More Fascinating 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!

  • Rambutan are extremely strange fruits that come Southeast Asia. They are spherical shaped and covered in spiny hairs. They taste a bit like sweet grapes and can be eaten cooked or raw.

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  • The Soapberry is another odd fruit that comes from Canada. It’s a small, bright, red berry with a bitter taste. They’re not eaten raw, but rather in Indian Ice Cream. This is created by combining water with the berries, beating the mixture, adding sugar, and topping it off with whipping cream.

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide 

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more incredible creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) Length: Up to 12 3/4 ft Weight: 210 kg Depths Found: 1,000-3,400 ft

The Goblin Shark is an incredibly grotesque creature of the sea. It is completely pink in color, and has a very strange bill-like snout. The snout is speculated to be used for detecting prey in the atramentous depths. The shark’s jaws can be shot forward to catch prey. Fossils of similar species have been found in rocks that are over 100 million years old.

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  • Olive Sea Snake (Aipysurus laevis) Length: 3-7 ft Habitat: Coral reefs estuaries, and coastal shallows

The Olive Sea Snake is a beautiful, yet deadly creature of the sea. The snake is olive-brown, and has a much paler underside. It is very unique in that it has ventricle scales, a feature that all land snakes have. This reptile hunts for prey  in the large crevices of coral. The snake’s bite is extremely toxic, and may be fatal to humans.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Poison Arrow (The Elder Scrolls: IV: Oblivion shot) (Drink created by OXM UK)

Ingredients

  • 1 part Lime Cordial
  • 1 dash Grenadine
  • 1 part Bailey’s Irish Creme

Directions: Fill up a shot glass with lime cordial and add a dash of Grenadine to the top. Now very slowly pour Bailey’s into the center of the shot glass until the liqueur hits the bottom of the shot. Take a straw and slowly twirl it around so the Bailey’s twists around the tube. Retract the straw and serve.

 

 poison arrow

 

  • Lava Lamp Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Absolut®Citron Vodka
  • 6 oz apple juice
  • 3 ml grenadine syrup

Directions: Pour grenadine over ice in a highball glass. Add absolut citron, and fill with apple juice.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Glacier Mint Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 5 parts vodka
  • 3 parts white creme de menthe
  • lime juice

Directions: Stir ingredients together and strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves, and serve. 

glacier mint

 

  • Goddess of Power (The Legend of Zelda shot)

Ingredients

  • 1 cl grenadine
  • 1 cl licor 43
  • 1 cl cassis syrup

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shot glass and let loose the fire.

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means!  Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Sailor’s Eyeball (Valonia ventricosa) Size: Up to 4 cm  Habitat: Rock and coral to 100 ft

The Sailor’s Eyeball is a very odd species of seaweed. They look like dark green marbles and consist of a large cell attached to a substrate by a bunch of filaments. Young plants have a bluish sheen. It reproduces in a very odd way, in which the daughter cell is created within the parent cell. 

 

  • Bignose Unicornfish (Naso vlamingii) Size: Up to 24 in Depth: 3-165 ft 

Unicornfish are very strange fish with horn-like projections on their foreheads. This particular species has a bulbous snout in place of said projection. They have bony plates on the base of their tails, which are sharp like knifes. These plates are used for protection against predators. They’re usually dark with blue streaks, and can pale into a silvery gray.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some fascinating drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Sticky White Stuff (Demon’s Souls Cocktail) (Drink created Andrew V)

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Yakult Asian Yogurt Drink
  • 2 oz. Sprite 
  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. Navan

Directions: Chill Yakult and Sprite. Pour all ingredients into glass. Stir and enjoy.

sticky white stuff

 

  • Avalanche Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 shot Crown Royal® Canadian whiskey
  • 1 shot Kahlua® coffee liqueur
  • fill with cream

Directions: Mix in highball glass over ice, shake well.

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

All characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, and on comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go into the bizarre world of comic book characters. Now, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Mammoth Real Name: Baran Flinders Status: Villain First Appeared: The New Teen Titans #3 (Jan. 1981) Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, durability, and endurance; prone to fits of rage due to state of emotional underdevelopment.

Baran was born in Australia along with his sister, Selinda. He was bullied at school until his metahuman abilities developed. The renowned Dr. Helga taught the siblings how to control their powers. From there, Baran became a criminal, and frequent foe of the Teen Titans. Unfortunately, Mammoth is quite dumb, and usually relies on his bulk instead of any real tactics.   

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  • Orb Real Name: Drake Shannon Status: Villain First Appeared: Marvel Team-Up I #15 (1973) Powers/ Abilities: Helmet can cast hypnotic spells and fire energy blasts. Customized stunt motorcycles.

Drake was an amazing stunt motorcyclist that teamed up with Crash Simpson. Due to a freak accident Shannon’s face ended up becoming horribly disfigured. Infuriated  and out for revenge, he met with a shadowy organization called Those Who Wield Power. The organization gave Drake an eyeball-shaped helmet with supernatural powers. He eventually met his end when he was “killed” by a runaway train.

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