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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Strange facts about statues

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle;
if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle;

if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Animal world-Tiny deer

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother was killed by a car. Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

animal-worldAt just six inches tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He has only recently opened his eyes.
animal-worldLes Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said: 'Rupert's mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and got him breathing and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube.'

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bizarre facts-Taste

Butterflies taste with their feet.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bizarre events-Man marries Dog

This is about a real-life 'man marries dog' tale! It took place for real during a traditional hindu ceremony at a temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, india.

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The groom in question was a 33-year-old Indian farmer named Selvakumar, and he was wed to a female dog named Selvi. He married the four legged animal to atone for stoning two other dogs to death and stringing them up in a tree 15 years ago. He believed the act cursed him and he had been suffering ever since, he told the Hindustan Times.
After he stoned the dogs he said his legs and hands got paralysed, he lost hearing in one ear, and his speech was impaired. With doctors unable to help him, Selvakumar turned to an astrologer who advised him to go ahead with this bizarre act!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Strange facts-Longer

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Fascinating events-Angelina Jolie's doll

London (ANI): American actress Angelina Jolie's look-alike doll was snapped up by an anonymous bidder for 2,000 pounds during an eBay auction. The doll with the same bee-stung lips, perfectly arched eyebrows, and tiny mole on the forehead had been hand painted by artist Noel Cruz. Jolie's figurine had just been an ordinary doll before Cruz removed the factory paint, and then re-touched the face with acrylics, forming the actress' features. To make the doll look more like the Tomb Raider star, he even fitted it with a long brown wig and added a glamorous dress. After the transformation was complete, the doll was put up on Internet auction site eBay, where the anonymous bidder bought it.

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For Cruz, who specialises in painting dolls to look like celebrities, there was only one thing that was missing from the doll - Jolie's tattoos. Despite the doll having been made in an almost exact replica of the real deal, it still came under the criticism of an online forum.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bizarre facts-Without head

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Strange facts-The strongest girl in the world

Varya Akulova, also called "Girl Hercules" is capable of lifting up to 350 kg, while she weighs only 40 kg and she is the strongest girl in the world. This fact has already been confirmed twice by Guinness Book of World Records.

strange-factsVarya's muscles are barely visible but she has tremendous will-power, translucent body and thread-like tendons. Varya says, "I wish I could be big, really big: 190 cm tall and weigh more than 100 kg, like my dad."

strange-factsDespite the daily workouts, Varya is a top student in her class. Currently, she is in 7th grade

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Animal world-Catfish

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Strange happenings-Car fountain

This unusual fountain set up in Rome, Italy and is the work of Spanish artist Juan Galdeano who wanted to make a statement that would hopefully draw attention to the issue of global warming. The fountain was built to look like it's sustaining a hatchback Seat Ibiza, when in reality the car is being supported by an intricate installation. Let's face it, that would have to be quite a powerful jet of water to sustain the car.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bizarre facts

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tragic happenings-Typhoon in Philippines

Typhoon Fengshen has been lashing much of the Philippines, causing widespread flooding. The capital, Manila, has not been spared the wrath of the storm that has killed many people.Fears have been growing about the fate of about 700 people who were on a ferry that capsized near Sibuyan island on Saturday. In the capital, workers have been out trying to restore some kind of normality.

tragic-happeningsWith winds of about 170km/h (106mph), the storm caused widespread disruption.Central and southern areas have been badly hit - here a street is seen completely submerged in the business district in Iloilo city.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Animal world-Monkey fights dog to save baby

This monkey fights with a stray dog to save it's injured baby in the streets of India.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Bizarre facts-Praying Mantis

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Amazing 97 year old picture

Valued Exposure: A member of Amundsen's Antarctic expedition, believed to be his assistant Hansen, with a sledge and team of huskies beside the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, 1911. Photo: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Albinistic animals

Albinism is a form of hypopigmentary congenital disorder, characterized by a partial (in hypomelanism, also known as hypomelanosis) or total (amelanism or amelanosis) lack of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin and hair (or more rarely the eyes alone). Albinism results from inheritance of recessive alleles.
animal-worldThe condition is known to affect mammals (including humans), fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. While the most common term for an organism affected by albinism is "albino" (noun and adjective), the word is sometimes used in derogatory ways towards people; more neutral terms are "albinistic" (adjective) and "person with albinism" (noun). Additional clinical adjectives sometimes used to refer to animals are "albinoid" and "albinic".
animal-worldThere is something so special about witnessing an Albino animal in nature. It is always so special when it happens that we awestruck by the beauty and the rarity of the moment.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Amazing happenings-Kitten adopted by monkeys

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Strange happenings-Upside down

Mercedes Benz on display upside down at an Auto-show

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bizarre facts

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

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