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Flora & Fauna

Miraculin It has been reported that in some countries, in south Asia, a berry, known as a miracle berry, exists. A berry that makes possible for sour food to taste like dessert. Farmer of sugar cane plantations fear that the cultivation of sugar cane will soon be not worth  anymore. Researchers in the food industry smell the great success and want to establish...

Jellyfish in Khao Lak Especially in the rainy season a lot of jellyfish appear in Thailand. It is windy this time of year, and with the wind the flow is stronger, whereby the jellyfishes are washed up close to the beach. In the water you usually don't see the animals, so the shock is bigger when it burns strongly and suddenly...

What you need to know about Tides Tides are caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces that come from the sun and the moon. A tide is a fall and a rise of the sea level. The tides in Khao Lak change every 6 hours, with the following consequence that the beach grows and shrinks over the day.There are four...

The biggest flower in the world- Rafflesia Rafflesia plants are found in the tropical rainforests of South-east Asia. There are about 30 different types of  species of them. The flowers have a diameter up to 1 meter. The flower itself usually consists of five red-brownish- colored, leathery petals. Rafflesia is a parasite plant to the wild grapes. It has no leaves,...

Bird's nest soup - a delicacy made out of saliva The bird's nest soup is an edible-nest-swiflet which is found mostly in South-east Asia and is build with saliva. The nests are rich in protein and therefore highly demanded. The White- nest swiflet uses only its spittle for the nests whereas the Black-nest swiflet also uses feathers and leafs for building the...

There are currently only two kinds of elephants on our planet: the African elephant and the Indian or Asian elephant.Differences The two types are easily distinguished. Elephants use their ears to dispense body heat, the larger the ears, the more space they have for body heat. In the forests of Asia it is not too hot like in the African savanna, therefore Asians one...