The bizarre Devil’s Fingers Fungus

I think it might look like something taken from the fantasy world, or straight out of an “Alien”or “Beetlejuice” film , but Clathrus archeri is actually a fungus.

Clathrus archeri, also known as Devil’s Fingers or octopus stinkhorn, is like another weird and unique animals and plants,  native to Australia and New Zealand. Nowdays it’s found throughout Europe and North America. The first sighting in Europe was in 1914, where it is thought spores of the fungus were brought over in military supplies for the First World War.


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Despite its unappetizing appearance,the Devil’s Fingers is actually eatable. Although, you will have to overcome a smell very similar to rotting flesh.

Check out the timelapse video, below, to see one emerging from its “egg.”


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Colorful Pyramids Of Mobile Phones Radiation


Is cell phone radiation can cause damage to our body and brain? It might surprised you to see how much radiation you’re exposed to every day. U.S Artist Nickolay Lamm worked on a series of images that show various US cities and landmarks featured with a multicolored  pyramids of light that represents the low-energy radiation that cell towers emit.

I must say that the sacred geometry elements and the association with Kirlian photography got my attention. It’s known that energy beams pyramids and Kirlian photography that Lamm using as a theme are connected as you can see here.

Here, a “hexagonal grid of cellular base-station sites” covers the city of Chicago. Base stations, more commonly called cell phone towers, sit at the corner of each hexagonal “cell” in Chicago’s huge network. The picture also shows “antenna signal extending beyond the original cells” that provides coverage over part of Lake Michigan.




This illustration of the New York skyline shows how cellular base stations on top of buildings provide much of the coverage in the crowded city.


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Dominican Republic – Village Where New Born Females Grow A Penis And Morph Into Males At Puberty


There is a mysterious community located in the Caribbean sea where baby females start to develop a penis and morph into males when they hit puberty. 

The small village of Salinas in the Barahona Province of the Dominican Republic features in a new BBC documentary about the phenomenon, which is said to happen to one in every 90 local children who are born as girls.



Via: BBC


Known as ‘guevedoces’, which literally means ‘penis at 12’, the kids who undergo this transformation are known in medical terms as ‘pseudohermaphrodite’.

The condition was first discovered in the 1970s by Dr Julianne Imperato, and since then multiple studies have been conducted, with the conclusion that it’s a perfectly natural condition.

Johnny, 24, who was born as a girl called Felicitia, explains how it felt to grow up like this:

“I remember I used to wear a little red dress. I was born at home instead of in a hospital”.

“They didn’t know what sex I was. I went to school and I used to wear my skirt. I never liked to dress as a girl”.

“When they bought me girls toys I never bothered playing with them. All I wanted to do was play with the boys”.




In the Image: Jhonny Via BBC


It’s caused by a rare genetic disorder which causes an enzyme that prevents the production of the male sex hormone to be absent in the womb, and creates what appears to be a girl at birth.

Then when they reach puberty the transformation occurs. BBC Presenter Dr Michael Mosley explains:

“Guevedoces are also sometimes called ‘machihembras’ meaning ‘first a woman, then a man’.”

“When they’re born they look like girls with no testes and what appears to be a vagina”.

“It is only when they near puberty that the penis grows and testicles descend”.

When Dr Imperato investigated the Guavadoces she discovered the reason they don’t have male genitalia at birth is because they are deficient in an enzyme called 5-α-reductase, which normally converts testosterone into dihydro-testosterone.

And the discovery of this condition has led to breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical industry that most men will be grateful for, Dr Mosley says:

“They used [Dr Imperato’s] discovery to create a drug called finasteride, which blocks the action of 5-α-reductase”.

“It is now widely used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate and male pattern baldness. For which, I’m sure, many men are truly grateful”.

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Mysterious Ancient Circles Of The Middle East


You probably herd about the Nazca Lines in Peru, ancient geoglyphs only properly visible from above. Their popularity with ancient alien proponents is second only to Egypt’s pyramids. Yet there’s an older, more mysterious, and even more common version in the Middle East that gets a lot less attention.



Image: livescience


The “Wheels” are circular stone structures built in the desert from Syria to Saudi Arabia. Believed to be at least 2,000 years old, the structures weren’t rediscovered until the 1920s, after we’d invented planes. An archaeologist working on the structures said that you can make out a vague pattern from the ground, but you must ascend to at least 30 meters (100 ft) to view the structures clearly.



Image: dailymail 


The purpose of the structures is unclear. Some are clustered together, and others stand alone. Some of the circles seem to have spokes aligned with astronomical phenomena, while others are apparently random. They could be the remains of buildings or cemeteries, though the most common belief is that they had some sort of religious significance to the people that made them.


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Egypt – A Mysterious Ancient Manuscript Rediscovered In Cairo Museum


A mysterious ancient leather manuscript, older than 4,000 years,  has been carefully reconstructed by Egyptologist after it was rediscovered in the museum in Cairo.

It containing rituals spells and colorful depictions of divine and supernatural beings, predating those found in the Book of the Dead manuscripts, the leather roll is around 2.5 meters long, with text and drawings on both sides. It is both the longest surviving leather ancient Egyptian manuscript and the oldest, according to Egyptologist Dr Wael Sherbiny, who found the roll in a mix of small and large fragments on the Cairo Museum’s shelves and announced his discovery at the International Congress of Egyptologists in Florence in August.



Wael Sherbiny working on a portion of the manuscript at the Cairo Museum. Via: theguardian.


The artefact’s provenance is not known, but according to Sherbiny it was bought by the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology from an antiquities dealer after the first world war, and then donated to the Cairo Museum two years before the outbreak of the second world war.

“In the segment that was used in the so-called Book of Two Ways, the speaker is approaching an elaborate architectonic structure with a highly restricted access,” said Sherbiny. “A certain holy place that is protected by multiple gates and their powerful guardians. These latter are characterised as supernatural beings with immense magical powers. The texts in the scroll contain this specific and magical knowledge that is required to pass safely by these dangerous beings and get access to the divine restricted area behind the gates.”



A Coffin Texts Example. Via:
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