Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high

Cicuta virosa - Oulu, Finland (18.07.2013)Cicuta virosa (1)Cicuta virosa (2)

Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high

The highest concentration of toxic substances is found in its rhizome.

  • Deadly dose: 2g root
  • Death: within 24 hours
  • Poison: cicutoxin
  • Aftermath: degeneration of skeletal muscles
  • Where it grows: North and South America, Europe, Asia
  • Occurrence in Poland: yes

In North America it has hundreds of poisoned sheep per year on its conscience. People can mistake its root with the parsley root, and the most common victims of harmful substances are children. Cicutoxin works very quickly, after just a few minutes you can observe irritations of mucous membranes and abdominal pain. If a man survives poisoning, it is very likely that he will struggle with damage to the central nervous system for the rest of his life. Unlike other animals, mice can without fear of poisoning eat plant seeds.

Deadly plants – Which are the most poisonous

Deadly plants - Skull and crossbones (1)Deadly plants - Poison bottleDeadly plants - Skull and crossbones (2)

Deadly plants – Which are the most poisonous

Deadly plants – Although some of them look completely harmless, they can contain a cocktail of toxic substances. Venom developed so that no one could prevent them from growing. Plant poisons have a different effect on the human body. They most often attack the nervous system, respiratory organs, heart, liver, digestive system or kidneys. They can also affect muscle function, cause brain damage and even lead to death.

List of the most poisonous plants:

Aconitum napellus (2)Aconitum napellus (2)Aconitum napellus (3)

Aconitum napellus – One of the most poisonous plants
 
 


Atropa belladonnaAtropa belladonna (2)Atropa belladonna (3)Atropa belladonna (4)

Atropa belladonna – Most dangerous in Central Europe
 
 


Oleander - Nerium oleander (1)Oleander - Nerium oleander (2)Oleander - Nerium oleander (3)

Oleander – Nerium oleander
 
 


Datura stramonium (1)Datura stramonium (2)Datura stramonium (3)Datura stramonium (4)

Datura stramonium – Weed appearing on fertile soils
 
 


Cicuta virosa - Oulu, Finland (18.07.2013)Cicuta virosa (1)Cicuta virosa (2)

Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high
 
 


Conium maculatum (1)Conium maculatum (2)Conium maculatum - Germany, 1910

Conium maculatum – Related to carrots, parsley, caraway
 
 


Abrus precatorius - Kohler's Medicinal plantsAbrus precatorius - Leaves and pods, Northern Buton Island,  IndonesiaAbrus precatorius - Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamAbrus precatorius (pods)

Abrus precatorius – Originates from tropical Asia
 
 


Colchicum autumnale - Jena, Germany (16-09-2007)Colchicum autumnale (1)Colchicum autumnale (2)Colchicum autumnale (3)

Colchicum autumnale – Protected and very poisonous
 
 


Ricinus communis - Southern MexicoRicinus communis - Botanic Garden (Frankfurt, Germany)Ricinus communis - Venezuela

Ricinus communis – Castor oil plant
 

Ricinus communis - Castor oil plant (1)Ricinus communis - Castor oil plant (2)

 
 


Kayan tribe women – Secret of women giraffes

Kayan tribe women - Young girl giraffeKayan tribe women - Woman giraffeKayan tribe women - Young woman giraffeKayan tribe women - Women with rings on necksKayan tribe women - Women giraffes with childrenKayan tribe women - Women with elongated necks

Kayan tribe women – Secret of women giraffes

Kayan tribe women – In northern Thailand, in the province of Mae Hong Son in mountain villages, you can meet the so-called giraffe women from the Kayan tribe. They wear brass coils of thick wire on the necks, weighing about 10 kg. The first hoops are assumed for girls at the age of 5, and more are added successively. The spiral rests on the shoulders and puts pressure on the collarbones, creating the illusion of the elongated neck. This is really just an illusion, because the necks of women are of normal length. The spiral can be removed, and women sometimes do it, but not for long. Because the flaccid muscles of the neck make it impossible to keep the head without support. The custom of establishing a spiral is very old, the first mention comes from the 11th century. They are associated with the legend of the first woman Kayan, who was the daughter of a sea dragon.

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey - anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist

William Harvey – Anatomist and physiologist – In 01. 04. 1578 was born anatomist and physiologist William Harvey. As the first, in 1628 described the construction and operation of the bloodstream. He showed that the contraction of the heart is the origin of the muscle. His discoveries made through experiments on dogs. The result of his discoveries were the first, unsuccessful transfusions and dissemination of treatment bloodletting.

Synthetic exendin – Previously only from saliva

Synthetic exendin - Arizona Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)

Synthetic exendin – Previously only from saliva

Synthetic exendin – Eli Lilly & Co. has developed synthetically exendin – 4. Previously only obtainable from the saliva of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) – one of two venomous lizards in the world. Living in the deserts of the northwestern Mexico and south western United States. During the manufacturing process used the latest methods of biogenetics. Exendin is intended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes has become a forerunner in a new series of drugs known as mimetic (imitation) incretin. They imitate the action of incretin hormones found in nature. In addition to the pancreas incretins also affect other organs in connection with the regulation of glucoseliver, kidney, muscle and brain.

Women on dance floor

Women on dance floor - Menstrual cycle

Women on dance floor

Women on dance floor – According to Bernhard Fink, an evolutionary psychologist and anthropologist at the University of Göttingen, women during ovulation dance more sensual. Their more attractive during ovulation is the result of physiological changes that are primarily associated with an increase in estrogen levels.

Estrogen affects the control of muscles, ligaments, tendons and the whole locomotor system, which implies that may also affect the way we move the body.”

– says Fink.

Bluefin tuna – Cold-blooded fish

Bluefin tuna – Cold-blooded fish

Bluefin tuna – Although the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a Actinopterygii fish, most of which are cold-blooded, their body is from 6 to 20 degrees Celsius warmer than the surrounding sea water. This heat is generated within the muscle and with them, mainly built tuna.

Spiders movable retina – Rotated in all directions

Spiders movable retina - Opisthoncus parcedentatus

Spiders movable retina – Rotated in all directions

Spiders movable retina – In contrast to the eyes of vertebrates, retina spiders Salticidae is movable. Thanks to three pairs of muscles can be rotated in all directions and move. Panoramic image obtained by all pairs of eyes, cover 360 degrees.

How many calories needs brain?

How many calories needs brain? - Recruiting station, Oklahoma City

How many calories needs brain?

How many calories needs brain ? – The brain represents approximately 2% of our body weight, but consumes 20% of total energy demand a day so it is up to 500 calories. Most of the energy spent on the brain processes occurring in the body, such as directing muscles. This is because during sleep our body burns far fewer calories than awake.

Older age becomes easier – Faster new muscle cells

Older age becomes easier - Happy old man

Older age becomes easier – Faster new muscle cells

Older age becomes easier – Faster formation of new muscle – Just three days noticeably increase the dose of daily traffic to enable efficient metabolism. With age, it is becoming easier, the older man, the faster formation of new muscle cells. They break down the sugar, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis.