Olho-de-Boi (Oxen Eye) Amulet Protects Against Evil Eye

This gorgeous orange/red seed is believed to bring good luck in Brazil. As they say: one can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much good luck!

How Many Countries Are in the Amazon Rainforest?

The Amazon rainforest spreads into nine countries:

Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana

These are big numbers!

60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil.

33% of all species in the world are in the Amazon.

About 2.5 million insect species inhabit the Amazon rainforest.

Up  to today, 40,000 plant species were identified in the Amazon.

Click here to see photos of some of the 1,500 bird species that can be found in the rainforest:


Which is your favorite picture?

This is mine, a macaw that has the colors of the Brazilian flag --  blue, green, and yellow:

Not Only Pretty...

... but educational too! When you buy a necklace that is made with the jatobá seed, it comes with a small brochure giving information about the seed -- similar to the information in this blog.

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