Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk.
Winter officially begins today according to Chinese folk tradition. The date is the 19th solar term of the 24 terms in a year, called 立冬 (Lìdōng). If you take the meaning of 立 (to stand up) in modern Chinese, you’ll be a bit lost. In ancient Chinese it means “to begin.” Although Beijing has already seen its first flurry of snow, winter will not come to the southern areas of China until the end of this month, while winter for those in the far north began as early as two months ago.
In ancient China, the four dates signifying the start of each season were called “四立” (four beginnings) and each was celebrated as a festival. As part of the festival the emperor would lead his ministers to the outskirts of Beijing to welcome the winter and ask to be blessed by the gods during the forthcoming season. It was also a time for orphans and widows to be taken care of. An encyclopedia of historical records called “Lu’s Spring and Autumn” (吕氏春秋) and completed in 239 B.C., recorded such events in which the emperor took the three Councilors of the State and nine Ministers to suburban areas in the north. When he returned, he awarded loyalists who had lost their lives for their country and also showed sympathy towards their orphans and widows, making sure they had enough to get them through the harsh winter ahead.
It has various metaphorical meanings. To be “fucked” can mean to be cheated (e.g., “I got fucked by a scam artist”), or to be broken or ruined (e.g., “my computer is fucked”) as well as to be sexually penetrated. As a noun, “a fuck” or “a fucker” may describe a contemptible person. “A fuck” may mean an act of copulation
It’s located in Zagreb, Croatia.
Can you just imagine how therapeutical it would be for a lot of people to burn the whole place?
Final Fantasy VIII is the first game in which all enemies have a death animation, before they fade away