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Where is Mr. Potato?

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This must be where Mr.Potato live! Peru or Bolivia. The tuber was introduced to Europe around 1700, and subsequently by European mariners to territories and ports throughout the world. By the way, can you spot any potatoes here?

I Love My Mouse

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Yes, I love my mouse. Now, I am not talking about Mus musculus, that small common house belonging to one of the numerousspecies of rodents. I am talking about that pointing device that helps me with my blogging activities. Oh, it really deserves a big hug from me!

It's a Vegetable World!

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Any part of a plant that is edible is considered a vegetable. Vegetables have a small content of protein and fat but they are high in vitamins, provitamins, dietary minerals, fiber and carbohydrates. Many of them also contain phytochemicals which may have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticarcinogenic properties. Now, can you identify the vegetables in the picture?

I am a Killer

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I may be a killer but I can survive on a vegetarian diet if I choose to. Just give me eggs and milkwill do.

Going Out For Dinner

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For years, I have fed on leftovers and scraps from my human owners. Now, I am out for one of those commercial food even though I have heard that these food contain poor-quality meats, additives, and other ingredients a dog should not ingest. I am going out for dinner!

At the Toilet

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Don't try this at home or anywhere!

A Chinese New Year Song

What's In This Tree?

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Now, if you notice, I am not a tree but a hardy vegetable of the cabbage family and a close relative of the cauliflower. As it is, I am high in vitamins A and D. Take me if you want to improve your night vision and strengthen your bones!

For some nice broccoli, check out Liudmila's.

Who's The Popular One?

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Now, don't look at me! We can't help it if we were the popular ones. We were already popular during the Tang Dynasty, being dammed in ponds and mutation has caused one of us, carp to display yellowish orange rather than silver coloration. People began to breed and display us in small containers after that.Of course, then, we were not kept in the containers permanently, but would be kept in a larger body of water, such as a pond, and only for special occasions when guests were expected would we be moved to the much smaller container.

A present for you!

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What better present than me? You get to see my coat change color as I grow! Don't you want that?

Size Does Not Matter!

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Now, I may be small but does that matter? I am able to enjoy life and feed on insects while the big, yellow one can't. But do you know that I do not need food or water for the first 72 hours? My body is able to retain the yolk sac from the hatching egg for nutrition!

Yes, I View The World With Rose Tinted Glasses!

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Like most mammals, I am supposed to be dichromats . I may have color vision equivalent to red-green color blindness in humans but I am actually very lovable because I look at the world through rose tinted glasses! It makes me happy!

I Am Not A Peafowl!

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Now, don't mistake me for a peahen. My female counterpart, the peafowl is either brown or toned grey and brown. Me? During courtship, I will display my brilliant tail. Many of the brilliant colours of my plumage are due to an optical interference phenomenon (Bragg reflection) based on (nearly) periodic nanostructures found in the barbules (fiber-like components) of the feathers. Fantastic, don't you think?