Christmas rose or hellebore, belongs to the buttercup family, and during the Siege of Kirrha in 585 BC, hellebore was reportedly used by the Greek besiegers unchristianly to poison the city’s water supply. The defenders were subsequently so weakened by diarrhea that they were unable to defend the city from assault. Hellebore derives from hellein – kill and bora – food. Romans had helleborosus – someone on a helleborus diet, mad that is.
happy advent season….
There are approximately 1 billion mobile users in each of China and India at June 2012, up to twice the number that have access to a toilet.
es gibt zeiten, in denen jede zukunft unmöglich scheint, der horizont zusammen gebrochen und kein himmel mehr, nachdem er wie asche über der gegenwart niedergegangen ist. und diese zeit ist eine davon.
nope – looking just below the eyes is optimal for face recognition tasks http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/11/07/1214269109.abstract …