Today I Learned red pandas, one of the most liked and famous animals aren't a single species but two. Chinese red pandas have redder fur and striped tail rings, while Himalayan pandas have whiter faces. This makes the efforts of their conservation a bit trickier. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Pink Himalayan sea salt is actually mined from mountains in Pakistan from a sea that existed hundreds of millions of years ago loveseasalt.com/himalayan…
There is a small village tucked away in the tiny Himalayan Kingdom 'Bhutan' where houses have paintings of penises on the outside walls. A temple dedicated to a Buddhist mad monk known as 'Chimi Lakhang' exists in the village where thousands of devotees are given blessings with a wooden penis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
A 20-pound Himalayan house cat went batshit crazy and held a family hostage in their bedroom time.com/20197/crazed-pet…
Pink Himalayan Salt is one of the most expensive salts in the world. People claim it contains more minerals than ordinary table salt. Scientists found the amount of minerals it contains is so miniscule that it makes no measurable difference. businessinsider.com/what-…
The Mount Everest isn't called by that name by the locals of the Himalayan region. The Tibetans named the mountain "Chomolungma" (Holy Mother Mountain) while the Nepalese call it "Sagarmatha" (Goddess Sky Mountain). The Chinese use the either the Tibetan name or Shengmu Feng (Holy Mother Peak). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
"red pandas" are actually composed of two distinct species, the chinese and himalayan ones. The chinese are basically more red, and have darker tail raings. edition.cnn.com/2020/02/2…
Today I learned about Impatiens glandulifera or Himalayan Balsam. We have a plant that is very common near us and grows very quickly throughout our local area along rivers. I assumed it was Japanese Knotweed, however on closer investigation it is not, but is still an invasive species brought to the UK in 1839. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
Today I learned about Polyandry, a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time. One example of polyandry is in the Himalayan mountains, due to the scarcity of land. The marriage of all brothers in a family to the same wife allows family land to remain intact and undivided. wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyan…
Nepal, a tiny Himalayan nation, contributed almost 200,000 men and Β£1,000,000 to the British government during WW1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
In a Himalayan village of Malana, in case of conflict between two people, two lambs are assigned to each party – making a deep cut in the foreleg to insert poison in the body. The party whose lamb dies earlier is believed to have lost the case. devilonwheels.com/malana-…
Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first confirmed climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, later established a charity organization called the "Himalayan Trust". It is designed to help the Sherpa people living in Nepal. himalayan-foundation.org/…
Himalayan rock salt contains arsenic, lead, mercury, uranium, and plutonium. livestrong.com/article/53…
The Himalayan Honey Bee makes hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
The Himalayan Honey Bee, largest of the honey bees, makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect curiousmeerkat.co.uk/shor…
The actress Shirley MacLaine was briefly put under house arrest in Bhutan under suspicion of being involved in a conspiracy to depose the king of the Himalayan kingdom. She was a guest of the premier who was charged with leading an armed rebellion. nytimes.com/1964/11/28/ar…
The US has no formal diplomatic relations with Bhutan. While the US broke relations with countries such as Iran and Syria after specific incidents, it simply never established them with the isolated himalayan kingdom, going through India whenever diplomacy is necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
The β€œMusk” smell in colognes and perfumes was originally derived from a gland located between the genitals and the umbilicus of the Himalayan male musk deer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Paro Airport in the Himalayan country of Bhutan is so dangerous to fly into that only 8 certified pilots are able to fly into it. businessinsider.com/there…
The Apis dorsata laboriosa which is the largest honey bee in the world found in the Himalayan hills. The honey from these bees is known to have hallucinogenic properties vice.com/en_au/article/wd…
Some mammals have genes that make their fur change color in response to temperature. One example is the Himalayan rabbit, a species that often grow up to have dark patches on their nose, feet, and ears. These body parts don’t stay as warm as their core - which typically remains white. nature.com/scitable/topic…
Today I learned of Roopkund, AKA Skeleton Lake, a remote Himalayan lake containing hundreds of 1200-year old skeletons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Only 8 pilots are certified to land at Paro Airport (at Bhutan) in Himalaya. This Himalayan airport is considered the most dangerous and challenging airport to land at in the world. businessinsider.com/bhuta…
