domingo, 19 de abril de 2009

What is your National flower – 7 (F)

France ? Iris   Finland - Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) Beautiful flower!

miércoles, 15 de abril de 2009

What is you National Flower - 6 (E)

Egypt - Lotus (Nymphaea lotus)

England - Rose (Rosa) Beautiful red rose

Ecuador - White Nun Orchid

Estonia - Corn-flower or Bachelor's Button (Centaurea cyanus) adopted on June 23, 1988

Ethiopia - Calla Lily

viernes, 10 de abril de 2009

What is your national flower 5 (D)

Denmark - Marguerite daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)
Marguerites daisy is a large, single, daisy-like flower. It blossoms in the the summer.

Dominican Republic - Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) tree?s blossom

martes, 7 de abril de 2009

What is your national flower - 4

This is the continuation of National flowers series that I started sometimes last year. I was too busy to continue posting remaining flowers. The countries are selected in alphabetical order and I have to continue after Canada. China  -  doesn't have an ?official? national flower but tree peony (mudan) is considered national favorite.   Chile   -  Copihue, Lapageria Rosea Colombia   -   Christmas orchid (Cattleya trianae) Costa Rica   -    Guaria Morada (purple orchid) Croatia   -  Iris Croatica (Hrvatska Perunika) Cuba  -   Butterfly Jasmine (Mariposa) Cyprus   -  Rose (Rosa) Czech Republic  -   Rose (Rosa) I will update this post later with photos of remaining flowers later.

miércoles, 1 de abril de 2009

Historical April Fool Video

Looks like the Conficker computer worm will turn out to be the largest hoax in April Fool?s Day history. Let's see the first television hoax on April 1st of 1957.

The BBC?s report on the spaghetti harvest in Switzerland, on April 1, 1957.
This is believed to be one of the first times the medium of television has been used to stage an April Fools Day hoax.

The origins of April Fools Day are not clear but it is known that the tradition of practical joking and mischief-making dates back to Ancient Roman times. It appears that the festival is closely related to the coming of Spring. Ancient Romans and Celts celebrated a festival of practical joking at about the time of the Vernal Equinox, as do millions of India's Hindus.

The French also mark 1 April but instead of April Fools they call it Poisson d'Avril (April Fish). Source -BBC