‘The burning and painful sensations associated with capsaicin result from its chemical interaction with sensory neurons. Capsaicin, as a member of the vanilloid family, binds to a receptor called the vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1) (…) producing similar sensations to those of excessive heat or abrasive damage, explaining why the spiciness of capsaicin is described as a burning sensation.’
“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”
- Charles Darwin, in a letter dated October 1, 1861 [x]
Camino de on flickr.
Light on flickr.
The Magnificent Orange Cat on flickr.
La Cartuja on flickr.
In the Art Gallery on flickr.
Yamchaa on flickr.
Bicycles on flickr.
‘The World’s ugliest city’ (Charleroi) by dutch photographer Wouter Schuddebeurs.
The ugliest indeed.
Fantasia (Night on Bald Mountain) - 1940