Most luxurious trains – Offer the highest quality

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Most luxurious trains – Offer the highest quality

Most luxurious trains:

  • Maharajas’ Express

    Maharajas' Express TrainMaharajas' Express TrainLuxury-Train - India - Rail-journey – He set off on the track for the first time in 2010. Since then, it has been one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Traveling with this express includes not only the experience of a unique journey. But also visits to many Indian monuments.

  • Shiki – Shima

    Shiki - ShimaShiki - ShimaShikishima train – Train currently has an ultra-luxury label. It consists of 10 wagons, and passengers can travel from two to four days. The design of this exceptionally luxurious train was created by industrial architect Ken Okayama.

  • Venice Simplon Orient-Express

    Venice Simplon Orient-ExpressVenice Simplon Orient-Express TrainIstanbul Grand Suite – It belongs to the most famous trains in the world. He also became a hero in the crime story of Agatha Christie. Entrepreneur James Sherwood took care of his current look. From 1977 began to collect original Orient Express wagons.

  • The Ghan

    The Ghan - Platinium Classhe Ghan - LocomotiveRestaurant - 1-Class (1-February-2009) – It has been driving on the route from Adelaide to Darwin since 1929. At that time, it was still a narrow-gauge railway, and construction work was suspended for several decades. After the construction of a new railway line in 1980.

  • Belmond Andean Explorer

    Belmond Andean ExplorerBelmond Andean ExplorerBelmond Andean Explorer - Peru – If you plan to visit Machu Picchu or see Lake Titicaca. This is no better option than choosing the Belmond train. It travels along the Andean peaks between historical headquarters of the Incas.

  • Rocky Mountaineer

    Rocky Mountaineer - (18-06-2006)SilverLeaf-service - (26-09-2016)Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf - Lower-dining-level – It set off for the first time between Calgary and Vancouver in June 1988. Currently, the train travels from Canada’s third largest city, Vancouver, to various destinations. Which passengers choose. They can choose a route from 2 to 14 days.

  • Golden Eagle

    Golden Eagle ExpressGolden EagleSiberian Express – The „Golden Eagle” route leads through Russia, the so-called Trans-Siberian Highway, which runs from Moscow to Vladivostok. During the journey, passengers see many sights along the way.

  • Blue Train

    Blue Train - Passes through the Karoo (9-04-2009)Blue Train - (01-05-2001)Logo of Blue - (20-08-2008) – This African train set off for the first time in 1923. However, due to problems with the construction of the railway, its activity was interrupted. It received its official name in 1937, when the wagons were painted blue.


Train travel is often perceived as a prolonged journey among people and dirt. However, there are wagons that look better than five-star hotels. Although the train ride may take longer, it is an unbelievable experience. Embark on a luxurious journey on the tracks.

Blue Train – Most luxurious trains

Blue Train - Passes through the Karoo (9-04-2009)Blue Train - (01-05-2001)Bedroom - (08-08-2008)Logo of Blue - (20-08-2008)

Blue Train – Most luxurious trains

  • Place: South Africa
  • Route: Pretoria – Cape Town
  • Number of seats: 84
  • Cost: 4000 PLN per person

Blue Train – This African train set off for the first time in 1923. However, due to problems with the construction of the railway, its activity was interrupted. It received its official name in 1937, when the wagons were painted blue. General reconstruction of the train was completed only in 1997, after which it returned to the tracks. According to experts, the jewel of the train is primarily the salon and dining car. Which is considered a true designer miracle. A route with a length of over 1500 km. The train travels within 31 hours.

Interior:

On board passengers are provided with 24-hour service, they can order, for example, caviar and champagne. Luxury can also be seen in the restaurant car. For meals, guests use Sheffield cutlery, with music , usually classical or jazz. Each apartment has its own bathroom, in which taps in marble baths and wash basins are gold-plated. As in the bathroom, also in the bedroom, floor heating is installed.

Curiosity:

Passengers can admire the views in front of the driver. In the car called Club on the big screen, live coverage is displayed.

Naked mole – rat – Heterocephalus glaber

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Naked mole-rat – Heterocephalus glaber

Naked mole-rat – Heterocephalus glaber – Is practically blind and has no pain. This rodent lives in East Africa. It is digging underground corridors in search of tubers and roots. For this he uses the incisors that are in front of the lips, so that the soil does not get into the mouth.
Mole-rats spend almost their entire lives underground without going to the surface. They are unusual for many reasons. Not only are they the only cold-blooded mammals, they are also resistant to cancer, aging, hypoxia and pain.
Their almost completely hairless, thick and wrinkled skin. It is insensitive to abrasions or scratches. Because Mole-rats do not have the key neurotransmitter for pain conduction (substance P).

