Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Immortal Jellyfish, Wildest Mexican Restaurant and the banned Peta Superbowl Ad

I just got introduced to Digg.com tonight - my pics from this evening:

'Immortal' jellyfish swarming across the world
An 'immortal' jellyfish is swarming through the world's oceans, according to scientists.
Photo: Barcroft

The Turritopsis Nutricula is able to revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature.
Marine biologists say the jellyfish numbers are rocketing because they need not die.
Dr Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute said: "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion."
The jellyfish are originally from the Caribbean but have spready all over the world.
Turritopsis Nutricula is technically known as a hydrozoan and is the only known animal that is capable of reverting completely to its younger self.
It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation.
Scientists believe the cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it potentially immortal.
While most members of the jellyfish family usually die after propagating, the Turritopsis nutricula has developed the unique ability to return to a polyp state.
Having stumbled upon the font of eternal youth, this tiny creature which is just 5mm long is the focus of many intricate studies by marine biologists and geneticists to see exactly how it manages to literally reverse its aging process. !!!

How to survive Casa Bonita, the world's weirdest Mexican restaurant
By Joel Warner in Cafe Society
Tuesday, Jan. 27 2009 @ 8:55AM
I recently visited Casa Bonita for the first time, and I'm still trying to recover. No, that's not an indigestion joke about the food, sub-par as it may be. Actually, my mind was blown in a good way. As I'd been told, there's no easy way to describe the Lakewood institution, which bills itself as "The World's Most Exciting Restaurant" - a pronouncement that very well might be true. The multi-story, Mexican-themed behemoth includes a 30-foot-tall waterfall, cliff divers, fire jugglers, strolling mariachi bands, a pirate cave, magicians, puppet shows, skee-ball machines... you get the idea. As one of my colleagues put it, it's like Disney had sex with Tijuana and left the goofy-looking bastard to fend for itself in a random strip mall on Colfax.

&.. Peta's Banned Superbowl Ad ; )

'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Hi Robin, I love your blog ~ I follow it regularly and I like the varied info you provide in addition to the raw food ideas. I am a relatively new dairy-free vegetarian (2 years), striving for vegan, not sure if I will ever be able to convince my family to try raw... but I'm working on it. We are always a work in progress, aren't we?

Also, thanks for the PETA ad, I have added it to my blog as well.

Keep up the great work!