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.

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes


Oscar records holders - Walt Disney and Wernher von BraunOscar records holders - Walt Disney (1)Oscar records holders - Walt Disney (2)


Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) – Number of statuettes: 26

The American film producer, director, screenwriter, dubbing actor, creator of the animation and philanthropist was nominated for the award 59 times. In 1954 he scored 4 at a time. Known throughout the world thanks to the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), and the creation of the Mickey Mouse character.

Oscar records holders - Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Jerry Lacy - „Play it Again, Sam”Oscar records holders - Woody Allen - „Take the Money” (1969)Oscar records holders - Woody Allen, Johnny Carson - The Tonight Show (NBC-1964)


Woody Allen (born in 1935) – Number of statuettes: 4

Director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer and playwright who was born in 1935 in New York as Allen Stewart Konigsberg. He is one of the few American filmmakers who became famous as creators of authorial films. For the film “Annie Hall”, considered by viewers and critics as his best picture, in 1997 he received 2 Oscars (for screenplay and direction).

Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1951)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (2)


Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) – Number of statuettes: 4

The American actress Katharine Hepburn has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times during her seventy-year career. She received the award four times, in 1934 (“Morning Glory”), 1968 (“Guess who’s coming to dinner”), 1969 (“The Lion in Winter”) and 1982 (“On Golden Pond”). In 1999, the American Film Institute announced her the best actress of all time.

Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep (02.2016)Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep - US Embassy in Berlin (2016)Oscar records holders - Meryl Streep (Cheerleader - 1966)


Meryl Streep (born in 1949) – Number of statuettes: 3

Meryl Streep, who already has 3 statuettes at home (in the number of nominations she has already overtaken K. Hepburn). The first Oscar Streep received for supporting role in the film “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), the second for the main role in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), and the third for creating Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” (2011).

Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman (1945)Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman „Casablanca” (trailer)Oscar records holders - Ingrid Bergman „Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde” (trailer)


Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1980) – Number of statuettes: 3

A Swede who can also boast of Oscars. She won the prizes thanks to her supporting role in the film “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and two more for the leading roles in “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956).

Oscar records holders - Jack Nicholson - „Little Shop of Horrors”Oscar records holders - Jack Nicholson - Walk of fameOscar records holders - Jack Nicholson (1976)


Jack Nicholson (born in 1937) – Number of statuettes: 3

The American actor, director, producer and screenwriter has been nominated for the Oscar 12 times. What has not been done by any other actor yet. Is the owner of the largest number of Academy Awards among male actors. Two Oscars were awarded to him for the main roles in the pictures “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1976) and “As Good as It Gets” (1998). The third one brought him a supporting role in the production of “Terms of Endearment” (1984).

Bible authors – Writers inspired by God

Bible authors - Holman Christian Standard Bible

Bible authors – Writers inspired by God

Bible authors – Believing Christians and Jews do not doubt that the real author of the Bible is God. Human writers frequented only inspired by God. Scientists have for a long time could not answer the question, how many of these writers were men. Modern science recognizes that the biblical text is the work of different authors. Distinguishable on the basis of their ideological attitudes and language style. Moshe Koppel of Bar-Ilan University with the help of a computer program split the text on the part of the priestly and no priestly within a few minutes.