More Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Taho is a sweet snack that comes from the Philippines. It’s a tofu-based food made with sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. It’s sold by various vendors all over Manila.

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  • Birria is a spicy stew that comes from Jalisco. It’s made with mutton, beef, or chicken. The meat is marinated in Adobo and served during celebrations like weddings or baptisms.

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More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Ginanggang is a sweet snack that comes from the Philippines. It’s a skewered banana that’s covered with margarine and sugar. 

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  • Baeckeoffe is a casserole-based dish that comes from France. It’s made with sliced potatoes, sliced onions, cubed mutton marinated in wine, leeks, parsley, carrots, and marjoram. It’s eaten during Christmas.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Hone onna are macabre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as  spirits with rotting faces. It’s said that they are the ghosts of beautiful women that died at a young age. They will visit their old lover’s homes, and try to seduce them. If successful, Hone onna will begin to drain their lover’s life force. When fully drained, the man will die, joining his former lover in the afterlife.

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  • *I have done this next yokai before, but I am going to update the entry just in time for Halloween.* Teke teke are incredibly violent creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated upper bodies of bisected women. Their name comes from the sound that they make when they run on their arms. The origin story of these creatures is a bit difficult to depict, and there’re many speculations of how this yokai was created. Some tales depict the yokai as a victim of a horrific accident, or suicide. They will chase down victims with a sickle. Despite the lack of legs Teke Teke are extremely fast, and can even outrun cars. When they catch their victims, they slice them in half, and steal their legs. Teke Teke have only one weakness, and it depends of the story. Some legends say that magical charms can ward off the creature’s attacks. Others says that you’re “shit outta luck”, and will die almost instantly.    

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Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more ridiculous characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Black Talon Real Name: Samuel David Barone Status: Villain First Appeared: Avengers #152 (October 1976) Creator: Marvel Powers/Weapons: Limited necromancy, metal talons on boots and gloves

Samuel was a powerful voodoo priest with a legion of zombies at his command. He donned a chicken head crest and worked for the villainous Grim Reaper. He tried to  attack New York City with his zombies, but was stopped and shot to death by The Punisher. (While his powers are pretty strong, his overall design is just hilarious!)

 black talon

  • Mirage Real Name: Desmond Charne Status: Villain Creator Marvel First Appeared: Amazing Spider-Man #156 (1976) Powers/Weapons: Creation of illusionary self-duplicates

Desmond was a hologram technician that decided to become a villain. He created a power suit that granted him hologram manipulation. He started his criminal career by robbing from weddings and other society events. One of these weddings was being photographed by Peter Parker. He stopped Mirage by dropping a chandelier on his head. After many failed crime sprees, Desmond was shot to death by the Scourge of the Underworld. 

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More Tasty Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Es teler is a fruit-based cocktail that comes from Indonesia. It’s made from jackfruit, coconut meat, avocado, grass jelly, and other fruits. The fruits are submerged in coconut milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. 

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  • Jian dui is an incredibly delicious sweet that comes from China. It’s a fried pastry that’s created from gluttonous rice flour. The pastry is covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweet black bean paste. Jian dui is sold in various Chinese bakeries and street fairs.

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More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday ,and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious food. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Maeun-tang is a fish-based soup that comes from Korea. It’s boiled with gochujang and made with watercress, green vegetables, garlic, onion, chilis, bean curd, radish, soy sauce, and chili powder. It’s known for being very popular when served with soju.

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  • Nasi kerabu is a rice-based dish that comes from Malaysia. The rice is a unique blue color due to the butterfly-pea flowers used in cooking it. It’s served with dried fish or chicken, crackers, pickles, and salads. It’s very popular in southern Thailand.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Fuguruma yohi is an incredibly ugly creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as an ogreish, old woman with tattered clothes. She is the embodiment of emotional love letters, and is usually found in places with large book collections.

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  • Hyakume are very bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re a sentient lumps of flesh with hundreds of eyes. They live in old temples and shadowy places. They guard these places, and will detach one of their eyes to follow shady individuals. While usually not violent, their appearance may scare people.

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