The earth’s largest mushroom was uncovered in Yunnan last year and recently a giant ganoderma was discovered in Sichuan.
Yang Jun, a man in Peng’an County received a giant ganoderma with 92cm in diameter and 5.15kg in weight. His parents, who operate a woodcarving workshop, said they were shocked seeing such a massive ganoderma and thought their son topped a mantle back, according to Oriental Daily.
Yang revealed it was a wild ganoderma unearthed at a remote mountain which was sent by his friend from Guangdong who likes collection. His friend mailed it for woodcarving and cumulating reiki and popularity.
Yang added he took it as a shelter under the hot sun. Other passers-by felt curious and requested to touch it.
As reported, they do not confirm whether such a giant ganoderma was by natural growth or by artificial cultivation.
via Giant ganoderma 92cm in diameter discovered in Sichuan: Shanghaiist.
At least 70 Palestinians have been killed and 110 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Gaza offensive, according to the Ministry of Health.
In the most devastating attack, at least 16 people were killed when an Israeli artillery shell hit a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip.
via Over 70 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks since midnight | Maan News Agency.
Running for as little as five minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality. The findings suggest that the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise may be much greater than experts had assumed.
via Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits – NYTimes.com.
Reminds me of a guy I met about 10 years ago who ran 10 minutes a day doing 50 yard wind sprints. He was 70 at the time and looked about 50 but had been doing that since high school
Spanish firm growing blueberries in desert in hot houses for export to US and Europe – Adds to carbon load on atmosphere since they must be flown to US – go figure!
Importation of Fresh Blueberries from Morocco into the Continental United States
This Rule document was issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
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We are amending the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh blueberries from Morocco into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, the blueberries must be produced under a systems approach employing a combination of mitigation measures for two quarantine pests, Ceratitis capitata and Monilinia fructigena, and must be inspected prior to exportation from Morocco and found free of these pests. The blueberries may be imported in commercial consignments only and must be treated with one of two approved postharvest treatments to mitigate C. capitata. The blueberries will have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the conditions for importation have been met. This action will allow the importation of blueberries from Morocco while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States.
via Regulations.gov – Rule Document.
Dublin-born poet William Butler Yeats won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 for his poetry, and was the first Irishman to be honoured with the award. Fascinated by the occult, mysticism and astrology, Yeats was inspired and informed by the poets of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and Percy B. Shelley. In 1880, he and Ernest Rhys co-founded the Rhymers’ Club, a group of London-based poets who regularly met in a Fleet Street tavern to recite their verse, referring to the group as the “Tragic Generation” in his autobiography.
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
via Top 10 wine poems.