Posts Tagged 'Peru'

5 Most Isolated Communities On Earth [video]

Insane Hotels For Every Kind Of Traveler [video]

The Man-Made, Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca [video]

Peru’s King of Potatoes [video]

Peru’s Last Handwoven Bridge [video]

Meet The Bald Uakari Monkey [video]

See a River’s Path Change Over 30 Years

UcayaliRiver

According to Mental_floss –

Thanks to satellite imagery, it’s easier than ever to see how the Earth is changing over time. The Ucayali River in Peru is changing its course at an especially rapid pace, and Zoltan Sylvester, a sedimentary biologist who blogs at Hindered Settling, used Google Earth Engine and data from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat program to put together this neat encapsulation of how the river has changed since 1985. 

Watch a video of the changes HERE.

Peru’s Guinea Pig Festival [pics]

Enjoy these pictures from the Guinea Pig Festival in Huacho, Peru. Dress ’em up – then eat ’em up.

Go to the pics.

Human Fat Worth $16,325 Per Gallon – I’m Rich!

ABC Australia reports –

Police began arrests after discovering early this month a container with human fat that was being shipped to Lima from the Andean city of Huanuco, some 400 kilometres north-east of Lima. Signs of “an international network trafficking human fat” first surfaced about two months ago, according to General Felix Burga, head of the police criminal division. Peruvian press cited him as saying the fat can be sold for $US15,000 ($16,325) per gallon in European countries.

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