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Extra Security To Your House, Try This ‘Doorbell With Camera’ From Shopee

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Nowadays, installing an extra security system in your own house means protecting your home and also valuables. It also means keeping your family safe from a lot of potential threats and dangers. This is because, a great home security system could protect property and those inside it from burglary, home intrusion, and other environmental disasters.

There are actually so many security systems in Malaysia that could be installed in your house easily. The prices for each of the security systems also range from very expensive products to affordable devices that could function just as well as others. Recently, there is a particular security system that went viral and you could just buy it from Shopee.

Picture: Shopee

This is a WIFI-connected doorbell that can be placed outside your house, preferably near the gate of the house. It is waterproof, so you do not have to be worried even it is rain outside. This smart video doorbell also is equipped with a 720P camera and also intercom. With these added wireless technologies, you could just see what’s happening outside of your house through the doorbell and you could also respond towards the visitors just by using this great doorbell.

Shopee Link: Wireless Doorbell With Camera And Intercom

Price: RM140.49

Sources: Shopee.

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YouTube Review: The Backstory of Shark Teeth Nose Art On Military Planes

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Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. True nose art appeared during World War II, which is considered by many observers to be the golden age of the genre, with both Axis and Allied pilots taking part. At the height of the war, nose artists were in very high demand in the USAAF and were paid quite well for their services, AAF commanders tolerated nose art in an effort to boost aircrew morale.

The U.S. Navy, by contrast, prohibited nose art, the most extravagant being limited to a few simply-lettered names, while nose art was uncommon in the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force. The work is done by professional civilian artists as well as talented amateur servicemen. In the year 1941, for instance, the 39th Pursuit Squadron commissioned a Bell Aircraft artist to design and paint the ‘Cobra in the Clouds’ logo on their aircraft. Fascinating.

For the same reasons as the air and also the ground crews of WWII, these individual markings created unity between the crews who were operating far from home and relative safety. RAF Tornados and also Jaguars were seen with the shark teeth design and several pin-up style designs. Other than unity, the painting also would function to intimidate.

The so-called Nose Art also created such a powerful bond between man and also machine. Pilots wanted to see their own airplanes as almost human entities with which they could identify. Especially when they faced danger, they even wanted to endow their war-birds with superhuman qualities to protect them and also bring them safely back.

The famous ‘shark mouth’ insignia goes back to the 1940s during World War 2. 1st American Volunteer Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, painted the now-iconic shark mouth on the noses of their Curtiss P-40 Warhawks.

Sources: YouTube Simple History.

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YouTube Review: ‘Kynam’ The World’s Rarest And Most Precious Wood!

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When we talk about precious material, the thing that comes to our mind is gold, diamond and many more. Diamonds, platinum, and gold certainly come to mind when you think of the rarest, most valuable commodities on the planet, but did you know that a specific variety of wood is more valuable than any of them?

Yes, wood has a very high value. Kynam, or kyara in Japan, is a highly rare species of agarwood utilized in the perfume and incense industries because of its rich and powerful aroma. It is the most sought-after variety of “oud,” the Arab peninsula’s term for the black resinous wood produced in the heartwood of the aquilaria tree under certain conditions. A single gram of kynam may bring well over $10,000, making it the most expensive wood and one of the most expensive natural materials on the globe.

In essence, kynam is the greatest agarwood money can buy, and it’s crucial to note that all forms of agarwood are relatively costly. For thousands of years, agarwood, also known as aloeswood, eaglewood, or simply oud, has been an essential element of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Arab, and Southeast-Asian traditions. It has always been a valuable commodity, but demand has risen dramatically in recent years, raising the price with it.

A Brief History

Picture: Vietnam Agarwood

For thousands of years, the Kynam Tree has been a part of Chinese culture. 1 tael (50 grams) of agarwood was worth 1 tael of gold during the Song Dynasty. By the time the Ming Dynasty began, agarwood had become even more precious, with 1 inch of agarwood being worth as much as 1 inch of gold.

The wood is now rarer than it has ever been, making it much more precious. A single gram of sinking-grade kynam agarwood is worth several times the current gold price. It could be worth twenty times more on the Chinese market. Potentially even more in the hands of the right buyer.

So why is this wood so special?

Picture: Ali Express

Agarwood from Kynam is significant for a number of reasons. It has historical value and has played an important role in Chinese culture during many dynasties. Furthermore, due to its qualities and smells, this particular grade of aloeswood is one-of-a-kind. The Rikkoku Gomi is a Japanese grading scale that helps distinguish between the various classes. They, too, have a long history with agarwood. It’s generally used as incense these days, or in Japanese incense ceremonies. Depending on the incense stick, a box can cost hundreds of dollars.

According to Chinese legend, it takes three lifetimes of good fortune to come upon a real kynam tree, and eight lifetimes to truly appreciate the intensity of its smell. To say the least, the price of kynam agarwood is exorbitantly high due to the wood’s rarity and prestige.

Harvesting

Picture: Gaharu Jin Kou

Kynam is a true world rare that has recently sparked renewed interest. Kynam will very certainly never be widely available due to its high price. Farmers, on the other hand, have discovered a way to manually infect these trees with the bacteria that promotes resin development. The resin in this wood isn’t quite as good as kynam’s, but it’s still good enough for everyday use.

