Traditional apayao or isneg home; also known as binuron. Elevated rectangular one-room building protected by a high-pitch thatch resembling a pointed barrel vault (also an inverted hull). The windows are small and only one door provides access from the ground floor to the first floor.
Binurons was once widespread throughout the islands but now exists only in a few villages. It is still used for housing royalty and other important people. The oldest known binuron is located in Matnog, Bohol. It was built about 1650 by King Sinangal. The structure is 24 feet long by 12 feet wide with an elevated floor area of 100 square feet. There are no windows and just one opening for entrance and exit. The roof is made of coconut leaves covered with rice straw thatched over the top.
The word "binuron" comes from the Visayan words biniwa which means two and roun which means room. Thus, it means "two rooms".
It is not uncommon to see houses today that have been converted into museums. These types of structures are called manjares (pronounced mah-NARE-eh) or herb gardens in Spanish. The most famous museum within a manjare is probably the Museo de Buona Ventura in Laguna.
The glove compartment is known as a "cubby-hole" or "cubby" in Barbados, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, as well as regions of southern Minnesota and northwest Wyoming. It is also known as a "jockey box," particularly in the upper Rocky Mountain states of the United States, such as Idaho. This term comes from the fact that it was once used to store oats for horses.
The word "compartment" itself comes from Latin compartimentum, meaning "a separating off." In this case, it refers to an internal division within a vehicle, like the trunk or back seat of a car. The glove compartment is so named because it was originally designed to hold only one item of clothing—the driver's gloves. Today, it often holds items such as licenses, receipts, and maps.
In some countries, including Canada and the United States, the term "trunk" is used instead. However, this term cannot be used in all provinces or states where English is not the first language.
There are two main types of glove boxes: those with a hinged lid and those with a sliding door. The cubby hole is usually located on the edge of the dashboard, either next to the steering wheel or behind the gear shift lever. It may have a handle or lock to keep out children or intruders.
|Type||Vast fortress and tower of Sauron|
|Other name(s)||the Dark Tower (of Mordor) Lugbúrz (Black Speech)|
|Location||At the end of an offshoot of the Ash Mountains in Mordor|
A neuron's bushy, branching extensions that receive signals and convey impulses to the cell body. The junction exists between the transmitting neuron's axon tip and the receiving neuron's dendrite or cell body. The synaptic gap, or cleft, is the microscopic gap at this juncture. It contains special substances that can pass information back and forth between neurons.
The receiving neuron's dendrite branches out into the synaptic gap, forming a bridge across it. As more dendrites branch off, more branches reach into the gap, creating many small bridges across it. These bridges are where the signal will be transmitted from neuron to neuron.
When an impulse travels down an axon, it triggers a series of biochemical events inside the axon that cause it to release neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that travel from one nerve cell to another through synapses to communicate information such as touch, vision, memory, and thought. They are also called neuromodulators because they can modulate the activity of other neurons.
Neurotransmitters bind to receptors on the surface of the receiving cell, causing them to change their activity level. This leads to changes in the behavior of the receiving cell. For example, when acetylcholine binds to receptors on the surface of muscle cells, they become excited and tell the cell body to send electrical signals down the fiber to trigger muscle contraction.
An attic (sometimes known as a loft) is an area beneath the pitched roof of a home or other structure. An attic is sometimes known as a sky parlor or a garret. The word comes from the Old English adjective attic, meaning "high-ceilinged," and thus referring to the elevated floor space above the main body of the house or building.
The term attic can also be used to describe other rooms that are high up in a house. These include a master bedroom attic, a children's playroom attic, a studio apartment attic, etc.
Not all houses have attics. Houses built before 1919 in the United States did not have attics because they were considered dangerous due to fire hazards. People would use them as storage spaces but also played a role in farming activities by serving as drying areas for crops.
Today's homes tend to be better insulated than those decades ago when old houses with attics were common. This means that less heat or air conditioning is needed in summer and winter to feel comfortable inside the house. However, modern housing codes require that all houses be equipped with attics so people do not die from heat exposure or cold temperatures when renovating or building new houses.
Attics are also useful storage spaces for all kinds of things.
Pilipit susong (Agurong-Tabagwang) Jagora asperata Pachychilidae water snails, freshwater snails with a conical spiraling black shell; a common black freshwater mollusc with an extended spiral shell; and Halaan Venerupis philippinarum sea clams from Isabela province shown at Barangay, Tangos, Luzon.
They are found in large colonies near fast-moving streams where they feed on algae and other plants growing in the water. The shells are used by farmers to mark their land. The Agorong has become extinct in the wild but is cultivated for its meat and shell.
Agoro means saltwater in Filipino. When harvested young, it can be eaten raw or cooked. The meat is white like that of lobster. It tastes somewhat like shrimp but is much cheaper. The skin is also edible and sometimes used as food wrapper. The liver contains more iron than beef liver. The stomach contents include undigested seeds from plants the snail ate.
Agoro production is limited because these snails take about three years to mature enough to be harvestable. Also, the habitat needs to be protected because if it is polluted or destroyed, the snails will die out.
The arrival of the Spanish led to the introduction of new species to the Philippines which caused many local species to go extinct.