Thursday, December 31, 2009

Interesting facts-The flu

The flu was first described by Hippocrates in 412 BC

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Bizarre facts-The Real Snake Eater

This 27 year-old guy performs one of the most growse-yet-cool stunts we’ve ever seen. He gets thin snakes through his nostrils and pulls them out through his mouth. Snake Manu, as he likes to be called, has already claimed a place in the Guinness Book of Records for another “most worms eaten in 30 seconds”, managing to gobble down 200 live earthworms, each measuring more than 10 cm.

Snake Manu says he started by entertaining his colleagues in school by inserting pieces of chalk through his nose and pulling them out through the nose and when he was 18 he started experimenting with snakes, his first try was with a half-dead water snake.

He says his favorite snakes are the baby cobras, because they are lightning fast and extremely poisonous. He has also used common kraits, sand boas and rat snakes.

He has also started to eat the snakes he inserts through his nose since an incident when a snake got stuck in his trachea and he had to choose between being bit by it or biting it. He chose the latter.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Did you know-Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska

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Amazing pictures-Spiderman

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Interesting facts-Largest Beetle

The largest beetle in the Americas is the Hercules beetle, which can be 4 to 6 inches in length. That's bigger than your hand!

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Amazing happenings-Frozen Ocean

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Strange facts-Colder

The colder the rooms you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

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Dark world-Hospital haunted by ghost

Haunted Hospital Seek Help Of Exorcist

Hospital managers have called in an exorcist after shaken workers complained they are being terrified by a ghost.

Spooked staff at Derby's new Royal Hospital claimed a black-clad figure wearing a cloak was stalking wards and corridors. Now chiefs at the £334million NHS site are to summon a local priest to see off the "spirit".

dark-worldPetrified staff were briefed on the spooky goings-on in an email from bosses. Senior manager Debbie Butler wrote: "I'm not sure how many of you are aware that some members of staff have reported seeing a ghost. "I'm taking it seriously as the last thing I want is staff feeling uneasy at work."

Ms Butler sent the message after workers at the new £334million Royal Derby Hospital claimed they had seen a cloaked figure dressed in black roaming wards and corridors.


dark-worldShe added: "I don't want to scare anyone any more than necessary, but felt it was best I made you all aware of the situation and what we are doing about it. "I've spoken to the Trust's chaplain and she is going to arrange for someone from the cathedral to exorcise the department." Sources at the Royal – built on the site of the Derby City General Hospital – said the exorcism was expected within days.

One said: "There have been dozens of sightings over recent weeks and people are scared witless. "Several have seen a male figure cloaked from head to toe in black darting between rooms and through walls – especially in departments near the morgue. "It's affected morale so much that bosses decided they had to act." Exorcisms in England must be pre-approved by a bishop.

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A spokesman for the Bishop of Derby said: "Any case such as this is put to the Bishop. "He would seek proper advice before taking action." Experts said the spirit could be the ghost of a Roman soldier killed on the spot where the original hospital was built in the 1920s. Developers ignored protests and covered over part of one of Ancient Britain's main Roman roads.

Ian Wilce, of the Ghost-finder Paranormal Society, said: "There are lots of sightings on such sites." The hospital, still known as the City General, will be officially renamed as the Royal in coming months.A spokeswoman for Derby Hospitals NHS Trust said: "We take information from staff seriously and are working with the hospital chaplaincy to put people's minds at ease."

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Interesting facts-Deepest hole

The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas . It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Amazing pictures of Sand Storm

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Bizarre facts-Without head

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

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Amazing facts-Striped Icebergs

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.
Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can
freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.


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Interesting facts-Uranus

Uranus is the third largest planet, and is also made of gas. It's tilted on its side and spins north-south rather than east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Amazing animal-Chilli, the world’s largest bull

Chilli is a black and white Fresian bull, weighing a whopping 1.25 tons and standing at 6 feet and 6 inches in height. Abandoned by its owner on the doorstep of the sanctuary he lives in today, when he was just 6 days old, back in 1999, Chilli grew up to become the biggest bovine in the world, according to Guinness Book of Records. According to Naomi Clarke, manager of the Ferne animal Sanctuary in Ferne, Somerset, the bull doesn’t eat as much as the other cows and yet he outgrows them by far. He’s also abnormally friendly and gentle.

You could say Chilli had a stroke of luck when he ended up in the shelter, because normally he would have ended up chopped into pieces and on the shelves of a meat market somewhere. Now he’s 9 years old and the proud owner of the title “Largest Bovine in the World“, nice going Chilli.

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Did you know-Place value and Decimal

The 'place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Amazing happenings-First cloned dog

The nucleus of a skin cell taken from the ear of an adult male Afghan (left) was transferred into an egg cell of a yellow Labrador retriever (right). The altered egg was implanted in the Labrador. The resulting clone, Snuppy, (center) was delivered by caesarian section after 60 days.
Scientists say this type of cloning, known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), may be a way to preserve rare species.

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Snuppy (right), the first successfully cloned dog, is shown at 67 days after birth with Tai, the three-year-old Afghan hound whose skin cells were used to clone him. South Korean scientists at Seoul National University performed the cloning procedure, and Snuppy was born on April 24, 2005.

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Interesting facts-The 5 most expensive addictions

Alcohol. Estimated annual cost: $166 billion. Binge drinking hits the unemployed harder on a per capita basis -- 10.4%, vs. 8.4% of employed people. It is most prevalent in small metropolitan locales, rather than big cities or rural areas. The $18 billion spent on alcohol and drug treatment last year represented 1.3% of all health care spending.

Smoking. Estimated annual cost: $157 billion. The tab includes $75 billion in direct medical expenses, with the rest in lost productivity from ill patients missing work. Given the low-tax (or no-tax) underground cigarette economy on the Web and on Indian reservations, it's unlikely that sales and usage have dropped much over the past decade, official government statistics notwithstanding.

Drugs. Estimated annual cost: $110 billion. Like alcohol, illicit drug use is more prevalent among the unemployed. Most addicts are also heavy drinkers, though only a small minority of alcoholics are drug abusers. Crystal meth has followed marijuana, cocaine and heroin as the drug of choice among the young set.

Overeating. Estimated annual cost: $107 billion. Overeating increases the risk of many health problems, including heart attacks. Obesity causes 14% of attacks suffered by males and 20% of those suffered by females, the National Institutes for Health says, and fewer than a third of adults get regular exercise. The bulk of the $107 billion is the direct cost to treat heart disease, osteoarthritis, hypertension, gall bladder disease and cancer.

Gambling. Estimated annual cost: $40 billion. Addicted gamblers often feel compelled to chase after bad bets with more money in the hope of winning back their losses. And some who catch the fever develop the need to periodically raise the betting stakes to keep the same thrill. Also, addicts often face job loss, bankruptcy and forced home sales, and they are at greater risk to commit crimes like forgery and embezzlement.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Really Strange Statues around the World

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