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The Retirement Home for Prostitutes – Casa Xochiquetzal

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The Retirement Home for Prostitutes also know as Casa Xochiquetzal (The House of the Beautiful Flowers), was established in Mexico City in the Tepito neighborhood.

This community center for sex workers, was inspired in 2007 by former prostitute, Carmen Munoz, when she saw how many old sex workers in Mexico City were sleeping on the streets. Carman was discussed at the sight and was determined to help in anyway possible. She spent many years lobbying for support from the government as well as local media. The mayor at the time, Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador, gave Carman an old run down 18th century house. Carmen spent much time transforming this house into what now houses 23 old Mexican prostitutes, with 45 current vacancies. Now there is only one stipulation when staying here (besides the obvious ones being an ex-prostitute), women have to be at least 60 years of age. Interestingly enough, women who stay at Casa Xochiquetzal, choose to continue practicing their job, even when they are required not to. All I know is this is truly the sign of a new age.

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Astronaut Carving Ieronimus Cathedral

This mystery involves a carving of what appears to be an astronaut, found on the outside of a cathedral in Spain. Cathedral Ieronimus was built in 1102 AD by Episcope de Salamanca. Could this be a carving from someone who’s been to the future? Could this be some bit of technology that existed back in 1100 AD?

In fact its non of the above. In 1992 the Cathedral Ieronimus was renovated to add some additional modern and contemporary motifs. The reason for these motifs was in the tradition of the cathedral builders and restorers, they include contemporary motifs among older ones as a way of signing their work. The builder at the time, Jeronimo Garcia, chose an astronaut as a symbol of the twentieth century. This obviously debunks any and all suspicions of someone sent from the future. SOLVED!

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What should I post about?? Sinkhole??

Now this morning when I asked my buddy what I should post about and he suggested something I didn’t think my readers would appreciate to much. I look back at the monitor after discussing the topic with TJ and I see this image of a hole that looks like the door way to hell in the middle of some town or village. Come to find out its a Sinkhole, now whats a Sinkhole? So of course I turn to my trusty friend Google for the answer. Now according to Wikipedia (which we all know isn’t the most accurate at time’s) a Sinkhole is a natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface caused by a processes called Karst. Now I guess the Karst processes is the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes. What ever that means. I just wanted to know how a hole appears in the middle of a village. So as I read on, it appears that the natural depression or hole in the surface is caused by the removal of soil/bedrock (sometimes both), by water. Pretty interesting stuff. Here’s a few images of the most impressive Sinkholes.

Guatemala Sinkhole – 2007

Apparently several homes and people were taken in by this Sinkhole on February 23, 2007. Three people are confirmed missing in Guatemala City according to officials.

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Guatemala Sinkhole – 2010

Again 3 years after the first Sinkhole another one struck on May 3o, 2010. This Sinkhole was caused by the first huge tropical rain storm of the year.

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