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Flower landscape of Lake Geneva

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Poppies. Flower landscape of Lake Geneva (Lake Leman) in Switzerland

Flower landscape of Lake Geneva
Known also as Lake Leman, the French lake in Switzerland and France, is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. The beauty of the coast of the lake is well known and flower landscape attracts many tourists and travelers. By the way, Mary and Percy Shelley, as well as Lord Byron had a vacation in these places and wrote ghost stories, one of which became the basis for the novel Frankenstein. Besides, Vladimir Lenin rented a chalet on the French coast near Geneva. And actor Charlie Chaplin spent his final years and died in Vevey (a memorial statue). Also, Pop singer Phil Collins lives in a house overlooking the lake. Group Queen had recording studios (which are still in use today) in Montreux. In addition, there is a statue of singer Freddie Mercury, who also owned a home in Montreux, on the northern shore of the lake. And finally, Ex-Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher lives with his family near the lake.
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Beautiful Calibrachoa – decorative garden plant

Beautiful Calibrachoa

Decorative plant – Beautiful Calibrachoa

Beautiful Calibrachoa
The impressive cascade of small bells of different colors in hanging baskets – that’s the beauty of Calibrachoa. People use this basket plant for landscaping balconies, terraces, southern windows and grow as garden plants. The genus of Calibrachoa belongs to the family of Solanaceae. Also, it is a perennial plant. Most plants of this kind are similar to the varieties of petunias. However, they are not petunias, despite the fact that some botanical textbooks call this plant petunia.
Noteworthy, in 1990, scientists proved that Calibrachoa differs from petunia in DNA structure. In particular, Petunias have 14 chromosomes, while Calibrachoa has 18. Undoubtedly, it is a completely different plant, although related to each other. By the way, Calibrachoa got its name after Mexican botanist Antonio de la Cal y Bracho, who lived in a 19th-century.
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Adorable Sea Sheep

Adorable Sea Sheep, or Leaf Sheep – Sea Slug Costasiella Kuroshimae

Adorable Sea Sheep, or Leaf Sheep – Sea Slug Costasiella Kuroshimae

Adorable Sea Sheep
Have a look at this interesting sea dweller – Slug Costasiella Kuroshimae, reminiscent of a cartoon sheep, or even an anime cow, according to opinions of some people. The mysterious sea creature is found in South East Asia at a depth of 10 meters. It feeds on marine plants. The length of tiny creature is 1 cm, but it can grow up to 5mm. Costasiella kuroshimae is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Costasiellidae. The type locality is Japanese Kuroshima, Taketomi, Okinawa, as well as near Indonesia and the Philippines Islands. The Leaf sheep is one of the rare animals that can perform photosynthesis. When they eat algae, they suck out the chloroplasts and incorporate them into their own bodies in a process called kleptoplasty. This process, which otherwise can only be performed by single-celled organisms, essentially makes them solar-powered slugs.
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Rarest flowers in the world

Rarest flowers. Cosmos Atrosanguineus – a flower that smells like chocolate

Rarest flowers. Cosmos Atrosanguineus – a flower that smells like chocolate

Many would agree that flowers – the easiest and most beautiful way to convey feelings and emotions, to cheer up yourself and your family. Flowers bring happiness, relieve stress, reduce pain, and help curb the anger. Here you can find the rarest flowers in the world. These beautiful flowers are not sold in stores, but their number has 270,000 species. Caring for such plants requires special skills and knowledge. Rare flowers, tend to be very expensive or impossible to obtain.
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Scary and beautiful craters

Kelimutu volcano on the island of Flores rarely visited by tourists

Kelimutu volcano on the island of Flores rarely visited by tourists

Kelimutu volcano – a mystical place tucked away on the island of Flores, in the ocean. It is rarely visited by tourists – because of the remoteness and poor infrastructure. After the death of volcanoes remain Scary and beautiful craters. Over time, they become overgrown, sometimes filled with sea or rain water, forming ponds and even lakes. Ancient craters of extinct volcanoes had mystical character. They were often equated with death and fear, with the gates to the underworld.
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Beautiful Poisonous West African Green Mamba

Beautiful and dangerous Green snake, Poisonous West African Green Mamba

Beautiful and dangerous Green snake, Poisonous West African Green Mamba

Poisonous West African Green Mamba
Called Green Devil, Mamba is a very beautiful snake. Its scales are emerald green, with shades of blue and yellow. However, young snakes are light green, but when they grow to 70 cm, they begin to gradually darken. But do not be tempted by the beauty of the snake: do not forget that it is the green mamba that enters the twenty most dangerous snakes on the planet. The poison of the green mamba is very strong, it is even more toxic than the poison of some cobras. For example, the bitten mouse dies in a few seconds. In fact, all the poison contained in the glands of one mamba, is enough to kill 9 people. Compared with the black mamba, green is more dangerous for humans, despite the fact that the first is the fastest on our Earth. But still, the green mamba leads in terms of the number of human deaths. This is due to the fact that, firstly, the green mamba sometimes settles on tea plantations and mangoes. When people start harvesting, they involuntarily disturb unmerciful snakes. Secondly, the green mamba can attack for no apparent reason. As a result, each year, from the attack of these mambas in Africa, more than 40 people die.
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Slavic calendar 2015 White Owl year

Slavic calendar 2015 White Owl year

Slavic calendar 2015 White Owl year

Slavic calendar 2015 White Owl year

While the majority of people choose their figurines, toys, magnets, calendars, and greeting cards with symbols of 2015 – sheep and goat, supporters of Slavic traditions hasten to remind: Sheep and Goat – symbols of eastern horoscope. According to the Slavic calendar, 2015 is a year of White Owl, the most intelligent bird. Owls – wise calm birds, they represent the age-old folk wisdom, clarity of mind and intuition. Slavic horoscope of animals reflects the harmonious unity of man and nature. It consists of a cycle of 16 years. By the calendar of the ancient Slavs year began on the day of the vernal equinox. Therefore Slavic animal horoscope begins on March 21, that is, if you were born before this date, you should take into account the previous totem.
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