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Month: January 2020

Coconut Palm Tree And Its Uses In Fiber Making

The coconut palm has a large base as stem which becomes slightly smaller in circumference as it goes up. Unlike any other tree, coconut tree has fruits covered by bunches of fruits only at the apex of its stem. The stem goes on to reach a height of 25 meters. The color of the stem is light gray which is supported well by the thick mesh structure of roots. Coconut palms produce inflorescences at angle between the base of the leaf-stalk and the trunk which bear both male and female flowers. The fruits, which grow from fertilized female flowers, take a year to develop. Coconut palms require conditions of high humidity and plenty of sunlight. They will grow on a wide variety of well-drained soils but a constant supply of fresh water is essential. These conditions are often available on sea shores. Harvesting fruits from tall palms can be so difficult that in some coconut-growing areas in Indonesia and Thailand the pig-tailed macaque monkey has been trained to climb the trees to collect the nuts. The monkeys are well-treated and prized for their skill. Coconuts are harvested every two months throughout the year. The coconut palm may have originated in the lands around the western Pacific. It was also dispersed by ocean currents, with the seeds protected by the fibrous fruit. Germinating coconuts were found washed up on the...

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A New Twist on Fudge – Mexican Fudge Recipe

This Mexican Fudge recipe is a new twist on fudge as we all know it. Leaving out all the sugar, this fudge is high in calcium since it uses two kinds of cheese. Yes, this isn't a dessert. It's a delicious hot cheese dip. This recipe will be great for using as an appetizer or a dish at a party. With the holidays coming up, we're always looking for a new recipe to serve at our parties. It's an easy and quick to prepare recipe that only takes five minutes to prepare. With only four ingredients included, it's economical, too. It can be prepared ahead of time and then put into the oven right before the party begins. I feel that it's called Mexican Fudge because in the Latino countries, they use a lot of different cheeses in their simple meals. Also, the cheese dip is thick like a fudge because of all the cheeses. Many times, when the food is Latino bases, they are named as Mexican. In Honduras, they eat a white cheese at breakfast time. They, also, eat their corn tortillas toasted cheese sandwich style. They put a cheese called quesillo in between two tortillas and grill it. Quesillo is like mozzarella cheese except cheaper. There are many other types of foods that they prepare that they put in cheese even though most of their foods...

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Caribbean Food – A Little History

The Arawak, Carib, and Taino Indians were the first inhabitants of the Caribbean islands. These first inhabitants occupied the present day islands of British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Their daily diet consisted of vegetables and fruits such as papaw, yams, guavas, and cassava. The Taino started the process of cooking meat and fish in large clay pots. The Arawaks are the first people known to make a grate of thin green wood strips on which they slowly cooked meat, allowing it to be enhanced by the flavor of the wood. This grate was called a barbacoa, and the word we know today as barbeque is taken from this early Indian cooking method. The Carib Indians added more spice to their food with hot pepper sauces, and also added lemon and lime juice to their meat and fish recipes. The Caribs are said to have made the first pepper pot stew. No recipes exist since every time the Indians made the dish, they would always add new ingredients. The Carib had a big impact on early Caribbean history, and the Caribbean sea was named after this tribe. Then the Caribbean became a crossroads for the world . . . Once the Europeans brought Africans slaves into the region, the slaves diet consisted mostly of food the slave owners did not want to eat. So the...

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18,000 Die in Mexico

Since Mexican President Filipe Calderon declared war on drugs in Mexico in 2006, 18,000 men, women, and children have died violent deaths related to the drug trade. This is the equivalent of six World Trade Center attacks. Just recently, the United States announced that it would further help the Mexican government by embedding intelligence operatives in Mexican anti drug task forces. This would further reduce the incidence of intelligence sell outs to the Cartels. In response to this announcement, the cartels killed two American civilians (one who worked at the American Consulate) just missing their baby when they attacked the family car on March 13th, 2010. Video shows a Mexican Police Officer calming the baby while the bodies of it's parents were still in their car. In a separate car attack on the same day, the cartels killed a Mexican citizen who worked at the American Consulate and injured his two children. This all happened after the victims left a child's birthday party in Juarez. The people who were attacked are classified as a "soft target" – unarmed and away from the consulate walls and other protected areas. Ambush on soft targets is a favorite tactic of the cartels. This is not the first attack on consulates. Three other attacks have been made with grenades and gunfire aimed at actual consulate buildings. But, it is the first attack on...

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Artificial Plants and Trees – Four Essentials For Building a Rainforest

1. Think Big Designing and implementing an indoor rainforest isn’t for the faint hearted. Think dense and diverse plant life, exotic and dangerous species, and humid air. Think waterfalls, rivers, and bright toucan colors. While designing your rainforest, aspire to the real deal with artificial plants and trees that closely replicate rainforest foliage. A big vision for the project will ultimately result in grand success, Click Through to the Following Web Page. 2. Choose Wisely Rainforest plant life is much different from the deciduous forests indigenous to North America and Europe. Don’t cut corners. Use artificial olive trees, bamboo trees, ficus trees, palm trees, and a variety of mosses to create a dense, lush effect. When you use foliage that truly resembles a rainforest, you’ll create a unique and authentic experience for visitors. 3. Study the Fire Code It would be a shame to plan and design your rainforest only to find out that it won’t pass state fire code requirements. Most states are very strict when it comes to indoor exhibits. Make sure to use fire retardant foliage and study fire codes closely. When it comes to choosing a fire retardant artificial plant there are two options available: inherently fire retardant foliage or topically fire retardant foliage. See the link below for an online fire retardant requirement guide. 4. Dedicate the Resources Chances are that, if you land...

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