Finds of the week
So in the Tibet of the 1920s sample looked a room for meditation. Please note that the space is carefully decorated with animal stuffeds and even. dried human heads. They were placed in the room so that the meditator remembered death and defeated his fears. Memento Mori, not otherwise!
However, similar accelerated artifacts at the beginning of the 20th century were very popular not only by Buddhists, but also among the usual secular public, moreover, in Europe and North America. Dried heads called TSants. They could be found in museums, auction houses and private collections. It all started with the fact that the artifacts of the Schuar tribe, or Hivaro (so they called the colonialists who have committed, by the way, a lot of mistakes during conquests) fell into the hands of Americans. These militant Indians who lived on the shores of Amazon, often cut off their heads with their enemies and kept them. Interestingly, on the hunt for heads, they took women with them – in the sign of the gender equality. Also girls could participate in numerous raids. Tsantse was considered a powerful artifact and cost very expensive, which, in turn, led to the appearance of a huge number of fakes in the shops of South America (the heads of corpses and even part of the body of the Leniv!). For rich Europeans, Tsants owns it prestigious. They were proudly demonstrated to guests to show how wild morals reign in the lands of the South American continent. Earlier, "my planet" published material about the rules of life of the former Buddhist monk, and also told about the most aggressive tribes of the planet. Hivaro is in this list. You can also read the recipe for the manufacture of TSants.
Hold your head!
Have you ever paid attention to what birds can fix the head? The fact is that they almost can not move through the eyes. Therefore, in order to react to the danger on time (noting, say, according to the easy movements of the grass, that a predator is approaching them), they need to keep their heads fixed as long as possible. And to the funny effect, captured on video, leads the work of their necks and an equilibrium organ. By the way, there is such an organ in people. It works as follows: no matter how much we turn your head, closing your eyes, we will never confuse, where the top, and where the bottom.
Wanted all my Bologna!
The first documented case, when a person left his condition an animal, occurred in Russia in the 1800s. Maria Leontiev, Kupchayha from Uglich, testified a huge amount of 100,000 rubles at the time. His dog Serco. Money has received the dog. In the US, the same case occurred later, in 1880: Jonathan Jackson bequeathed to build a hotel for his cats. In general, since 1923 in the States you can legally leave your property to animals than Americans and enjoy. Admire your pets that have become rich heirs. And if you want to read about other similar cases – see the material "My Planet". By the way, sometimes animals not only spend money, but also earn them for their owners. About the most profitable pets can be found here.
Think, this video is shot at the amusement park (earlier we talked about the most unusual of them)? No matter how! This is a completely ordinary funicular gelmer in Switzerland. For a long time, he was considered the most cool in Europe – the slope of the route in some areas is 106%. However, in 2017, the cable car was opened with a bias of 110% (also in Switzerland), which broke this record.
The Gelmer railway was built in the 1920s to ensure the construction of the dam on the gelmer lake. However, the trip to the cargo was so fascinating that in 2001 the road was redesigned to the passenger. So now open trailer for 12 min. delivers 24 people from Gandegg in the valley Gasley straight to the lake. It is located at an altitude of 1860 m above sea level. From there, pedestrian tourist routes begin.
Amazing beauty Eilen-Donan Castle is located on a small rocky tidal island of Donan, which in the fjord of Loch Duh in Western Scotland. He is rightfully considered one of the most romantic castles in the country and is famous for its heather honey and an interesting story. The first fortress on the island was built in the XIII century, during the reign of King Alexander II. In 1263, the monarch handed over the castle to hold Colin Fitzgerald, whom the members of the Clan McCenzi consider their own sonlock. Such a credit Fitzgerald received for the valor shown during the battle of Largs. After the victory of Scotland above Norway in this military conflict, the Isle of Man and Hebrid Islands were joined in Scotland. Since then, Eilen-Donan remained the most important fortress until 1719, when was destroyed. In 1919, the ruins bought John Macrei Gilstran and began restoration work. They occupied without a small 20 years. Now the castle is open to visitors, and the members of the Clan Makrei live in six rooms allotted for them in the fortress. Previously, "My Planet" placed a photoproject about the most beautiful castles of the planet.
Neither hide or hide
Surely you saw on the Internet Flashmob with homemade dogs, which are very surprised when their owners suddenly disappear. However, the kitkeeper is so easy not to deceive! These carnivorous dolphins immediately discover "loss" and how they say: aha! The thing is that Caighteks are not only very smart, they are also very sophisticated predators. In water can develop speed up to 50 km / h. Animals are armed with a deadly set of 40-60 teeth, each of which reaches 13 cm long. These teeth help them effectively hunt and eat other marine inhabitants. At the same time, in terms of hunting Cyats, very cunning. They can swim in the ice, on which the walruses rest and knock them down into the water. And if Kosyats thought to hunt for coushlot, they try to push it onto the surface. Therefore, the giant seeks to hide as soon as possible from them deeper into the thickness of the water. Earlier "My Planet" placed video about the most dangerous animals of the planet.
This picturesque photo was made during the sunset at an altitude of 9 km over Northern California. This type of clouds are called high-tech (lat. altocumulus). They are white, bluish or grayish clouds consisting of plates or flakes that can merge into solid cover (as in the picture). They consist mainly of water drops with a radius of 5-7 microns with fluctuations from 3 to 24 microns. Through the subtle edges of such clouds can be shifted by the moon and the sun. The term Altocumulus was proposed in 1855 by Emilene Renu, director of the French Observatory in Park Saint-Mons and Monsuri, and in 1870 – adopted by the meteorological community. Previously, "my planet" talked about what weather signs are true, and what to trust should not be trusted. Find out whether you should believe the clouds. And also find out about other unusual atmospheric phenomena.