Libreria Acqua Alta: Venice’s Flooded Bookstore

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During the winter months, Venice suffers from bouts of periodic flooding, known as acqua alta, caused by exceptionally high tides that occur in the northern Adriatic Sea. These floods lasts three to four hours, during which water pour from the canals onto the streets and inside buildings. Continue reading

Salt Pans in Moray, Peru

Salts Pans in Moray, PerúSince pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. Almost all the ponds are less than four meters square in area, and none exceeds thirty centimeters in depth. All are necessarily shaped into polygons with the flow of water carefully controlled and monitored by the workers. Continue reading

Brinicle

BrinicleBrinicles are long ice fingers that slowly form under the sea until it reaches the seafloor and freezes the ground including the creatures along its way. This happens when the salt-heavy brine accumulated within the frozen sea ice leaks out and flows down freezing the surrounding water, forming a descending tube of ice.

When the seawater freezes as it comes into contact with the brinicle it is a lot more spongelike than normal ice.

They are usually found in the Antarctic when saline water is introduced to the ocean.

1O Easy To Make Cocktails

Cosmopolitan

CosmopolitanA cocktail that’s been around since the 1980s, although it was with Carrie and co. in Sex and the City that this one really found fame.

Ingredients: 1.5 parts Vodka, 1 part Cointreau, 1 part Cranberry Juice, Dash of Lime Juice

Jazz it up – garnish with a flamed orange for added citrus kick. Continue reading

Growing Blueberries

Blueberries are beautiful to look at, taste amazing and are packed with anti-oxidants, so they’re well worth growing in your garden.
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Fresh blueberries are a recent addition to Australian fruit bowls and are rarely grown in home gardens. However, as the succulent fruit becomes increasingly popular, blueberries are finding their way into more and more gardens. If you are wondering whether they’ll grow in your area ask yourself if azaleas grow well in your district. If they do, then blueberries will succeed too. Like the azalea, blueberries are members of the Ericaceae family. Most productive cultivars originate from

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