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 fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Grass Jelly is a unique dessert that comes from China. It’s a gelatinous cube that can be added to drinks or eaten with organic maple syrup. It has a herbal taste, and according to a Bunny, it’s best from Taiwanese brands.

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  • Jumbles are pastries that come from Italy. They’re made from flour, eggs, caraway, anise, and vanilla. 

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Musical Moments by Rene Magritte 1961 Pasted paper, watercolor, and conte crayon on paper

This is a very wonderful piece by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is guaranteed to make music lovers very happy. The work is of three figures that are positioned in front of a beige background. They are completely covered in musical notes and song lyrics. This reminds me of origami, and has some essence of Cristo’s work. I especial y love the musical bird that is flying overhead. The other two figures are almost bulbous in shape, and appear to tilted at an angle. Magritte’s use of curtains make this almost seem like  it takes place in a theater. I would love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Gray Scramble by Frank Stella 1969 Oil on canvas

This is a hypnotic work by “Abstract Expressionist”, Stella. It is a series of repeated squares with many different colors. Stella incorporates various shades of gray in the work that catch the viewer off guard. The center of the painting draws the audience in, and emits a trance-like state upon them. I love the work for its beauty and incorporation of many colors. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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Strange Animals From Around The World (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found on various websites and en.wikipedia.org

Hello, fellow animal lovers! 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 start exploring!

  • Camel Spider (Solifugae) Size: Up to 15 cm Habitat: North Africa and The Middle East

The Camel Spider is not a true spider, and shares many similarities with scorpions. It has five pairs of legs and large chelicerae, which can pierce the bones of small birds. The species is carnivorous, and can eat small lizards and rodents. While not venomous to humans, the Camel Spider can still inflict a painful bite.

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  • Golden tortoise beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) Size: 5-7 mm Habitat: The Americas

The Golden tortoise beetle is a beautiful insect that belongs to the leaf beetle family. It has the nickname, “goldbug”, due to its shiny color. The adults turn reddish-brown when provoked.

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Sea creatures found on en.wikipedia.org

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

  • Pacu (Colossoma macropomum) Size: Up to 3.5 ft Weight: Up to 88 pounds Habitat: South America 

The Pacu is an incredibly creepy fish that’s related to the piranha. The fish has square human-like teeth and a slight overbite. Despite its unsettling appearance the Pacu only eats plant material. They can be found in pet shops, and are also known as “vegetarian piranha”.

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  • Spookfish (Macropinna microstomaSize: Under 20 cm Habitat: 400-2,500 m deep 

The Spookfish is a very strange creature that lives in the deep sea. It has large telescopic eyes and a long, slender body. It doesn’t have teeth, and its eyes help them see in the dark ocean.

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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!

  • Joumou is a savory dish that comes from Haiti. It’s a soup that’s made from winter squash, plantains, beef, vegetables, and potatoes. It’s eaten traditionally on New Years Day.

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  • Halo-halo is a sweet dish that comes from the Philippines. It’s made from  sweetened kidney beans, sugar palm fruit, rice, tapioca, nata de coco, coconut, plantains, sweetened chickpeas, gulaman, cheese, and sweet potato. It’s served in a tall glass.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more incredible works. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • Poolside by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a wonderful piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The work is an outdoor scene with a fiery mesh-covered background. There’s a female figure in the center of the work with a zebra patterned body. The “pool” is also made of mesh, and is a gorgeous light blue. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Full Buck Moon by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

Here we have another amazing art piece by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. This work is an awesome blend of Realism and Surrealism. The bottom of the piece depicts a single buck standing on a rock, which is surrounded by trees. As you gradually rise up, the image gets more psychedelic, and your eyes are met with an amazing rainbow display of shapes. This looks incredibly beautiful, and you can tell that a lot of care went into it. You then get to the “Moon”, which is surrounded by a blue and red aura. I love the look of this work, and I would love to hear your opinions about it in the comments’ section below.

full buck moion 

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea ( Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide and Claire Nouvian’s book, The Deep

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

  • Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) Diameter: Up to 5 in Habitat: Open water near the surface of the ocean 

The Mauve Stinger is a very dynamic type of jellyfish. This creature can produce bioluminescent light shows, which are admired by people passing by. As the name suggests, this jellyfish’s sting is quite painful. It produces luminous mucus which causes its stingers to glow with intense light. Unlike most jellyfish, this species’ life cycle doesn’t have a fixed stage.

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  • Squarenose Helmetfish (Scopelogadus beanii) Size: 12 cm Depths Found: 800-4000 m

The Helmetfish is named after the armor that was worn by medieval knights. It has two very strange holes which are this creature’s nostrils. The white strands covering this fishes head is a network of sensory canals. 

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