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Sex and spiders

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   KAKAIBA rin naman ang sex­ual practice ng mga gagamba. Punung-puno ito ng foreplay. Ang lalaking spider ay kai­langang magpamalas ng gal­ing niya sa acrobatics para ma-impress at mabingwit ang kanyang partner. Ayon sa Smithsonian maga­zine, ang lalak­ing spider ay may­roong rainbow-color, light-reflecting pattern sa ka­nilang katawan. This serves […]

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Giraffes and sex

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *     IT may not be the healthi­est of practices, but giraffes sip each other’s urine before having sex. According to an article in Smithsonian magazine, they do so to find out if the other (the female) is in heat. Like humans, giraffes un­dergo cycles of fertil­ity, says the […]

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Hardest to digest

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   IN his book, “Doc Robert´s Guide to Better Health and Wellness,” Dr. Robert Wal­cher answers the question, “How long does it take for our stomach to digest food?” It takes our digestive sys­tem 120 minutes to digest chicken. Fish takes anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes to digest. […]

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Malacañang origin

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   JUNE 24 is Manila Day. Did you know that in the late 16th century, Manila was a walled Muslim settlement? It was led by a ruler who collected tax and customs duties on all commerce that passed the Pasig River. Spanish conquistadors under the leadership of Miguel López […]

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On Father’s Day

  BY NESTOR CUARTERO   *   JUST A THOUGHT: “Nurture life, life will nurture you.” – Donald Hicks * OH, MY PAPA: Fathers are a mystery to man. Children grow up usually either in awe or in fear of them. Unlike mothers whose role in our life is well defined from the moment we […]

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DoST’s washable face mask, nakakabilib!

  BY RUEL MENDOZA   *   TULOY ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng “iBILIB” host na si Chris Tiu sa Department of Science and Technology (DoST) bilang brand ambassador nito. Kelan lang ay naglabas ng isang promotional video ang DoST sa binuo nilang sustain­able mask na puwedeng gami­tin ng maraming frontliners at ng iba pang mamamayan. Ang […]

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