39 Million Dollar per Gallon Liquid - Part 2

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Image - Dark Scorpion (credit to Google)

The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.

Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to: 
- bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.

Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.

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A Pink Rose on the Roadside

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
There are plenty of rose varieties in nature (wildly), and even more cultivation varieties by human cultivation. 

Image - A pink rose, found on roadside.

Based on Google sources, in respect to numbe, the variety of wild Vs cultivation roses are following:
- about 150 species of wild roses
- more than 30,000 cultivation roses.

Colors of this flower are plenty, but the favorites: red, pink, yellow, white, orange, lavender and purple.  

While walking in the morning, we stop by to have a look and smell the pink rose. The scent likes combines of floral and sweet.

Do you favor of what varieties and colors of Roses?

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Population Declining and No Homeless in Town of Clinton - Sign 70

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Town of Clinton locates in the East Feliciana parish, state of Louisiana, USA. Like other small towns, life is "easy going." 

Fig 01 - Sign of Clinton town.

The Clinton town, East Feliciana parish is characteristics by:
- no homeless and declining of population.
- safer compared to neighborhood towns and parishes.

The parishes are equal to counties in many parts of America. The Clinton town, East Feliciana parish income per capita above state income per capita, hence there are a quite number of "six figure" earners.

Interestingly, the Clinton town, East Feliciana parish was occupied by Spain and French for sometimes.

Fig 02 - A road to Clinton town, in East Feliciana parish

Then, bought by USA from French as part of Louisiana purchases in 1803.

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The American Woodcock in Neighborhood - Critter 70

Friday, March 8, 2024
We never seen this bird before, this was just a grab shot with an iPhone. We have no idea what the bird schedule is, but it didn’t seem rushed.

Image - The American Woodcock.

Since it just "easy going," the bird gave me enough time to remember I had my phone in my pocket. Then, I got one shot.

The GoogleID identified the bird as the American Woodcock with scientific name Scolopax minor. The bird is a migratory bird to stay in Southern states during Fall and Winter seasons, and to migrate to Canada in the Spring and Summer times. 

It was lucky to see this bird during daytime, because it active at dawn and dusk times. The times when the American Woodcocks to do mating and searching foods in their habitats, mostly in the woodland areas.

Have you seen the American Woodcocks in nature?

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The Ornamental Cabbages in the City Garden - Gardening and Hobby 51

Monday, March 4, 2024
We thought a cabbage, an edible cabbage with its flower when we saw plants in the city garden. But, after closer look, they are not cabbages as we know. 

Fig 01 - A cabbage like plant in the garden. 

Based on identification of Google and Bing, the flowers called ornamental cabbages with scientific name, Brassica oleracea

They look very colorful in the garden. Actually, the flowers have striking colors that could be:
- pink
- purple
- white
- green 

Fig 02 - Several ornamental cabbages.

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Fig 03 - Pretty flower of ornamental cabbage.

In our areas, blooming of ornamental cabbages could be seen during cool seasons, Fall and Winter times. 

Fig 04 - An ocean, just illustration

Just to let you know that ornamental cabbages are not typically edible plants. The tastes are bitter than normal (edible) cabbages.

Fig 05 - Ornamental cabbages on the ground.

Since ornamental cabbages have beautiful foliage, they are good and visual attractive for outdoor spaces.  

Fig 06 - Wild butterfly in the garden

In addition to gardens, parks and landscapes, the ornamental cabbages also visual interest for containers.

Fig 07 - A colorful ornamental cabbage

Have you seen ornamental cabbages in your areas?

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A White Dove without a Band on its Ankle - Critter 69

Friday, March 1, 2024
 We saw doves in the city garden or our neighborhood during Spring seasons sometimes, but very rare to see white doves. 

Fig 01 - A white dove on the fence.

As far as we know, there are two familiar species of wild doves, they are not completely white in our areas:
1) White-wing doves
- the doves have brown body, but their wings have white patches. We may see these dove in the city parks.

2) Eurasian collared dove
- These doves are a quite common in our areas. They are found in many places include yards and feeders The doves have more white patches. 

Fig 02 - A white dove on the lawn.

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Fig 03 - A parking lot, just illustration.

If we see white doves in a neighborhood, it is usually domesticated doves. They are bred for their color (white color). 

Fig 04 - One of corners in our city.

Domesticated doves are own either by pet owners or companies. There are companies to provide service for white doves' in our area.  

Fig 05 - Morning glory flowers, illustration.

Domesticated white doves are released for special events such as student graduations, weddings and funerals. 

Fig 06 - Tall buildings at a bay, illustration.

In our case (Fig 01 and Fig 07), appears to be a white dove do not see a band on its ankle if it has a band, it’s probably belonging to someone’s aviary otherwise it could be wild.

Fig 07 - A white dove in our area. 

Have you seen white doves in nature?

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Late Night Fee for Restaurant Services is Expensive than Tax - Sign 69

Friday, February 23, 2024
We eat out quite a lot especially when we have worked very long hours or gotten out of late a several nights per week.

Fig 01 - The late-night fee service. 

It’s getting harder to find restaurants with decent customer service anymore. We dine at "a certain restaurant" quite often.

We really like the foods. We have noticed the place steadily declining both in the atmosphere and service.

The last time we dined there the server forgot to bring some items we ordered. We reminded her and she still didn’t bring them.

So, we just said oh well, as long as we don’t get charged for these, there’s no problem. We didn’t make a big deal of it. People are human and they make mistakes.

Fig 02 - A cafe, just illustration.

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Fig 03 - At the corner, illustration.

We went back this week. It was 9:06 PM when we walked in. We typically order the same (almost the same) things.

Fig 04 - One of favorite foods

We then sat down at the table they gave us. It was dirty. The server made no attempt to clean it. We ended up cleaning it ourselves.

Fig 05 - A Sign of ice cream on the street.

Finally, when we got the check, we noticed a line that said:
- late night dining service fee $9.62.
- we must pay 18% gratuity for dine after 9.00 PM.

Fig 06 - A cat, illustration only

So, we got to pay extra for the privilege of leaving with their nasty dirt all over us. We have never been treated like this.

Fig 07 - The tropical fruit, illustration.

We should have gotten a discount to sit there eating in the midst of their housekeeping, not charged extra! This is a horrible way to treat customers! We will not be going back any time soon.

Fig 08 - Seafoods, illustration

Before someone asks if We addressed this with management, we did not. They clearly knew all about it when they added this as a line item to the sales check. So why bother.

Fig 09 - The Monarch butterfly and flowers, illustration

We are posting this so other late night (after 9.00 PM) diners will know about this before bothering to go there (restaurants).

Fig 10 - Just for illustration, a sign of food vendor

Have you experienced with multiple fees for late night after 9.00 PM?

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