RAREST OF RARE THINGS FOUND ON EARTH


RAREST OF RARE THINGS
FOUND ON EARTH

1. White Peacocks(Found in Grasslands of Australia and India) These majestically beautiful creatures are a rare species of The peacock. White peacocks are not albinos; They have a genetic mutation that is known as Leucism, Which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage. 2. Bismuth Crystals Found all over the world, Bismuth is a chemical element which is 86% as denseAs lead. It is a brittle metal with a silvery white color when freshly produced, But is often seen in air with a pink tinge owing to surface oxidation. This marvel of nature is found in a series of geometrical lines and figures That resemble something of a sci-if movie. But trust me its real! Unbelievable right? 3. The Insides of a MeteoriteOn the outside meteorites look like volcanic rocks. But astronomy photographer Jeff Barton cracked them open to reveal theglittering geodes inside.To capture the stunning shots of meteorite guts, Barton cut the rocks openwith a rock saw With a diamond-coated blade. He then grinded downa stamp-sized piece so thin light can pass through it, Like sun through the windows of a cathedral. Photos are subsequently taken with polarizing filters And a DSLR attached to a petrographicmicroscope. Aren’t they just beautiful? I wish I could wear one on a necklace. 4. Jeweled Squid (Mid Atlantic and Pacific Ocean) This unusual squid, despite its delicate, decorated appearance, wasfound 1,650 lung-crushing feet (500 meters) beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. Scientists on a recent deep-sea expedition found the squid, calledHistioteuthis hoylei, along with an abundance of other species thought to be very rare, If not unknown, elsewhere. Jewel squid are known for their mismatched eyes, One of which is larger than the other to scope for prey in the deep’s darkness. 5. ‘Life Within Death ‘ : Chinese Lantern(China, Japan and Southern Europe) Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese/Japanese Lantern, Blooms during Winter and dries during Spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen. The outer cover is a thin mesh that held the flower petals, Seen in golden brown colour. 6. Rafflesia arnoldi Flower : Largest Flower in The World (Indonesia) This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. It can grow to be 3 feet across and weigh up to 15 pounds! It is a parasitic plant, with no visible leaves, roots, or stem. When in bloom, the Rafflesia emits a repulsive odor, similar to that of rotting meat. This odor attracts insects that pollinate the plant. 7. Purple Carrots (Grown in Britain and Central Asia) The purple colour of these carrots is actually due to anthocyanin pigments. The history of these carrots can be traced back to Rome and Central Asia, Where they were grown as early as the 10th century. Purple carrots,still orange on the inside, Were sold in British stores starting in 2002. 8. Auroras (Near the Polar Regions of the Earth) An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of Energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.The result is a stream of beautiful green displays That run across the sky creating a luminescent kind of effect. 9. Rain as seen from an airplane window (Britain) A giant rain cloud, seen from a light aircraft, pours its contents down on Burbage between Leicester and Birmingham 10. Kangaroo Joey Inside the Pouch (Australia) This rare image comes from the pouch of a mother kangaroo, Where a kangaroo Joey grows in peace. Baby kangaroos after being born Are transferred to the pouches of their mothers for completion of their growth. FYI: Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish The chance of young surviving. 