Sunday, November 6, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
1. Sperm Responds to the Food a Man Eats
Several studies reveal that a man’s sperm responds and is impacted by what he eats. What a man eats daily plays a very important role in the health of their sperm. DHA found in Omega-3 essential fatty acid, found in foods like Alaskan wild salmon and cod liver oil, has been shown to play a critical role in proper formation of sperm.
There are two groups of goldfish. While the first group is suitable for a tank, the other one is suitable for a pond. Goldfish suitable for the tank are generally shaped like egg and they will have double tail and bubble eyes. Examples of this type are moors, celestials, fantails, pompoms etc.The other species is suitable for a pond. These will require more space to move around. Examples of such species are commons, shubunkins and comets. If you try to put these varieties in the tank, they may not survive for a long time. What should be the size of the tank ideal for goldfish? You should try to get the tank as big as possible. If you are introducing a pair, you should have the tank capacity of at least 40 gallons. Generally 20 gallons of water per goldfish is considered ideal. However, when you transfer goldfish from a pond to the tank, you need to provide at least 60 gallons per goldfish to keep them happy.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
In many countries especially those with past Spanish links, some Roman Catholic believers still follow the old medieval practice of painful and bloody self-penitence to atone for their sins. The town of Taxco, Mexico is perhaps the most famous for this ritual which takes place every year during the Easter week, where the repenting sinners known as "Penitentes" walk through cobbled winding streets of the old town.
The Penitentes always wear black dress and their head is also fully covered with black hood with small openings for eyes. The Penitentes are further categorised by the method of penance.
"Penitentes Flagelante" are those who walk the route shirtless and carry a large, heavy wooden cross in their arms. They carry a rosary and a whip with thorny metallic end in their hands. They frequently stop during the procession, give the heavy cross to attendees who accompany them and then flagellate (whip) their backs. This is repeated every night during Holy Week reopening the wounds of the earlier day.
"Penitentes Encruzado" are those who instead of the cross, carry a heavy bundle (40-50 kg.) of thorned blackberry canes which is tied across their bare back and outstretched arms. They are also helped by attendees who occasionally give support to the thorny bundle when the procession is not moving.
"Animas Penitentes" wear full black dress covering their whole body and also cover their head with hood. They have heavy chains attached to their ankles and walk in stooped bent posture carrying small crosses or lighted candles. As they always face the ground, these penitentes have attendants who guide them during the procession. When the procession stops, they are allowed to rest only by going down on hands and knees.
This is the only category in which women also take part.
To honour the Repenting Sinners, three statues, representing each category of the penitentes, have been installed behind the oldest monastery in the town - The ex-monastery of San Bernardino de Siena, constructed at the end of the 16th century.
Image from Wikimedia Commons is by User:Gengiskanhg
Monday, January 31, 2011
Travellers journeying through the desolate landscape of the unforgiving Thar desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan would know when they had reached their destination. The sky would fall to the ground and everything would become a single color – blue. Jodhpur would lie before them, opening up like a blue treasure in the desert.