuts in essential fats. Besides the fact that they elevate mood, ten walnuts a day can properly optimize the cell wall composition and lower blood cholesterol levels, which will automatically improve the blood circulation, treat depression and give an overall sense of happiness and well-being.
by Maryam on Thursday, May 23, 2013 No Comments
Sakura Tunnel, Japan a peaceful stroll in summer and fall beneath the tunnel of cherry tree branches can be relaxing but it cannot prepare you for the madness that bursts forth as the blossoms bloom and the locals swarm to enjoy relaxing together in droves under the beauty of the sakura here each spring. Ample parking is located just east of here along the south riverbank.
by Maryam on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 No Comments
Escamoles are the larvae of ants of the genus Liometopum. They are harvested from the roots of the Agave tequilana or Agave americana plants in Mexico. Collecting the eggs is a uniquely unpleasant job, since the ants are highly venomous and have some kind of blood grudge against human orifices.The eggs have the consistency of cottage cheese. The most popular way to eat them is in a taco with guacamole.
by Maryam on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 No Comments
Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. Like all echinoderms, sea cucumbers have an endoskeleton just below the skin, calcified structures that are usually reduced to isolated microscopic ossicles joined by connective tissue. In some species these can sometimes be enlarged to flattened plates, forming an armour. In pelagic species such as Pelagothuria natatrix (Order Elasipodida, family Pelagothuriidae), the skeleton and a calcareous ring are absent.
by Ana on Monday, May 20, 2013 No Comments
The fact may leave you shocked, and you may shudder in disbelief. You may be unwilling to accept the reality. In spite, of your uncanny willingness, you will be compelled into acceptance. Truth is mostly bitter, but there are certain facts which are grossly grotesque. These essentially testify to the unforeseen and uncertain events which do not necessarily comply with the rule of logic. As a matter of fact, certain happenings are so inexplicable that even science fails to vouch for their causal antecedents. Here comes a brief saga of a woman who was found delivering a stone like creature.