11. Red Banana (Australia) Red bananas, also known as Red Dacca bananas in Australia, are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that iscream to light pink in colour. 12. Living Rock: Pyura chilensis (Chile and Peru) Sometimes referred to as a ‘living rock’ , Pyura chilensis is a tunicate that resembles a mass of organs inside a rock. It is often found in dense aggregations in the intertidal and subs tidal coast of Chile and Peru. It is the closest anyone can get to finding blood in a stone! It isalso served as a local delicacy in the cities surrounding the coasts. 13. Tasmanian Giant Crab (Southern waters of Australia) AKA “Giant Deepwater Crab” –One of the largest crabs in the world. – Weighs a mighty 29lb with a 15-inch shell. – It has a white shell with claws that are splashed in red. 14. Purple Corn (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru) A variety of Zea mays, is a corn grown in the Andes region of South America. It is common in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru. The kernels of Purple Corn have long been used by the people of the Andes to color foods and beverages, a practice just beginning to become popularized in the industrialized world. Besides its use as food and dye, purple corn is thought to have many health benefits. 15. Koroit Opal (Australia, South West Queensland ) The Koroit opal field is an opal mining area in Paroo Shire in South West Queensland, Australia. It is known for the very distinctive type of boulder opal that is found in its mines. In Queensland boulder opal is found within a 300 km wide belt of sedimentary rocks in the Winton Formation. Here opal is found as a kernel in small concretions 16. Albino Alligator (Southeast United States particularly Louisiana) As terrifying as it looks, these alligators are vicious.The two kinds of white alligators are albino and leucistic. These alligators are practically impossible to find in the wild asthey would be extremely vulnerable to predators or the sun. They could survive only in captivity and are few innumber. Around US, there are just 50 albino individuals. 17. The Glowing Forest (Shikoku, Japan ) This forest glows in the dark thanks to a bunch of Luminescent Mushrooms. Mushrooms and fallen leaves emit a magical light for just a short period of time each year. 18. Flying Fish (Tropical and Sub-tropical Waters)Yes its true…there is a kind of fish that can fly! Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water’s surface. This uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators.Parexocoetus Brachypterus 19. A Katydid camouflaging into its surroundings (Amazon Rain forest) Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush-crickets. There are more than 6,400 species. Part of the suborder Ensifera, it is the only family in the superfamily Tettigonioidea. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets and weta than to any type of grasshopper. Many tettigoniids exhibit mimicry and camouflage, commonly with shapes and colors similar to leaves. 20. The Dragon’s Skull ( Europe, the United States, and North Africa) This weird little plant is called a Snapdragon or Dragon flower or, if you want to sound even smarter, The Antirrhinum. Once the flower has died, the seed pod begins to look like the skulls you see here. Apart from being creepy and alleged protectors of the garden, if you wore this about your body you would appear to be more “fascinating and gracious”. Though I imagine if anyone actually did find this on you, fascinating and gracious are not the only things they will think about you. 21. Amazingly Beautiful Campo (Colorado Tornado ) 22. The Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus Titanum (Indonesia)At 2.27 metres (7ft 5in) high, the Amorphophallus titanum is considered the longest flower in the world. Yup! It smells terrible. 23. The Flying Gurnards, Dactylopteridae (Indo-Pacific Oceans)

