Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Parts of a Cigars

Parts of a Cigar

Cap: The cap is the rounded portion where you would cut the cigar to smoke it.

Head: If we hold the cigar with the head downwards, the head is the upper third.

Body: If we hold the cigar with the head downwards, the body is the third in the middle.

Foot: If we hold the cigar with the head downwards, the foot is the lower third.

Barril: The barril itself is a cigar, comprised of three parts: head, body and foot.

Caliber: Refers to the thickness of a cigar or the ring of the cigar.

Tuck: The “open” part of a cigar which you light to smoke.

Wrapper: The wrapper is the outer sheet of a cigar, it is the part we see. The wrapper influences the aesthetics of a cigar so that it has a good finish.

Binder: The binder is the first sheet that surrounds the filler. It is located between the wrapper and the filler.

Filler: The inner and most important part of the cigar. From the mix of leaves that form the filler is what depends the flavor and aroma of the cigar.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spinning Dancer Illusion

"The Spinning Dancer, also known as the silhouette illusion, is a kinetic, bistable optical illusion resembling a pirouetting female dancer. The illusion, created in 2003 by web designer Nobuyuki Kayahara,involves the apparent direction of motion of the figure. Some observers initially see the figure as spinning clockwise (viewed from above) and some counterclockwise. Additionally, some may see the figure suddenly spin in the opposite direction."