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Natural Wonders

Moroccan Goats


The goats in Morocco climb trees! Who knew?

Posted By: patty - Fri Sep 18, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Natural Wonders

From Hell It Came



This not taken from the Alan Moore graphic novel.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 14, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Horror, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1950s, Natural Wonders

Noisy Falls

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]

Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 11, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Government, Natural Wonders

John Glenn’s Fireflies





Did pioneer astronaut John Glenn see aliens?

Not likely.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 05, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Aliens, Space Travel, 1960s, Natural Wonders

Japanese Schoolgirl Parkour



Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 31, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Advertising, Teenagers, Asia, Natural Wonders

Speer’s Sambuci Wine

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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.

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 ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 10, 2014 - Comments (23)
Category: Advertising, Natural Wonders, Nineteenth Century, Alcohol

The Woman With Don Martin Feet

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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.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 26, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Comics, Europe, Natural Wonders, Feet

Corozo, Tagua, or Vegetal Ivory

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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.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 07, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Crafts, Jewelry, 1940s, South America, Natural Wonders

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