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE


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Native to Persia and the western Himalayan range, this wonder fruit is credited with being one of the healthiest fruits. A cluster of red, plump flesh covering seeds, they are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and make for an excellent source of fibre, too.

My note- In Chennai we get another variety, the flush is light red and the fruit is larger in size. Now it is season for orange and pomegranate

These health-giving seeds or arils as they are also called, are perfectly suited for juicing or eating whole on salads, yoghurt, or as a topping on any other food you love.

Health benefits of pomegranate:

Fights cancer: Studies claim that pomegranate juice helps in the fight against breast, lung and prostate cancer. If consumed regularly, studies show that it can even help inhibit the development of cancer.

Buffers free radical damage: Free radicals are produced by functions within the body and elements outside the body. Since we can’t stop its occurrence, it become important to consume foods that can help neutralize the damage. Pomegranates contain a high content of antioxidants, which helps fight against the damage that free radicals do to your cells.

Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease: Research shows that regular consumption of pomegranate can significantly reduce accumulation of amyloid plaque, which puts you at lesser risk of Alzheimer’s.

More oxygen: Recent studies reveal that eating pomegranate seeds and drinking pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels, which mean your blood will be better oxygenated – and you will be healthier.

Can treat erectile dysfunction: Did you know that pomegranates might help treat erectile dysfunction? A research published in the International Journal of Impotence Research showed that drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice every day can help treat erectile dysfunction.

Protects the neonatal brain: Many advocate consumption of pomegranate juice during pregnancy. Latest research shows that it is indeed good, because drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy might help protect neonatal brain from damage after injury.

For arthritis: If you’re suffering from arthritis, then this wonder fruit may be good for you. Pomegranates are known to reduce inflammation of arthritis by slowing down the enzymes that break down cartilage, thereby preventing cartilage deterioration.

Protects arteries: Pomegranates help prevent plaque build-up in you arteries and may even help reverse plaque build-up, and is therefore, good for you heart health.

Reduces cholesterol: Pomegranates help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (good cholesterol).

Lowers blood pressure: One study indicated that consumption of 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day, lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5%.

Dental protection: Want good, healthy teeth? Then pomegranates can come to your rescue. A natural way to prevent dental plaque might be drinking pomegranate juice daily.

Secrets Revealed: The Powerful Health Benefits of the PomegranateShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services1.2KOne of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. Seeding a Pomegranate Cut the crown (protruding blossom end) off the pomegranate, removing with it some of the pale-yellow pith. Take care not to pierce the seeds within. Lightly score the skin in quarters from stem to crown end. Immerse the scored fruit in a large bowl of cool water and soak for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit under water, break sections apart with your fingers, separating the seeds from membrane. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Discard skin and membranes. Drain the seeds and dry on paper towels. Antioxidant Rich Smoothie Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 5 minutesIngredients: 8 cups organic baby spinach1 cup pomegranate juice1 cup blueberries, frozen 1 cup strawberries, frozen 8 dates, cut in half 2 tablespoons flaxseeds, ground 1/2 avocado, optionalInstructions: Blend all ingredients together. This is delicious & very healthy!Find more great pomegranate recipes in theRecipe Guide in the Member Support Center (log in required) Learn more about MembershipIf you’re not familiar with the pomegranate, it is a red fruit with a tough outer layer; only the juice and the seeds inside are edible. Pomegranate juice is available year round, but you can purchase fresh pomegranates in most grocery stores from September through January. When refrigerated in a plastic bag, pomegranates keep for up to 2 months. Try tossing the seeds on a salad for a brilliantly colorful, crunchy, and nutritious addition.

Seeding a pomegranate may seem like a lot of work for just a piece of fruit but think again, getting at those seeds may be well worth it. The pomegranate is a nutrient dense food source rich in phytochemical compounds. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. A glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries.1

Amazing Clinical Results
This fantastic little fruit recently made its way back into the news after some spectacular clinical results. Here’s what you need to know:

A compound found only in pomegranates called punicalagin is shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. Punicalagin is the major component responsible for pomegranate’s antioxidant and health benefits. It not only lowers cholesterol, but also lowers blood pressure and increases the speed at which heart blockages (atherosclerosis) melt away.

Recent medical research studied heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages. They were given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year. Not only did study participants’ blood pressure lower by over 12 percent, but there was a 30 percent reduction in atherosclerotic plaque. Just as astounding, participants who did not take the pomegranate juice saw their atherosclerotic plaque increase by 9 percent.2

In other studies, potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent both heart attacks and strokes.3

Not only are pomegranates good for your heart and blood vessels but they have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor growth in lab animals.4 Several in vitro studies have shown this remarkable anti-cancer effect.5 Additional studies and clinical trials currently taking place are hopeful to reveal this fascinating effect on humans.

Also of note, pomegranate juice contains phytochemical compounds that stimulate serotonin and estrogen receptors, improving symptoms of depression and increasing bone mass in lab animals.6

Learn more about the Powerful Disease Protection from Pomegranate

Health Benefits of the Pomegranate Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors Lowers blood pressure Shown to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque in human studies May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health. These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can’t afford to exclude from your diet!

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” When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.
They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.

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