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These amazing trees are native to a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean called Socotra. What makes them so amazing is the red sap which exudes from the bark after wounding, which is what gives the trees their name; Dragon Blood Trees.

They aren’t just odd looking tress that “bleed” red either, the medicinal and colouring properties of the resin was recorded by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome and continues to be used in medicine, dyes, varnish and incense to this day.

A group of Dragon Blood Trees.

The famous red sap that could easily be mistaken for blood.

10 Words You Can Say In Public But Probably Shouldn’t

Posted by Rattana_S On December - 16 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Can you hand me your dongle? Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should. With Taboo, it’s about what you don’t say.

1. Wenis : It’s the rough patch of skin on your elbow.

2. Masticate : It means “chew.”

3. Bunghole : It’s the hole in a wooden cask used for pouring.

4. Angina : It’s a type of chronic chest pain.

5. Caulk : It’s a sealant used in construction.

6. Uvula : It’s the dangly bit of skin at the entrance to your throat.

7. Gesticulate : It means “to move one’s hands to emphasize speech.”

8. Rectory : It’s the residence of an ecclesiastical leader.

9. Dongle : It’s a generic term for a computer adapter.

10. Diphthong : It a word for when there are two vowel sounds in one syllable.