In the Hollywood movie "Rookie" (1990) Mafia leader named Carmine Sabbatini, played by Marlon Brando, contract many in dire need of money college student (Matthew Broderick) to pick up at the airport in Newark parcel. Sending appeared live Komodo dragon on a leash.
The name "Komodo" comes from Komodo - remote Indonesian island where these lizards have only a few thousand. Once this the world's largest lizard, the length of which reaches 3.5 meters and weighs 180 pounds, hunted for their meat, but today it is under the protection of the Indonesian Government.
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Today, I listen carefully to the conversations that worms - food of the future, at least part of the human diet, along with other organisms, once I have not perceived as edible.
Now I know it's good food, besides so plentiful, that could well be the solution to the problem of food shortages, which may soon have to face all of humanity.
Like many other wonderful foods, worms enjoy undeserved bad reputation, at least in a society in which I grew up and where girls were made "from the sweet and spicy, like an apple, ruddy 'and boys -" snails, worms and such as fools. "
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"Ever since I was twelve, I ate a few odd things, and I'd be happy to continue to crunch fried locusts or swallow a live fish. And yet - unless evolved radically - I can never eat a slug. When thinking about it I start stomach cramps. "
So begins one of his essays Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (better known by his initials MFK), perhaps the best in the XX century, an English author who writes on culinary themes.
"I tried to look at them sober, cold stare - she continues. - Tried to admire the beauty of their movements, apparent when fast scrolling film, forced herself to read in the Encyclopaedia Read more [...]
Question. What could be more disgusting cockroach in a sandwich?
This uncomplicated joke conveys the attitude of most people to humble person cockroach, although there are those who believe that in the foreseeable future, we all change our opinion about these insects. According to some scientists and nutritionists, with time for us cockroaches turn into a delicious and healthy paste that can be spread on bread like peanut butter, or converted into a casserole with Italian pasta.
We are assured that it will take a little time, and we will not see a cockroach nasty parasite, Read more [...]
Migraines are different in nature. If You worry long-lasting and recurring migraines, do not mistreat a visit to the doctor-neurologist, honey inspection, because the acquired head pain can be harbingers of some severe disorders in the body. * Migraines that occur because of the excessive or low intracranial pressureIn most cases, these pains occur because of brain tumors and intracranial hematomas. Such pain is characterized by vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, usually appear by night, or early in the afternoon. For a clear diagnosis of pain in the head designate a CT scan, they are treated, usually Read more [...]
In most Euro-Amerikan countries (except for some immigrant communities) the dog is considered man's best friend, which explains a purely negative attitude to the fact that in many Asian and Latin American countries sobachatiny eating and active struggle of the French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot previous years and numerous animal advocates for a ban on the attitude of the dog as a source of food.
Activities Ms. Bordeaux new career gained fame when she founded the organization of animal rights activists urged football fans refuse to visit the World Cup in Seoul, Korea, if not legally prohibited the Read more [...]
I am by nature "lark" and usually get up before dawn. On the morning of my first day in Hanoi, I noticed a strange thing: could not hear the bird's voices. I looked out the window of his hotel room - a single bird. Well, I thought, perhaps, such an area.
During the day I went to look out for birds in the trees and on the streets - all in vain. Later in the afternoon asked someone local, why not seen in Hanoi birds. "We ate them," - said the woman casually.
There are many sources of food, which can be defined as a "strategic reserve", and probably in the Vietnamese capital in this category were Read more [...]
Anyone who saw the film in 1978, "The Menagerie" will never forget the scene in which the hero James Belushi - guitarist-improviser and an unfinished beer aficionado named Bluto Blutarski eating scum. The film finally made Belushi world famous (after many years of work in Saturday Night Live) and, as some believed, could produce on college campuses, new fashionable craze - food garbage.
That did not happen. Although members of fraternities and famous willingness to participate in all new, especially epatage, this time they have opened another can of beer and said "no." And in vain, because this Read more [...]
In its natural state - gracefully (or threateningly) pulsating dome drawn by winds and ocean currents - jellyfish little resemblance to a potential meal.
Like many other food sources, in addition to the unattractive appearance, many species of jellyfish have deservedly bad reputation is not too favorably inclined to man beings capable of, in particular, unwary bather spoil the pleasure of communicating with a gentle sea.
Jellyfish live in the world more than 650 million years, that is appeared before dinosaurs and sharks (someone might notice that over the past few years they too have succeeded Read more [...]
Currently in the world there is a growing enthusiasm for non-lethal weapons. One of his examples is a psychotronic weapon.It should be noted that about psychotronic weapons can be read at the current time only as a hypothetical means of mass destruction, Officially recorded instances of the use of this weapon does not exist, as there are no documented facts of his creation. In the acts of such tools is the impact on the brain and the psyche of man and animals. With all this meant forced control or forced devastating effects.As with many types of weapons, for the first time on psychotronic weapons Read more [...]
With regard to modern cooking, the legs of these amphibians is not such a rare phenomenon and more sophisticated tables, especially in Europe, where they are an expensive delicacy.
