2012

Why you should never give up

Microscopic image of a crack in a piece of steel in the place of bending.

Unlike most other trees and plants, Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It’s so badass that it grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk. The fruit is used to make jellies, drinks and can be eaten raw.

Brazilian Grape Tree grows fruits on the trunk
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…is to leave their leashed dog behind the closing doors of a lift.

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This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

America’s biggest drugstore chain Walgreens is welcoming new members in its Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens, offering a number of attractive benefits to all who join. The company invites everyone to join their membership programme across 8,000 locations in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Walgreens is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois with over 5,200 people working there alone and many more in local stores. Established in 1902, Walgreens is over 100 years old. Their stores were originally connected to local groceries, but lately also opened as standalone locations.

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The boy saved his sister’s life by drawing the moose’s attention away from his sister on himself and then dropping on the ground pretending dead thereby making the moose lose interest and walk away. This skill is accessible to gamers at level 30 of the game.

12-year-old boy rescued his sister from a raging moose using a skill from World of Warcraft

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Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. The U.S. Constitution was also drafted on hemp paper. Both were later copied onto parchment.

The U.S. Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper

Surveyed at the World Economic Forum, 469 experts and industry leaders created a list of top 50 global risks for 2012. The list includes very common risks, such as income disparity, terrorism and cyber attacks, but it also includes some that most people will totally neglect.

These risks are volcanic winter, militarisation of space and unprecedented geophysical destruction, among others. They way you relate to these risks is that they are factored into policy making by governments and financial institutions that lend money to us, including banks. In some way, we pay for these risks.

via businessinsider.com and presurfer.blogspot.com

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