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Rudolph, The the Red-nosed Caterpillar



Rudolph, the reindeer, who care. A Caterpillar with the body full of lanterns and could steal your scene in a movie next Christmas. In fact, she has no nose, but their lights – red and green on the head along the body – they seem flashers Christmas tree.

Joking aside, the animal, known as caterpillar train, calls attention for being the only earthly being with this feature. The peculiarity arouses the curiosity of scientists both to understand how the natural evolution of species of caterpillars led to it, how to check for possible technological applications.

Bioluminescence is not something that rare in nature and is very beyond the fireflies. Deep oceans are several animals, micro-organisms to larger fish, which emit lights of all colors, including the red, although the preference is blue.

Already in terrestrial environments, the Bioluminescence tends towards green. A red lantern head of caterpillars gender Phrixothrix is a unique jewel. Although difficult to find crawling night in the bush, these caterpillars are known long time.

In 1587, the Portuguese traveler Gabriel Souza described the animal that the Indians called buijejas as caterpillars crowned with rubies. But only in recent years they began being studied, so that there are few images available animal.

Team of Brazilian biochemists, led by Vadim Viviani, UFSCar (University Federal de Sao Carlos), and with support from FAPESP and CNPq, is developing the molecules that give rise to red light and the genes that encode the production of it cells of caterpillars.

Team of Brazilian biochemists, led by Vadim Viviani, UFSCar (University Federal de Sao Carlos), and with support from FAPESP and CNPq, is developing the molecules that give rise to red light and the genes that encode the production of it cells of caterpillars.

The lanterns of the beetles and Phrixothrix light work differently similar. They are the result of a reaction between chemical substances known as luciferins and oxygen, which is catalyzed by the enzyme luciferase.

The result is the production of a molecule known as oxyluciferin arising on their electrons with excess energy. This almost all energy is released in the form of particles of light whose color depends mainly the molecular structure of luciferases, which varies among species.

More informations at: UNESP


Takanakuy Festival at risk? – Strange Events




250px-Location_of_the_province_Chumbivilcas_in_Cusco.svgDid you ever heard about “Takanakuy”? Did you have wanted the opportunity to straight up your differences with somebody you knew in a fight, enjoin a good food, special dress, dance and booze? Well a lot people call that Saturday night.

Chumbivilcas is a province in the Andes, South Peru, and according to the Peru 2005 Census 77,721 inhabitants, rural communities families with eight and more children are not unusual, one of the poorest regions of the country.

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.

Takanakuy Festival for beginners

Each December 25th part of the population from Chumbivilcas Province reunite to the Takanakuy “festival”, where participants practice of fighting fellow community members.

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 02The practice started in Santo Tomás, the capital of Chumbivilcas, and has now spread to other villages and cities, the prominent ones being Cuzco and Lima.

The festival consists of dancing and of individuals fighting each other to settle old conflicts or simply to display their manhood.

Those holding the grudges call out their opponents by their first and last name.

Kicking and punching are allowed in the middle of the circle. Biting, hitting those on the ground, or pulling hair is not allowed during the fight, this is a civilized community!

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 01Although the government of Lima has tried to eradicate Takanakuy Festival, the celebration has diffused into urban areas such as Cuzco and Lima.

People of non-indigenous descent are now taking part in this originally indigenous cultural custom, yeah, why not?

Then everybody goes drinking to numb the pain and move on to a new year.

Now serious, tells us, don’t you have a co-worker, neighbor, a church member you have a beef with?

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Polish company to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria




Polish company to brew beer from a Czech models vagina bacteriaPolish brewery company launched a crowdfunding for its attempt to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria.

There are large number of bizarre ingredients used in the manufacture of craft beers, but use a formula from a vaginal bacteria stands out in the crowd.

Warsaw-based The Order of Yoni — “Yoni” being a Sanskrit word for “vagina” — is seeking to raise about U$170,000 (£118,000 or 150,000 Euros) with an IndieGoGo campaign for Bottled Instinct, a beer brewed using lactic acid bacteria collected from the vagina of Alexandra Brendlova.

The Order of Yoni says the initial run of beers would include sour ales, lambics, flanders ales and sour stouts. Each bottle of beer will be stamped with Brendlova’s name as well as “the date of the collection of her vaginal swab.” Also it will brew six batches of 16,600 beers each, with funds going towards the ‘brewing process, ingredients and bottles’ decorations’.

The money will also cover the ‘model’s reward’ and a budget for the ‘perks’ offered to investors. However, there is no detail provided as to the breakdown of the costs.

The beers do not, however, feature the taste or odor of a vagina, the brewers say.

The company says their future plans include brewing other types of beers using bacteria harvested from other woman, as well as other products incorporating said bacteria including kefirs and yogurts.

Not as strange as vagina bacteria beer

In 2012 an Oregon brewery, developed a drink that led, among the ingredients, beard strands of his brewmaster. The drink was sold, including in other countries.

More informations on “The Order of Yoni” oficial website

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Here’s your sign: Woman claims watching 3D film made her pregnant




A white American couple had a black baby. The woman claimed she became pregnant while watching a 3D porno film.

The child’s father Erik Johnson, a soldier had been away for a year serving in a military base in Iraq when he returned he found the black baby at home.

Jennifer Stewart 38 years old, told him that the baby had been conceived while she and her friends had been watching a 3D porno film.

“I see no reason not to believe her as these 3D films are very lifelike. With the technology of today everything is possible” said Erik, who has registered the baby as his.

This is the kind of people we have protecting our country??????

Jennifer said she only went to the cinema with her girlfriends to see how a porno would look with 3D effects.

The child, she claimed, looked exactly like the Black male lead in the film.

“A month after watching the film I found out I was pregnant. I am going to sue the cinema and the producers. Luckily my husband believes me. It could have wrecked my marriage, but he knows I am faithful to him.”

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