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4,000 Year Old Noodles by Jim Down


A 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles unearthed in China in October 12, 2005 was the earliest example ever found of one of the world's most popular foods, suggesting an Asian-not Italian-origin for the staple dish.

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Absinthe, The Green Fairy by Mala Matina

Absinthe - ( Image compiled by Dr. Blog )

Rev, 8:10, 11: "And the third angel sounded, and a great star, burning like a lamp, fell from Heaven, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers and fountains of water; and the name of the star is called Absinthe: and the third part of the waters were turned into absinthe; and many of the people died from the waters, because they were bitter"

Absinthe was invented in 1797 by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. Henri-Louis Pernod opened the first Absinthe distillery in Switzerland and then moved to a larger one in Pontarlier, France in 1805. By…

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Agios Yakinthos, The Cretan Saint Valentine by Fotopoulou Sophia

The chapel of Ag.Yakinthos, is built in the shape of a Crete mitato

In the year 98, 12 kilometers south of Anogia in Crete, in the mountainous region of Fourni, the 20-year old "Yakinthos" becames a martyr for the common faith, his love to God!

On July 3, the Cretans celebrate Yakinthos, the Cretan Saint of love, in a very unique way.

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Ahmad al-Biruni by Ali Argis

Abu Raihan Mohammad Ibn Ahmad al-Biruni ( 973 - 1048 A.D. )

Abu Raihan Mohammad Ibn Ahmad al-Biruni was one of the well-known figures associated with the court of King Mahmood Ghaznavi, who was one of the famous Muslim kings of the 11th century A.D. Al-Biruni was a versatile scholar and scientist who had equal facility in physics, metaphysics, mathematics, geography and history. Born in the city of Kheva near "Ural" in 973 A.D ., he was a contemporary of the well-known physician Ibn Sina. At an early age, the fame of his scholarship went around and when Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi conquered his homeland, he took al-Biruni along with him in his…

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