Πέμπτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

"Lost City" of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal

A person standing in the doorway of the Monastery at Petra, Jordan, shows the enormity of the ancient building's entrance.

Carved into the sandstone hill by the Nabataeans in the second century A.D., this towering structure, called El-Deir, may have been used as a church or monastery by later societies, but likely began as a temple.

Literally carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for hundreds of years.

Crushed Beetles Used As Coloring In Your Favorite Yogurt

Berries Over Bugs! Tell Dannon to Get Insect-Extract Out of Yogurt For many cultures, eating bugs is only natural, but did you know that one of the most trusted yogurt companies, Dannon, has been coloring their yogurts not with fruit, but with crushed cochineal beetles?

Sure you didn’t, because the FDA considers insects a natural color additive and exempts it from stringent certifications.