- There is a tribe of people in an almost inaccessible Himalayan valley that made a decision to bring their own race to extinction by choosing to not have children. If you broke the no breeding tribal rule, you would be banned from the village, which was in essence a death sentence. npr.org/templates/story/s…
There is a hallucinogenic honey that is produced only by Himalayan bees that are double the size of normal bees. youtube.com/watch?v=Y_b2i…
India has the second coldest inhabited place on Earth, A himalayan town called Dras. skymetweather.com/content…
India used to be an island but when Pangaea broke apart, India floated northwards and eventually crashes into the Asian continent. The collision resulted in the rapid uplift of the Himalayas, creating the Himalayan mountains that we know today. pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic…
In 1965 a CIA team lost a nuclear device on top of a Himalayan mountain. 40 years later, tests on a local water source showed the presence of plutonium-239 (page 4 in the linked article) seattlepi.com/local/artic…
Himalayan Salt is from Punjab, 190 Miles Away from The Himalayas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Him…
The Homeward Bound movie (1993) was filmed with 4 Golden Retrievers, 4 American Bulldogs, and 8 Himalayan Cats, to portray the animal characters hollywoodpaws.com/homewar…
Reinhold Messner, the 1st person to scale all the world's 8000+ peaks (including Everest w/out using oxygen tanks), claims he encountered and killed a Yeti. Messner claims the Yeti is actually the endangered Himalayan brown bear, which can walk both upright or on all fours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yet…
The honey from Himalayan Honey Bees is prized for its purported medicinal value and intoxicating qualities. The bees build large nests under overhangs on vertical cliffs. One nest can contain as much as 130 lb (60 kg) of honey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Api…
India has a thriving bagpipe tradition in its Himalayan regions. scroll.in/article/665319/…
Himalayan salt contains 10 different minerals and can be heated to 400 degrees and used as a cooking surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Him…
Today I learned of the Himalayan Jumping Spider, Euophrys omnisuperstes (the species name means standing above everything), that lives at elevations of up to 6,700 metres (22,000 feet) on Mount Everest, making it a candidate for the highest known permanent resident on Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euo…
In 1942, Camp David was converted to a presidential retreat by Franklin D. Roosevelt and renamed "Shangri-La" (for the fictional Himalayan paradise). Camp David received its present name from Dwight D. Eisenhower, in honor of his father and grandson, both named David. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
To protect the environment, Bhutan declared Tuesdays "Pedestrians' Day", a one-day-a-week ban on driving in cities during business hours. The cabinet said it wants citizens "to contemplate the fragile nature of our precious Himalayan mountain ecology and make a small contribution" chimalaya.org/2012/06/04/…
Today I learned of the 7,001 Everest summits, according to the Himalayan Database, only 193β€”or 2.7 percentβ€”did not involve supplemental oxygen. outsideonline.com/2083211…
Today I learned of the Yowie, a creature said to exist in Australia, and is similar to the stories and description of the North American Sasquatch or the Himalayan Yeti. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y…
There's evidence for the Himalayan yeti being an undiscovered subspecies of brown bear news.discovery.com/animal…
The Himalayan cat is an engineered cross-breed of Siamese & Persian. The Himalayan Mountains are located roughly halfway between Persia & Siam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Him…
Himalayan Pink Salt is from Pakistan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Him…
The first Old Monk Rum was made in the Himalayan Mountains. tadtop.com/old-monk-here-…
The worlds highest flying birds migrate over/through the Himalayan's. The highest recorded alt was 21,300 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
In 1880 a Himalayan man was sent to Tibet to release 500 specially marked logs into a river assumed to be the upper Brahmaputra. It took him 4 years to send them off, as he was sold into slavery, escaped and ended up in a monastery. Unfortunately no one checked for the appearance of the logs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yar…
A few Himalayan Snowcock birds were imported to Nevada by hunters in the 1960s. They escaped & managed to set up a population that still survives in the remote NV mountains. backpackingintherubymount…
Botanist Luther Burbank is responsible for introducing the highly invasive (and delicious) Himalayan Blackberry to the U.S. West Coast. kpluwonders.org/content/w…

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