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Here you will find a gallery of images showing erotic forms of nature. Animals, plants, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables, and erotic landscapes caught in curious shapes. Erotic Nature has no sexual or porn context. It aims to show the attraction of natural phenomena and living beings. Take a look around. Be observant and you’ll see the nature as amazing and amusing as it only can be.
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Filed under Animals
The Acorn worms or Enteropneusta are a hemichordate class of invertebrates consisting of one order of the same name. They are closely related to the echinoderms. There are about 90 species of acorn worm in the world. Most acorn worms range from 9 to 45 centimetres in length, with the largest species, Balanoglossus gigas, reaching 1.5 metres (5 ft) or more. The body is made up of three main parts: an acorn-shaped proboscis, a short fleshy collar that lies behind it, and a long, worm-like trunk.
Acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) are more closely related to starfish and sea cucumbers than to other worms and are best known for their acorn-shaped front ends.
Acorn worms are rarely seen by humans because of their lifestyle. They live in U-shaped burrows on the sea-bed, from the shoreline down to a depth of 10,000 ft. (3,050 m). The worms lie there with the proboscis sticking out of one opening in the burrow. Until 1965, it was believed that acorn worms lived only in shallow waters. However, recent work using deep-sea vehicles in conjunction with DNA sequencing has uncovered a wide diversity of vividly colored deep-sea acorn worms, belonging to a new family, which was named Torquaratoridae in 2005.
In 2011, a research team from the P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology recovered a near-complete specimen of a torquaratorid from the floor of the Kara Sea, north of Siberia. Although the specimen was found nearly a mile shallower than any previously known torquaratorid, it turned out to be yet another undescribed member of this family and was recently named Coleodesmium karaensis. This new species is the first acorn worm known to brood its young. Brood pockets consist of a thin membrane on the surface of the mother’s body and each contains a single embryo. Approximately one dozen embryos at various stages of development were identified from the single adult female worm found.
Glossobalanus sarniensis is an acorn worm, belonging to a group of hemichordates called Enteropneusta. They are considered to be intermediary between invertebrates and vertebrates. They have soft, fragile and worm-like bodies and live buried in sand. They are filter-feeders, have an acorn-like proboscis and they breathe by means of gills.
Earliest enteropneust (acorn worm) fossil found, 500 million years old. Fossils of these soft-bodied acorn worms were found in mud dated back to the Cambrian period, placing them a further 200 million years back in time than previously thought.
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery – a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada’s Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park. The fossils were found in an area of shale beds that are 505 million years old.
Spartobranchus tenuis (Walcott) from the Burgess Shale. Top — individual specimens within and outside their tubes. Bottom — Close-up of a specimen within its tube. Credit: Marianne Collins
Urechis unicinctus (Korean: gaebul) is a species of marine spoon worm. It is widely referred to as the fat innkeeper worm or the penis fish.
U. unicinctus, like other Urechis, lives in burrows in sand and mud. It gets the name “fat innkeeper worm” because the tunnels it creates often contain other animals.
This spoon worm is commonly eaten raw in Japan and especially Korea. This is often eaten with salt and sesame oil in Korea. Live gaebul is cut into tiny pieces and served raw and wriggling.
In Hokkaido, Japan, this is called ruttsu and served as sashimi.The taste of gaebul is similar to the taste of clams and it is not unusual to be sprayed with salt water while chewing on it.
In Chinese cuisine the worm is stir-fried with vegetables, or dried and powdered to be used as an umami enhancer. In particular, the worm is considered an important ingredient in Shandong cuisine and is used in numerous recipes.
In addition to its close looks to a part of the male anatomy, it is known for its aphrodisiac effects.
Filed under Buildings
An aerial view of a Canadian health centre has revealed that the building is shaped exactly like a naked, spread-eagled man – complete with male genitals.
Locals believe the Newmarket Health Centre in Ontario got its distinctive shape by accident, with a series of small extensions being added to the original design.
Amusingly the building is believed to house a STD clinic, among other medical facilities, with visitors having to enter the building through the groin area before they can have their check-up.
Aerial photographs of the Newmarket Health Centre show four wings branching out from a central hub that look like arms and legs.
While the arms simply look outstretched, the building’s legs are far more detailed – even appearing to have kneecaps and feet.
Neighbours believe the building got its unique shape by accident but don’t mind because the town is the birthplace of two of the country’s most famous comedians – Jim Carrey and John Candy.
