Volcano Lightning, Illuminated
What if the moon had never formed?
Credit: Karl Tate / Life’s Little Mysteries
Huge tides generated by the moon – which orbited much closer to Earth when it formed – washed the chemical building blocks for life from land into the oceans and helped stir up the primordial soup. Without it, life may never have arisen, or living things would have very different behavioral patterns to cope with the six-hour day and extreme climate changes that would exist on a moonless Earth. [Get the full explanation]
Cooking on a log. www.homesteadingsurvivalism.com
Cut the log evenly on both sides so it stands up freely. Then cut it into vertical segments most of the way down the length of the log. Stuff in some newspaper into the cracks as deep as you can get it, leaving a wick at the bottom, and light it up.
That’s all there is to it—the log burns from the inside out, and you have a simple, handmade stove….TA DA ~~ Tonya O’Tinger prostaff. (Women Camp Too)
Living root bridges in Cherrapunji, India. The Ficus elastica tree has secondary roots that can be guided hundreds of feet across rivers. In time they grow into bridges strong enough to support dozens of people at once. These bridges continually grow and strengthen over time, some are hundreds of years old and are still used daily.
The Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave, Austria
The Eisriesenwelt — German for “world of the ice giants” — is the largest known ice cave in the world. The limestone cavern stays cold enough year-round to freeze any water inside. This leads to gigantic ice formations growing within.
(via: Live Science) (photo: www.Eisriesenwelt.at)
Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is found in the mountains of Turkey. It may resemble a glacier, but the site is actually bathed in hot water. The mineral-rich waters of the area’s hot springs have over time formed dazzling white limestone terraces
(via: Live Science) (image: Shutterstock)
Egg White Omelets are such a great source of lean protein and contain so very little fat and calories, it makes them an ideal choice for a quick and easy light yet satisfying meal. If I had my way, I’d a have one for lunch every single day of the week!