Friday, August 29, 2008

Another rotting corpse, more cheese and a bigger fish!

A few weeks ago i blogged about my visit to the nationial botanical garden to visit a large and stinky flower, we were too late but hurray hurray, there's another one coming out!!

The progress can be followed here!

This is what the website shows right now:

Maybe this time we'll be lucky and be on time to actually smell the flower!
(lucky ? well maybe not lucky but it will definitely leave an impression :-))

Nothing interesting ever happens in Antwerp ...

...untill today!!

A sperm whale (Physeter catodon) was pulled ashore on Antwerp's beach (Sint-Anna).

Of course me and my dad went to have look!

Here's the series of picture's i took.

Interesting books to read..

i've been planning for a while to put up a list here with interesting books, with a short review.
No time now but here's a few important ones, i'll give more info at a later time:
"The New Peoplemaking" by Virginia Satir
"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins
"Biomimicry" by Janine Benyus
"Cradle to Cradle" by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
and many many more,
the reason i'm putting up this post right now is that PZ got a booklist meme up a day ago or so, and that's a post i'll want to go back to when i'm expanding the series of post about books i'm planning to make here.
Here's PZ's post.

Have fun and read read read!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

...from a wonderful movie.

Here's a strange news article..
about a garden gnome that gets stolen, travels all around the world and is then brought back with pictures to prove it..
A cool idea, but certainly not new,
it surprises me the article doesn't mention the movie:
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
(imdb, wikipedia (obviously already mentions this news feat))
A wonderful and truly inspiring movie, i'm glad someone did the gnome thing!

Good night!

Monday, August 11, 2008

This is fun!

I tried the world challenge twice

This Traveler IQ was calculated on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 03:59PM GMT by comparing this person's geographical knowledge against the Web's Original Travel Blog's 2,927,022 travelers who've taken the challenge.

The first time i did the world challenge i got up to level 10 with 357601 points;
the second time up to level 11 with 444278 points.
Have fun :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A rotting corpse, cheese and fish!

As a biologist, i have an interest in nature ... D'UH
A very inspiring voice is that of the naturalist Sir David Attenborough (watch the clip, its short but important to understand the rest of this post)
The flower in this movie clip has just been flowering in the National Botanic Garden of Belgium
This i a picture of their page about it (a picture because the page probably won't stay there)

Today I visited the plant, together with Steven (one of my bio-buddies) and Karo.
But as you can see...

We were too late! Better luck next time.
Fortunately there are lot's of other beautifull flowers to be found there.

And Venus Flytraps

A mammoth tree

A castle

And also ... something dangerous ???

Steven seems to like it though ;-)

have a nice day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Need help to keep a commitment?

Everybody has a price ...and if you make a contract with Stickk, you'll pay that price if you fail!
Maybe if i have a little more selfdiscipline, i'll try it ;-)

byebye adsense

For a few months now Google was placing charity-ads on this blog, because as long as i didn't register myself, they couldn't pay me so no ads of "ordinary" companies would appear ... but i just saw a few normal ads appear here ... using my blog for free then i guess ... so i kicked off AdSense