Naked mole-rats are the longest-living rodents (they live to 30 years)

And their risk of death doesn’t increase with age. These animals have very active mechanisms repair DNA.
They also tolerate extreme hypoxia, which often occurs in narrow and stuffy underground tunnels. When there is a lack of air, mole-rats reduce life activity. They change the energy supply process (break down fructose instead of glucose). In this way they avoid brain damage.
The equally interesting is structure Social. Which resembles swarms of bees or ant colonies. Flocks of these rodents count from several dozen to 300 individuals. At the same time, only the queen and prolific male breeds. The rest are sterile and conscientiously work for the herd.

Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

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Pico del Teide – Spain, Tenerife

 

  • Location: Spain, Tenerife
  • Peak: 3718 m a.s.l.

 
Pico del Teide volcano is located in Tenerife, which is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. The mountain lies near the north-west coast of Africa and occupies the greater part of the island’s surface. The crater’s circumference is unbelievable 48 km. Tenerife experienced its greatest eruption in 1709, when a stream of lava destroyed most of the port of Garachico and the northern coast. Magma sailed the valley for nine days. For the last time the volcano was active in 1909. When through the north-western slope of the mountain, flowed a lava river, long for 5 km.

Along the foot of the volcano spreads a very fertile lowland, which is moist and green all year long. Bananas, almonds, orange trees and vegetables are grown there. The southern slopes, on the contrary – moisture and rain almost do not know. The mountain can boast a world record – at sunrise the volcano casts a pyramid-shaped shadow, up to 200 km long. Which is undoubtedly the longest shadow in the world.

In the Stone Age people considered the volcano as the seat of the cruel god Guayot. During one of his trips to the New World, Christopher Columbus witnessed the activity of this dangerous mountain.

Poisonous birds – Not venomous discovered so far

Poisonous birds - Pitohui dichrousPoisonous birds - Plectropterus gambensisPoisonous birds - Common quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Poisonous birds – Not venomous discovered so far

Poisonous birds – No venomous bird has been discovered so far. That is, one whose body would produce a poisonous substance. That would then be transmitted by pecking or wounding with a claw. There are several groups of poisonous birds, that is, poisoning us when we touch or eat them. Their organisms are also probably not producing toxins, but they are able to obtain them from poisonous insects or plants.

Most of them live in New Guinea. Where are several species of Pitohui. Also representatives of the families, store the strong neurotoxin (batrachotoxin) in the skin.

The Gambian Goose from the Anatidae family living in Africa. It accumulates in its tissues another poison, a kantaridine (it gets it from the eaten beetles). Plectropterus gambensis, however, are poisonous only after their consumption. So they gain little thanks to this weapon (except revenge from beyond the grave). On the other hand, other animals of this species benefit from this – a predator who once encountered goose meat will avoid it.

A similar phenomenon applies to the European Common Quail, whose meat is also poisonous, although only for part of the year. Probably quails get their toxin from being eaten plants, and poisoning them are known for a long time and referred to as a coturnism (from the Latin name of the quail Coturnix coturnix).

Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant

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Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant

Ricinus communis – It probably comes from the north of Africa. It is a 10-meter tall plant that enjoys great popularity in gardening.

  • Deadly dose: 15 – 20 seeds
  • Death: to 1 week
  • Poison: ricin
  • Aftermath: renal, liver and spleen failure
  • Where it grows: in all tropical and subtropical areas of the world
  • Occurrence in Poland: artificially bred

The most dangerous are the bars of its seeds, about 6,000 times more aggressive than cyanide. Causes agglutination of red blood cells and damages the liver, kidneys and spleen. The first symptoms are similar to a cold, followed by headaches, mouth burning, vomiting and internal bleeding. It gradually attacks the entire human circulatory system.

History of the plant:
Castor oil is squeezed from the seeds, from which soap, ointments, drops or perfumes are made. Apparently Cleopatra applied it to her eyes to have a “wider perspective”. In 1978, a Bulgarian secret interview was used to murder the writer and journalist Georgie Markov, who after several days of the fight for his life died of kidney failure in a London hospital.

Abrus precatorius – Originates from tropical Asia

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Abrus precatorius – Originates from tropical Asia

Abrus precatorius – The climbing plant originates from tropical Asia, it is used for the production of rosaries and jewelry.

