Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bizarre events-House constructed upside down

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bizarre facts-Cry for help

Plants that are not cared for will cry for help, a thirsty plant will make a high-pitched sound that is too high for us to hear.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Amazing happenings-Greenpix Zero Energy Wall

Greenpix is a Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing created by Simone Giostra & Partners and the Arup folks. It’s been added to the curtain wall of the Xicui entertainment complex near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. It mixes the largest color LED display technology with a photovoltaic system which means that the wall burns the only energy it harvests during the day.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Strange facts-Icthyomaniacs

Icthyomaniacs are people who are crazy about fish.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tragic happenings-When animals attack!!!

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Unbelievable facts

99% of all animal species that ever lived on Earth are now extinct.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Fascinating events-Wedding cake slice sells for $1,830

Prince Charles And Diana wedding cake slice sells for $1,830:
A piece of wedding cake from Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding in 1981 was sold off for $1,830 by a former royal servant, according to an auctioneer's sale listing.
The large, 23 cm (9 inch) slice of cake icing, with a marzipan base, came from one of 23 official wedding cakes and was given to Moyra Smith who worked for the Queen Mother at Clarence House.
It was kept wrapped in cling film in an attic for the past 27 years. Auction house Dominic Winter Book Auctions, based in Gloucestershire, described the white icing as having a sugared on lay of the royal coat-of-arms coloured in gold, red, blue and silver, a small silver horseshoe and leaf spray.
The cake was sold on Wednesday to an unnamed bidder along with a typed letter signed by "Charles and Diana" thanking Mrs Smith for her contribution towards a clock they were given as a wedding present. The royal couple divorced in 1996.
"In view of its size, it is most likely that it was either from the side of a cake, or from the top of a single-tier cake. A highly unusual (and probably inedible) collector's item," read the description of the cake.
The auctioneer said the late Mrs Smith, a Scottish woman, worked at Clarence House, first in the kitchen and then moving to more general duties, and it was here that she was given the cake which was put up for sale by her family.
Her husband Donald told British media that his wife died last month, aged 78, and it was her wish for the cake to be sold after her death, with the money raised to go to charity.
The auction house also sold three autographed letters from Diana, who was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997, for between $1,350 to $1,135. The most expensive one was dated Dec. 17, 1990 and addressed to Eileen and Tracey. It read: "I was so very touched by all the lovely bottles that were in my Christmas bag today! Thank you both a million times for thinking of me. 1990 was the year that we met. At last, (!) & how wonderful our friendship was (& is) been. With special thanks & fondest love to you both."
Tracey is believed to be the daughter of Jo Malone, owner of a beauty products business based in London.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bizarre facts-Decompose

It takes a plastic container 50000 years to start decomposing.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Strange facts-Hamsters

All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930. Inbreeding in humans significantly increases the chances of genetic defects, and is widely shunned. However, marrying aunts, uncles and cousins is still very common among European royal families - even the Queen of England and her husband Phillip are second cousins once removed.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Bizarre facts

Eels have two hearts

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Animal world-Long drop

Giraffes are born with the mother standing up, on the lookout for predators. That means a long drop of 5 to 7 feet to the ground - long enough to break the baby's umbilical cord.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Amazing facts-

Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Tragic happenings-When animals attack!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Strange facts-Smallest winged insect

The world’s smallest winged insect is the Tanzanian parasitic wasp. It’s smaller than the eye of a housefly.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Amazing facts-Never grow up

Chimpanzees have the longest childhoods (apart from humans), staying with their mothers for up to 7 years.

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Chimpanzees have the longest childhoods (apart from humans), staying with their mothers for up to 7 years.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bizarre facts-Animal rights

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Fascinating events-Wedding of 700 Couples

A wedding with participation of 700 couples took place in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic. Ceremonies took place in St. Ghazanchetsots church in Shushi and Gandzasar monastery.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Strange facts-Lighting cigarettes

The entire town of Capena, Italy (including children as young as 2 years old) lights up cigarettes each year in honor of St. Anthony’s Day. This tradition is centuries old.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bizarre events-3D tattoo

Very realistic 3D tattoos, some of them look scary too. The lizard on the back of this girl is a cool 3dimensionnal tattoo.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Bizarre facts-Faulty information

The UK’s best selling hiking magazine published faulty coordinates for descending Scotland’s tallest peak (Ben Nevis), and recommended a route that leads climbers off the edge of a cliff.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fascinating events-Hilton Maldives Undersea Restaurant, Rangali Island

Built entirely off-site, in Singapore, this undersea restaurant in the Maldives was based on the success of the National Centre Aquarium's design in Kuala Lumpur. It proved to be more of a pain to construct than first thought, with many recalculations to check centers of gravity, weight distributions and tidal flows. If this small design required so much fiddling before it became a reality, how many complications must be occurring with the larger resorts?

