More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! I’m finally back from my birthday break. I hope you guys had a pleasant Valentines Day! Now, lets dig in to this weeks’ post!

  • Gado-gado is a hearty salad that comes from Indonesia. It’s made with fried tofu, hard-boiled eggs, steamed vegetables, boiled potatoes, tempeh, and peanut sauce.

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  • Chhena poda is a dessert that comes from India. It’s made with homemade cheese, raisin, cashew nuts, and sugar.

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More Of The Schmidt Pain Index (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Entomologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, its time for us to take a look at some more dangerous insects. Now, let’s begin!

  • Maricopa harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex maricopa) Size: The tip of your finger Pain Index: 3 Diet: Seeds Habitat: Arizona 

This species of harvest ant is mainly found in Arizona. It has a bright, red body and a very potent venom. The ant species harvests seeds for consumption, and make their homes in gravel or rock-rich environments. The sting is infamous for being extremely painful, and 12 stings call kill a mouse. Schmidt describes the pain as: “A drill wedged into an ingrown toenail.” o_O! To make matters worse, the pain can last for up to four hours!

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  • California carpenter bee (Xylocopa californica) Size: 12-25 mm Diet: Nectar Habitat: California, Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah Sting Index: 2.5

The California carpenter bee is a large, black bee with big wings, powerful mandibles, and a stinger. The females are the only ones who sting, while the males focus on pollination. Schmidt describes the pain as: “Swift, sharp, and decisive, like slamming a fingertip in a car door.”

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more trippy works. Now, let’s begin!

  • India Love 98 by Larry Carlson 1998 

This is a very old work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an extremely gorgeous piece that focuses on exotic beauty and trippy patterns. The main focus of the work is the beautiful Indian woman that is in the center. She has a very calm expression, and her body is made out of various people. She’s surrounded by a trippy network of colorful spirals and shapes.

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  • Untitled by Larry Carlson May 22 2017 

This is an absolutely incredibly work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a rainbow-patterned outdoor piece that has some optical trickery. The forest is covered in a prismatic shine, and there’s a tiger hidden within the trees. The shine really gives the piece a glassy effect, and is guaranteed to impress any glassblower.

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Crazy Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more strange card art. Now, let’s duel!

  • Twin Long Rods 2 Type: Aqua Attribute: Water 3 Stars Atk: 850 Def: 700 Normal

Aside from the name sounding like a penis, this creature is just strange! It has an extremely odd body, and an absolutely terrifying face. Its eyes are popping out of its head and it has a horrifying expression that shows all of its teeth. The body almost resembles a dildo, and the veiny purple coloring doesn’t help at all!

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  • Doom Donuts Type: Fiend/Dark Flip Effect Atk:0 Def: 0 1 star

I guess pastries are evil now?! This monster actually looks kind of cool, however its effect is questionable. What we have is a yellow, demonic looking donut with sharp teeth and bright red eyes. It can kill every monster with 0 attack and defense if its flipped up. This absolutely destroys cubic monsters, and all of those annoying XYZ creatures. Although the card is quite useful, it’s still just a living pastry! 

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Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more crazy Pokedex entries. Now, let’s see what Fochun and Ebin have to offer us!

  •  Warudio (The World Pokemon) #282 Dark/Fighting Type Gender: Male or Female Ability: Regenerator  Ht: 6’03” Wt: 231.5 lbs (Based off of the main antagonist of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, a super strong vampire named Dio Brando and his stand, The World.) The final evolution of Diobat. Evolves when exposed to a Moon Stone

Description: A yellow, vampire bat-like creature with red eyes and spiky hair.

Dex Entry: Warudio was the power to stop time for short periods, making the opponent useless. (Its cry is WRYYY! The sound effect Dio makes when he stops time and smashes his opponent with a steamroller).  

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  • Saudoge (The Doge Pokemon) #257 Fire/Flying Type Ability: Blaze Gender: Male or Female Ht: 10’06” Wt: 286.8 lbs The final form of Hodtog. Evolves from Wienebark at level 38 (Based off of the old Doge meme and a flaming Chinese dragon).

Description: A red, fiery hotdog and dragon hybrid.

Dex Entry: While flying through the sky, Saudoge is often confused for a dragon.

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  • Senketula (The Scissors Pokemon) #298 Bug/Dark Type Ability: Hyper Cutter or Intimidate Gender: Male or Female Ht: 3’11” Wt: 66.1 lbs Evolves from Araketsu at level 21 (Based off of the main character’s weapon in Kill La Kill)

Description: An incredibly cool spider-like creature with large fangs, strange eyes, and a black body.

Dex Entry: Araketsu take this form when their blood boils way too much. Although Senketula are considered monsters, they never lose their way. (It’s cry is Don’t Lose Your Way! This is a reference to Kill La Kill’s opening song).

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More Of The Schmidt Pain Index (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Entomologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more scary creatures. Now, let’s start exploring!

  • Velvet Ant (Dasymultila klugii) Size: 0.75 in Habitat: The North American Southwest  Diet: Larvae and adult insects Schmidt Pain Level: 3

The Velvet Ant, or “cow killer”, is a large ground wasp with a hairy, orange body. While not an actual species of ant, its appearance can confuse people. It’s known for delivering an excruciating sting that can last for 30 minutes. Only the females have the stinger, which is quite long and pointy. Coyote Peterson described the pain as radiating and fiery with a tingling sensation.

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  • Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis Thisbe) Size: 5 in Diet: Tarantulas Habitat: Worldwide  Schmidt pain index: 4

The Tarantula Hawk is an incredibly scary, parasitic wasp with an amazingly painful sting. They hunt tarantulas, and paralyze them before eating them whole. The pain is equivalent to being shocked with a taser. The females are the only ones that sting, and won’t unless provoked. 

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to dive into Carlson’s world. Now, let’s get started!

  • Dream Tree by Larry Carlson  archival pigment print on paper

This is an incredible piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with a beige-colored sky. The tree is gorgeous and multicolored with an aura that looks like it’s split in three. It’s very similar to an optical illusion, and is a feast to the eyes.  Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Jeezum Crow Crawlies by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is a very unique work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a fascinating blend of fantastical realism and mind-blowing surrealism. The various orbs placed in the work remind me of opals, and we also get some interesting looking trees. I especially love the strange jellyfish creature that’s positioned on a strange statue. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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