Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification The new animal species Dendrogramma enigmaticaI, shown here, was pulled from the deep sea off Australia in 1986 but has only now been scientifically described. The opaque portion is its highly branched digestive canal. Two species are recognised and current evidence suggest that they represent an early branch on the tree of life, with similarities to the 600 million-year-old extinct Ediacara fauna.
Tibetan sky burial For centuries, Tibetans have practiced a unique form of burial that doesn’t put the body in the ground. Adept Tantrics typically dissect the corpse in a ritualistic fashion and leave it on the mountaintops for the birds and elements. In much of Tibet the ground is too hard and rocky to dig a grave, and with fuel and timber scarce, a sky burial is often more practical than cremation.
"The worst part about anything that’s self destructive is that it’s so intimate. You become so close with your addictions and illnesses that leaving them behind is like killing the part of yourself that taught you how to survive."
I saw a post with a list of poisonous herbs already, but I thought I’d add to it since there are several more dangerous plants that are commonly used. First post can be found here. Check it out for additional herbs.
Arnica: Should not be taken internally as it is potentially toxic, but it provides one of the best remedies for external local healing of bruises and strains. Bleeding Heart:May be poisonous in large amounts. Has proved fatal to cattle. Buttercup:Irritant juices may severely injure the digestive system. Daphne:Fatal. A few berries can kill a child. Elderberry:Children have been poisoned by using pieces of the pithy stems for blowguns. Nausea and digestive upset. Elephant Ear: All parts. Intense burning and irritation of the mouth and tongue. Death can occur if base of the tongue swells enough to block the air passage of the throat. Golden Chain: Severe poisoning. Excitement, staggering, convulsions and coma. May be fatal. Hyacinth: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May be fatal. Iris: Severe digestive upset. Jasmine: Berries. Fatal. Digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms. Larkspur: Digestive upset, nervous excitement, depression. May be fatal. Lily of the Valley:Irregular heartbeat and pulse, usually accompanied by digestive upset and mental confusion. Monkshood: Digestive upset and nervous excitement. Moonseed:Berries. Blue, purple color, resembling wild grapes. May be fatal. Nightshade:Fatal. Intense digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms. Oak: Acorns. Affects kidneys gradually. Symptoms appear only after several days or weeks. Takes a large amount for poisoning. Oleander:Leaves, branches. Extremely poisonous. Affects the heart, produces severe digestive upset and has caused death. Rhubarb:Fatal. Large amounts of raw or cooked leaves can cause convulsions, coma, followed rapidly by death. Rosary Pea: Fatal. A single Rosary Pea seed has caused death. One or two Castor Bean seeds are near the lethal dose for adults. Wisteria:Mild to severe digestive upset. Many children are poisoned by this plant.
с волками жить — по-волчьи выть • (s volkámi žit’ - po-vólč’i vyt’) when in Rome, do as the Romans do (literally, to live amongst wolves, you should howl like a wolf)
сколько волка ни корми, он всё в лес смотрит • (skólʹko vólka ni kormí, on vsjo v les smótrit) a leopard cannot change its spots (literally, however good you feed the wolf, it still looks onto the forest)
работа не волк, в лес не убежит • (rabóta ne vólk, v les ne ubežit) All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (literally, work is not like a wolf, it won’t run away from you onto the forest).
волка ноги кормят • (vólka nóghi kórmiat) The dog that trots about finds the bone (literally, wolf lives by its legs).