The .Gif Friday Post No. 553- Chewy Tweet, Quack Tweet & Shark Snark Tweet

The above makes no sense without the sound up.


[Tweets from Twitter as if you couldn’t tell, and yes I cheated. Been busy in meatworld.]

“Um, Hasbro. May I have a word with you?”

It appears that Hasbro has repackaged Milton Bradley‘s classic “The Game of Life” (which it owns) with a more accurate title. Good thing there’s a warning that the “poop” contains wheat.

[Advertisement vid here, image & copy found here, via here.]

 

The .Gif Friday Post No.522 – Dog Goes Galt, Belligerant Bullfrog & A Gorilla Grenade

[Found here, here and here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 464 – Turtle Jerks, Pavlov’s Cats & Penguin Splats

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[Found here, here and here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.460 – Sheep Dog, Bowzer Break & Doggie Duckies

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[Found in here, in here, and here via here.]

Don’t Sit Under The Argan Tree

Goats In A Tree

These goats live in a small region in southwestern Morocco where the Argan tree grows. Although the region is semi-arid desert and there’s fodder elsewhere, they love argan berries. They’re goat candy. Since the goats can’t reach them from the ground, they learned to climb Argan trees.

But that’s not the weird part.

When the goats poop, local women pick out the hard undigested nuts, crack them, extract the seeds, mash and grind them up, and produce argan oil – all by hand. It gets stranger: only women are allowed to do it.

Women […] run the entire industry, which is an incredible fact considering that Morocco is a rather patriarchal society. Only women are taught to make argan oil, and they are the sole gatekeepers to the centuries-old method. Much of the country’s oil is made in cooperatives that allow women the opportunity to work and make money independently [via].

Then they rub it on their faces, put it in their hair or eat it. TRUE.

But take this story a step further, and it becomes downright astounding. One sunny day, hundreds of years ago, some Berber women figured it out:

“Hey, Fatima! Bouchra! I found some goat crap under a tree. I bet there’s something in it that we can eat AND wear. Whaddya think? Don’t tell the guys.”

And the rest is history. But wait. There’s more:

The Berbers were the same people that produced Berber carpets, and had a hand in producing purple dye from seashells – the color of Roman Royalty. It’s also interesting to note that a large percentage of Berbers were Jews, Christians and Animists before those sects were marginalized by Islam in the 7th Century. The Barbary pirates were Islamic Berbers, thrived in the world-wide slave trade, and the word “barbarian” has etymological roots to the Berbers as well.

Goats-trees-berries-poop-cosmetics-food-Morocco-Berbers-carpet-purple-Islam-pirates-slavery-barbarians. What a connection, and it all began with Goats In Trees.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell.

[Image found here. Somewhat related post here.]