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Chocolate: Good or Bad
Chocolate is actually a very ancient food source, used in the tropical rainforests of the American continents as a hot beverage derived from the seeds of the cacao tree. Both the Maya and the Aztecs of Central America were some of the earliest civilizations to make note of their chocolate consumption. Rather than going for the sweet treat that is loved and embraced by the modern world, these ancient peoples would mix ground up cacao seeds with spicy seasonings to make a frothy, warm drink. The story of how chocolate went from this random beginning to being the monumental sweet of today is a long one, but its multiple uses and presence all over the world is far more interesting. Lately people having been trying to figure out if this sinful treat is good or bad for you in a health sense. The truth is that it is probably a little of both, but many individuals like to take sides on the debate to start their own pro-chocolate or anti-chocolate factions. The choice is ultimately up to you!
What’s so bad about chocolate? Well, like most foods it is not exactly the chocolate itself that causes the problems but the source of the chocolate and of course its quantities. Theobromine is the bitter yet intense alkaloid that is found in the cacao plant (and a few others such as the cola nut) which is similar in its effects to that of caffeine. While humans can process theobromine, we know that some animals do not have sufficient capacity to metabolize it, making chocolate quite toxic to these select creatures. This should be cue enough for mankind to note that perhaps chocolate might not be “all that.”
Previously, Lilomag posted a lot of beautiful tourist destinations which make you feel so relax and desperate to visit it. But now let’s try something different! But the places below are more like going to adventure rather than vacation. Let’s check it out!
Top Ten Most Useless Products Ever
The human mind is a beautiful and dangerous thing. Capable of astounding revelation and world-changing deductive reasoning, the scope of human intelligence has forever determined the course of human history and the evolution of the species. Bearing this lofty assertion in mind, let us not forget that there is a flip-side to everything – especially human ingenuity. That being said, allow me to present you with a brief list of ten of the most useless wastes of human invention ever to grace our humble planet.
10. The Microphone Sponge
This little piece of porous yellow magic is a must-have for any shower-singing aficionado. Form meets function in one spectacularly silly concept. While this may not be the dumbest product on the market, the visual image is invokes is certain to illicit a few giggles. Personally, I’d like one of my own. Just sayin’.
Trading Cards you won’t Believe Exist
When we say “trading cards” what springs immediately to your mind? Bubble gum? Childhood?
Collectible? All of the above?
Well, if you grew up in the United States in the last 40 years, you probably answered all of the above. Trading cards have been, some say, around for 150 years, ever since some enterprising tobacco producers thought of printing collectible images on the inserts in their pouches. Since that time, trading cards have seen their popularity wax and wane quite often. They have also seen their content vary all over the map, including some rather… bizarre entries, which we would like to share with you.
If you didn’t grow up more than 15 or so years ago, uummm, you might ask your Dad if he still has his old cards, but frankly, if he had any on this list he probably won’t have kept them, or at least won’t show them. Unless of course he really wants to have to calm you back to sleep after horrific nightmares, in which case keep reading!
If we’re gonna start anywhere on this list, this is the one that is gonna give you the best idea of why this list exists. In 1988, trading cards were still riding a periodic wave of popularity, and as such, companies such as Topps (longtime leader in the card market) were looking around for just about anything they could print and package. Taking at least some measure of inspiration from the classic card series Mars Attacks! (which we will get to a bit later) they trotted this rather bizarre series on an unsuspecting world.
It’s not that the cards themselves are all that offensive. Well, they are explicit, but in an almost cartoony way. Certainly they are not inherently worse than many of the films that by that time were quite commonplace, such as “Friday the 13”, “Nightmare on Elm Street”, or other slasher favorites. HOWEVER, those movies were pretty strictly policed as to who got to see them. These cards were primarily marketed to kids, either at newsstands and candy stores, or in the then fairly new comic book specialty shops. Parents who might have casually glanced at the pictures on the covers of the packs likely as not took them for educational cards, or at least nothing worse than reruns of “Land of the Lost”. Few, if any, parents would have ventured so far as to examine the cards themselves. One wonders what the reactions would have been. But judge for yourself:
Celebrities in Highschool
These are photos of some very famous celebrities back when they were in high school. Although some of them look the same, most you would not be able to recognize from their high school photos. Fame has changed at least their looks.
Just one small detail can make a room look completely different. These are some very creative and unusually designed bookshelves.
Macbook in a New Look
Extreme Photos Collection
Let us show you interesting photos created by commercial photographer from Aspen David Clifford. One of his favorite topic – sport. David likes to travel around the world and to fill the spirit of adventure and adrenaline together with sportsmen. One of his latest projects is dedicated to climbers. Take a look to these photos and fill the spirit of adventure!