AMAZING PLANT WITH PERFECT RESEMBLANCE OF A MONKEY

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Isn’t it amazing that we could see a plant that has so much resemblance with a monkey’ face?

This is one nature that captivates its audience all over the world. It really does match the grinning face of a very small monkey. The scientific name of this very rare flower is Dracula Simia.

The name Dracula literally means “little dragon”, an allusion to the mythical Count Dracula, a lead character in numerous vampire novels and films. The name was applied to the orchid because of the blood-red color of several of the species, and because of the strange aspect of the long spurs of the sepals. While the Simia means Monkey in Latin.

The orchid was named in 1978 by the botanist Luer but is in a family containing over 120 species which are mostly found in Ecuador.  Up in the cloud mountains, the monkey orchid can flower at any…

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VIDEO: Stunning drone video of Oregon sinkholes

Drone footage gives a bird’s eye view of the massive sinkhole in Harbor, Oregon.

VIDEO: Stunning drone video of Oregon sinkholes

HARBOR, Ore. (AP/WATE) – Transportation officials say a massive sinkhole has opened near a highway along the coast of southern Oregon.

Kyle Rice, posted a YouTube video of drone footage of the massive sinkhole from a bird’s eye view. Oregon. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the sinkhole off Highway 101 has been plaguing the Curry County town of Harbor since heavy rains last month.

A contractor was working on it Thursday when the erosion started to accelerate on a nearby road. Officials say the sinkhole didn’t swallow any vehicles, and there were no injuries. Signs have been placed along the highway directing traffic to a detour. ODOT spokesman Jared Castle says drivers can expect delays of five to 10 minutes.

The agency plans to get bids from contractors so repairs can start quickly, but repairs could be upwards of $4 million according to ODOT. Castle says ODOT wants the road partially opened within a week, but the entire repair could take eight weeks.

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