African food is heavily based in starch. Common African starches include sorghum, ground millet, cornmeal, potatoes, yams and rice. Stews are a popular form of preparation, often containing hot spices. Through trade and colonization, ideas and tastes have been introduced by various countries from Europe and the Middle East, and they have been blended with those of the locals.
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Weird and unusual! Simple, creative and very funny is what I would call this gallery by Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr. Although Magnus seems to have a very extensive portfolio, his works are very impressive yet his humorous fly gallery managed to catch my eye so much so, that I couldn’t help but mention it here.
Julien Martinez, born in 1970 in the area of Bordeaux (France), is a contemporary doll artist who has a diploma of the «Ecole des Beaux Arts» (bachelor of Arts) of Bordeaux. In 1996, he has presented for the first time its dolls at the “Paris Création“ International Fare. The public was quite enthousiast and his creations had a big success. Since, Julien Martinez presents its work to an international public.
It is quite unusual to see a car covered in crochet. But, now you get to see it in our particular photo collection of crochet vehicles collected from around the web. In this collection we gathered 32 cool photos that show how vehicle can look at some different ways.
Just your average smoggy day in China… wait a minute! What’s that? A triple sun? The illusion, deemed a legitimate astronomical phenomenon, is created by the sun being shadowed by two smaller twins and making an image of three suns. The effect is known by experts as the ‘phantom sun’ and unofficially called an ‘ice halo’. It generally appears at this time of year when ice crystals create high clouds.
Georgian television has broadcast pictures of a two-headed calf reportedly born in the village of Abedad.Since its birth on January 2nd, Jgarkava has been bottle-feeding the calf as the mother rejected it.”I try to keep it alive and feed it with its mother’s milk every three hours,” she told a local TV station. There have been many other instances of two-headed cattle. In July last year, a calf with two heads was born in northern Egypt. The condition of a livestock being born with 2 heads is called polycephaly.
No mother likes it when her toddler starts crying, but at the held every year, at the Sensoji Temple, in Tokyo, the baby crying festival is a 400-year-old tradition, believed to keep rug-rats in good health. Wailing and crying as loudly as possible is not something most new mothers actively encourage in their babies. It may sound bizarre, but this is the competition at the Naki Sumo festival, held at the Sensoji Temple in Tokyo this year. Amateur sumo wrestlers hold the babies high in the air, and try to scare them into crying, while a sumo referee judges the [ Read More ]