The Meeting Place

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Chinese tourists at a buffet in Thailand

https://streamable.com/lsb6

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:) The great question answered.

Why do wombats have cubed-shaped faeces?

For years, scientists believed the cubes were formed "at the point of exit".

But a more recent discovery reveals the animals' intestines have more to do with the unusual shape of their faeces.

:) Full explanation.

Ouch!! Sure am glad I am not a wombat :)

But they do have a more efficient digestive system to humans

 

Traditional Georgian wedding attire

Wedding dance https://youtu.be/uI1RnVt355Y

 

 

Nineteen years ago today

 

Time sure does fly 

This Olympic torch was used by Cathy Freeman on 15 September 2000 to ignite the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony.

Hard to believe it's that long ago.

Victoria water lily

Six-year-old Lasse crouches in the leave of a Victoria water lily in the Botanical Garden in Brunswick, Germany, 20 August 2013. The tropical giant water lily (Victoria cruziana) is about to blossom. The plant only blooms in two subsequent nights.

Photo: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

Hard to believe they're real.

Steven O'Brien took this picture of his children Erin and Max exploring Blackness Castle, near South Queensferry, Scotland. His wife Jennifer said; "It has amazing views and no-one seems to know about it."

Looks interesting.

Cambodian Buddhist monks enjoy their lunch during the start of Pchum Ben festival at a pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sept. 14, 2019. Phum Ben, a 15-day Buddhist festival to commemorate past ancestors, this year will run from September 14 to 28, 2019.

 

Humans have some very strange beliefs.

Pchum Ben or "Ancestors' Day" is a 15-day Cambodian religious festival. The 15th day is a time when many Cambodians pay their respects to deceased relatives of up to 7 generations.

Monks chant the suttas in Pali language overnight continuously, without sleeping in prelude to the gates of hell opening, an event that is presumed to occur once a year and ghosts of the dead are presumed to be especially active. In order to combat this, food-offerings are made to benefit them.

Tower blocks in the archrafieh district line a highway seen through the window of an abandoned building in Beurut, Lebanon.  With one of the world’s biggest debt burdens, the government has pledged measures to reduce its deficit and implement reforms, including fixing the ailing electricity sector. 14 September, 2019

 

 

Remember when Beirut was touted as a tourist mecca. Then along came the Lebanese Civil War in 1975 and the 1982 Lebanon War followed by rebuilding since 1990. Sad it still has problems.

 

The notre-dame de paris cathedral’s carpet undergoing renovation displayed at ‘the Mobilier National’headquarters in Paris.

What a stunning design.

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