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Paragon : A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality
  • a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
  • a perfect diamond of 100 carats or more
  • 100% Pure

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Now it is high time to make changes in life, change professions, get new hobbies, look at life from a different point of view, take a break, discover new phenomena. Keep in mind time never passes in vain

The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the domesticated silk moth “silkworm of the mulberry tree”. It is an economically important insect, being a primary producer of silk.

Mulberry silkworms can be categorized into three different but connected groups. The major groups of silkworms fall under the univoltine (‘uni-‘=one, ‘voltine’=brood frequency) and bivoltine categories. The univoltine breed is linked with the geographical area within greater Europe. The second type is called bivoltine and is linked to China, Japan, and Korea.

In China, a legend indicates the discovery of the silkworm’s silk was by an ancient empress Lei Zu, the wife of the Yellow Emperor and the daughter of XiLing-Shi. She was drinking tea under a tree when a silk cocoon fell into her tea. As she picked it out and started to wrap the silk thread around her finger, she slowly felt a warm sensation. When the silk ran out, she saw a small larva. In an instant, she realized this caterpillar larva was the source of the silk. She taught this to the people and it became widespread. Many more legends about the silkworm are told.

The Chinese guarded their knowledge of silk, but, according to one story, a Chinese princess given in marriage to a prince brought to the oasis the secret of silk manufacture, “hiding silkworms in her hair as part of her dowry”, The princess, refusing to go without the fabric that she loved, would finally break the imperial ban on silk-worm exportation. Christian monks are said to have smuggled silkworms, in a hollow stick, out of China and sold the secret to the Byzantine Empire.


Vain is an adjective meaning without a result or being overly proud of one’s appearance.

Vein is usually a noun meaning a blood vessel, a deposit of minerals or an attitude.

Vane is a noun meaning either an instrument used to detect wind direction (often called a weather vane) or the flat blades of a weather vane.

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