scholars and rogues What's it Wednesday By Former Scrogue on January 13, 2010 • ( 8 Comments ) by Djerrid Click for a bigger and better image. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Fark (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Categories: scholars and rogues, What's It Wednesday Tagged as: aliens, brains, Deep sea fishing, red herring
WOW – no idea, but I hope it’s friendly! 🙂
Interior of a peach with the pit removed.
Second Brian’s answer.
It’s either the inside of a nectarine (not a peach) or, more likely, not a plant at all. But, rather, an organism which lives within the trees of the Amazon.
There is a Brazilian tree frog which has been found to produce a secretion which as been used by tribal shamans for centuries to “treat illness, pain, and even laziness.” More recently, pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb have been looking into the compound for use in medicine.
There’s a subspecies of this frog in Peru which only exists in a very specific mountain peak. The TI call it by a name which cannot be spoken by humans which roughly translates as “Dream Mountain.” It’s near Machu Picchu, of course, but it’s not the same mountain peak. Of course, the name has been changed and translated a number of times and the current designation really has very little to do with the original name of the place. But that’s another issue.
The point is, there’s a frog on this mountain top that produces a hallucinogenic drug that the TI use in certain ceremonies. It is secreted from a gland at the top of the frog’s mouth, near the incisive foramen. Which is the darker spot in left center of the presented image.
Errr. I meant, right center of the picture. Jesh.
UT: Y’know, this explains a lot. I mean, a LOT. 🙂
As you may have guessed, Brian had it right. Although I was shooting for a frog’s mouth, the peach got in the way.
What are you trying to say, Dr. D? 🙂