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Egyptians drink lentil soup to fight ‘cold’

In Fayoum Province, Egypt, every December 21. The sun shines into the Karen Palace Temple, which marks the beginning of the local winter. From December to March of the following year, it is winter in Egypt, with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. In addition to winter, the average temperature in Egypt is 30 to 50 degrees Celsius. The Egyptians are used to the heat. When the temperature drops below 20 degrees Celsius, there will be a strong reaction. For reporters, Egypt is the most pleasant in winter, but the locals think winter is too difficult. T1 down jacket Adding body is not enough, but also drink lentil soup (pictured) and eat other cold food.

“Every winter is a period of high incidence of influenza. Many relatives and friends have fever and cough. Maybe our immune system is not suitable for cold weather, so we need to wear down jackets.” Said told reporters.

In winter, Egyptians drink lentil soup to keep out the cold, just like the Chinese drink chicken soup in the cold winter. Lentil soup is rich in nutrients, in addition to lentils, it also includes celery, carrots, tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. If the picture is simple, just boil it with water and season it with butter and spices. If you want the soup to be more mellow, some people also choose to use chicken, meat or beef and mutton to make a broth as the soup base. “In our custom, lentil soup is a good medicine to resist severe cold and prevent diseases. A bowl of steaming and full of lentil soup warms the stomach and heart.” Said said, “Lentil soup Because it is rich in a variety of nutrients, it has the effect of enhancing physical fitness and improving immunity. On a cold winter night, drinking lentil soup and freshly baked bread, I feel a warm current from head to toe. If It would be even more perfect to install heating equipment in every room, I really envy the heating in northern China.”

In January this year, Egypt suffered extreme cold weather, and the minimum temperature in Cairo dropped to 5 to 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature in the past 10 years. Snow also fell on the northern coast and parts of the Sinai Peninsula in December, a rare occurrence in Egypt. In those days, consumer demand for lentils, chickpeas, and hot beverages such as coffee and ginger tea surged, with sales up 25 percent, local media reported. There are very few pedestrians on the street, and they are basically fully armed, with hats, masks, and scarves tightly wrapped, so as not to expose an inch of skin to the air as much as possible. In response to extreme weather such as heavy snow, strong winds and heavy rain caused by the cold wave, the coastal city of Alexandria in Egypt required schools to suspend classes for two consecutive days. The Egyptian Ministry of Health has urged the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses to stay home as much as possible to avoid temperature-related complications.

Mohammad Fahmi, head of the Climate Change Information Center of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, said in an interview with the media that the cold wave not only affects human health, but also causes huge agricultural losses.

Searching for GiantClam on the Internet, I am not interested in the detailed information, but the related questions asked by others, such as can the large shard eat people? In which countries are marine life protected and in which countries are they edible?

During World War II, the U.S. Navy diving guide even included instructions on how to escape if caught in a large shard. It was also once called the “killer mussel” or “cannibal mussel”. In fact, due to the slow closing speed of the shredded discs and the inability to close tightly, there has never been an accident of a shredded disc clipping a person to death. Therefore, the belief that the big shards can kill people is actually a false story.

However, when I was diving in Sipadan Island in Singapore, I saw a 50cm long open broken disc, and I also had such an association in an instant. The terrible picture flashed by, and I was quickly fascinated by the wavy shells. The magical color combination attracts, it is like a rafflesia blooming on the bottom of the water, bathing in the tropical sunlight and feasting on plankton.

Large fragments are mainly distributed in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It can be seen on Hainan Island and Taiwan in China.

When traveling on the islands of Southeast Asia, you will often see that the shells of the big broken dishes are used as ashtrays in the resorts. In the small stalls selling shell souvenirs, the large broken dishes are often seen, and the prices are not expensive. But where there is buying and selling, there is killing. In Japan’s seafood market, sashimi is sold in shredded dishes. • Their existence seems to satisfy human material desires. Due to human greed and indiscriminate hunting, the number of large fragments has dropped sharply, and many places have even become extinct. At present, all slug species are listed in Appendix II of the Washington Convention, and are protected as national second-level protected animals in China. Among them, the huge slug is listed as a first-class protected animal, and fishing, processing, selling, and transportation are prohibited. Broken dish coral and its products. According to Paragraph 1 of Article 341 of China’s “Criminal Law”, whoever illegally hunts or kills precious and endangered wild animals under special protection by the state, if the circumstances are serious, shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 5 years but not more than 10 years, and shall also be fined; If the circumstances are particularly serious, the offender shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than 10 years and shall also be fined or confiscated.

On Sister Island and Devil’s Island in Singapore, you can easily see wild big broken dishes, most of which are about 20 centimeters long, and they are still innocent “children”. They can live up to 100 years, grow up to 111 meters, and weigh up to 200 kilograms. The name of the broken dish originated in the Han Dynasty in China. Because there are radial grooves on the surface of the outer shell, which are shaped like ancient ruts, they are called car canals. Later generations added stone characters beside the canal because of its hardness. The world’s largest bi-shell mollusk, usually found on coral reefs or the bottom of the sea, “roots” tightly and never moves once it finds a suitable home.

The shredded dish doesn’t close tightly right away, so we can see those colorful soft tissues like sexy lips, which are actually zooxanthellae, which can photosynthesize and provide additional nutrition for the shredded dish, ecologically, The two also form a symbiotic relationship.

From an aesthetic point of view, zooxanthellae also infuse softness into the shell of the thick handle of the broken dish, giving the inconspicuous shell a phantom of life. The close cooperation between animals and plants is reminiscent of the mutual growth and mutual restraint between species.

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