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STINKING ROSE

By on September 1, 2010 in Food Category, History Category

The history of garlic, also known as the “stinking rose”, is a wild and adventurous one. Over the last 4,000 years of human history, the potent bulb has been both cherished and despised. It has been thought of as a miracle cure and repellant to ward off everything from pesky insects to blood-sucking vampires. It has also been shunned and banned for its overwhelming pungency.

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EXPLORER EXTRAODINAIRE

With nothing to keep her company in the Himalayan cave except for a flickering candle, Alexandra David Neel noticed that another day had passed. Isolated from civilization, here she was, a French woman living as an ascetic in a cave.

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MADE TO BE BROKEN

By on September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Illegal to name a pig Napoleon? Illegal to blow your nose on Saturdays? Can these seriously be laws? Yes indeed.

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WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

By on August 1, 2010 in Photography Category

A highly accomplished artist with a penchant for world travel, Josh Schachter has photographed, traveled and worked in some of the world’s most exotic destinations including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, India, and Nepal.

Josh is a highly skilled and talented artist, but more than that he is using his talent to make the world a better place.

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KING RAT

By on August 1, 2010 in Wildlife Category

In the animal kingdom man and dog have enjoyed a long and cherished love affair. But man and rat? Not so much. However, thanks to some clever work being done by the giant African pouched rat, the animals’ soiled reputation might soon be due for an overhaul.

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