No one disputes that the scenic waterfall near the Italian town of Bellano is very loud when its running (see video below). Sometimes the water is diverted to power a hydroelectric plant. But an unusually wet summer has made the falls even louder than normal, causing tensions to flare in the town. Some residents complain they can't easily hear their TVs over the sound. So they've taken their complaints to a regional environmental protection agency, which has now fined the town €650 for noise pollution. [Telegraph
Did pioneer astronaut John Glenn see aliens?
Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
What is this miraculous "sambuci wine?" I'm glad you asked.
Preparation.—Take of elder bark, parsley root, each, in coarse powder, 1 ounce; sherry wine, 1 pint, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a medicated wine by maceration or percolation, as explained under Vina Medicata, and make one pint of the preparation.
Original ad here.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Wine of elder is useful in dropsical diseases, especially ascites, and dropsy supervening upon scarlatina or other exanthematous diseases. Dose, 2 fluid ounces, 3 or 4 times a day.
Original foto here.
It's number 46 in a slide show, and you'll have to click thru to reach it. But I think WUvies will enjoy the other shots of UK depravity as well.
Encountering this 1944 ad
caused me to do a little research
, whereupon I discovered that Corozo or Tagua or Vegetal Ivory is still a thing.
If you want a "Corozo Nut Ring" today, and suspect the 1944 offer is no longer valid, just visit this site.
The sun is due to flip poles soon, but don't worry, this change in polarity
is not as dire as it sounds. Apparently the switch happens every eleven years. It does cause some disturbances in the universe but few here on earth. Mainly there will be some satellite disruption and more northern lights displays.