Tuesday , September 26 2017

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September, 2017

  • 24 September

    8 Things You Must Know about Makati City, Philippines + Never Seen b/4 Pixes

    So there I was ─ first time ever to the Philippines! Exact destination? Makati City, Manila. I was to be there for four days of discovery. Makati City, they say, is like the Manhattan of the Philippines ─ bustling and busy round-the-clock, choc-bloc full of skyscrapers, shopping malls, banks, restaurants, …

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  • 18 September

    18 Dramatic Buildings that will Pop Your Eyes and Drop Your Jaws!

    One look and you can tell ─ these buildings were made to be stunners. Designed to stop you in your tracks and stare in stupefied wonder, they sure demand their 15 minutes of fame. Call them what you like: Radical, experimental or simply voluptuous in form and formula, it is …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #6: Golden Tortoise Beetle

    Doesn’t it look like a tortoise? The golden tortoise beetle is a species of beetle in the leaf beetle family and it is native to the Americas. The beetle eats bindweeds, morning glories, and sweet potato. It is variable in colour from reddish-brown with black spots through gold, and it is often metallic, earning it the nickname, …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #5: Jewel Caterpillar

    Looks like something Lady Gaga would wear. It’s not a piece of shiny accessory though but an insect. Not much is known about the Jewel Caterpillar besides its place under the Dalceridae moth family as Acraga Coa.     Biologists aren’t sure why these insects are made like bling but …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #4: Peacock Spider

    Don’t they look like voodoo witch doctors? This one looks like he’s in the middle of a bone-rattling, spell-spewing hex dance. If it weren’t for his diminutive size (0.3 inches max), you’d be scared. According to Wikipedia, the Maratus speciosus, sometimes called the Coastal Peacock Spider, is an Australian species of jumping …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #3: Witch’s Hat Bagworm

    If this reminds you of Hogwarts’ house hats, you are not far off the mark. Called the Witch’s Hat Bagworm, or the Psychidae scientifically, these bagworms are members of the butterfly and moth family. Male bagworm moths are more mothlike ─ they have transparent one-inch wingspans, have feathered antennae and …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #2: Spindle Ermine Moth

    Apretty baby with an unpronounceable scientific name ─ Yponomeuta cagnagella. (See if you can say it without tripping over your tongue!). But otherwise known as the Spindle Ermine, this moth, according to Wikipedia, is from the family of Yponomeutidae ─ the ermine moths. The wingspan of the moth ranges from …

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  • 11 September

    Bizarre Bugs ─ Pretty but Creepy No: #1: Sky Blue Cockroach

    Most cockroaches are icky. Usually they strike terror like no other. But this one ─ the Sky Blue Neotropical Cockroach from the genus Xestoblatta, doesn’t look to be too bad. You might even like it or at least be fascinated by its baby blues and yellow border. Native to the …

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  • 9 September

    Is this Heaven or Have you gone to a Restaurant? That’s the ENIGMA

    To answer the enigma above – you’ve gone to a restaurant. Freshly opened this year in January, Enigma in Barcelona, Spain, is the fifth restaurant Albert Adrià has opened in the last five years. True to its puzzling name, it serves a lot of “mysterious” food presented as 40-course meals …

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  • 5 September

    Mind Blowing Bridges of Asia #1: Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia

    Guess who’s No: #1? Malaysia of course! For having the longest, free span curved bridge in the world!! Ladies and gentlemen ─ this is our very own wonder: The Langkawi Sky Bridge. An engineering feat of extraordinary proportions, the Sky Bridge, which is suspended from a 82m high single pylon, …

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