Monday, June 29, 2009

Meat Lover Plants

Carnivorous plants (sometimes called insectivorous plants) are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods.

There are five basic trapping mechanisms found in carnivorous plants.

1. Pitfall traps (pitcher plants) trap prey in a rolled leaf that contains a pool of digestive enzymes or bacteria.
2. Flypaper traps use a sticky mucilage.
3. Snap traps utilize rapid leaf movements.
4. Bladder traps suck in prey with a bladder that generates an internal vacuum.
5. Lobster-pot traps force prey to move towards a digestive organ with inward-pointing hairs.

Nepenthes pitchers hang from tendrils

N. rajah, also occasionally take small mammals and reptiles.

Cobra lilies (Darlingtonia californica) use window-like aeriolae to lure insects into their hollow leaves

The Albany Pitcher Plant is the only member of the Australian genus Cephalotus

Heliamphora chimantensis

Sarracenia (the pitcher plant genus most commonly encountered in cultivation, because it is relatively hardy and easy to grow.)

Butterwort with prey

A sundew with a leaf bent around a fly trapped by mucilage.

The leaf of a Drosera capensis bending in response to the trapping of an insect


The snap traps of Dionaea muscipula close rapidly when triggered to trap prey between two lobes.

Sarracenia psittacina, also known as the Parrot pitcher plant, is a carnivorous plant in the genus Sarracenia. Like all the Sarracenia, it is native to North America.


Friday, June 26, 2009

12 Awesome Chess Sets

1.3d Chess Set

2.Art of War Chess Set

3.3-Way Chess set

4.Lego Chess Set

5.Star War Chess Set

6.Wiggly Chess Set

7.Amorphous Organic Chess Set

8.Good and Evil Chess Set

9.Angels vs Demons Chess Set

10.Wild Animals Chess Set

11.Alice Chess Set

12.Renault F1 Team Chess Set

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beautiful Albino Animals

Nature is a great designer, it always creates something special, like Albino Animals.

male melanoid albino

Albino Snake

Albino Penguin


rare albino swamp

albino alligators

Albino Pilot Whale

albino squirrel

Albino Kangaroo

Albino dolphin

Albino Deer

Albino Blue Crab

albino Hedghog

albino lion

albino koala

Albino peacocks

Saturday, June 20, 2009

17 Awesome and Funny Tissue Boxes

Collection of unusual tissue boxes and creative tissue box covers that will spice up any home or office.

1.Shakespeare Tissue Box Cover

It fits over any standard-sized box of tissues and dispenses the tissue out of the nose of the legend of prose

2.Magic Hat Tissue Dispenser

Become a magician with this unique tissue dispenser.

3.Stone Statue Tissue Box Cover

Tissue box cover inspired by the giant stone statues on Easter Island.

4.Surfer Tissue Box Cover

5.Daishowa Black Tissues

Add some subtle style to your room with Black Tissues from Japan

6.Perfect Slice of Summer Tissue Boxes

Hiroko Sanders created beautiful illustrations for the new Kleenex “Perfect Slice of Summer” tissue box series

7.R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover

Plush R2-D2 Roll Tissue Cover from Japanese manufacturer Ensky.

8.Parachute Tissue Box Cover

9.Talking Tissue Box

Each time you reach for a tissue, it imitates your illness with one of five sneezing and coughing sounds.

10.Super Mario Tissue Box

Tissue holder inspired by a question mark box from Mario games

11.Toro Tissue Ring

Simply remove your tissues from the cardboard box, and rest the polishes stainless-steel ring on the stack. The weight and size of the ring are carefully balanced to let you pull just one tissue through at a time

12.Nintendo Famicom Tissue Box Cover

This creative tissue box cover looks just like the original Japanese Nintendo Famicom console.

13.Hot Tea Tissue Box Cover

14.Apple G4 Cube Tissue Box

Power Mac G4 cube computer reused as a modern tissue box

15.Paper Pot

Finally, a refreshing change for tissue paper cases, from Japan! Paper Pot can surely add a new twist to your room decor

16.Carbon Fiber Tissue Box

Utilizing high tech materials such as real carbon fiber and 6061 heat-treated aluminum, the AUTOart carbon fiber tissue box is an excellent addition to any auto enthusiast’s home or office

17.Wooden Tissue Box

Beautiful wooden tissue box design by Yamato from Japan


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