Plan of the Ontario Newmarket Health Centre
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Filed under Plants
The Japanese cultivar Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. Fukurokuryuzinboku’ is a strange monstrous form and a very rare and priced collector item. Its vernacular English names “Breast Cactus” or “Titty Cactus” comes from the particular shape of the tubercled ribs that resemble women breasts.
This plant – apart from the breasts – is similar in all other features to the common “Blue Candle” and can grow up to 4.5 m tall, with the crown reaching up to 5 m in width.
Stems: Glaucous (blue grey) Up to 3 -10 cm thick. They have 5-8 strange chinned ribs, shaped like a woman’s breast that are approximately 2.5 cm in depth with areoles about 3-5 cm apart. Each monstrous ribs is bordered with irregularly pleaded longitudinal groves .
Spines: Each areole has approx to 4 small black spines, that are usually only a few mm long. But plants grown in full sun may have longer on stouter spines up to 2 cm long thought not awful.
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Buddha’s hand, Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, or the fingered citron, is an unusually shaped citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand.
The different cultivars and variations of this citron variety form a gradient from “open-hand” types with outward-splayed segments to “closed-hand” types, in which the fingers are kept together. The origin of this kind of citron is commonly traced back to the Far East, probably northeastern India or China, where most domesticated citrus fruits originate from.
The Buddha’s hand is a distinct fruit in the citron family. It has a sweet, lemon blossom aroma. Its flesh is void of juice, pulp and seeds, rendering it inedible. The culinary virtues lie within its oily rind which is powerfully fragrant and aromatic and utilized for its zesting properties. The mild-tasting pith is not bitter, so the fruit can be zested or used whole. Buddha’s hand fruit is very fragrant and is used predominantly in China and Japan for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing.
The fruit may be given as a religious offering in Buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the “fingers” of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer. In China, the Buddha’s hand fruit is a symbol of happiness, longevity and good fortune. It is also a traditional temple offering and a New Year’s gift.
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack) is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae) and a relative to the breadfruit.
It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India.
A jackfruit is a huge, spined, oval fruit that is believed to have been first cultivated in Indian rainforests. It’s mostly grown in tropical climates, and is the largest fruit in the world, weighing up to 80 pounds (about 36 kg) with a length of up to 3 feet (0.91 m).
Though it has a notoriously bad smell when ripening, the flesh and the seeds of the fruit are edible. Since it’s an acquired taste, the fruit isn’t much of a cash crop, but some people do like to serve it in desserts and curries. It’s also the national fruit of Bangladesh.
The exterior of the fruit is not edible, but the flesh and seeds are commonly eaten. When outside has turned from green to yellow, it is ready to be picked.
Jackfruit tends to be an acquired taste and frequently does not appeal to those unfamiliar with it. The ripening fruits have an odor that has been compared to the smell of rotting onions. This often discourages people from trying the interior.
Each fruit contains numerous sweet, banana-like bulbs that many people find delicious. One variety has a crunchy, rather than mushy, texture and is generally preferred. The seeds can be roasted and are compared to chestnuts in flavor. Cutting and preparing the flesh is tricky, because the fruit is very sticky and can actually be used as glue.
Jackfruit’s popularity varies in different countries, but in most places, the fruit is either cooked with rice or eaten raw. Many people don’t wait for the fruit to ripen but prepare it when it is still relatively small, unripe, and crunchy. In India, it’s eaten raw or used in curries, soups, and stews. It is also used in various deserts and is a common ingredient in fruit salads.
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Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family, Moraceae, growing throughout Southeast Asia, South India and most Pacific Ocean islands. It is also grown in the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands of the Caribbean and in Africa. Its name is derived from the texture of the cooked moderately ripe fruit, which has a potato-like flavor, similar to freshly baked bread.
Breadfruit trees grow to a height of 25 m (82 ft). The large and thick leaves are deeply cut into pinnate lobes. All parts of the tree yield latex, a milky juice. Breadfruit is one of the highest-yielding food plants, with a single tree producing up to 200 or more grapefruit-sized fruits per season. In the South Pacific, the trees yield 50 to 150 fruits per year. In southern India, normal production is 150 to 200 fruits annually.
Breadfruit is a staple food in many tropical regions. The trees were propagated far outside their native range by Polynesian voyagers who transported root cuttings and air-layered plants over long ocean distances. Breadfruit are very rich in starch, and before being eaten, they are roasted, baked, fried or boiled. When cooked, the taste of moderately ripe breadfruit is described as potato-like, or similar to freshly baked bread. Very ripe breadfruit becomes sweet, as the starch converts to sugar.
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