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Delicious Maps of Countries Around The World Created From Native Foods


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Artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves are authors of project called Food Maps. It’s a series of detailed maps of different countries and continents, created from the delicacies for which each place is known. The United States’ map is a glorious quilt of wheat and corn. India is the richly colored mosaic of spices. Maps of Australia and Japan feature love of their citizens to seafood. And so on. These maps show how food has traveled the globe – transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. If you like such food creativity then you should also check delicious flags of different countries also made from food.

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How Do You Sleep At Night?


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BuzzFeed recently put up quite the interesting dissection of the different ways people sleep.  Much like a horoscope, there may be much to say about the way you sleep and the person you are when you’re awake.  Check the method below.

Bourbon or Whisky?


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Parabolica by Stefan Heiliger


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This interesting chair, Parbolica created by designer Stefan Heiliger. The powerful shape of this “reddot” winner makes the swivel armchair a fantastic object in your living room, which you round off with the covering combination of your choice. The inverted dish-shaped foot is finished in brushed aluminum. With its asymmetric shape, Parabolica offers the user three different moments: reclined and relaxed, sitting “normally” or working with the armrest as a worktop. The multiple award-winning Parabolica has various covering options available for outside, edging and inside.

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The Bent Forest.


In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks – all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.  Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down, in what is understood to have been human mechanical intervention. Though why exactly the original tree farmers wanted so many crooked trees is unknown.  Several possibilities come to mind.  It’s obvious that the trees were bent when very young, then recovered.  Those who live near large lakes with prominent ice heaves will have seen trees affected in this manner, and a similiar effect could occur after a blowdown by straightline winds.  However…  I get the sense that this forest is a tree farm, because of the uniformity of age of the trees, and I suspect this is a man-made curvature, because of the similarity of all the trees involved.  If that’s true, then my best explanation would be that these trees were trained as “compass timbers” for shipbuilding or as material for other woodworking.

Changing Cognac?


A new cognac created to be sipped specifically on the rocks was launched this week and is described as a flavor journey that will take the drinker through aromas of white peach, lemon sorbet and iced mint as the temperature of the elixir drops.  Ice Cognac by ABK6 is said to develop its distinct aromas as it progressively comes into contact with cold temperatures and water.  The limited edition cognac, produced in the hillsides of Claix, France, made its debut at Vinexpo, the world’s largest wine trade fair, in Bordeaux this week.  At 18 C (64F) for instance, the cognac begins softly and smoothly, giving off aromas of vanilla and evolving into white peach. At 12 C (54F) aromas of orange blossom are detected, before merging into lemon sorbet.  And when the mercury dips to about 5 C (41), the cognac emits notes of iced mint.  The cognac is made from the Ugni blanc grape, the most widely planted white grape in France, and is best served in a tumbler glass over several ice cubes.

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