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Sitting 5m below sea level, the restaurant is able to serve 12 people at one sitting. Diners can sit back and enjoy watching life beyond the 5m wide viewing arch, which is made from acrylic and silicone sealed.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Amazing facts-Islands

Finland has the greatest number of islands of any country in the world: 179,584.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Amazing animal-Two wombs

Kangaroos have two wombs. While rare, this does occur in humans - and there have been cases of mothers with two wombs giving birth to triplets

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Strange facts-Lawsuit

Microsoft threatened 17 year old Mike Rowe with a lawsuit after the young man launched a website named MikeRoweSoft.com.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Amazing pictures-Tiger sharks

Tiger sharks can have anywhere from 10 to 80 young in one birth.


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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Strange facts-Drive

Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Amazing facts-Winter

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bizarre facts-Males giving birth

Male seahorses can actually give birth to offspring. While this is normally impossible for human beings, Thomas Beatie, who had his gender legally changed from female to male, is currently the world's first pregnant man.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Strange facts-Burp

Astronauts cannot burp in space. There is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Amazing animal-Whale calves

Whale Calves nurse for 7 to 8 months and are weaned when they reach 52 feet (16 m) in length. At that time they weigh about 23 tons (20,900 kg). During the nursing period, calves consume 100 gallons of the fat-rich mother's milk each day.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bizarre facts-Banned!

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Strange facts-Reproduction

A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, the typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and it is possible for one female cat to be responsible for the birth of 20,736 kittens in four years.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Strange facts-Bite!

German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Animal world-Shortest pregnancy

Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies at 16 days. The shortest human pregnancy to produce a healthy baby was 22 weeks, 6 days - the baby was the length of a ballpoint pen.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bizarre facts-Bank robbery

Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Amazing facts-Longest pregnancy

Elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom at 22 months. The longest human pregnancy on record is 17 months, 11 days.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Strange facts-Strongest muscle

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bizarre facts-Living in City more harmful than smoking

American scientists discovered that living in a megalopolis is far more harmful than smoking. The negative health impact of urban air is equal to smoking of 300 cigarettes per day. Experts at the Louisiana State University found free radicals in polluted air. These radicals are harmful to the lungs and can cause cancer of different organs in healthy people without their having other disease risk factors.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Amazing animal-The lion

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Animal world-Swimming with Tigers

Tigers are known as the best swimmers of all the big cats with modified webbing between their toes to make their feet more like flippers. But The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, or Tigers, near Miami, claims to have overcome the problem by encouraging both tigers and humans to swim together in a specially adapted pool.

animal-worldTraditionally, trainers have struggled to build an attachment with the largest of the big cats. Despite the apparent danger, the trainers are never at risk. They've found that in the water people and tigers are on a more equal footing.

animal-worldThe hand-reared tigers are introduced to the water a few months after birth and the trainers then give one-on-one tuition to each of the animals while they are in the water.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strange facts-No clocks

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bizarre events-Human cloning

Australian government issued the world's first license for human embryo cloning. The cloning process will be performed by local in vitro fertilization company Sydney IVF. At the present moment, though, the license allows only development of early-stage embryos, known as therapeutic cloning, since embryo implantation into the womb is restricted by law. During the cloning process the scientists are going to use somatic cell nuclear transfer technique, in which nucleus of a donor somatic cell is removed, and then replaced with a nucleus containing required DNA information. It is to be recalled that the same technique was used when cloning Dolly in 1996.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Strange facts-King of hearts

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Amazing facts-The world's heaviest man

The world's heaviest man is in love.
Manuel "Meme" Uribe, 42, kisses his girlfriend Claudia Solis , in Monterrey. Manuel, who is the world's heaviest living man according to Guinness, has one wish for his upcoming 43th birthday, to be able to walk with his fiancée.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bizarre facts-Faster

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Amazing facts-The most expensive musical instrument in the World

