Finds of the week
Slava Shvets in his blog on Facebook placed a curious selection called Losapevi Dell’Arte, which translated from Italian means "Did you know this about art?". She was created by Paolo Platation, was released by L’Espresso magazine in 2004 and collected many awards. The author gracefully took advantage of photoshop to "enlighten X-ray" vintage paintings. As a result, we literally can see the offside of art and find out what is hiding inside the "Lady with the Mornost". Previously, "My Planet" published a large photo project about images created by X-ray rays.
Who learned for sure that inside the glacier?
It is so from the inside looks like a Vatnayajudle glacier in Iceland. He is the largest glacier in Europe, its area is 8.1 km², it is about 8% of the territory of the island! The average ice thickness here is 400 m, and in some places it even exceeds 1 km! The name of the glacier is translated as "giving water" – it nourishes many Icelandic lakes and rivers. For example, the Yoekulsau-Au-Witch River, which forms the most powerful waterfall in Europe – Dettifoss. At the same time, a few volcanoes are hidden under the ice layer, which periodically begin to erupt. When the lava splashes out of the volcano vulcan, the major areas of the glacier are rapidly melting, and the ice frees the earth for grazing.
By the way, you know why ice in Iceland Blue? This can also be seen, for example, in Antarctica (read the history of the development of this harsh continent). The fact is that than ice boulders older, the better the ice is denser and the less in it bubbles with air. Because of this, he looks like "blue" (in fact, he, of course, white): The light in it penetrates into a large thickness, while the red component of the spectrum is absorbed, and back only blue is returned.
You just space, baby!
This caterpillar looks like an aliel from distant planets, which also brought a little space with them. In fact, it is a larvae of Pacific fruit moth, or, in Latin, Eudocima Fullonia. In the adult insect, it will turn within 30-60 days. Mol leads the night lifestyle and feeds on mango juice, banana, melons, citrus, guava and other fruits. These insects are widespread in the pool of the Pacific Ocean, Asia and Africa. They can be found in Australia, China, Japan and Thailand. But in Hawaii, they first appeared in 1985. By the way, you know what will happen if all insects disappear? Ecologist answers this question.
Sleep, my joy, alloy
Oh, how sweetly sleeps red panda, or, as it is also called, a feline bear! No wonder they are called small – the size they are a little more domestic cat. But they have a charm at least debug! The first mentions of the animal in China are found in the XIII century, but he became known to the Europeans only in the XIX century. Officially, he opened it in 1821 by naturalist and English General Thomas Hardwick. He suggested calling an animal with Word Ya (Wah) – so the Chinese called him, because the beast made similar sounds. Residents of Nepal nipped him "Punya", from this later and went modern "Panda". However, the Harder was not lucky at that time: he was delayed with his return to his homeland, and he was ahead of the Frenchman Frederick Kuvier. He called the beast of the "Red Cat", Ailurus Fulgens. Many, by the way, believe that a feline bear is lucky, because to be "glistening" much more pleasant than some "va". See also AIRPANO report from "Oasis Panda" in China.
Yes, during the First World War in Sheffield (United Kingdom) in the scene. Elephant. The country was forced to send not only men to the front, but also livestock. About 1.2 million heads of mules and horses sent to the defense line. Because of this, an acute lack of pack animals. However, stealing the land and carry severity still needed! So farmers attracted to the field work of circus elephants. By the way, after the end of the war, many giants remained on the care of farmers, used them during the Second World War. Learn more about who, when and why I was injected by elephants in a plow, in the article "My Planet".