Happy Giro d’Italia (The Tour of Italy)! This magnificent race just began for the 96th time on 4 May 2013. First stage taken by Cavendish with 3 weeks more of grueling terrain for the worlds toughest riders. Dai Dai!
Giro de Italia poster
Ambergris is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull gray or blackish color produced in the digestive system of and regurgitated by sperm whales.
Ambergris forms in the intestines of the sperm whale and can be found floating upon the sea, or in the sand near the coast. It is also sometimes found in the abdomens of whales. Because the beaks of giant squids have been found embedded within lumps of ambergris, it is beleived that the substance is produced by the whale’s gastrointestinal tract to ease the passage of the squid beaks that it may have eaten.
Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. However, as it ages, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent. It has been used for hundreds of years, primarily as a fixitive in expensive perfumes.
SOF’ BOY POST CARDS set by archer prewitt. photo by chris anthony diaz
Jungfrukällan (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)