The word “Sarcophagus” comes from the Greek σάρξ sarx meaning “flesh”, and φαγεῖν phagein meaning “to eat”, hence sarcophagus means “flesh-eating”; from the phrase lithos sarkophagos (λίθος σαρκοφάγος). Since lithos is Greek for stone, lithos sarcophagos means “flesh-eating stone”. The word also came to refer to a particular kind of limestone that was thought to decompose the flesh of corpses interred within it.
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
Working with a nearly 200-year-old sample of preserved intestine, researchers at McMaster University and the University of Sydney have traced the bacterium behind a global cholera pandemic that killed millions – a version of the same bug that continues to strike vulnerable populations in the world’s poorest regions.
The team has mapped the entire genome of the elusive 19th century bacterium. The findings are significant because, until now, researchers had not identified the early strains of cholera, a water-borne pathogen. The discovery significantly improves understanding of the pathogen’s origin and creates hope for better treatment and possible prevention…
For those who could not grasp the importance of such studies: It is likely that, in some parts of the world, cholera still drives human natural selection.
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290 000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years. Touristic expeditions are projected. A diving into Chinese Antiquity in the next part of the article.
Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.
Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth - Tiger & Turtle (2011) - A walk-along “roller coaster”
A rat king is a rare phenomenon arising in rats where a number of rats become intertwined at the tails. The museum Mauritianum in Altenburg (Thuringia) shows the largest well-known mummified rat king, which was found in 1828, consisting of 32 rats. They were seen as extremely bad omens, particularly associated with plagues. Such events also occurred, since rat kings arise only if too many rats exist, for example the Black Death, which is spread by rat fleas.
The helmet urchin (Colobocentrotus atratus) is found in Hawaii it is known as “kaupali” which translates as “cliff-clinging.”