Although many of the Europeans consumed frogs grown here on the continent, particularly in Yugoslavia, more are frozen comes from Cuba and the United States, where the product is not yet widespread, except, perhaps, the southern states - there night hunting for frogs provides lovers key ingredient stews.
They do not enjoy the popularity in the UK. Hon chef London hotel "Carlton" Auguste Escoffier was able at the time Read more [...]
Horse meat? Most Euro-Amerikans pomorschatsya such a proposal. Eventually, the horse - an animal that is most closely associated with human activity. It is known that four and a half thousand years ago, the horse was already indispensable his assistant, mainly as pack and mount.
Around the year 900 BC X. Assyrians formed cavalry troops, later became the progenitors of glorious cavalry. In those times in Greece horse races were included in the Olympic program. Horses harnessed to chariots, they plowed field.
In the New World, these animals appeared in the XVII century, with the Spanish conquistadors. Read more [...]
If you will need to save the extracted meal, you can do so:we will analyze in the main fish, less meat, because its already been analyzed previously )* Fish catches are not long-term storage in water - fish becomes decrepit. It should be wrapped in nettles and put in a hole dug in the ground better; then it within a day or two will still be fresh. To keep the fish for a longer period, it must be salt and probality or soot.SALTING FISH can be 2 methods:1. SEMUZHNY the Salting (dry method).The fish is gutted (without scales):or split along the spine and deploy the carcass in two planes (layer method), Read more [...]
First I thought about the edibility of rodents when he heard about the existence of the London restaurant where some French couple allegedly regaled visitors appetizing braised rat meat. I was told that these people immigrated to England soon after the Second World War brought a recipe that was born in Paris full of hardship during the German occupation.
It was especially hard when the meat and the couple using traps to catch rats and the lanes with any cooked them with available vegetables and herbs, having developed as a result of its special recipe certainly extravagant, but tasty dishes.
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In the morning, during breakfast, sometimes sticky in zomboyaschik. On the subject of news, mostly, but sometimes just some brain cud tuplyu.
So. There are not obscure channel Ren-TV. And there it broadcast "The Dinner Party". In the description of the show will not go, can find themselves.
And once, when I was flipping through the channels depend on the channel after this ridiculous phrase "Extreme Cuisine". Became interesting.
One of the participants of the cooking show decided to treat other dishes, which he believes can be prepared in the event of disasters of various kinds and large Read more [...]
Stone and snowy evil
Slava's one of the goals in this campaign was to look at the sacred lake Seydozero and painted on rock miraculous image of the old man Kuyva - local spirit. That's why (and even fear of deep snow on the passes) we changed the route originally intended route through the Khibiny and Lovozero Tundra went to.
Lovozero - gentle mountains, sometimes with steep rocky faults, roads sometimes lead to local development, and sometimes they do not and are viewed only all-terrain tracks.
Climb higher and higher. Is heard on the radio: "Since you said the crew board number Read more [...]
Vasily N. Kochetkov (1785-1892), "soldier of 3 emperors lived 107 years, with over 60 years he spent on real military fighter. Uniform Kochetkova was unique: on his uniform intertwined monogram 3 kings who swore starenky campaigner. On the sleeve of his uniform in eight rows were gold and silver stripe for long service and differences, and on the neck and chest just fits 23 cross and medals. Born Vasily N. Kochetkov in Simbirsk province Karmicheskogo County in 1785. Kochetkov was from the military (soldier's offspring). The cantonments from the day of birth was in the lists of the military. Joined Read more [...]
The theme of the issue of choice of vehicle for survival liked me want to share a report on the expedition called "North Wind", which took place in the distant (or not yet too distant?) July 2008. So enjoy ...
How it all began
It all began with the magazine "All wheel drive 4x4" in 2007 - with a report printed in it "Lapland 2007" on the expedition to the hidden corners of the Kola Peninsula.
Being unable to tear his eyes away from the photos of amazing scenery, I realized that I just can not get there to visit, and my friend began to gradually cook your freshly bought "Niva". Machine acquires Read more [...]
All good health!
The site I already wrote that in August this year one of my friend went on an expedition to the Arctic. The expedition, paleontology, ornithology - records of species, geomorphology, ecology and monitoring, marine mammal zoology, behavioral ecology of polar bears and Arctic fox, study permafrost, paleostepi study, there were 40 scientists, and "Return to the Russian presence in the Arctic, including military - as said Konstantin Zaitsev, expedition leader and assistant polar Chilingarova. On some islands there were not 30 years old.
And in December, there was a new edition of "Around Read more [...]
• What is predicted by the Jules Verne?I turned up the book "the fate of the scientific predictions of Jules Verne". It said how brilliant writer predicted the introduction of technical innovations in human life. Since that time I have often thought about these and properly cool the prophecies.But an even greater effect on me today, not technical insights, of course, famous science-fiction writer, and household figures depicted in his books. Specifically these memocode, so to speak, between scientific insights trimmed details and sketches illustrating the relationship of man to nature, turned Read more [...]