NAC conductor Pinchas Zukerman, counted among the world's leading violinists, recently had the honour of playing the world's most expensive musical instrument.
The violin is a 1741 instrument made by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, for which Russian lawyer and businessman Maxim Viktorov paid a reported $3.9 million U.S. in a private sale brokered by Sotheby's last month. The previous most expensive instrument had been a 1708 Stradivari violin sold by Christie's for $3.54 million in 2006.
On March 21, Mr. Zukerman played the instrument in a private concert at the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Bizarre facts-RBC

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fascinating events-Subway art

At Toronto's Bayview subway station, shadows of common objects such as apples and ladders silk screened to the linoleum and walls framed by patches of colored tile gives the place a surreal look. Panya Clark Espinal is the artist who designed the art in the Bayview Station.

fascinating-eventsIn this installation created for the Toronto Transit Commission, twenty-four hand-drawn images have been 'projected' onto the architecture of the station so that when seen from the original location of projection, the images are crystalized and realistic, but when seen from other locations they appear to be abstractions.

fascinating-eventsThese images act as beacons, drawing the viewers along various paths of movement. Depicting everyday objects and simple geometric shapes, the images are rendered in an uncommonly large scale and in unusual orientations, allowing one to interact playfully with them as one moves through the space.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Animal world-Kangaroos

Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amazing pictures-Biggest holes on Earth-Mirny Diamond Mine, Serbia

It's an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mines in the world. At 525 meters deep, with a top diameter of 1200 meters, there's even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having been sucked in.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Bizarre facts-Three wise monkeys

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys?
They are:
Mizaru(See no evil),
Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and
Mazaru(Speak no evil)

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Amazing pictures-Biggest holes on earth-Great Blue Hole , Belize

This incredible geographical phenomenon known as a blue hole is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize. There are numerous blue holes around the world, but none as stunning as this one.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Strange facts-Only species

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Amazing pictures-Biggest holes on Earth-Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state the hole is ¾ miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Strange facts-Animal World

Polar bears are left-handed.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Amazing pictures-Biggest holes on Earth-Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California

This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bizarre facts-Flea's jump

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Amazing pictures-Biggest holes on Earth-Kimberley Mine - South Africa

Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bizarre facts-No brains

Starfish have no brains

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Amazing facts-Deadliest Venomous Fish

A new study finds there are fish more venomous than snakes. Here are a few of them, photographed by William Leo Smith of the American Museum of Natural History Poisonous Soap Fish

Naso Surgeonfish
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Strange facts-No eyebrows

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bizarre events-Schoolgirl smashes the world record-25 snails across her face

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Strange facts-Travel precaution

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Amazing animal-Longest tail

Crystal Socha, 26, of Augusta, Kan., combs the tail of her American Paint horse, Summer, during the 11th annual EquiFest of Kansas at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita.
Eleven-year- old Summer holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the longest tail on a horse, at 12 feet, six inches.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Amazing facts-Slot machines

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Amazing facts-Ngaphechaung Monastery and it's cats

Ngaphechaung Monastery is located in Inle Lake, on the way to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. This is an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. Aside from its collection of Buddhas the monastery may be of interest to visit because its monks have taught a few of the many cats living with them to jump through hoops. 25 minutes boat ride to visit and ancient monastery built on huge pieces of teak wood with traditional architecture and see the popular jumping cats leap through the hoops.

amazing-factsThe monastery is also known for a collection of old Myanmar's Buddha images from different areas that are worth seeing. Nga Phe Chaug is the biggest and oldest monastery on the Inle Lake and is worth visiting for its historical purposes and architecture as well as its cats.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fascinating events-The world's deepest swimming pool

Nemo 33 is a recreational diving center in Brussels, Belgium that is home to the world's deepest swimming pool. The pool itself consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms at various depth levels. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 5m (16 ft) and 10m (32 ft), and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 33m (108 ft). It is filled with 2,500,000 litres of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30°C (86°F) and contains several simulated underwater caves at the 10m depth level.

fascinating-eventsThere are numerous underwater windows that allow outside visitors to look into the pools at various depths. The complex was designed by Belgian diving expert John Beernaerts as a multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility, and opened in 2004.

fascinating-eventsYou can take only a few items of your own dive kit (computer, mask, pool fins) but no BCD, fins that require booties, regulators(unless they have an integrated air linked to your computer - but no DIN fittings at all). torches, etc... You are not allowed to practice any skills unless you have an instructor in your group.

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