Agarwood woodchips start at $50 per gram when purchased from a farm. However, the farm price differs significantly from the reseller price. It could be double or even quadruple this amount by the time it reaches the buyer.

From seed to harvest, the process is not simple. And it’s not going to be easy. After planting a tree, it takes four to five years to harvest it. Harvests are typically small.

Of course, with these kinds of rare and precious materials, there are scams. Lots of people don’t even know how to check if the products they are buying are original and authentic and in the end, get scammed by millions! Here are two ways to see if Kynam would is authentic.

1. By smell

Picture: The Peak

Burning it is the most reliable method. A genuine piece of agarwood will emit a more aromatic scent than a counterfeit. Of course, merchants are unlikely to let you set fire to their goods, but the strength of the aroma is one way to spot fake agarwood beads at room temperature. Genuine beads have a milder scent that you can only detect when you hold them close to your nose, but imitation beads can be smelled from a distance. It should always smell nice, not pungent, despite its many distinct aroma profiles.

2. By appearance

Picture: The Peak

Agarwood’s veiny pattern is one of its most noticeable characteristics. The wood of the Aquilaria tree is light brown and odorless in its natural state. It becomes darker after being infected by phialophora parasitica, thanks to the resinous veins that give agarwood its color, and it is also more uneven than cultivated agarwood. Fake wood, on the other hand, can be dyed almost entirely black. Break the chip or bead in two if you can afford it, and if the wood within looks were substantially lighter than the surface, it’s been painted. This will also reveal if foreign things have been put into the wood to make it appear heavier, as extensively resinated agarwood commands a higher price.

Sources: Oud Base, Oddity Central, Reed’s Handmade Incense, The Peak

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The Twisted Story of Gypsy Rose And Dee Dee Blanchard

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Parents definitely love showering their kids with all the care and love they have. However, there is such a thing as having too many of a good thing. When a parent hovers over their child, trying to anticipate every need, the child may lack trust in their own judgment and competence. To promote a child’s sense of agency, care must be provided in a balanced and measured manner. In some cases, parents care too much which leaves their children feeling miserable and controlled their entire lives and this leads to a no good ending.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, the girl who is in 2016 was sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her mother, Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard. But how did things got to that extend? Gypsy was known to friends and neighbours as a sickly, wheelchair-bound child, and Dee Dee as her loving carer but partially, it wasn’t true.

Dee Dee said that Gypsy Rose, who was born in 1991, suffered sleep apnea when she was a baby. Dee Dee characterized Gypsy as having leukemia and muscular dystrophy, and that she needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube when she was eight years old. Seizures, asthma, and hearing and visual impairments were among the medical issues that Dee Dee mentioned about her daughter.

Gypsy has been prescribed a long list of drugs and had to sleep with a breathing machine as a result of Dee Dee’s activities. She also had a number of surgery, including eye treatments and the excision of her salivary glands. Gypsy’s teeth were removed out when they deteriorated, maybe due to her medications, missing salivary glands, or neglect.

Gypsy, on the other hand, could walk, did not require a feeding tube, and did not have cancer. Her hair had been taken off by her mother, so she was bald. Experts believe Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental illness that caused her to create her daughter’s illness in order to gain attention and sympathy for caring for a sick child.

Medical testing on Gypsy’s diagnosis was frequently ambiguous or conflicting, but Dee Dee refused to see any doctors who questioned her daughter’s problems. And many caregivers agreed with Dee Dee’s wishes. She’d got some nurse training, so she could accurately explain illnesses, and she’d given Gypsy medication to imitate some ailments. Dee Dee, on the other hand, was lovely and appeared to be dedicated to her kid. Dee Dee encouraged Gypsy not to offer information at their appointments when she was old enough to speak – she was always the one recounting Gypsy’s fabricated medical history.

As time went by, Dee Dee even began to lie about Gypsy’s age. Gypsy’s birth certificate’s dates were tampered with to make her daughter appear younger. Gypsy, on the other hand, was proving increasingly difficult for Dee Dee to handle.

The Murder

Gypsy attempted to flee her mother in 2011 by fleeing with a man she met at a science fiction conference. However, Dee Dee was able to track them out thanks to mutual friends. She persuaded the man that Gypsy was a minor, despite the fact that she was 19 at the time. Dee Dee shattered her computer and forcefully tied Gypsy to her bed once they arrived home, according to Gypsy. Gypsy also claims that her mother would slap her and refuse to feed her on occasion.

Gypsy was eventually able to reconnect to the internet. She signed up for a Christian dating site and met Nicholas Godejohn there. She told him the truth about her mother’s deeds and then requested that he kill Dee Dee so that they could be together. He arrived at her residence in June 2015 and stabbed Dee Dee while Gypsy waited in the toilet, ears covered.

Many people wondered why Gypsy had to go to that extend but according to Gypsy, she was afraid that no one would trust her. Gypsy pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2016. She was given a ten-year term, though she will be available for parole in 2024. In 2018, Godejohn was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Gypsy, back then, was happy that she was free from all torture but she wasn’t happy that Dee Dee was dead.

Picture: Harpes Bazaar

Creepy isn’t it! How too much care led to torture and a cold-blooded killer. If you would like to actually picture what Gyspy would have gone through, there was actually a movie based on this very event called The Act.

Sources: Biography, Harpes Bazaar, All That Is Interesting

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