  • Deadly dose: 3 µg of poison
  • Death: within 3 – 4 days
  • Poison: abrin
  • Aftermath: vomiting, bloody diarrhea, hallucinations, renal, liver and spleen paresis
  • Where it grows: Asia, Africa and America
  • Occurrence in Poland: no

The plant is not poisonous in its entirety, the leaves and roots are edible. The most devious are seeds that contain abrin. A small dose of a substance is enough to kill a person, and the first symptoms will appear after a few hours – problems with breathing, fever, vomiting or severe sweating. Finally, the respiratory system is completely destroyed. Asians are drinking a decoction of the root and leaves as cough and runny nosemedicine.

Conium maculatum – Related to carrots, parsley, caraway

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Conium maculatum – Related to carrots, parsley, caraway

Conium maculatum – Plant related with carrots, parsley and caraway seeds. Its main weapon is the violent poison of the coniine, which causes the man to suffocate with full consciousness.

  • Deadly dose: 0,15 g (contained in 20g of the plant)
  • Death: within 2 – 3 days
  • Poison: coniine
  • Aftermath: strangulation through muscle paralysis
  • Where it grows: Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

Coniine easily penetrates the skin and respiratory system. However, the biggest danger is an easy mistake with the vegetable. At first, the poison has a stimulating effect and then starts blocking the spinal cord’s commands. In this way, muscle paralysis and strangulation occur.

History of the plant:
In ancient Greece and Rome often used during the execution. It enjoyed great popularity among the poisoners (allegedly, Socrates was executed with its help). In Europe, it appeared in the Middle Ages, and gradually disappeared during the 20th century. In the meadows and along roads, it began to grow massively in the 80’s.

Atropa belladonna – Most dangerous in Central Europe

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Atropa belladonna – Most dangerous in Central Europe

Atropa belladonna – This plant is considered the most dangerous in Central Europe. Its all parts are very toxic.

  • Deadly dose: 10 – 12 fruits
  • Death: in few hours
  • Poison: atropine, hyoscyamine
  • Aftermath: nervous system and heart rate weakness, stopping breathing
  • Where it grows: most of Europe, some places in Africa and Asia
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

The big danger lies in the fact that its shiny fruits can be easily confused with edible forest fruits. Man can poison not only through direct consumption, but also through goat’s milk or meat, if animal earlier ate it. Typical symptoms of poisoning are dilated pupils, an accelerated pulse or redness on the face. There may also be hallucinations and loss of consciousness.

History of the plant:
Atropa belladonna was a component of shampoo drinks and ointments, because after applying to the skin it caused hallucinations – a man seemed to be able to fly.
In ancient Rome, the wives of Emperor Augustus and Claudius poisoned them with a shout. Medieval women applied drops of juice to their eyes. It was to guarantee them beautiful, large eyes. In this way, they risked not only conjunctivitis and eye deterioration, but death as well. Atropine in eye tests doctors are using today.

Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines

Mostly practiced sports – 10 most popular disciplines in the world:

 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Football - pictogram1. Football: 4 bln fans
It is practiced all over the world. In Poland, sports clubs play over 300,000 people.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Cricket - pictogram2. Cricket: 2,5 bln fans
A team game based on bouncing the ball with a stick. The most popular is in Great Britain and its former colonies.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Field hockey - pictogram3. Field hockey: 2 bln fans
Team game is popular mainly in Western Europe, South Asia, South Africa and Australia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Tennis - pictogram4. Tennis: 1 bln fans
The History of tennis dates back to the 12th century. Its original form evolved in French … monasteries.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Volleyball - pictogram5. Volleyball: 900 mln fans
Volleyball is popular especially in Europe and America.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Table tennis - pictogram6. Table tennis: 875 mln fans
Also known as ping pong, it is played and is seen mainly in Europe and Asia.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Basketball - pictogram7. Basketball: 875 mln fans
This sports discipline is particularly popular in the USA. Around 450 million people throw in the basket all over the world.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Baseball - pictogram8. Baseball: 500 mln fans
Team game derived from with cricket, very popular in the United States.
 
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Rugby - pictogram9. Rugby: 475 mln fans
This discipline requiring great physical effort is mainly cultivated in the Great Britain, RSA and on the antipodes.
 
 
 
 
Mostly practiced sports - Golf - pictogram10. Golf: 450 mln fans
North America, Western Europe, East Asia – golf is popular primarily in developed countries.